Ryan Shaw - Imagining Marvin

feat/Valerie Simpson

Wed, May 15, 2019

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

The Cutting Room

New York, NY

$25.00 - $35.00

Tickets at the Door

$20 food & drink minimum

Ryan Shaw
Ryan Shaw
Three-time GRAMMY® nominated artist Ryan Shaw performs an evening inspired by the iconic singer, songwriter and composer, Marvin Gaye in his 80th birthday year.

Ryan reflects that in life we have “what ifs.” Some lead to regret, others lead to possibilities. What if Marvin Gaye were still alive today? Would his iconic recordings have evolved with his musicianship? Would he still be writing from his ever-evolving perspective? We will never have a definitive answer. But maybe the next best thing is to imagine.

Performing songs from the legendary artist, the show will also include original soul-inspired songs by Ryan. Very special guest, Valerie Simpson, who wrote songs for Marvin with her partner Nick Ashford, will join in this fitting tribute.


Ryan Shaw most recently appeared as Judas at the Lyric Opera of Chicago in the U.S. premiere of the critically-acclaimed London/Regent’s Park’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar, which won the Olivier for Best Musical Revival. He also starred as the original Stevie Wonder in Motown: the Musical on Broadway, and on London’s West End as the Soul of Michael Jackson in Thriller Live. As a recording artist, Ryan has toured the world and shared the stage with such artists as Van Halen, Bonnie Raitt, Joss Stone, John Legend, B.B. King, Bruce Hornsby, and Jill Scott, to name a few. On television, Ryan has been a guest artist on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Ellen’s Really Big Show, Last Call with Carson Daly, and The Martha Stewart Show. His music has been featured on FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance and ABC’s Dancing with The Stars, Grey’s Anatomy, and Lincoln Heights. His music has also been featured in the films My Blueberry Nights (starring Norah Jones, Jude Law, and Natalie Portman) and Bride Wars (starring Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway), as well as on the Sex and the City soundtrack. As a concert soloist, Ryan made his Radio City Music Hall debut at the Dream Concert benefit to build the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. His Carnegie Hall appearances include Elton John and Bernie Taupin Tribute, A Celebration of The African American Cultural Legacy, curated by Jessye Norman, and Unforgettable: Celebrating Nat King Cole and Friends with the New York Pops. Ryan has also been honored as the second artist in history (after Stevie Wonder) to be asked to perform a second time at the Central Park SummerStage Gala. Ryan is a frequent special guest soloist with the Houston Symphony.
Venue Information:
The Cutting Room
44 E. 32nd St.
New York, NY, 10016