Phat Man Dee

Phat Man Dee is an old-fashion jazz torch singer with a number of new twists. From blues to filk, from opera to indie, Mandee’s range is nothing short of breathtaking. She sings and duets her compositions and eclectic repertoire of standards in English, Spanish, French and sometimes German and Hebrew. Her performance range is just as wide, spanning opera, theater and burlesque. Phat Man Dee performed as "Janet", one of the lead roles in How to Survive the Apocalypse, a Burning Opera, which sold out a month-long run at San Francisco's Teatro Zinzanni. In 2011 Phat Man Dee partnered with The Toonseum & the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh to present "Lifesize Mousetrap", and appeared with that show at the World Makers Faire in NY. She also appeared as a special guest on Formula 412's release Reality Show. Her CDs include Life Just Goes On, Torch of Blue (produced by Tony DePaolis), and Merry ChristmaChannaKwanzaa Vol 1.1, with a stunning multi-media dome performance featuring Guaracha Latin Dance Band at the Buhl Planetarium in the Carnegie Science Center.

Her love affair with Burlesque includes regular appearances as emcee for the "Bridge City Bombshells" (Pittsburgh, PA) and for Bella Sin's "La Femme Mystique Burlesque" (Cleveland, OH). She has appeared with "Burlesque-A-Pades", and she was the emcee for the First Annual Ohio Burlesque Festival in 2011 (and is scheduled for 2012).

"This woman is as zaftig as she is zany. It's the perfect marriage of a beautiful voice and a twisted mind, kind of like Karen Black in a more cabaret setting. But it isn't all high-brow low-jinx; Phat Man Dee has a set of powerful pipes behind her exquisite phrasing." - Frank DeBlase, City Paper, Rochester, NY

















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