The New York Post called Michael Andrew "the next Harry Connick Jr." But for two nights in Sarasota, he'll be Frank Sinatra.
Andrew may not be a household name, but he has some pretty remarkable credentials. He headlined at New York City's legendary Rainbow Room, and he sang "The Man With the Big Sombrero" in the Quentin Tarantino film "Inglourious Basterds."
He'll be in town this weekend for two shows with the Sarasota Orchestra at the Van Wezel Hall, in a pops series concert titled "Ol' Blue Eyes."
Andrew isn't an impersonator, but he has a similar voice and captures the vocal and visual style of Sinatra and the other great singers of the big band era and the Golden Age of Las Vegas.
The orchestra will be conducted by Andrew Lane, the orchestra's pops conductor.
The program includes some of Sinatra's classic songs -- "I've Got You Under My Skin," "Come Fly With Me," "My Kind of Town " and "Ain't That a Kick in the Head," among many others.
Andrew and the orchestra will also perform a few non-Sinatra songs made famous by his contemporaries, including Dean Martin's "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime," and a Bobby Darin medley ("Beyond the Sea" and "Splish Splash.")
Details: 8 p.m. April 12 and 13, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Tickets: $45-$67. Information: 941-953-3434 or www.sarasotaorchestra.org,
-- Marty Clear