A Magical Time: Our 3rd Annual Tomatoes Got Talent Show
Our third annual “Tomatoes Got Talent” show took place on Sunday, March 13, at the Triad on West 72nd Street in NYC. Produced by The Three Tomatoes and Randie Levine-Miller, who also emceed, the talent show competition featured 12 fabulously talented “tomatoes” who never gave up on their dreams of performing. Their stories are inspiring and their talent wowed the house. Photo credits: Maryann Lopinto; Video: Jim Vern
Our fabulous 12 finalists: front row seated: Mary Malloy, Jeanne Marino, Patrice Richardson; middle row: Ellen Naomi, Jo Marchese, Kathleen Waters, Marcie Chasen, Susan Mack; back row: Jane Deeken, Beth Goehring, Michele Sivori, Mary Roesler.
Top prize went to Kathleen Waters, who by day is a legal secretary. She is also a 9/11 WTC survivor. Runners up were Beth Goehring, a book publishing executive; Jane Deeken, a personal assistant to a New York philanthropist and Patrice Richardson, who owns a consignment boutique in East Northport.
Watch the highlights of the show, and then the full extraordinary performance of Kathleen Waters. This tomato should have a recording contract!
And the winner is…
For the third year in a row, the judges were show business veterans: Margaret Colin, TV and Stage Actress; Beth Fowler, Tony Award nominated actress/singer, as well as SAG Award winner for “Orange Is the New Black”; and Alyce Finell, co-director of The Mabel Mercer Foundation.
Paul Chamlin was Musical Director.
Karen Nason, 2014 Tomatoes Got Talent winner, also performed.
Randie Levine-Miller, hostest with the mostest.
This year’s winner, Kathleen Waters, along with Karen Nason, 2014 winner and Susan Vardy, last year’s winner, will perform in “Randie Levine-Miller’s Showstopper Divas” on June 15 at the Triad, along with Lee Roy Reams and Christine Pedi. Net proceeds will benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.
TGT stage manager Faye Menken Schneier, Randie Levine Miller, Cheryl Benton, Beth Fowler Margaret Colin
Karen Nasson (2014 TGT winner) with The Three Tomatoes Team: Kim Selby, Carol Davis, Randie-Levine Miller, Cheryl Benton, and (front) Debbie Zipp.
The after party: Kim Selby, Cheryl Benton, Debbie Zipp, Karen Nason, Roni Jenkins
Our winner received prizes valued at close to $4,000. Many thanks to these contributors.