Stacy Sullivan

Stacy Sullivan

"A Tribute to Miss Peggy Lee”

Press Quotes

“A commanding, willowy presence, Sullivan captures that rare combination of vulnerability and worldliness. Through her ultra-sophisticated arrangements, she captures Miss Lee’s understated eroticism, too. She wants us to see Lee as a woman of our times, not just a songbird. Mission Accomplished.”

Clive Davis, The London Times


“Everyone felt the presence of greatness last night at The Cafe Carlyle. Stacy Sullivan is not an impersonator. She is a gifted artist who is able to recreate the music of Peggy Lee and make it come to life. As Holly Foster Wells, Peggy Lee’s grand-daughter, said after Stacy’s performance, ‘I felt my grandmother’s presence tonight.’ It only happens sometimes. A performer who can captivate an audience on many levels:  voice, phrasing, acting, persona, sensuality, physical beauty, and also ‘swing.’ Stacy had me (and the entire audience) under her spell for every single minute.”   

Stephen Sorokoff, Times Square Chronicles


“Stacy Sullivan’s opening at the Cafe Carlyle was the kind of show you read about and wish you had been there. Each note, word and breath had been carefully considered, so as to make each song effortlessly understood. Subtle. Immediate. Allowing us to see right through to her heart. This was a haunting moment in time, ne'er to be forgotten.”        

Parker Scott, Cabaret Hotline Online


“Stacy Sullivan inaugurates the Carlyle’s new Late Night series with her

excellent Peggy Lee tribute, ‘It’s a Good Day.’”                                         

Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal


“Sly and subtle, Stacy Sullivan, like Peggy Lee, is a master of suggestion. There's a wink in her voice, and when you hear her on this gorgeous, intimately swinging album, ‘It’s a Good Day,’ you know that wink is meant only for you.” 

David Hajdu, Music Critic, The New Republic


“Sullivan captures the essence of the gifted artist and brave survivor, Peggy

Lee, in her new show ‘It’s a Good Day’ at The Cafe Carlyle.”

Tom Dworetsky, New York Daily News


“Stacy Sullivan sings her Peggy Lee Tribute wonderfully, with lush ‘in the zone’ tones. Beyond the blonde bond, shared grace unites these women.”

Rob Lester, Cabaret Scenes Magazine


“Stacy Sullivan is a consummate swinger in the jazz idiom - she sings with effortless ease and joy, and puts the audience totally at ease with her charm and style.”                                                      

Ronny Whyte, Midtown Jazz at Midday


“Stacy Sullivan’s tribute to Peggy Lee is irresistible with fresh and courageous takes on Lee’s famous canon.”

Michael Seel, Executive Director, Boston Court Performing Arts Center


“Sullivan is a revelation. Watch for a repeat engagement of this show! It will be a contender for every award this year.”

Joe Regan, Jr., Times Square Chronicles


“I enjoyed every minute of Stacy Sullivan’s tribute to my grandmother, Peggy Lee. I know she would be thrilled, as I am, that Stacy is introducing her music to new audiences, as well as giving Peggy’s fans a chance to once again hear these great songs.”                                                       

Holly Foster Wells, Vice President, Peggy Lee Associates, LLC


Stacy Sullivan possesses the musicianship and vocal chops to do both

Peggy Lee and the material justice.”                                                             

Roy Sander, “Bistro Awards”


This show is inspiring and the storytelling grace of Ms. Sullivan is sensational. Her audience is embraced with an energy that transcends mere talent and soars to the heights of healing those in her presence.”        

Russ Weatherford, TC2


“Though the songs are sheer Lee, Sullivan is in command. She’s almost motionless in her poise, focused on the truth of each song. The arrangements are impeccable. Anecdotes fit. Warmth is palpable.Completely original.”                                                                              

Alix Cohen, Woman Around Town                                                                  


“I’ve been a lifelong Peggy Lee fan.  Now, I am also a Stacy Sullivan fan.

Her tribute to Peggy Lee is a flat out terrific show.”                                        

Terry Dullum, The Dullum File


"Stacy Sullivan gets right inside my songs and tugs at their heartstrings.

She’ll do the same to you when you hear her, you’d better watch out!"

Paul Horner, Composer, “Peg”


"The uniqueness of Peggy Lee captured in a tribute show? Yes, indeed!"

Scott Barbarino,


“Acclaimed jazz artists Stacy Sullivan, Jon Weber, and Steve Doyle put on a show that was out of this world. Sullivan was dialed into the spirit of Peggy Lee. Family members of Peggy Lee were stunned by her performance and overcome with emotion during the concert.”                      

Steve Urness,