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Employment History

Education

  • B.S. Education , Elementary Education
    C.W.Post University

Biography

  • Leslie Orofino has been captivating  audiences from the Silverado Country Club in Napa Valley to the Oak Room in the legendary Oak Room in New York City. Ms. Orofino appears with her accompanist or trio to delighted audiences with her several acts ta...
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Leslie Orofino
www.leslieorofino.com, 3 Sept 2014 [cached]
Actress/Singer, Leslie Orofino has been enchanting sold out audiences with her sultry voice from New York City's legendary Algonquin Hotel's Oak Room to Napa Valley's Silverado Country Club for the last 20 years. Leslie is accompanied by her musical director on piano or entire trio (piano, bass and drums) in theaters, nightclubs, benefits or private parties with her several critically acclaimed cabaret acts .
A few of Leslie's New York City nightclub engagements include the Waldorf Astoria, The Plaza Hotel , The Algonquin's Oak Room, Opia, Danny's Skylight Room, and the Hideaway Room at Helen's .
In 2010 Leslie is appearing at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York City with her new act Red Hot And Blues... the songs of vamps, tramps, heartbreakers, mantakers and the girl next door....songs of Alberta Hunter, Eartha Kitt, Carolyn Leigh, Peggy Lee, Edith Piaf, Sophie Tucker and many others.
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After recently seeing Leslie in Red Hot And Blues at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, International Cabaret Star, Julie Wilson exclaimed, "I had such a great time, I had to go back again...She's a winner!
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Leslie has a certain elegance mixed with sex appeal that sells each and every song. She's also a great comedian."
Of a benefit at Fairfield University's Quick Center in which Leslie was the opening act for singer/songwriter Paul Williams, the organizer of the event, Gary Stromberg remarked, " Leslie is a magnificent performer with a heart to match her talent...unforgettable evening!" Of a benefit at Fairfield University's Quick Center in which Leslie was the opening act for singer/songwriter Paul Williams, the organizer of the event, Gary Stromberg remarked, " Leslie is a magnificent performer with a heart to match her talent...unforgettable evening!"
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Leslie is currently working on her newest CD, Red Hot And Blues, which is the title of her most recent show at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in N.Y.C.
Leslie recently said: "I have always loved the music of the '30s and '40s mainly because my dad filled our home with his gorgeous tenor voice singing those songs and passed his love of them on to his first born of four daughters....me.
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www.leslieorofino.com, 3 Sept 2014 [cached]
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Leslie Orofino Contact
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Welcome to the LESLIE OROFINO website
www.leslieorofino.com, 21 April 2007 [cached]
LESLIE OROFINO
Leslie Orofino
Singer, Leslie Orofino appears in her several critically acclaimed cabaret acts to delighted audiences nationwide.Songstress Orofino is accompanied by her musical director on piano or entire trio (piano, bass and drums) for engagements in nightclubs, theatres, benefits, and private parties.
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A few of Ms. Orofino's New York City nightclub appearances include The Waldorf Astoria, The Plaza Hotel, The Algonquin's Oak Room, Opia, Danny's Skylight Room and The Hideaway Room at Helen's.
Of a recent benefit for Positive Directions in which Leslie Orofino was the opening act for singer/songwriter Paul Williams, the organizer of the event, Gary Stromberg remarked of Leslie, "A MAGNIFICENT PERFORMER WITH A HEART TO MATCH HER TALENT....UNFORGETABLE EVENING!" Of a recent benefit for Positive Directions in which Leslie Orofino was the opening act for singer/songwriter Paul Williams, the organizer of the event, Gary Stromberg remarked of Leslie, "A MAGNIFICENT PERFORMER WITH A HEART TO MATCH HER TALENT....UNFORGETABLE EVENING!"
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Leslie Orofino's musical theatre credits range from major roles in the St. Bart's mainstage productions to appearing at the Westport Country Playhouse in the lead role for "Niteclub Confidential".
Leslie Orofino released her debut cd, Moonlight Cocktails to excellant reviews.
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Applause! said, "Sultry, Sexy and Smoky are the adjectives that come to mind while listening to Leslie Orofino's Moonlight Cocktails."
SHOWS FOR PERFORMANCE
WANDERLUST, "A JOURNEY OF THE HEART"Planning a trip?Let Leslie Orofino take you on a musical tour of the world.Without ever leaving your seat Leslie will weave a story around each song to make you feel as though you have traveled extensively.
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Leslie Orofino tells the story of a woman who was forbidden to go into showbusiness by her producer father Lew Fields.
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" Leslie is dynamite ... a very warm engaging show" Barbara& Scott Siegel, Theatremania.com
MOONLIGHT COCKTAILSDo you believe in the magical effects of the Moon?Leslie Orofino certainly does as she tells of a childhood holding her Irish grandmother's hand as they looked for fairies dancing on the moss in the moonlight.This very romantic show which was performed at the Algonquin's Oak Room and later made into her debut cd, Moonlight Cocktails includes all songs with the moon in the title or in the lyrics.
Leslie Orofino
www.leslieorofino.com, 1 Dec 2001 [cached]
With voice robust and energy percolating, Leslie Orofino infects the Metropolitan Room with Manhattan Madness, and she does it with her usual panache, optimism, and personality. Orofino works that stage, clicking on to her audience with natural ease. She is having fun and it shows.
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So much care goes into her shows, like her top-notch accompanists Keith Ingham on piano, Boots Maleson on bass, and Rex Benincasa on drums -- and her own stage presence is so palpable -- that Leslie Orofino never fails to delight her audiences on Sunday, or any day in New York.
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Leslie Orofino returns to the Metropolitan Room with Manhattan Madness on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 4 pm.
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Leslie Orofino's new show at The Hideaway Room is great fun. Her theme is clear: it's Spring Fever, and Orofino is restless. Enough of these winter doldrums, she espouses. Spring marks the resurgence of plants, flowers and - for Orofino - desires. Following her opening with Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart and It Might as Well Be Spring, Orofino lets out the stops with a spirited Spring Cleaning, complete with feather duster and accompanying wiggles as she dusts off everything and everyone on stage.
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Let's Do It, by Gershwin and DeSylva, was one of the songs Leslie Orofino offered in her recent show, titled Let's Misbehave, at Helen's Hideaway Room. The number, delivered with her rich vibrato and playfully sultry style, echoed the sentiments of her packed-housed audience, which didn't want the performance to end. With her warm voice, clarity and intelligence in interpreting and communicating a lyric, and sense of fun, Leslie filled the room with refreshing professionalism and style.
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You, too, should "let yourself go" to wherever Leslie is performing next.
Leslie Orofino returns with Let's Misbehave at Helen's Hideaway Room, on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 7 pm & Sept 10 at 2 pm.
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Starting with such advice as Let's Get Away From It All and Let Yourself Go, Leslie escorts us onto A Slow Boat to China; shares mischief When In Rome; raises steam on the sand with The Boy from Ipanema; and makes a stopover at Summertime in Venice -- eventually escorting us home to a New York State Of Mind.
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Ms. Orofino delivered more then a dozen songs, putting her clever comic spin on nearly every one! Each song was preceded with a delightful story and each song took the audience to another country or travel experience. I was reminded of the comic talent of another singer, Nanette Fabrey, with Ms. Orofino mining every song for every bit of fun possible.
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Orofino swung into the spirited backup of her accompanists, Brian Torff on bass, drummer Rex Benincasa and the standout Keith Ingham on piano, bringing in all the devilish energy necessary to emphasize the pizzazz in these tunes.
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Leslie Orofino's connection to the audience is always tops... she tosses her boa to a ringside gent, she points to a few audience members, and smiles at others. Ms. Orofino can be countedon to deliver a polished, well-paced show, and Red Hot and Blues is no exception.
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Last Thursday night, was my first visit to Opia, but I have been a consistent fan of Ms. Orofino. The new show was a perfect showcase of Ms. Orofino's personal wit and charm and delightful vocals. Backed by a terrific band featuring Keith Ingham on piano, Brian Torff on bass and Rex Benincasa on drums, Ms. Orofino never wavered from her goal of giving all an enjoyable, fun-filled evening of song.
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Speaking of strong women, Leslie Orofino recently concluded a cabaret act at Danny's Skylight Room devoted to the work of lyricist Dorothy Fields.
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Leslie Orofino's "Hurray For Love" is a knockout show... go see it!
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Leslie Orofino's full program of Dorothy Fields' lyrics did justice to the genius that was Dorothy.
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Ms. Orofino is faultless doing "Don't Blame Me" and impeccable selling "Pick Yourself Up. In look and attitude, Leslie has luster.
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"Lady with a Song...While the uproarious Jamie Cullum continues to entertain in the evenings at the Algonquin, the more traditional cabaret singer Leslie Orofino takes over on Sunday Brunches in a salute to Dorothy Fields, the first lady of Tin Pan Alley.
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Ms. Orofino covers Fields' whole career, from the days when her father tried to block producers from hiring her ("the theatre is no place for a lady") to later triumphs like "Sweet Charity. Ms. Orofino, who has a gift for uncovering rare verses, is most appealing when singing Field's mature, Broadway works like the previously unheard "Pink Taffeta Sample Size 10."
New York Sun
MOONLIGHT COCKTAILS
Leslie Orofino: Moonlight Cocktails
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The moon and the light it reflects found its way into each of the songs in Leslie Orofino's latest performance ("Moonlight Cocktails") at the Algonquin Hotel's Oak Room. Ms. Orofino has a fine mezzo voice with some stunning alto hues which match perfectly the lyrics of the songs she has chosen for this particular program.
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And Ms. Orofino's solid show does just that.
With the skills of a seasoned actor and the more than pleasant voice to match, Leslie Orofino breezes through more than twenty songs whose subject is our heroic attempt to finding meaning in relationship and integrity in loneliness.
Whether it is celebrating the success of love ("I'm Beginning to See the Light," "Let's Face the Music and Dance," "My Romance") the craziness and abandon of loving ("Is It Hot in Here," "My Foolish Heart," "Chase Me Charlie") or the pain of unrequited love (Arlen and Harburg's "Down with Love") Ms. Orofino's presence on the cabaret stage is secure and matchless. She knows how to dance with a lyric and respectfully challenge the value of a note.
Leslie Orofino's eyes belie a sprit that understands the joys and risks of falling in love and her voice translates those risks and joys to her audience with honesty and a sometimes uncanny authenticity, as it does in the juxtaposed "Blue Fool" by Bernie Hanighen and Alec Wilder and "Blue Moon" by Rodgers and Hart and in Ned Washington and Victor Young's "My Foolish Heart."
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Although this reviewer enjoyed these personal touches, what is most impressive about Leslie Orofino is not just what has come before but her ability to be in the present where her audience is touched again and again by a soulful voice which carries on its breath the vicissitudes of love.
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You're gonna like like like Leslie Orofino's Moonlight Cocktails. The gal is in love with `Yip' Harburg lyrics and she proves her undying affection the way she sings Down With Love and Old Devil Moon. It's lunar therapy!
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