Sporting a flashy appeal and a Vegas-type singing style, Isaac Sutton had a full house at Feinstein’s/54 Below on Saturday night (Oct. 21). Sharply dressed, he enthusiastically pitched his personality and talent to the audience, sometimes extending a one-on-one welcome to ringsiders.
He started with “Come Fly With Me” to set his tone of matching Las Vegas with New York, and delivered a lively program that showed off a strong voice and a Sinatra-style repertoire.
Sutton also sings fluently when handling lyrics in Hebrew, and is comfortable in French and Italian as well, giving off international vibes. He has performed in concerts in his home country and elsewhere, and also acted in musical comedy, including, as he pointed out, starring as Bobby in a production of “Company” in Israel.
Sutton’s repertoire offered Saturday included a Sinatra medley, and also, switching to a Dean Martin salute, “That’s Amore.” For example, “Popular,” and “Volare” were among his other choices. Demonstrating a more poignant side, he sang a “Fiddler on the Roof” medley. His “Non, je ne regrette rien” revealed his talent interpreting a French chanson.
A highlight was sharing the platform with his guest performer, Carrie St. Louis, who is a bundle of Broadway-style pizzazz. They obviously had fun singing together with the one-upmanship number “Anything You Can Do.” St. Louis’s fine voice soars to the high notes when needed.
Audience applause elicited two encore numbers, “Hallelujah” and “Mambo Italiano.” Sutton at one point walked among the tables to get closer to the crowd.
The singer’s talented musical group included Dan Pardo, pianist and musical director, Greg Orlando on double bass and Zachary Eldridge on drums. At Feinstein’s/54 Below, 254 West 54th Street. Reviewed October 23, 2017.