2009 Bistro Award Winner and 2009 MAC Award Nominee, Kim Smith, charts a dark and whimsical path through the arrivals and departures of a neo-Weimar musical misfit in his latest jaunt through life's shadowy alleyways. Accompanied by Ji Young Lee (piano), and featuring the music of Hollaender, Eisler, The Supremes and The Divinyls, among myriad glittering others.
In 2007, Jungle Parade headlined the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in a highly acclaimed run at Melbourne's Trades Hall. February 2008 saw Mr. Smith debut his acclaimed cabaret, Johnny Come Lately, directed and produced by Karen Kohler at New York's Don't Tell Mama, transferring to The Duo Theatre at DMAC.
In April 2009, Smith will be presented with the Back stage Bistro Ira Eaker Special Achievement Award as an outstanding performer on the rise, and will be honoured alongside Broadway and Cabaret legends Liza Minnelli and Charles Aznavour. Also a recipient of the American Australian Association's Dame Joan Sutherland Award for aspiring artists, Smith is a member the Kabarett Kollektif, a troupe of New York-based artists dedicated to preserving the European cabaret tradition. Kim appeared frequently at New York's Unisex Salon, and has headlined for Earl Dax's Weimar New York, Off The Cuff--Down Under and Tingel Tangel Club. Other theatrical credits include Merrily We Roll Along (Charlie Kringas), The World Goes 'Round (Redroom Theatre), and the New York premiere of Jude, a new British musical after Hardy's Jude the Obscure (as Philotson). In 2005, Smith was featured in the Australian AIDS fundraising gala Hats Off presented at Melbourne's National Theatre. Mr. Smith studied at the Ballarat Arts Academy (BA, Music Theatre), and has worked extensively with the Walt Disney Company. Mr. Smith now resides in New York City.