Bobbie Horowitz Entertainment Bios
Bobbie has, once again, been nominated for the MAC Award for Best Emcee for her series,”It’s Just a Number! ” presented at the Metropolitan Room. (She won the 2016 MAC Award for Best Emcee)
Bobbie has collaborated with composers such as David Friedman, John Meyer, Sharon “Spector” Schapow, Jimmy Curtiss, Malcolm Dodds, Ales Rybeck, Bill Zeffiro and others.
She wrote a musical, The S.C.R.A.P. Workshop with Mr. Meyer. She was asked to write a special tribute for Jimmy Smith, recipient of the Ambassador Award given by Isagenix, which she performed at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. As half of the comic musical writing/performing team Horowitz & Spector, she won a MAC Award (Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs) for their show, “Whatever Happened To the Kids From Brooklyn?” Their songs have received NY Daily News, Billboard and ASCAP panel awards and have been played on theatrical & country music radio stations, scoring highly on the independent country charts. Tony winner, Chuck Cooper recorded “Together America”, a song they wrote with Malcolm Dodds, composer of “We Always Look For The Union Label”. They appeared three times on the Joe Franklin TV Show and were frequently featured in news columns. There video, “Fudge Fish Cakes”, was featured on American Airlines flights. Bobbie can be seen on You Tube as part of Horowitz & Spector and, also, in a featured You Tube video. Bobbie appeared in a group show at The Oak Room of the Algonquin Hotel, as Part of the Squeeze Box Review in Brooklyn’s Public Assembly and has been seen, singing her songs at The Salon and at Wednesday Night at the Iguana, Le Sqeezebox Cabaret and in The Taffy Jaffe Show at The Cornelia Street Cafe.
She coaches with David Friedman, with whom she has also co-written, to keep her presentations of her own songs fresh and real. David was Broadway Musical Director of “Grease”, “Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, and “Song and Dance.” he was the conductor and vocal arranger on such Disney classics as “Beauty & The Beast”, “Aladdin”, “Pocahontas”, and “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” He’s also a prolific composer. He co-wrote the music for the show “Scandalous” which appeared on Broadway this past season.
Bobbie’s show, “It’s Just a Number!” has been nominated for the 2017 MAC Award for BEST SERIES!
(She’s also, once again, been nominated for the 2017 MAC Awarder Best Emcee!)
Bobbie won the 2016 MAC Award Winner for Best Emcee for the series she emcees, produces, writes for and performs her songs in called: “It’s Just a Number!’ In each show Robbie honors someone over the age of 50 who is doing something wonderful in their life. Most honorees began new great endeavors well after they reached age 50. Performers of all ages sing, do comedy etc. to honor the Honoree.
Bobbie was Executive Producer of the Drama Desk Awards in 1999, 2000 and Associate Producer in 2001. She produced the musical, “The Betrayal of Nora Blake” in London, where it received twelve out of twelve rave reviews. She also produced it in West Palm Beach, where it was voted “Best Florida Musical of 2001” by The Palm Beach Post. You can see the website at www.thebetrayalofnorablake.com. In the 70s, she produced Angel Street, A Black Girls Talks to God, Victims of Duty in New York theaters and in 1983 she produced The Great American Backstage Musical at Silver Lining, a cabaret theater, which she also managed and booked.
Bobbie was educated in the NYC Public School system, at The New York State School of Industrial & Labor Relations at Cornell University (Class Marshall) and at Teachers’ College, Columbia University.
Bobbie was correlated as Princess of The Beaux Arts Society
(June 2016 – June 2017)
Bobbie began her theatrical career as an actress, after being accepted into the master classes of Stella Adler, Lee Strasberg and Gene Frankel. Her voice coach was the late Herb Green, who was Musical Conductor for the original Broadway productions of Stephen Sondheim’s, “Anyone Can Whistle”, Meredith Wilson’s “The Music Man” – for which he won a Tony, Diets &V Schwartz’s “The Unsinkable Molly Brown”, Comden & Green’s “The Bells Are Ringing”, “The Most Happy Fella” – another Tony, “How to Succeed In Business” – another Tony, etc. etc., etc.
Her first four years of acting included over thirty NYC productions in theaters including: Playwright’s Horizon’s, AMAS Rep., Hudson Guild, The Gene Frankel Theater, TNC, All Souls’ Players, and the Jean Cocteau Repertory. She then appeared in regional theaters and summer stock, working with Jose Ferrer, Katherine Houghton and others.
In the early 80s, Bobbie produced major events in NYC Discos including Magique, Studio 54, The Red Parrot, The Underground and Visage. Among her many events produced at Magique were The First Soap Opera Day celebration – in conjunction with Mayor Koch’s Office of Film Theater and Broadcasting which proclaimed the day of the event, “Soap Opera Day!” Also at Magique, she produced “The Confessions of Phoebe Tyler” Book Launch for Ruth Warrick and “The Mister Bill In Space” Book Launch, in conjunction with Jim Henson Productions. She also produced an event for The Village People. As Manhattan Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, she co-produced, “A Farewell to Bowie Kuhn” with the help of the New York Yankees, the late & great marathoner, Greta Weitz and Heather Summerhays Cariou, along with her husband, Len Cariou.
Bobbie and her son David F. Slone founded and served as Co-Executive/Artistic Director (1999-2006) of The Times Square Group, a not for profit, arts-in-education company, bringing arts education to students in New York City public high and junior high schools. The schools served ranged from arts focused schools to special schools for troubled students. The students got to perform pieces they created and produced at off Broadway Theaters, which were donated for the purpose. She thanks Dana Mathow and Donna Trinkoff and Sidney Meyer for securing the Soho Playhouse, The Players Theater and Don’t Tell Mama!, respectively. She thanks the stars who entertained at TSG fundraisers and the incredible industry professionals like Jana Robbins and Barbara Garshman who worked with the students.
She also thanks the many reviewers including: Barbara Siegel, Roy Sander and Stu Hamstra for reviewing the student performances. She also thanks producers who went to the schools for seminars, including Stuart Lane, Carol Ostrow and Dana Matthow and theater and journalism greats, such as Charles Isherwood and Adam Feldman, Michele Lee and Frances Sternhagen who spoke at Panel Discussions and Warren Chiasson, Karen Mason and the late, fabulous Margaret Whiting, who were among those who entertained at fundraisers. There aren’t words to express her thanks to Andre De Shields for stepping in to play a role in a show written, produced and otherwise performed by students from Cascades High school and I-75 school in Manhattan.
You can check out Bobbie’s bios as an Image Consultant and author at www.bobbiehorowitz.com