Chansons means simply “songs” but when in the hands of cabaret chanteuse Stefanie Rummel, Chansons means so much more! The international songstress offers stunning interpretations of Jacques Brel classics including ‘Ne me quitte pas’ and mesmerizing takes on Edith Piaf’s ‘Padam, Padam’ and ‘Milord.’
Audiences in Germany, France, Iceland, the United Kingdom, Finland, and the United States, described Chansons as a ‘heart-connecting experience’. Accompanied by recordings of pianists such as Bogdan Pielanu, Tom Schlueter and Bob Egan, Mrs. Rummel weaves alluring tales of France and “the French way.” Stefanie relates inspiring stories about German, French and international perspectives and cultures. Don’t worry if you don’t speak French, the songs touch universal moments and everything else is presented in English.
Stefanie Rummel has been celebrated for her work: Global Music Award (Silver Medal); Intercontinental Music Award 2022 (Finalist – Best Vocal Performance); German Rock & Pop Award 2021 (1st, 2×2, 2x.3 place); plus, acclaimed appearances at Reykjavik Fringe Festival; Living Records Festival; Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in 2023 at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, to name a few. https://chansons.show/“Great chansons… passionate feelings” – Rheingauer Echo“Rummel’s voice is outstanding: it moves from delicate, lingering notes (in a superb cover of Autumn Leaves) to real moments of joie de vivre in Rummel’s take on the Piaf classic, L’Accordeoniste.” – The Reviews Hub – Helen Tope 4 Star Review ****“A fascinating show, comfortably paced and with the right amount of history, songs and personal anecdotes, it held my attention despite me being far from fully conversant in French.” – LondonTheatre1 by Chris Omaweng 4 Star Review **** The multi-award-winning singer and musical theater actress Stefanie Rummel has won (or been a finalist) in various national and television singing competitions. Most recently she received 5 awards for her work with Chansons. 1st Best Chansons, 2nd. Best Music Video, 2nd Best Composer, 3rd Best Musical & Best Folk Song.
Stefanie Rummel has lived in France, Germany and the USA and shares her intercultural experiences in her show Chansons. Songs from Paris to Hollywood – from “Piaf, Brel, Zaz & Me” are combined with very personal stories about the love of life. Chansons has been invited to festivals such as the Reykjavik Fringe Festival, Lathi Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Living Records Festival & Sydney Fringe, Adelaide Fringe… Stefanie Rummels’ gala acts, one-woman-shows and musical cabarets have been performed in the US, UK, Norway, Iceland, France, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, etc. Her special quadruple acts “Song, Act, Tap & Magic” went on various tours, sang on cruise ships, variety shows and galas. The shows are performed in English, German and French, depending on where she is. As a vocal specialist and Estill Mentor Course Instructor, she gives master classes internationally and lectures on various vocal styles and their scientific insights. She performed in the musical “Nunsense” for 11 years, 7 of which she played Sister Hubert in the longest running “Nunsense” show in the world. She also appeared in musicals such as “Kiss me Kate”, “Sweet Charity”, “Jesus Christ Superstar”. In 2021, she was nominated for “Producer of the Year” and “Theatermaker Choice” by Tony Award winner Ken Davenports’ Theatermaker Studio. In 2022, she was nominated for “Best Player” and “Best Musical.” https://stefanierummel.com/
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“And when the musical chameleon first breathes Brel’s ballad “Ne me quitte pas” into the microphone for the finale of her one-woman show and then encourages the audience to sing along without restraint with her gospel show-down, these are just two of the many highlights of an intimate evening of cabaret put together with much love.”
– Offenbacher Post
“Evergreens like “Amsterdam”, “L’accordéoniste” and – at the end – “Milord” made the hearts beat faster, as the stormy applause showed. Without encore the duo was not dismissed and gave the audience still “La vie en rose.”
– Rheingauer Echo
“Stefanie Rummel’s choice of songs will evoke memories, collective and personal, even if they are not sung in our home language. Stefanie’s ability to connect to her audience through songs is both charming and seductive. Chansons delivers a simple but moving message: it is through songs that we are finally able to understand each other.” – BroadwayWorld, Helen Tope