JOHNNY RODGERS is an internationally-celebrated singer-songwriter, pianist, music ambassador, Broadway star, and recording artist who is described by Stephen Holden, from The New York Times, as an entertainer “who has show business in his bones” with “fused elements of Billy Joel, Peter Allen and Johnny Mercer.”
Rodgers dazzles audiences with his Americana mélange of original songs and classic favorites. He tours as music ambassador for the State Department to places such as the Middle East, North Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. This past summer, Johnny toured throughout Russia performing with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra.
Johnny Rodgers doubles as Music Director and piano man for Liza Minnelli performances and tours. He starred in and wrote the song “I Would Never Leave You” for Liza’s Tony Award®-winning Broadway show Liza’s At The Palace, which was later filmed and released by PBS television. Johnny has earned New York’s Nightlife, Bistro and MAC awards for his performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Jazz At Lincoln Center, Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel, Feinstein’s at Loews Regency, and other premiere clubs. His songwriting has been recognized with Billboard and ASCAP Foundation awards.