Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany, NY

“Leslie Uggams is a shooting star…The range of numbers proves that she can sing in every style: jazz, scat, ballad, pop…And did I say she can act? Songs are mini-dramas in her hands. Whatever the motivation for the lyric, she has found it, or she has reinvented it…What brilliant musicianship…Don’t miss her trip.” – Daily Gazette

“The remarkable singer-actress…is an exemplar of how stories should be told and songs should be chosen and sung…Up on the Roof, delivered as a wistful ballad with only the affecting guitar work of Steve Bargonetti behind it, is one of the show’s most magical moments.” – Metroland

“Uggams’ songs, stories both delight…Her autobiographical revue Uptown/Downtown is an old-school showbiz treat…simply mesmerizing…it’s cabaret through and through, and it’s wonderful.” – Albany Times Union

"It’s impossible not to be charmed by Uggams who is one of those performers that instantly makes a connection with the audience…Her voice is in phenomenal shape and her vocal technique is flawless. She is an impressive and tireless performer who offers two hours of charm and great music…She displays amazing lyrical sensitivity in the ballads and an enthusiastic energy on the upbeat numbers…The superior eight piece band under the direction of Don Rebic is an on-stage presence that adds to the lushness of the evening…The magic of Uptown/Downtown is that it permits the audience to experience a performance style that will soon be gone forever.” – Troy Record