FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY, the nightclub proclaimed "Best of New York" by New York Magazine, and "an invaluable New York institution" by The New York Post, continues its Spring 2008 season with the return engagement of acclaimed vocalist RONAN TYNAN for three nights only, May 2-4. His shows will include his signature mix of pop standards, theater music and Irish contemporary songs. Ronan will be accompanied by his musical director Bill Lewis on piano. Before he opens at Feinstein's, Ronan will sing for Pope Benedict at a pre-Mass performance on April 20 at Yankee Stadium.
RONAN TYNAN – the acclaimed singer, author, athlete and physician – was introduced to international audiences as a member of the Irish Tenors, and quickly became known for his unique voice and irresistible appeal. Following his mother's advice to always follow your dreams, Tynan decided to launch a solo career, and has achieved the fame and adoration that could have existed only in the farthest reaches of his dreams.
Ronan's latest CD, The Dawning of the Day, is a collection of faith-based songs that are an extension of Ronan's artistic and spiritual being. The album contains the tracks "Morning Has Broken (Duet with Vince Gill)," "Dawning of the Day," and "God Bless America." Tynan's singing offered the gentlest consolation at the funeral of President Ronald Reagan in the summer of 2004, when an international TV audience of more than 35 million heard him sing "Amazing Grace" and Schubert's "Ave Maria," at the personal invitation of Nancy Reagan. Ronan is also famous for being the voice of the New York Yankees; his performances of "God Bless America" at Yankee Stadium several times. In the wake of 9/11, the men and women of the New York Police Department and New York Fire Department and their families have been able to count on Ronan Tynan's abiding concern and beautiful voice.
Of course, there have been plenty of joyous moments in Ronan's career as well. In the spring of 2004, the Belmont Stakes got off to a rollicking start when Tynan—a passionate horseman himself—christened the race with a ringing rendition of "New York, New York." This is of particular interest marking the first time ever in Belmont's 30-year history that a singer was invited to perform live as they traditionally play the version recorded by Frank Sinatra. Tynan has performed for countless dignitaries worldwide including the wedding of New York's former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani to Judith Nathan on the grounds of Gracie Mansion. His voice also brightened the 80th birthday celebration of former President George H.W. Bush in the summer of 2004 in Houston.
In the spring of 2005, Ronan's self-titled album debuted #2 on Billboard's Classical Crossover Chart, just behind Josh Groban, and was the 8th best-selling classical crossover album of 2005. It also reached #2 on the World Album Chart and peaked at #9 on the Contemporary Christian Chart. His career has also been well-documented with appearances on Primetime Live, Good Morning America, the Hour of Power, 700 Club, Fox & Friends and many other high-profile television shows.