Theatres, Concert Halls and Performing Arts Venues

A longtime member of Actors Equity Association, Claudia is an accomplished actor and singer. From concert halls to the intimacy of a store-front theater, Claudia commands and enchants the performing arts audience. She has extensive experience working on theatrical stages, selling-out her solo, duo and ensemble shows across the country and internationally at venues such as Ravinia Festival, Metropolis, Green Lake Opera House, Royal George Theatre and Au Lapin Agile in Paris.

John S. Wilson for the New York Times writes: Claudia Hommel, a singer and actress who performs in both theater and cabaret, brings a sense of theater with her when she goes into cabaret…Miss Hommel's voice can be strong and soaring, and she uses it to excellent dramatic effect in her lusty Spanish and French songs.

Claudia Hommel performs her solo show Romance Language at Metropolis
Neil Tesser for the Chicago Reader is enchanted. Claudia Hommel plays the role of chanteuse-boulevardiere to the hilt. Her glassy tone and blithe celebrations of life make her a latter-day female counterpart to Maurice Chevalier, the quintessential French entertainer…And she offers an unspoken guarantee that you'll think you paid for the evening in euros.


Claudia's many tribute and Paris-themed shows have a great appeal for theatre-going audiences. Everyone dreams of going to Paris!

  • Women of Paris: an homage to the 20th century singers, from Yvette Guilbert and Josephine Baker to Edith Piaf, who brought Paris to the world with their songs.
  • Paris in the Jazz Age: the musical revue celebrates the history of jazz in Paris from cakewalk to swing, with Cole Porter and Maurice Chevalier joining in.
  • Romance Language: French songs for lovers. A great "date-night" concert whether it's called April in Paris, Paris in the Spring, Autumn in Paris, or Romance Language.

Souvenirs of Paris, 1950 is Claudia's character-based one-woman show:

Marcelle, owner of a Parisian café, recounts through song the events of her life in France during and after World War II. The theatre-piece features songs made famous by Josephine Baker, Edith Piaf, Juliette Gréco and Yves Montand and songs celebrating the Paree of American composers Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Vernon Duke. For singer and singer-pianist.

For the audience inspired by classical music, jazz or cabaret, Claudia draws from a rich repertoire of French and American art songs (including many contemporary composers), music of the theatre, French popular song and American Songbook standards.

  • French Impressions: a salon concert. A rendezvous for soprano and pianist draws on art songs of Fauré, Chabrier, Satie, Ibert, Christopher Berg's homage to Poulenc, and others.
  • New and Artful Songs: this Vocal Canvas concert literally illuminates (with projected images) some of the most sublime of German lieder, French mélodies, Spanish and American art songs including compositions by Christopher Berg, Elizabeth Doyle and other of Claudia's contemporaries. Sung by Elizabeth Doyle and Claudia Hommel.
  • The Jazz Fauré Theatre Project is a continuing work-in-progress, inspired by characters at an 1881 boating party by the Seine, and accompanied by luscious jazz arrangements of Gabriel Fauré's 19th century songs. It is currently available as a Vocal Canvas concert for 2 to 6 singers and 4-piece jazz combo.
  • Drawing from classical and popular repertoire, several of Claudia's songs are arranged to be performed with Orchestra.

Claudia brings to all theatres and performing arts centers the opportunity to add master classes and other residency projects for children and adults.

A sampling of THEATRE and PERFORMING ARTS CENTER performances

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL: The Metropolis Performing Arts Centre presents Claudia Hommel and the Cabaret-Paree sextet in a reprise of the acclaimed Romance Language: French Songs for Lovers. The sextet features Johnny Frigo on the violin.

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL: The Metropolis Performing Arts Centre presents Claudia Hommel co-billed with Megon McDonough in a tribute to the Great Ladies of Song, launching Claudia's one-act Women of Paris.

CHICAGO: A great storefront theatre, Lunar Cabaret presented many of our early renditions of "Souvenirs of Paris, 1950" for public and school audiences.

CHICAGO: Royal George : "Souvenirs of Paris, 1950" premieres at the Gallery Theatre with alternating pianists Bob Moreen and Marc Burnell. The 190-seat Cabaret Room hosts a number of Chicago Cabaret ensemble's including A Foreign Affair

CHICAGO: Drury Lane Water Tower Theatre stages the Chicago Cabaret Professionals Musical Mondays with Claudia featured in April Love and The Music of Loesser, Lerner and Loewe

CHICAGO: Stage 773 hosts the Jazz Fauré Theatre Project in our first staged reading with jazz combo of Summers on the Seine.

CHICAGO: Vittum Theatre hosts Souvenirs of Paris 1950 for their Circle Series

ELGIN, IL: O.P.E.R.A.'s French-inspired romp through the world of opera (with Solange Sior) at the Elgin Performing Arts Center.

FAIRFIELD, OH: The Fairfield Community Arts Center theatre presents Women of Paris for the Wine, Women and Song series.

NEW YORK: Triad Theatre presents the Jazz Fauré Project, on tour with Daniel Neer and Dennis Luxion.

NEW YORK: Vineyard Theatre presents Claudia's Simple Songs and Ironies, directed by Christopher Alden.

OAK BROOK, IL: Mayslake Peabody Estate hosts the PianoForte WDCB Jazz Salon concerts on the main stage. Claudia's Jazz Fauré Project earns the accolades of a classical and jazz audience with excerpts from By the Riverbank.

RHINEBECK, New York: Rhinebeck Center for Performing Arts presents Rendezvous in Paris—impressions and love songs with composer Christopher Berg at the piano


NEWTOWN, PA: Newtown Chamber Orchestra presents an evening of French Impressionism in music and song.

ELMHURST, IL: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra presents "In the City of Lights" featuring Claudia as narrator and singer, a gala concert with photo projections.