“Come Fly With Us" is a modern take on some of the coolest and most iconic songs of any generation. Christiaan Smith - yes, with two “A’s”! - fresh off a Broadway tour and a solo show at Carnegie Hall, teams up with Lamar Harris’ Georgia Mae to deliver a new sound to songs like “Wee Small Hours” and “Luck Be A Lady.” Inspired by sounds Sinatra didn’t live to hear, Christiaan treats you to some of the most cunning performances these songs have seen in years. Your standard martini, with a twist.

While at opera school, Christiaan Smith began a jazz band with the help of Miles Davis’ bassist. Much to the chagrin of his opera teachers, who told him he'd have to choose a field, Christiaan pursued both acts. Convinced that he could perform contemporary and classical music simultaneously, Christiaan went on to sing in Pavarotti’s hometown in Italy and work with opera legend Marilyn Horne and composer Jake Heggie. After a successful national Broadway tour as the heartthrob, Gaston, in Beauty and the Beast, Christiaan now resides in NYC and is currently working with Lady Gaga’s vocal coach as well as singing his own arrangements of Ed Sheeran, The Beatles, and John Mayer at Carnegie Hall in anticipation of his album release.


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CHRISTIAAN SMITH

with Lamar Harris’ Georgia Mae

Credit: Josh Basco

Credit: Josh Basco

Credit: Josh Basco

Credit: Josh Basco

recorded Live in St. Louis, MO

Come Fly With Me / Best Is Yet To Come / Wee Small Hours / Luck Be A Lady / Lil’ Darlin’ / Witchcraft / Dream Away / Angel Eyes / Tangerine / Call Me Irresponsible

Credit: Shervin Lainez

Credit: Shervin Lainez

Credit: Shervin Lainez

Credit: Shervin Lainez

Credit: Shervin Lainez

Credit: Shervin Lainez


Tour Dates

Upcoming

Arts Midwest Conference Showcase, Private Event, Sept. 4-6 2019

Taste of St. Louis, with Lamar Harris’ Georgia Mae, St. Louis MO 9:00pm Sept. 14 2019

Past

Rockwood Music Hall NYC 1/2019

Big Easel Bistro WI 12/2018

Silvana NYC 12/2018

Old Rock House, St. Louis MO 12/2018

50/Fifty Kitchen, St. Louis MO 12/2018

Dark Room at the Grandel Theater, St. Louis MO 12/2018

50/Fifty Kitchen, St. Louis MO 11/2018

Guest spot with The Nashville Alternators, City Winery, Nashville TN 10/2018

Concert, Big Easel Bistro, 12/2017

Carnegie Hall, SONGS WE KNOW: when hits become art, Weill Hall, New York NY Nov 18, 2017 More info

SONGS WE KNOW: when hits become art, Bay View MI Aug 16-19 2017

Robert in BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, Boston MA May 6-June 3, 2017 More info

SONGS WE KNOW: when hits become art, Bergstrom-Mahler Museum benefit concert, WI 2017

SONGS WE KNOW: when hits become art, Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, WI 2017

Galahad in SPAMALOT, Madison WI Aug 2016 More info

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Kansas City MO Jul 15-19 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, San Francisco CA Jun 29-Jul 10 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Nashville TN May 31-Jun 5 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Dallas TX Jun 22-26 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Fort Lauderdale FL Jun 15-19 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Denver CO Jun 7-12 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Nashville TN May 31-Jun 5 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Chicago IL May 24-29 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Saginaw MI May 23 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Detroit MI May 20-22 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Springfield MO May 18 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Springfield IL May 17 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Baltimore MD May 10-15 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Fayetteville AR May 6-8 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Lawrence KS May 5 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Sioux Falls SD May 4 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Corpus Christi TX May 2 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Houston TX April 27-May 1 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Cincinnati OH April 20-24 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Las Vegas NV April 8-17 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Spokane WA April 5-6 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, San Jose CA April 1-3 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Mesa AZ Mar 29-30 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Palm Desert CA Mar 25-27 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Pittsburg KS Mar 22-23 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Columbus OH Mar 15-20 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, St Louis MO Mar 11-13 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Paducah KY Mar 10 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Warren OH Mar 8 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Toronto ON Mar 2-6 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, West Point NY Feb 28 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Portland ME Feb 26-27 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Bangor ME Feb 25 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, University Park PA Feb 23 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Philadelphia PA Feb 16-21 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Newport News VA Feb 11-14 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Savannah GA Feb 8-11 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Atlanta GA Feb 2-7 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Jackson MS Feb 1 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Huntsville AL Jan 29-31 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Daytona Beach FL Jan 27 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Gainesville FL Jan 26 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Louisville KY Jan 18-24 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Madison WI Jan 11-17 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Boston MA Jan 4-10 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, New Orleans LA Dec 29 2015-Jan 3 2016

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Oklahoma City OK Dec 24-27 2015

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Tulsa OK Dec 22-23 2015

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Appleton WI Dec 18-20 2015

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Mason City IA Dec 14-17 2015

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Seattle WA Dec 10-13 2015

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Boise ID Dec 7-9 2015

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Portland OR Nov 30-Dec 6 2015

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, San Diego CA Nov 23-29 2015

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Los Angeles CA Nov 11-22 2015  

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Rapid City SD Nov 9-10 2015

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Bismarck ND Nov 8 2015

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Rockford IL Nov 6 2015

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Ames IA Nov 5 2015

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Sioux City IA Nov 4 2015

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Davenport IA Nov 3 2015

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, York PA, Nov 1 2015

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Stamford CT, Oct 30-31, 2015

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, North Charleston SC, Oct 26-28 2015

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Durham NC, Oct 23-25 2015

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, College Station TX, Oct 20-21 2015

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Majestic Theatre, San Antonio TX Oct 15-18 2015

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota FL, Oct 14 2015

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Sharon Morse PAC, The Villages FL, Oct 12-13 2015

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Moran Center, Jacksonville FL, Oct 9-11 2015

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Grand Opera House, Macon GA, Oct 7-8 2015

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, CFCC Humanities and Fine Arts Center, Wilmington NC, Oct 5-6 2015

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Belk Theater, Charlotte NC, Sept 2015

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, Lexington Opera House, Lexington KY, Sept 2015

Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour, The Classic Center, Athens GA, Sept 2015

Rockwood Music Hall, NYC, July 21st, 2015 More info

Billy Bigelow in CAROUSEL with Opera on the Avalon, June 2015 Listen

CHRISTIAAN IN CONCERT featuring songs of Jule Styne, John Mayer, Christiaan Smith-Kotlarek, and more. SubCulture NYC, April 1, 2015 Watch Video

Essenhaus Holiday Special Solo Cabaret Night, Dec 18th, 2014 More info

John Wilkes Booth in ASSASSINS with Four Seasons Theatre. Dec 5-14, 2014 More info

Frederico Goldentrill in Impresario Now! with Wendy Taucher Dance Opera Theater at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. Nov 1, 2014 More info

Alexandre/Alexandre II/Sykos cover in ALEXANDRE BIS/COMEDY ON THE BRIDGE with Gotham Chamber Opera - Oct 2014, NYC More info

Jake Heggie's workshop of his new opera GREAT SCOTT in partnership with Dallas Opera - Sept 8-11th, NYC More info

WWI Cabaret Night with Kansas City Lyric Opera - Aug 23, 2014 More info

Dancaïre in Carmen with Music Academy of the West. July 2014 More info

Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro with Cinnabar Theater. May 30-June 15, 2014 More info

Jule Styne Benefit Concert with Liza Minnelli. Broadwayworld.com live stream from Joe's Pub NYC. May 11th, 2014 More info View Video

Joseph DeRocher in Dead Man Walking at Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, Chicago. April 27th, 2014 More info

Schaunard in La Bohème with Townsend Opera. January 30th and February 1st, 2013

Schaunard in La Bohème with Kentucky Opera and the Owensboro Symphony, October 19th, 2013

Schaunard in La Bohème with Kentucky Opera and the Lafayette Symphony, October 26th, 2013

Serghei Diaghilev in Danse Russe with Kentucky Opera, October 11th and 12th 2013

Schaunard in La Bohème with Kentucky Opera. September 2013

Matthew Epstein Masterclass, Music Academy of the West, August 10th, 2013

Cabaret, Music Academy of the West, August 8th, 2013

Die Zauberflöte, Music Academy of the West, August 2nd and 4th, 2013

Die Zauberflöte cover performance, Music Academy of the West, July 23rd, 2013

Marilyn Horne Song Competition, Music Academy of the West, July 20th, 2013

John Churchwell Masterclass, Music Academy of the West, July 12th, 2013

Opera Scenes, Music Academy of the West, July 8th and 10th, 2013

Fred Carama Masterclass, Music Academy of the West, June 26th, 2013

Death by Aria, Music Academy of the West, June 19th, 2013

Concert with Frederica von Stade, Jake Heggie, Bill Burden. Noe Valley Chamber Music. 5 p.m. at St. Mark's Lutheran Church on May 19th, 2013

Joseph DeRocher in Dead Man Walking with the Modern American Music Project in Asheville, NC. 4/26-4/28/2013

The Best of Opera and Broadway, Opera Louisiane, Baton Rouge, LA. Opera and Musical Theater favorites. 1/31/2013

Christiano in The Masked Ball at Madison Opera. 10/26 and 10/28/2012

Tommy in The Music Man at Ash Lawn Opera. 7/29, 8/2, 8/4, 8/5, 8/7/2012

Ash Lawn Opera Young Artist Recital. I will sing songs by Jake Heggie. 7/25/2012

Papageno in Mozart’s Magic Piccolo at Ash Lawn Opera. 7/15/2012

Marco in Gianni Schicchi at Ash Lawn Opera. 6/23/2012

Schubert Mass no. 6 in E-flat with Cambridge Community Chorus. May 12th, 2012

John Wilkes Booth in Assassins at the Huntington Theatre. May 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th and 10th; 2012

Gaoler in Dialogues of the Carmelites at the Huntington Theatre. April 19th, 20th, 21st, and 22nd, 2012

An Evening with Jake Heggie at Opera America in NYC. March 21st, 2012, 7:00 p.m. Admission is free. Featuring excerpts from Heggie’s operas and song cycles performed by sopranos Devon Guthrie and Talise Trevigne, mezzo-soprano Elise Quagliata, tenor Jonathan Blalock, baritones Philip Cutlip and Christiaan Smith-Kotlarek, and the composer at the piano.

Count Robinson in Il matrimonio segreto, by Domenico Cimarosa at The Huntington Theatre. February 24th, 26th, and 27th, 2012

“Heggie on Heggie” recital with Jake Heggie at The Huntington Theatre. Friday, October 28th, 2011

Charlie in Three Decembers by Jake Heggie. Friday, October 14 – Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Ash Lawn Opera Young Artist Recital. Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Ash Lawn Opera Young Artist Scenes at The Haven. Sung in English with piano. August 3, 2011

Ash Lawn-Highland “Opera under the Stars.” Friday, August 5, 2011

MetroWest Opera Competition Finals Concert. Saturday, May 21, 2011


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