Christmas Show!!!

Thank you to everyone who came out and made the holiday shows so fun

“The most memorable Grinch song created a magical moment.”- Chris Struck of Cabaret Scenes Magazine

“An hour of delightful irreverence with glorious singing, uproarious comedy and audience participation.”-Darryl Reilly of

It was an absolute blast working on my first Christmas Show!  Part Christmas Pageant, part inappropriate office party!

Joining me will be as always the fabulous William Demaniow Orchestra and we are thrilled to present the Sleigh Sista Singers – Christine De Frece and Holly Dunn!



Friday, April 20
7:00 PM


The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
61 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014

History Repeating Video

She has won countless awards the world over; he once got a yellow ribbon from the county fair. She has recorded themes for three Bond films; he has seen those films. She was named Dame Commander of the British Empire; he has been called a big ole queen.

But both have voices so big, they’ll blow your damned wig clear across the street!

They meet on stage for the very first time! John Burns and Shirley Bassey! (Well, the songs she made famous!) Come enjoy an evening of music, laughter and plenty of alcohol, as we celebrate the great Welsh songstress and find out what a country boy can learn from her remarkable career.

Music direction by William Demaniow.


Albuquerque Show

Saturday June 24th 7:00 PM
Outpost Performance Space
210 Yale SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Following a sold-out engagement at New York City’s historic Duplex Cabaret Theatre, John Burns brings his solo show Gay Kid on a Cattle Ranch to Albuquerque for one-night only!

Based on his life growing up in Nara Visa, NM, Gay Kid on a Cattle Ranch is John’s heart wrenching and gut busting coming of age tale of strong family bonds and small town histories, of isolation and loneliness, of loving and letting go. All performed in his unique and exceptionally strong tenor with songs made famous by John Denver, Johnny Cash, Karen Carpenter, Elton John, Queen and many, many others.


A popular ABQ actor/singer for many years, performing with Albuquerque Civic Light Opera/Musical Theatre Southwest, Vortex Theatre, Adobe Theater, Albuquerque Little Theatre, La Compañia de Teatro de Alburquerque, and New Mexico Symphony, John transplanted to New York to study with acclaimed Maestro David Jones. Since that time he has worked with such esteemed composers as Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori, Ricky Ian Gordon, Steve Alper & Sara Knapp, and David Friedman & Deborah Brevort, along with legendary director/choreographer Patricia Birch, and Tony-nominated writer/director Tina Landau.

In New York, John performed in the fabulously received Stonewall, Night Variations presented by Ann Hamburger’s En Garde Arts and in The Singapore Mikado with Theater 2020, directed by David B. Fuller and Judith Jarosz. He was also featured in workshop productions of King Island Christmas and in two Alper & Knapp productions – Chamberlain: A True Civil War Romance and Rappaccini’s Daughter (alongside Emmy winner Kristin Chenowith and Oscar winner JK Simmons).


Show tickets on sale now! Two dates!


Holly Dunn and John Burns are 50 Shades of Gay

If their love is wrong, who wants to be right?

Saturday, February 25th 7:00 PM – SOLD OUT!!!

Saturday, April 1st 7:00 PM

at The Duplex in New York City

Holly Dunn and John Burns bring their love of love songs to the cabaret stage for the Valentine season. Love, loss and laughs galore. Will their same sex attraction doom their romance?

Holly Dunn is a musical theater singer, actress and comedienne based in NYC. She has performed in many productions regionally and in New York, and starred in the 1st National Tour of Shout! The Mod Musical. Holly is so excited to return to the Duplex stage with John Burns! Look out for her current project “Elizabeth Warren Tells It Like It Is” in 2017 in New York City.

John Burns is a cabaret singer and a gentleman.  He is thrilled to return to the Duplex stage after sold out runs of his shows What Are You Waiting For and Gay Kid On A Cattle Ranch.

Music direction by William Demaniow.


Returning to The Duplex

My next show is:
Gay kid on a Cattle Ranch – An L.G.B.T.Q.BBQ.4-H F.F.A. Fantasia
Who knew that inside this handsome, charming, funny, talented, big-hearted and humble man beat the heart of a tiny little cowboy homo-to-be? Direct from a New Mexico cattle ranch, John Burns returns to The Duplex – with the fabulous William Demaniow by his side – with stories of the prairie and songs from Karen Carpenter, Queen, Johnny Cash and more!

Thursday, Septermber 22nd at 7:00 pm

Saturday, October 1st at 7:00 pm