Sun, 24 Jul|
IN GOOD COMPANY: LIZ CALLAWAY SINGS SONDHEIM
We are beyond excited to reveal that one of the greatest singing actresses of all time, Tony Award® nominee and Emmy winner Liz Callaway will close The Sondheim Festival with a gala concert In Good Company: Liz Callaway Sings Sondheim, accompanied by David Hayes, and introduced by Edward Hayden.
Time & Location
24 Jul 2022, 20:00
Watergate Theatre, Parliament St, Gardens, Kilkenny, Ireland
About the Event
We are beyond excited to reveal that one of the greatest singing actresses of all time, Tony Award® nominee and Emmy winner Liz Callaway will close The Sondheim Festival with a gala concert In Good Company: Liz Callaway Sings Sondheim.
An original cast member of Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway, Liz not only celebrates the great artist’s work, but also their friendship and artistic association which spanned a lifetime.
Liz sang the Academy Award nominated song Journey to the Past in the animated feature Anastasia and is also the singing voice of Princess Jasmine in Disney’s Aladdin and the King of Thieves and The Return of Jafar.
We are immensely honoured that this concert at the Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny marks Liz Callaway’s first ever performance in Ireland, with the incomparable David Hayes on piano and Edward Hayden as MC.
More about Liz Callaway ....
Liz Callaway is a Tony nominee and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer and recording artist. She made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along, received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in Baby, and for five years, won acclaim as Grizabella in Cats. She has also starred in the original casts of Miss Saigon, The Three Musketeers, and The Look of Love.
Off-Broadway she received a Drama Desk nomination for her performance in The Spitfire Grill (Playwrights Horizons), and also appeared in Brownstone (Roundabout), No Way to Treat a Lady, Marry Me a Little, and Godspell. Other New York appearances include the legendary Follies in Concert at Lincoln Center, A Stephen Sondheim Evening, Fiorello!(Encores!), and Hair in Concert. Regional and international credits include Dot in Sunday in the Park with George, Eva Peron in Evita, Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard, the European premiere of Sondheim on Sondheim at London’s Royal Festival Hall, and most recently, starred in the one-person play “Every Brilliant Thing”.
Ms.Callawayhasalsoestablishedamajorcareerasaconcertandrecordingartist. Theaward- winning Sibling Revelry(created with sister Ann Hampton Callaway) was presented to great acclaim at the Donmar Warehouse in London. Boom!,a celebration of the music of the 60’s and 70’s, also created with her sister was recorded live at Birdland, and is currently touring performing arts centers around the country. Recently she had the pleasure of singing Chances Are with singing legend Johnny Mathis in Vancouver. She also co-starred with Jimmy Webb & Paul Williams in their critically acclaimed engagement at Feinstein’s in New York and joined Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick, and Stevie Wonder at Hal David’s 90th Birthday Celebration Concert at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Her extensive US symphony work includes appearances at The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Ravinia, and The Hollywood Bowl. Worldwide, she has performed in China, Australia (with Stephen Schwartz), New Zealand, Iceland, Estonia, France (Theatre du Chatelet, Paris), Slovenia, South Korea, and Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu where shepremiered a new concert featuring the music of Stephen Sondheim.
Liz sang the Academy Award nominated song “Journey to the Past” in the animated feature Anastasia and is also the singing voice of Princess Jasmine in Disney’s Aladdin and the King of Thieves and The Return of Jafar. Other film work includes the singing voice of the title character in The Swan Princess, Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride, Beauty and the Beast, The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars and The Rewrite with The Hugh Grant.
She received an Emmy Award for hosting Ready to Go, a daily, live children’s program on CBS in Boston. Other TV credits include In Performance at the White House, Inside the Actor’s Studio: Stephen Sondheim, In Performance at the White House, Christmas with the Boston Pops, The David Letterman Show, and Senior Trip (CBS Movie of the Week).
Liz has released seven solo albums: Passage of Time, The Beat Goes On, The Story Goes On: Liz Callaway On and Off-Broadway, Anywhere I Wander: Liz Callaway Sings Frank Loesser, Merry and Bright, The Essential Liz Callaway, and her latest CD Comfort and Joy- An Acoustic Christmas. She has also released four singles - “Be a Lion” from The Wiz, “The Morning After” by Oscar-winning songwriter David Shire, “Beautiful City” from Godspell, and a duet of her Oscar-nominated song from Anastasia, “Journey to the Past” with the star
of Anastasia on Broadway, Christy Altomare. Her numerous other recordings include Sibling Revelry, Boom! Live at Birdland, A Christmas Story - The Musical, The Maury Yeston Songbook, Dreaming Wide Awake: The Music of Scott Alan, Hair in Concert, and the complete recording of Allegro produced by the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization.