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Ann Hampton Callaway & Liz Callaway - Boom presented by 90.9FM WDCB Public Radio
Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway - Boom
Sisters and Tony-nominated actresses Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway’s present BOOM! celebrating the soundtrack of these sisters' childhood with unforgettable songs from the 60s and 70s. Expect songs made famous by Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Carly Simon, The Beatles, Jimmy Webb and Stevie Wonder. The actresses will combine musical forces and share heartwarming, humorous stories of the...ir years growing up in Chicago and New York. Don’t miss the chance to see one of today's most celebrated sister acts put their unmistakable stamp on solos and duets of songs such as Got To Get You Into My Life, A Case Of You, That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be, You've Got A Friend and Downtown among others.
This dynamic duo from Chicago prove they're one singular sensation, singing show tunes, jazz and pop. Separately, of course, they have made names for themselves. Ann's an acclaimed cabaret singer/songwriter and Liz is a Broadway veteran.
ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY
Ann Hampton Callaway is an insatiable creative spirit. As a champion of the great American Songbook, she has made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer. A born entertainer, her unique singing style blends jazz and traditional pop, making her a mainstay in concert halls, theaters and jazz clubs as well as in the recording studio, on television, and in film. She is best known for Tony-nominated performance in the hit Broadway musical Swing! and for writing and singing the theme song to the hit TV series The Nanny. Callaway is a Platinum Award winning writer whose songs are featured on five of Barbra Streisand's recent CD's. The only composer to have collaborated with Cole Porter, she has also written songs with Carole King, Rolf Lovland and Barbara Carroll to name a few.
Ann Callaway's live performances showcase her warmth, spontaneous wit and passionate delivery of standards, jazz classics and originals. She is one of America's most gifted improvisers, taking words and phrases from her audiences and creating songs on the spot, whether alone at a piano or with a symphony orchestra. Ann has been a special guest performer with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall and Tanglewood and is featured at many of the Carnegie Hall tributes. She has sung with more than twenty-five of the world's top orchestras and big bands, and has performed for President Clinton in Washington, D.C. and at President Gorbachev's Youth Peace Summit in Moscow.
Award-winning actress, singer and recording artist Liz Callaway made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along. She received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in Baby, and for five years, appeared 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, and also appeared in No Way to Treat a Lady, Marry Me a Little, Godspell, and Brownstone. Other New York appearances include Hair in Concert, the legendary Follies in Concert at LincolnCenter, A Stephen Sondheim Evening, and Fiorello! at Encores! She also starred as Venus in the Chicago Ovations! production of One Touch of Venus, and in Elegies at Reprise! in Los Angeles.
Liz sang the Academy Award-nominated song “Journey to the Past” in the animated feature Anastasia. Liz 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, and The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars.