Who Sang What on Broadway, 1866-1996 (Paperback)

Who Sang What on Broadway, 1866-1996 By Ruth Benjamin, Arthur Rosenblatt Cover Image

Who Sang What on Broadway, 1866-1996 (Paperback)


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Hours of lost sleep with a tune running around one's head--and that voice. Whose is it, and from which Broadway production? Debates over a performer's repertoire devolving into acid arguments, blows traded, friendships torn asunder. Must the maddening question of exactly who sang just what continue? It cannot--and thanks to this book, it shall not.

This massive compendium lists alphabetically every performer who sang on Broadway in the role of a named character, earning mention in the program of a musical or revue. Covering the period of 1866 to 1996, it is an invaluable guide to performances by the well known and the obscure, the career stage performers as well as the one-timers whose names never again graced a playbill. Performers' entries include date and place of birth, date of death, marital status, names of performing relatives or partners appearing in the book, and brief career highlights. Details of specific performances follow: the musical, the venue or venues at which it played, the character and the dates of portrayal, the title of the songs performed, the lyricists and composers of each song and more. Indexes, one of show and song titles, the other of composers and lyricists, allow for easy cross-referencing. A select bibliography is included.

Ruth Benjamin is a professional writer and lives in New York. The late Arthur Rosenblatt was former vice president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and an architect.
Product Details ISBN: 9780786415069
ISBN-10: 0786415061
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publication Date: November 15th, 2005
Pages: 980
Language: English