Broadway veterans Kelli O'Hara -- currently starring on Broadway in Nice Work If You Can Get It -- and Ron Raines -- who is about to begin performances in Broadway's Newsies -- will be featured on the new CD, Celebrating the American Spirit, due out on October 23.
The disc is performed by Essential Voices USA and conducted by Judith Clurman. The centerpiece is Sing Out, Mr. President,
a song cycle of sixteen newly commissioned compositions set to
quotations by American presidents from Washington to Obama that
showcases American composers Samuel Adler, Milton Babbitt, Robert
Beaser, Jason Robert Brown,
Thomas Cabaniss, Jake Heggie, Larry Hochman, Michael Gilbertson, Nora
Kroll-Rosenbaum, Andrew Lippa, David Ludwig, Paul Moravec, Nico Muhly, Georgia Stitt, Zachary Wadsworth, and Jesse Wiener.
The CD also features new and newly arranged works by composers and writers such as Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, Sheldon Harnick, Jennifer Higdon, Larry Hochman, Laurie Hochman, David Ludwig, Stephen Paulus, Marc Shaiman, and John Philip Sousa.
Keeping up with the Guiding Light Alumni
This blog will now aim to keep you up-to-date on what is going on with the former GL cast members as they explore new horizons. Many of the stars you loved are involved in new projects, some in the genre, some on stage, while others have ventured on to something completely different! This blog is written and maintained by Tracey and Mike. If you have information you wish to submit for publication please contact one of us and we will consider your request!