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This Academy Award, Grammy, and Golden Globe award winner’s lyrics have helped move our popular songs to another level.
Some of her major songs include: “That’s What Friends Are For,” “Arthur’s Theme,” “The Prayer,” “Don’t Cry Out Loud,” “Midnight Blue,” “Nobody Does it Better,” and “Through the Eyes of Love.” Broadway’s long running They’re Playing Our Song is based on her relationship with Marvin Hamlisch. They collaborated on the score and the show received nine Tony and Drama Desk nominations. Carole Bayer Sager joins Harvey Granat to discuss her career and enjoy the performances of her work by Marissa Mulder and Cheryl Segall.
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Harvey Granat is a popular cabaret performer, Broadway producer and a historian/educator of the American popular song. He performs at various supper clubs, resorts and cultural venues, including engagements at Feinstein’s at the Regency, Birdland, Canyon Ranch and Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts. His shows focus on a composer and/or lyricist, combining his singing of their songs with stories from their lives, many of which come from his personal collection of letters and manuscripts from legendary composers and lyricists. Granat co-produced 4 time Academy Award winner, ...
Harvey Granat is a popular cabaret performer, Broadway producer and a historian/educator of the American popular song. He performs at various supper clubs, resorts and cultural venues, including engagements at Feinstein’s at the Regency, Birdland, Canyon Ranch and Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts. His shows focus on a composer and/or lyricist, combining his singing of their songs with stories from their lives, many of which come from his personal collection of letters and manuscripts from legendary composers and lyricists. Granat co-produced 4 time Academy Award winner, Sammy Cahn, on Broadway in Words and Music. The show had a successful run in New York and toured all over the United States and abroad. His friendship with Cahn led to his serving on the Board of the Songwriters Hall of Fame with Cahn and many other well-known composers and lyricists. He has taught at universities, including Florida Atlantic University where he presents a very popular winter series, co-produced a Broadway show which toured domestically and abroad, and has a CD, Look to Your Heart.
Icons of the Great American Songbook: Setting the Standard
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Carole Bayer Sager
Carole Bayer Sager’s songbook spans almost 50 years and contains some of the worlds most popular and successful songs …
Carole Bayer Sager’s songbook spans almost 50 years and contains some of the worlds most popular and successful songs. From the Grammy-winning “That’s What Friends Are For,” the Oscar-winning “Arthur’s Theme,” and the Oscar-nominated Golden Globe winning, “The Prayer,” to “Don’t Cry Out Loud” and “On My Own,” Carole’s songs have become pop standards. Honors for her work include an Academy Award, a GRAMMY Award, two Golden Globe Awards, a Tony Award, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Songwriter’s Hall of Fame induction, a Distinguished Alumni Award from the New York University Alumni Association and being honored by the LA Chapter of the Recording Academy. One of the most prolific and poignant writers in pop history, Carole’s songs have been recorded by such artists as Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, Whitney Houston, Ray Charles, Dolly Parton, Aretha Franklin, Bette Midler, Celine Dion, and Reba McEntire, among others.
Marissa Mulder is one of the most successful young cabaret performers …
Marissa Mulder is one of the most successful young cabaret performers. Marissa Mulder moved to New York City in 2007 from Syracuse, NY and has gone on to become one of the most successful young cabaret artists on the Manhattan scene. In 2011, she beat out 60 other singers to win the MetroStar Challenge at the Metropolitan Room, an American Idol type contest for up and coming cabaret artists. Since then she has performed in several of her own shows. Stephen Holden of the New York Times called her show Tom...In His Words, the songs of Tom Waits, "Far and away the season's best show, everything the genre can be but almost never is."
She is the winner of the 2013 Noel Coward and Julie Wilson Award which were presented to her at Lincoln Center where she also sang. She was the winner of the 2014 MAC award for Major Artist and Album Of The Year (Tom...In His Words). She also won the 2014 Bistro Award for vocalist of the year. TimeOut NY named Marissa, "Rising Star of The Year" in 2013 and has continued to call Marissa "one of the biggest breakout successes of the past five years." She was a featured guest on Piano Jazz hosted by Jon Weber on NPR. In New York City, She has performed at The Carlyle, Lincoln Center, Town Hall, Carnegie Hall, The Algonquin Hotel, 54 Below, Joe's pub, Birdland, The Metropolitan Room and many others.
She has taken her shows on the road to Dallas, St. Louis, Florida, Colorado, Nebraska, Buffalo, Syracuse, Rochester, Binghamton and many more. Her latest show Marilyn In Fragments earned a rave review from the New York Times who said, "the rising cabaret singer Marissa Mulder wove passages from Monroe’s diaries and 20 songs into a compelling portrait of the star in a confessional mood...a remarkable performance." She has three CD's available for purchase Two Tickets Left, Tom...In His Words, and Illusions on ITUNES, Cdbaby.com, and Amazon.
Cheryl Segall is a wonderful interpreter of the American songbook …
Cheryl Segall is a wonderful interpreter of the American songbook. She has appeared at some of the leading performance venues in New York including her sold out show at Metropolitan Room and other shows at Feinstein’s at the Regency, the Duplex, and 92nd St Y among others. Cheryl was just selected as part of the Distinguished Artists Concert Series for the Town of Oyster Bay. In addition, she regularly does shows at libraries and cultural centers. Some of her special shows focus on the songs and lives of great performers, including Carole King, Carly Simon, Linda Ronstadt, Barry Manilow, Barbra Streisand, Billy Joel, Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager/Marvin Hamlisch, Bette Midler, Liza Minelli, and Judy Garland, and the Carpenters.
Cheryl comes from a musical family. Her father, Harvey Granat, is a popular singer and music historian and she has appeared with him many times over the years.
Cheryl has an active vocal teaching practice, working with many young people who have serious interest in singing. Her approach combines vocal instruction and life coaching. Her goal is to train her student musically and to instill self confidence in them as a person. Many of her students have gone on to professional productions as well as school performances.
Join Harvey Granat as he presents the American Songbook, taking an intimate and in-depth look at some of America’s premiere songwriters.