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Harvey Granat brings his deep love and knowledge of the American Songbook to four delightful new classes, beginning with a spotlight on the man called “Broadway’s most versatile composer,” the great Frank Loesser.
Harvey explores the Tony and Pulitzer Prize Award winner’s hit shows with Susan Loesser, Frank Loesser’s daughter and biographer, including Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Most Happy Fella and more. And he shares the stories you’ll only hear from him (including Loesser’s attempt to coach Frank Sinatra on his phrasing!) Granat charms and he sings, with guests to be announced joining him in numbers from a songbook that includes the classics “Heart and Soul,” “Luck Be a Lady,” “If I Were a Bell,” “I’ve Never Been in Love Before,” “Once in Love With Amy,” “I Believe in You” and more.
This program will take place on March 4 from 12-1:30 pm. This program will not be recorded for later viewing.
Marilyn and Alan Bergman
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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.
Marilyn and Alan Bergman
Born in New York City in 1944, Susan Loesser was educated at The Lenox School in Manhattan and Bennington College in Vermont …
Born in New York City in 1944, Susan Loesser was educated at The Lenox School in Manhattan and Bennington College in Vermont. Always drawn to the arts, she majored in fine art in college, but gravitated toward the written word in her early twenties. She wrote articles on crafts for Family Circle magazine, answered reader mail at Life magazine, and copyedited and indexed books for the publisher John Wiley & Sons.
The world of books and the world of fine art have always competed for dominance in Susan’s life. She worked as a painter and a potter in the early 1970s, and, with three other women, owned and operated a pottery studio in New York¹s upper west side. In the 1980s and early 90s. Her love of books led to her position as the librarian of New York Hospital’s patients’ library. In 1990 she decided to try her hand at writing her own book.
Her memoir of her father, Frank Loesser, A Most Remarkable Fella, was first published in 1993, and is now available in paperback from Hal Leonard Publishers.
The natural world has always been a meaningful part of Susan’s life. Hiking, birding, gardening, and nature photography have consistently occupied her free time. She is an active member and supporter of several environmental organizations, and lives with her husband in Edgewater, New Jersey, where she is active in her community’s fight for nature conservation, historic preservation, and sane municipal growth.
Susan now devotes herself primarily to her art. Her imaginary landscapes (www.LoesserLandscapes.com), in gouache and ink on paper, reflect her feelings about the natural world and create intimate fantasies places of welcome and peace.
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.