“An Evening with Ann Hampton Callaway”
Bradstan Cabaret Series
ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY is one of the finest singer/songwriters of our generation. The statuesque performer dazzles music lovers as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, and educator. Her talents have made her equally at home in jazz and pop as well as on stage, in the recording studio, on TV and in film. She is best known for starring in the hit Broadway musical "SWING!" and for writing and singing the theme to the internationally successful TV series,” THE NANNY". Ann is a devoted keeper-of-the-flame of the great American songbook. She brings fresh and original interpretations to these timeless classics and works to uphold the canon by writing songs with Cole Porter, Carole King, Barbara Carroll and others. Her spontaneity, intelligence, and soulful charisma have won her a diverse fan-base including notables as Barbra Streisand, Clive Davis, Carly Simon and Wynton Marsalis.
Ann has become a favorite in the jazz and pops concert circuit, appearing as special guest artist with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall and Tanglewood. She has sung with over twenty five of the nation’s top orchestras and big bands. Her performances in the Carnegie Hall tributes to Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee and Harold Arlen were memorable and show-stopping. She performed for President Clinton in Washington D.C. and was the invited guest performer for President Gorbachev's Youth Peace Summit in Moscow. Recently, she returned to Moscow for a sold-out engagement with Russian jazz star Igor Butman at Le Club. Ann performed with her sister; Broadway star Liz Callaway, in their award winning show, "SIBLING REVELRY" at London's Donmar Warehouse and their recent show “RELATIVE HARMONY” has received rave notices. She performed with the BBC Big Band at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland at The Queen's Hall for the Jubilee Celebration and had a highly successful concert tour throughout Australia and New Zealand. Ann has performed twice in Berlin's famed Philharmonie Hall by special invitation. She takes time out of her schedule to teach master classes during her travels, reaching out to a new generation of aspiring singers.
Another milestone was composing "At the Same Time" for Barbra Streisand and having Ms. Streisand record the peace anthem ten years to the date she wrote it. That recording, HIGHER GROUND, debuted nationally at #1, giving Ann her first of three platinum records. Ms. Streisand asked Ann to write lyrics to a Rolf Lovland melody, which she entitled "I've Dreamed of You". Ms. Streisand received the song three hours before she was getting married and sang the song to James Brolin at their wedding. She later recorded it for her CD, A LOVE LIKE OURS, released as a single and selected it for THE ESSENTIAL BARBRA STREISAND. She performed both of these songs on her live double CD, TIMELESS, for which Ann also wrote patter by Barbra’s request. Ms. Streisand later chose Ann’s song "A Christmas Lullaby" for her holiday CD, CHRISTMAS MEMORIES.
Ms. Callaway’s performances have been seen on numerous TV shows including The Today Show, CNN's Larry King Live, The Charlie Rose Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, and ABC News. She starred in "Midnight Swing" for the PBS television special "LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER" and was featured in another PBS special with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops. Last summer she performed two songs for the NBC Special "MACY’S FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR" and has made two appearances on NBC’s “MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE”. Her voice has been heard in numerous TV jingles and voiceovers including spots for Coca Cola, Ethan Allen and State Farm. Ann has also done extensive broadcasting for Sirius Satellite Radio as a performer, DJ and interviewer. She is in discussion about hosting a TV talk/variety show for singers and singer-songwriters. Ann’s dream of working in film is being realized in several recent projects. She can be seen making her feature film debut opposite Angelina Jolie and Matt Damon in the Robert DeNiro film “THE GOOD SHEPHERD”, performing the standard "Come Rain or Come Shine". She recorded "Isn't It Romantic?" and "The Nearness of You" in Wayne Wong’s “LAST HOLIDAY”, starring Queen Latifah. Both films were released internationally in 2006. In 2004, Ann was featured in the role of Mrs. White in the award winning film “VOLARE" for Jim Henson Productions, directed by Tamela D’Amico.
Ms. Callaway’s honors include receiving a Tony Award nomination for "BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL" for her work in "SWING!", and winning the THEATRE WORLD AWARD for "OUTSTANDING BROADWAY DEBUT". She has garnered an unsurpassed fourteen awards from The Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs, two Backstage Bistro Awards, The 2005 Nightlife Award, The Johnny Mercer Songwriter Award and The Norman Vincent Peale Award For Positive Thinking. Ann devotes much of her time to philanthropic causes, both as a singer performing in numerous benefits, and as a songwriter composing songs in times of need. In September 2005, Ann performed her original composition "Let the Saints Come Marching", written to honor Hurricane Katrina victims, on a national TV broadcast on the Fox News Channel. Her song “Who Can See the Blue the Same Again?” was released earlier in 2005 as a single, paying tribute to the tsunami survivors and raising much needed money for The Tsunami Fund of The PRASAD Project. In the aftermath of September 11th, Ann composed the stirring anthem, “I Believe in America”, which she performed on Larry King Live and released as a CD single. Just days after the tragedy, Ann heard an 8,000 year old prayer from the Rig Veda and composed the world renowned “Let Us Be United”. Ann recorded the song with Kenny Werner, The Siddha Yoga International Choir and five-year-old Sonali Beaven, who sang in honor of her father who lost his life on Flight 93. It was released on CD and DVD and its proceeds continue to benefit Save the Children and The PRASAD Project.
The Bradstan Cabaret Series features three performances by curator Scott Samuelson, Bradstan Country Hotel co-owner and founder of “Inn Cabaret”, who is dedicated to continuing the cabaret tradition in Sullivan County in collaboration with Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.
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