Ann Hampton Callaway is one America’s most gifted and prolific artists. A leading champion of the great American Songbook, she’s made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer. Voted by Broadwayworld.com as “Performer of the Year” and two years in a row as “Best Jazz Vocalist,” Ann is a born entertainer. Her unique singing style that blends jazz and traditional pop, making her a mainstay in concert halls, theaters and jazz clubs as well as in the recording studio, on television, and in film. She is best known for Tony-nominated performance in the hit Broadway musical “Swing!” and for writing and singing the theme song to the hit TV series “The Nanny.” Callaway is a Platinum Award-winning writer whose songs are featured on seven of Barbra Streisand’s recent CDs. The only composer to have collaborated with Cole Porter, she has also written songs with Carole King, Rolf Lovland, Amanda McBroom and Shelby Lynn to name a few. Callaway has shared the stage with great artists from many genres- George Shearing, Dizzy Gillespie, Stevie Wonder, Dr. John, Liza Minnelli, Betty Buckley, Dianne Reeves, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Audra McDonald, Harvey Fierstein, Ramsey Lewis, Kurt Elling and Michael Feinstein. Learn more at annhamptoncallaway.com.
Ann Hampton Callaway will coach select singers to inspire the highest level of authenticity and imagination in song interpretation, speak about her life as a successful singer/songwriter, and perform several favorite pieces.
Ms. Callaway will work with three vocal jazz performers onstage during the workshop. Participation is by audition only, with auditions open to students and performers from around the area. One space in the workshop is reserved for a MacPhail student. Application and audition information can be found at any MacPhail location, or online at www.macphail.org.
Tickets may be purchased by calling 612-767-5250.