Ann Hampton Callaway is one of the leading champions of the great American Songbook, having made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer. Voted recently by Broadwayworld.com as "Performer of the Year", Ann is 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. Ann 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 CD's. The only composer to have collaborated with Cole Porter, she has also written songs with Carole King, Rolf Lovland and Barbara Carroll to name a few.

 

 

 

Callaway's live performances showcase her warmth, spontaneous wit and passionate delivery of standards, jazz classics and originals. She is one of America's most gifted improvisers, taking words and phrases from her audiences and creating songs on the spot, whether alone at a piano or with a symphony orchestra. Ann has been a special guest performer with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall and Tanglewood and is featured at many of the Carnegie Hall tributes. She has sung with more than thirty of the world's top orchestras and big bands, and has performed for President Clinton in Washington, D.C. and at President Gorbachev's Youth Peace Summit in Moscow. Ann has recorded over 50 CDs as a solo and guest artist.

Tony Award nominee Ann Hampton Callaway salutes songs made famous in films in Jazz Goes To The Movies. This show explores the fascinating ways jazz and films have come together to tell stories. The Playlist includes "Taking a Chance on Love" from Vernon Duke's Cabin in the Sky, "Let's Face the Music and Dance" from Irving Berlin's Follow the Fleet, "This Time the Dream's On Me," from Harold Arlen's Blues in the Night, and "As Time Goes By," the Herman Hupfeld classic from Casablanca.

Callaway also performs jazz songs she has recorded for films, including "Come Rain or Come Shine" The Good Shepard, starring Robert DeNiro, " The Nearness of You" from Last Holiday starring Queen Latifah, and "Pourquoi" a song she wrote for the new film Blind, starring Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore. This show is a celebration of the golden age of songwriters from the '30s and '40s who wrote songs for the silver screen that gave people dreams when they needed them most.

ADDITIONAL SHOWS AVAILABLE:

Streisand Songbook
Ella Century
Boom! with Liz Callaway