In 1936 George and Ira Gershwin travelled to Hollywood to write for RKO. The first picture they worked on was for Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers - Shall We Dance. In creating my celebration to Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, I could only include all of the wonderful songs that they wrote for that film within a medley: I've Got Beginners Luck; They All Laughed; Let's Call The Whole Thing Off and They Can't Take That Away From Me.
From Broadway to Hollywood/I Got Rhythm - is a tribute to that amazing partnership, with an evening of timeless songs such as "Nice Work If You Can Get It", "But Not For Me" and "I've Got Rhythm", along with some lesser known classics. The show was performed in 2012 and 2015.
Praise for "From Broadway to Hollywood - A Tribute to George & Ira Gershwin:
Cole Porter had a remarkable composing career spanning almost 40 years. "Anything Goes - A Tribute to Cole Porter", is a celebration of his prodigious output as a songwriter.
With writing credits on over 800 songs, it proved impossible to only select a small fraction of these songs, and so at each performance a number of songs are selected from "the hat". With witty lyrics and catchy tune, who can resist a Cole Porter song.
Each year, as I've performed my Celebration in Song shows, there has always been a Cole Porter song, from "Night and Day", "Just One of Those Things" and "My Heart Belongs to Daddy". This show allowed me to perform non-stop Cole Porter, which I just adore.
The show debuted in the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013, and as I didn't get a chance to sing all of the songs I wanted to, I'm brought it back in 2014.
A Fine Romance, is a tribute to the legendary lyricist Dorothy Fields. Dorothy Fields had a career that spanned from The Cotton Club, to Broadway and Hollywood - she wrote both beautiful and sarcastic love songs along with inspirational words. She had a 50-year career as a lyricist, working with such legendary composers as Cole Porter, Jerome Kern and Irving Berlin. With songs ranging from "On the Sunny Side of the Street" to "Hey, Big Spender"; she was the first woman to win an Academy Award for Best Song.