Members of “Broadway for Hillary,” a group of Broadway performers who support Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, took part in a video of familiar showtunes with new lyrics extolling the former Secretary of State and First Lady.
Organized and written by composer/lyricist/author Seth Bisen-Hersh (Love Quirks, Every Day a Little Seth, Every Page a Little Seth) the program of parodies were released to coincide with the first presidential debate between Clinton and her Republican rival, Donald Trump. Bisen-Hersh also accompanies the singers on the piano.
Performers include Marisha Wallace (Something Rotten!, Aladdin), Brooke Sunny Moriber (The Wild Party, Follies), and Rachel Zatcoff (The Phantom of the Opera), as well as Yvette Bedgood, Lauren Gismondi, Teresa Hui, Carly Otte, Chazmond Peacock, Jessica Webb and Ashley Wool.
They perform new lyrics to songs from Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera, Hairspray, Little Shop of Horrors and other shows.
Bisen-Hersh wrote, “The lyrics reference several cornerstones (and hashtags) of Mrs. Clinton's campaign, highlighting the exciting idea of America finally having its first female President. It is clear from the earnest passion and enthusiasm of the performers that they are intent on dispelling any rumors that Clinton's supporters are reluctant or begrudging.”