Call Me Madam's Kim Criswell to Release All-Berlin Solo Recording

News   Call Me Madam's Kim Criswell to Release All-Berlin Solo Recording Kim Criswell, who is currently starring in the Goodspeed production of Irving Berlin's Call Me Madam, has recorded a new solo album that pays tribute to the music of Berlin.

Criswell's new recording is titled "Something to Dance About: The Music of Irving Berlin" and will be released this summer by TER/Jay Records. Criswell told Playbill On-Line, "Because of [Call Me Madam], John Yap, a producer I work with, and I had a conversation. We had some tracks that I had already done of various Irving Berlin songs in the can. In fact, we have five tracks from Call Me Madam that we had done but had not been released, so we decided to put together an Irving Berlin album, which we kind of raced to do. I think it's probably being pressed as we speak. That should be turning up in the next two or three weeks." Kim Criswell has appeared on Broadway in Nine, Baby, The First, Stardust and The Threepenny Opera. She received an Olivier nomination for her work in the West End production of Annie Get Your Gun, and her other London credits include Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens; Dames at Sea; and The Slow Drag. Criswell received a Helen Hayes Award for Side by Side by Sondheim at the Olney Theatre, and her most recent solo recording was titled "Back to Before."

Playbill On-Line's "Diva Talk" will feature a full-length interview with Criswell April 30.