Entitled "Some of My Best Friends Are Songs," the 12-track disc from the Irish tenor is available through Wilkinson's office website on the JASS Records label. The new CD features such tunes as "Funny How Time Slips Away," "Song for You," "Suzanne," "Red Sails in the Sunset," "Father and Son," "We Are One," "If I Knew Then," "M.L.K./Still Haven't Found," "Last to Know," "You Don't Know Me," "Home Thoughts" and "I Cannot Stay." For his performance as Jean Valjean in the international hit Les Misérables, Colm Wilkinson earned a Laurence Olivier nomination and Tony and Drama Desk nominations. He also won the Helen Hayes Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award and a Theatre World Award for that performance. During Andrew Lloyd Webber's annual Sydmonton Festival, he created the role of The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera, a part he later played in the Toronto production to much acclaim. Wilkinson also created the role of Che for the original concept recording of Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Evita and has performed in major concert halls throughout the world. His first solo recording was entitled "Stage Heroes."
For more information about the actor or to purchase his new recording, visit Wilkinson's official website at www.colmwilkinson.com.