Euan Morton to Sing Carpenters and "NewClear" Tunes at Birdland

News   Euan Morton to Sing Carpenters and "NewClear" Tunes at Birdland Euan Morton, who received a Tony nomination for his performance as Boy George in the short-lived musical Taboo, will go it solo at Birdland May 15.
Euan Morton
Euan Morton

Morton is scheduled to perform tunes from his new solo CD, "NewClear," as well as songs made famous by The Carpenters. The 7 PM concert is part of Birdland's The Spring Season. Euan Morton received an Olivier Award nomination for his performance in the London company of Taboo. His other theatre credits include Measure for Pleasure, Brundibar, Caligula, We Will Rock You, The Silent Treatment, The Matchstalk Man, The Sexual Life of the Camel, Empty Plate in the Café du Grand Boeuf and Approaching Zanzibar as well as the Actors' Fund of America's Hair concert. Taboo marked Morton's Broadway debut.

Birdland is located in Manhattan at 315 West 44th Street. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food-drink minimum. Call (212) 581-3080 for reservations.

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Two songs by Boy George (aka George O'Dowd) are featured on "NewClear," including Kevan Frost and O'Dowd's "Pie in the Sky" and Michael Craig, Roy Hay, Jonathan Moss and O'Dowd's "Victims." The ten-track disc, which was recently released on the Lyric Partners label, also features "NewClear" (Mark Underwood), "Closer and Closer" (Chris Judge and Greg Friel), "Chelsea Hotel" (Dan Bern), "Good Time Gone Bad" (David Nehls), "Hallelujah" (Leonard Cohen), "At This Moment" (William P. McCord) and "As It Began (a Lullaby)" (Mark Underwood).

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