Feinstein Celebrates Loesser March 5 at Carnegie Hall; Callaway, Lippa Join In Tribute

News   Feinstein Celebrates Loesser March 5 at Carnegie Hall; Callaway, Lippa Join In Tribute Michael Feinstein will celebrate the songs of Frank Loesser on March 5 at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall.
Michael Feinstein
Michael Feinstein

Feinstein, who has been called the ambassador of the American popular song, will welcome a host of special guests at the 8 PM concert, including singer actress Liz Callaway and songwriters Craig Carnelia, Mark Hollmann and Andrew Lippa. Those attending “The Most Happy Fella: Celebrating the Songs of Frank Loesser,” can expect to hear tunes from some of the composer lyricist's most well-known musicals, including Guys and Dolls, The Most Happy Fella, Where's Charley? and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. A three-time Grammy nominee, singer-pianist Michael Feinstein is often credited with reinvigorating the American popular song. The crooner has performed in concert halls around the world and on Broadway and now co owns his own nightclub, Feinstein's at the Regency. His numerous solo recordings include "Michael and George: Feinstein Sings Gershwin," "Big City Rhythms" "Romance On Film, Romance On Broadway" and "Michael Feinstein with The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra." The singer-pianist recently teamed with Concord Records to create a new label that will preserve hidden treasures of the American Popular Songbook. The subsidiary label, Feinery, has just released its first recording, "Michael Feinstein Sings the Livingston & Evans Songbook."

Born June 29, 1910, Frank Loesser was a producer, lyricist, composer, writer and musical supervisor. In addition to the aforementioned musicals, he also wrote The Illustrators' Show and Greenwillow.

Tickets for the one-night-only event are priced at $82 and may be purchased by calling (212) 247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall box office, which is located at 57th Street and Seventh Avenue.