"Rosie O'Donnell Show" musical director and Grammy Award-winning record producer John McDaniel (Annie, Get Your Gun) has released his debut solo CD, John McDaniel at the Piano: Broadway. Available exclusively at johnmcdaniel.com, the pianist extraordinaire offers a "grab-bag of Broadway treats—selections plucked from both the mega-musicals and the lesser-known gems of musical theater." Featured on the CD are selections from Annie Get Your Gun, The Lion King, City of Angels, Miss Saigon, Titanic, Jekyll and Hyde, Side Show, Sweeney Todd, Phantom of the Opera, and Chicago.
Doing double duty as producer and performer, McDaniel is also devoting a portion of the proceeds from the CD to Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS.
—By Murdoch McBride