Vocalist Scott Coulter, a MAC and Bistro Award-winning singer, has released his first CD, a self-titled, self-produced disk for LML Music. Though only three compositions come directly from musical theatre, nearly all the authors and lyricists represented are stage veterans.
In theatre, Coulter joined the touring company of Forever Plaid and was in the world premiere of the award-winning musical, Floyd Collins at the American Musical Theatre Festival in Philadelphia. Cabaret-goers know him from his solo, "Unexpected Songs," which played several stints at Midtown Manhattan's Don't Tell Mama.
"Scott Coulter" has ten tracks, among them Stephen Schwartz's "In Whatever Time We Have" from Children of Eden, sung as a duet with Jerome Robbins' Broadway star Debbie Gravitte. The two other showtunes are "Corner of the Sky" from Pippin and "Nobody's Side" from the Andersson/Ulvaeus/Rice tuner, Chess.
David Shire and Norman Gimbel's Oscar-winning song for "Norma Rae," "It Goes Like it Goes," is also on the disk, as is Schwartz and Alan Menken's "Just Around the Riverbend" from the Disney film, "Pocahontas." Schwartz is ubiquitous on the CD, as he's also represented by his tune with Dean Pitchford, "Cry Without a Reason," is heard playing piano on the aforementioned "Whatever Time We Have," and penned the liner notes. Bobby Peaco and Richard Oberacker take turns on the other piano accompaniments.
For further information on "Scott Coulter," which was officially released Jan. 8, check out the website www.lmlmusic.com. — By David Lefkowitz