Liz Callaway Will Get New Solo Album on PS Classics Label

News   Liz Callaway Will Get New Solo Album on PS Classics Label Liz Callaway, the clarion-voiced Tony Award nominee who starred in Broadway's Baby and Miss Saigon, will be in a Manhattan studio Sept. 29 beginning work on her first solo album in seven years, for the PS Classics label.

Alex Rybeck serves as music director. Tommy Krasker, co-founder of PS Classics, told Playbill.com that Callaway and Rybeck are working toward an early 2009 release date.

Although the repertoire has not yet been disclosed, Krasker said that the album will include a mix of classic theatre songs, pop songs, and some newer material. This first recording date will include tracks by Stephen Sondheim, Richard Maltby & David Shire, John Bucchino and Rodgers & Hammerstein.

Callaway played Lizzie in Maltby & Shire's Baby, for which she was Tony-nominated as Best Featured Actress in a Musical, and was Ellen in Miss Saigon. She appeared in the Off-Broadway production of The Spitfire Grill (earning a Drama Desk Award nomination) and is heard on its cast album. Her Broadway credits also include Merrily We Roll Along, Cats (she was Grizabella for five years), The Three Musketeers and The Look of Love.

Her other New York appearances include Hair in Concert, the legendary 1985 Follies in Concert at Lincoln Center, A Stephen Sondheim Evening, and Fiorello! at Encores!, among other shows.

The award-winning Sibling Revelry act (created with sister Ann Hampton Callaway) was recorded live by DRG Records. Callaway has released three solo albums: "The Beat Goes On" (featuring music of the '60s), "The Story Goes On: Liz Callaway On and Off-Broadway" and "Anywhere I Wander" (music of Frank Loesser). Callaway sang the Academy Award- nominated "Journey to the Past" (as well as other songs) for the animated film "Anastasia," and has voiced for a number of animated pictures.

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Founded in 2000 by Tommy Krasker & Philip Chaffin, and a four-time Grammy nominee — for its cast recordings of Nine: The Musical, Assassins, Grey Gardens and Company — PS Classics has a catalog of discs that includes cast recordings of A Catered Affair and Adding Machine, as well as Xanadu, 110 in the Shade, and the London revival of Sunday in the Park With George. Its solo albums feature Victoria Clark, Maureen McGovern, Jessica Molaskey, Christine Andreas, Rebecca Luker, and Kerry Butler, among others. Its songbook tributes focus on composers ranging from Billy Strayhorn to Maury Yeston to Georgia Stitt.

Its September releases include "Jason Danieley and the Frontier Heroes" and "John Miller Takes on Broadway."

PS Classics is distributed exclusively by Image Entertainment. Visit www.psclassics.com for more information.