Lillias White, Alice Ripley, David Sabella, and Rebecca Luker are a few of the stars who have lent their voices to sing the music of Bob Ost on the album, "A Special Place: Songs From the Heart," out on Original Cast Records Oct. 23.
The CD features 12 songs by Ost along with collaborators Lenny Babbish, Scott Oakley and Gary Hughes. Included are:
"Count to 10" -- Brian Lane Green
"Either Way I Choose" -- Annie Hughes
"I'm Gonna Find Out" -- Norm Lewis
"Be My Valentine" -- Rebecca Luker
"Hard Drivin' Woman" -- Heather MacRae
"In Between the Lines" -- Alice Ripley
"Slow" -- David Sabella
"You're Back" -- Marta Sanders
"Ball of Fire" -- KT Sullivan
"Aren't you the Lucky One?" -- Jane Summerhays
"I'm So Glad You Were Right" -- Sal Viviano
"A Little Love" -- Lilias White
Ost won two national competitions for his musical Finale! , as well as writing the off-Broadway revue, Everybody's Gettin' Into the Act, and two cabaret revues, Love and Laughter and Steppin' Out o' Line.
The music of Bob Ost was most recently feted at a Dramatist's Guild fundraiser on Oct. 4. That concert, "Making a Difference: Act One -- The Ladies", featured Debbie Gravitte (Jerome Robbins' Broadway ), MacRae, Nancy Opel (Triumph of Love ), Nancy Ringham (The Will Rogers Follies ), Ripley, Emily Skinner (Side Show ), Summerhays, and Barbara Walsh (Falsettos ). -- By Christine Ehren