Why Norm Lewis Put Some Unconventional Tunes on His Norm Lewis Christmas Album

Cabaret & Concert News   Why Norm Lewis Put Some Unconventional Tunes on His Norm Lewis Christmas Album
Plus, watch an exclusive performance of “My Favorite Things” in this fireside chat with Playbill

For the fourth year running, Tony nominee Norm Lewis will return to Feinstein’s/54 Below for his holiday residency—but this time he brings tunes from his newly released The Norm Lewis Christmas Album.

“I’ve always had a fantasy desire to do a Christmas album,” says Lewis. “Christmas has always been my favorite time of year and I wanted something to mark that.”

Before beginning his week of concerts at the famed Midtown cabaret venues (December 17–22), Lewis visited the Playbill studios to sing an unconventional Christmas melody: “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music.

“For me, I knew it from Sound of Music but what really stuck in my mind mostly was one of the first albums I could remember was The Supremes and they had that song on there, it was their Christmas album,” he says. “That’s one reason I put it in my show, it’s giving homage to that album.”

Watch the video above to hear the baritone belt out a jazzy version of the standard—and chat with Playbill about his album, Christmastime, and more.

Click here for tickets and information about Lewis’ upcoming performances of Nutcracker Cool, featuring songs from The Norm Lewis Christmas Album.

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