PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Broadway Big Band's Caissie Levy, Ariana DeBose, Hannah Elless, Alysha Umphress Pick Female Standards

By Michael Gioia
18 Sep 2013

Monet Julia Sabel: "Make Someone Happy" (as performed by Audra McDonald). I love how the song starts out so simply with only piano; that's all it needs. Audra's voice soars over this arrangement of this timeless tune. She has always been such an inspiration to me, and her voice holds so much color and depth that every note is a story that creates a beautiful picture for the listener. This song's simple yet strong message is the perfect vehicle for Audra's storytelling.