By Michael Gioia
03 Dec 2012
Performers featured on the recording include Tony nominee Matthew Morrison (Light In The Piazza, South Pacific, "Glee"), Tony nominee Susan Egan (Beauty and the Beast, Cabaret), Stephanie J. Block (Wicked, 9 to 5, The Mystery Of Edwin Drood), Krysta Rodriguez (The Addams Family, "Smash"), Cathy Rigby (Seussical, Peter Pan) and Eric Kunze (Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, Damn Yankees), among others.
"A Very Broadway Christmas" will also feature a reading of "The Night Before Christmas" by impressionist Rich Little.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the CD will go directly to support schools in Union Beach, NJ, who lost all of their musical instruments after Hurricane Sandy and have been forced to cancel their music classes and programs indefinitely.
The Dr. Carol Channing and Harry Kullijian Foundation For The Arts is dedicated to "restoring the arts to our nation's public schools in an effort to provide a complete and adequate education that includes a comprehensive, quality arts education as part of the core curriculum to every child in America."
A complete track list for "A Very Broadway Christmas" follows:
1. If I Had One Wish – Stephanie J. Block
2. That’s When You Know It’s Christmas – Eric Kunze
3. Christmas Cliches – Susan Egan
4. Thankful – Matthew Morrison
5. Christmas Through A Child’s Eyes – Cathy Rigby
6. The Night Before Christmas – Rich Little And His Voices
7. Christmas In Three Quarter Time – Krysta Rodriguez
8. Oh Holy Night – Terron Brooks and Kamilah Marshall
9. Christmas In The Air – Carol Channing’s American Glee Club
10. Christmas Eve – Kamilah Marshall
11. It's Christmas Again – Carol Channing's American Glee Club with Anneliese VanDerPol
12. Christmas Through A Child's Eyes – Stephanie J. Block
13. Let It Snow – Eric Kunze