The singer actor, most recently on Broadway in the revival of Godspell, will celebrate his new recording with a Dec. 2 concert at the new Manhattan nightspot 54 Below. He will be joined by a jazz trio and string quartet.
"Although most audiences know my work as a Broadway performer," Leung said in a statement about his new recording, “I love music of all styles. I wanted to ‘cover’ these songs in a way that would make the listener hear them again with a new perspective…My collaborators and I aimed to create the unique sound of this album by combining a standard jazz trio and a string quartet. I want the listener to hear these beloved songs as if they were discovering them for the first time, while still honoring the intent of the original."
"I’ll Cover You" is produced by Michael Croiter and co-produced by Gary Adler. Adler is featured on piano along with Mary Ann McSweeney on bass, Michael Croiter on drums, Brian Koonin on guitar, Entcho Todorov on violin and viola and Clay Ruede on cello.
The complete track listing follows:
2. Cry If You Want To
3. The Water Is Wide/Bridge Over Troubled Water
4. Papa Don't Preach
5. I Can See Clearly Now
6. Before the Parade Passes By
7. I'll Cover You
9. Children Will Listen
10. I'm Gonna Laugh You Right Out of My Life
12. In My Life
13. I Believe in You and Me
On Broadway Telly Leung has been seen in Godspell, Pacific Overtures, Flower Drum Song and Rent. He created the role of Boq in the Chicago production of Wicked and was also seen in the starry Hollywood Bowl staging of Rent. His other theatrical credits include M. Butterfly and Titanic. His TV credits include "Glee" and "Law & Order: CI."
To purchase tickets to the CD release concert at 54 Below (254 West 54th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue) on Dec. 2 at 9:30 PM, visit 54Below.com.There is a $30 cover charge in the main dining room and a $20 cover at the bar. All seats have a $25 food and beverage minimum.
For more information visit www.YellowSoundLabel.com.