THE SCREENING ROOM: Whitney Houston Sings From Broadway and More
By Playbill Staff
On Feb. 11 the entertainment industry lost an icon when Grammy Award-winning singer Whitney Houston died at the age of 48. While "The Bodyguard" star never performed on Broadway, she did perform songs that were originally heard on the stage.
Playbill.com has collected a few of Houston's performances, where she makes songs from Porgy and Bess, Dreamgirls, and even Chess, all her own.
A live performance of the pop duet "I Know Him So Well" with her mother Cissy.
You get three unreal performances for the price of one in this thunderous medley of "I Loves You Porgy," "And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going" and "I Have Nothing."
Jekyll & Hyde and Bonnie & Clyde composer Frank Wildhorn wrote the hit "Where Do Broken Hearts Go?" for Houston's 1988 album "Whitney." Here's a live performance during a concert for Nelson Mandela.
A beautiful audio of Houston offering a medley of Gershwin classics, including "I Loves You Porgy" and "Summertime."
The official video of "When You Believe," a duet with Mariah Carey from the animated film "The Prince of Egypt." The film features a score by Academy Award-winning Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz.
An impressive early performance by Whitney singing "I Am Changing" from Dreamgirls during an Arista anniversary concert.
Dolly Parton penned the tender song "I Will Always Love You," first featured in the film of "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," which got a pop-ballad make-over for the film "The Bodyguard." Here is Whitney's performance at the Grammy Awards.
Houston as the Fairy Godmother in the Wonderful World of Disney remake of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella." Here is her high-flying, pop-influenced rendition of "Impossible."
Knocking out "Home" from The Wiz on "The Merv Griffin Show."
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