"Guys and Dolls": Who Sang What at the Starry New York Philharmonic Tribute to Frank Loesser

By Andrew Gans
March 28, 2012

The New York Philharmonic's Anywhere I Wander: The Frank Loesser Songbook, a celebration of the late Broadway composer, was presented March 26 at Avery Fisher Hall.

Directed and conducted by Tony Award winner Ted Sperling, the evening featured Ann Hampton Callaway, Tony winner Victoria Clark, Tony winner Robert Morse, Jason Danieley, Marc Kudisch, Mary Testa, John Bolton, Bernard Dotson, Michael Seelbach and Bryn Terfel with a special appearance by Loesser’s widow and leading lady, Jo Sullivan Loesser.

The program was choreographed by Andrew Palermo, who was also the associate director.

The repertoire for the evening, according to a Philharmonic spokesperson, follows:

A Frank Overture
“A Bushel and A Peck”: John Bolton, Bernard Dotson, Michael Seelbach
“Ooh, My Feet”: Mary Testa
“Joey, Joey, Joey”: Marc Kudisch
“I Hear Music”: Ann Hampton Callaway
“Rosabella”: Bryn Terfel
“Standing on the Corner”: Jason Danieley, John Bolton, Bernard Dotson, Michael Seelbach
“My Heart is So Full of You”: Bryn Terfel, Victoria Clark
“Anywhere I Wander”: Victoria Clark
“I'm Hans Christian Andersen”: Marc Kudisch
“What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?”: Mary Testa
“On a Slow Boat to China”: Jason Danieley
“If I Were A Bell”: Victoria Clark
“Adelaide's Lament": Mary Testa
“Luck Be A Lady”: Marc Kudisch, John Bolton, Bernard Dotson, Michael Seelbach
“Once in Love with Amy”: John Bolton
“Never Will I Marry”: Jason Danieley
“I Wish I Didn't Love You So”: Ann Hampton Callaway
“I Believe In You”: Robert Morse, John Bolton, Bernard Dotson, Michael Seelbach
“Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year”: Jo Sullivan Loesser
“Baby, It's Cold Outside”: Full Company

Frank Loesser composed Where’s Charley?, Guys and Dolls, The Most Happy Fella, Greenwillow and the Pulitzer Prize-winning How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. The latter is currently enjoying a revival at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.