PHOTO ARCHIVE: Tony Nominee Laura Osnes on the Musical Stage

By Matthew Blank
May 9, 2013

Laura Osnes, currently Tony-nominated for her performance in Cinderella, will release her new CD of Maury Yeston music June 4. In anticipation of the album, Playbill.com traces her path as she went from reality TV contestant to one of Broadway's favorite leading ladies in just 5 short years.



Osnes burst onto the scene as winner of the TV program "Grease: You're the One That I Want!" After starring as Sandy in the 2007 revival, Osnes has gone on to appear on Broadway in South Pacific, Anything Goes, Bonnie & Clyde and Cinderella. She is also a regular on the concert stage.



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Laura Osnes and Max Crumm in the finale of "Grease: You're the One That I Want!"
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Playbill.com has learned that two world-premiere Yeston songs will be featured on the album – one, which the composer has penned for Osnes, as well as a song from a new musical he is currently writing.

A full track listing follows:

1. If I Tell You
2. Shimmy Like They Do in Paree/I Want to Go To Hollywood
3. Danglin'
4. New Words

December Songs (tracks 5-14)
5. December Snow
6. Where Are You Now?
7. Please Let’s Not Even Say Hello
8. When Your Love Is New
9. Bookseller in the Rain
10. My Grandmother’s Love Letters
11. I Am Longing
12. I Had a Dream About You
13. By the River
14. What a Relief

15. Only With You
16. I Still Hear the Music
17. Bon Soir

Osnes was joined in the studio last month by musical director/pianist Fred Lassen, as well as the full band from her 54 Below engagement, including Eric Davis on guitar, Peter Donovan on bass, Harry Hassell on winds and Peter Sachon on cello.

"If I Tell You (Songs of Maury Yeston)" is produced by PS Classics co-founder Tommy Krasker, whose association with Yeston began on the original production of Nine in 1982.

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Sound clips and more information can be found at PSClassics.com.