16 Jan 2013
Ethel Merman – who possessed the voice that defined the Broadway belt – would have turned 105 Jan. 16. Rose, Reno Sweeney and Annie Oakley were all strong, no-nonsense women and so was the woman who played them on stage.
In honor of The Merm's birthday, Playbill.com is sharing some of our favorite videos. Turn up the volume, hold your hats and hallelujah...
The opening of her 1965 BBC television concert An Evening With Ethel Merman, performing "A Lady With A Song"/"I Got Rhythm".
Featuring the Broadway classics “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Tradition,” Fiddler on the Roof will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!