Stephanie J. Block's debut holiday album Merry Christmas, Darling is due to release from Club44 later this fall, but Playbill has a first listen of the Tony winner's take on the wintertime classic "Sleigh Ride." Listen above.
The track digitally debuts for those who pre-save or pre-add the album October 6.
Merry Christmas, Darling will feature both secular and sacred seasonal classics, including a song written for Block by Club44 co-founder Wayne Haun and Tony-winning lyricist David Zippel. Due for release November 3, the album also features a duet with her husband, actor Sebastian Arcelus, as well as one with their daughter, Vivienne Arcelus. The album is produced by Haun and Block with Joel Lindsey and Sharon Terrell serving as executive producers.
Block's Broadway credits include Into the Woods, The Cher Show (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award winner), Falsettos (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), Anything Goes, 9 to 5: The Musical (Drama Desk nomination), The Pirate Queen, The Boy From Oz, and Wicked. Off-Broadway she was seen in the City Center Encores! Brigadoon, Little Miss Sunshine (Drama Desk nomination), and By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (Drama Desk nomination).