Broadway and TV actor Gets' debut disc is arranged, orchestrated and produced by John McDaniel. Gets (TV's "Caroline in the City, Amour on Broadway and Merrily We Roll Along Off-Broadway) will also be heard on the label's original Broadway cast recording of The Story of My Life, co-starring Will Chase, also in stores on June 2.
According to the label, "Malcolm Gets has often said that his career happened because of the record cabinet in his parents' living room — specifically, the cast albums of the 1950s and '60s that they stored there. Gets was studying to be a classical pianist, but instead of practicing, he would end up playing selections by Rodgers & Hammerstein. Now Gets retraces his musical roots in his debut album. Rediscovering his musical touchstones, he digs deep into beloved classics, takes on anthems both raucous and romantic, and mines the passion and pathos in newer ballads like William Finn's 'Anytime' and the title track."
Gets' Amour co-star Melissa Errico joins him on "Blue Skies"/"It's a Lovely Day Today."
The track list follows:
3. It's a Fine Life
6. Huggin' and Chalkin'
Clarence Leonard Hayes & Kermit Goell
7. Everything I've Got
Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart
8. Getting Tall
9. Truly Scrumptious
Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman
10. Blue Skies/It's a Lovely Day Today
11. You Are Beautiful
Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
12. The Journey Home
A.R. Rahman & Don Black
Gets has appeared in New York in Amour (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), The Moliere Comedies, A New Brain, Merrily We Roll Along (Drama Desk nomination and Obie Award), The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Obie Award), Hello Again, Boys and Girls, Polish Joke, Finian's Rainbow, Juno and for Encores!, both The Boys From Syracuse and The Apple Tree. His films include "Thirteen Conversations About One Thing," "Love in the Time of Money," "Adam and Steve," "Sex and the City" and the new HBO film of "Grey Gardens," in which he stars opposite Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore.
Founded in 2000 by Tommy Krasker & Philip Chaffin, and a four-time Grammy nominee (for its cast albums of Assassins, Nine: The Musical, Grey Gardens and Company), PS Classics celebrates the heritage of Broadway and American popular song through its through its critically acclaimed cast recordings; solo albums by such artists as Maureen McGovern, Victoria Clark, Jessica Molaskey, Rebecca Luker and Christine Andreas; and recording drawn from rare sound archives, including "Sondheim Sings." Recent releases include Steven Pasquale’s solo disc, "Somethin' Like Love" and songs from the GrooveLily musical Sleeping Beauty Wakes. Upcoming albums include Stephanie J. Block's debut disc, "This Place I Know," and the original Broadway cast recording of The Story of My Life.
For more information, visit www.psclassics.com.