Barbara Cook Will Celebrate 85th Birthday at Carnegie Hall | Playbill

News Barbara Cook Will Celebrate 85th Birthday at Carnegie Hall
Tony winner Barbara Cook, a recent Kennedy Center Honoree, will celebrate her 85th birthday during Carnegie Hall's 2012-13 season.

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The Broadway favorite will take to the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage Oct. 18 at 8 PM. She will be accompanied by musical director Lee Musiker. Special guests will be announced at a later time.

The upcoming season at the famed Manhattan venue will also see the return of Michael Feinstein's salute to the American Songbook. Standard Time with Michael Feinstein will be presented in Zankel Hall Oct. 24, 2012; Feb. 20, 2013; and April 3, 2013.

Barbara Cook, a 2010 Tony nominee for her performance in Sondheim on Sondheim, has starred on Broadway in Flahooley, Candide, The Gay Life, The Music Man and She Loves Me. She received a Best Featured Actress in a Musical Tony Award for her performance in The Music Man, and her one-woman show, Mostly Sondheim, was nominated for a Tony in the Best Special Theatrical Event category. Cook was also seen on the New York stage in Barbara Cook's Broadway. Both Mostly Sondheim and Barbara Cook's Broadway were recorded for DRG. Cook made her solo debut at the Metropolitan Opera, which was also released on DRG Records.

A five-time Grammy nominee, Michael Feinstein is often credited with reinvigorating interest in the American popular song. The crooner has performed in concert halls around the world and on Broadway and now co-owns his own nightclub, Feinstein's at Loews Regency. His numerous solo recordings include "The Sinatra Project," "Michael and George: Feinstein Sings Gershwin," "Big City Rhythms" "Romance On Film, Romance On Broadway," "Michael Feinstein with The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra," "Only One Life: The Songs of Jimmy Webb" and "Hopeless Romantics." Feinstein returned to Broadway in the short-lived All About Me opposite Dame Edna Everage.

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