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Barbara Cook

Barbara Cook's silvery soprano, purity of tone, and warm presence have delighted audiences around the world for more than 50 years. Considered “Broadway's favorite ingenue” during the heyday of the Broadway musical, Ms. Cook then launched a second career as a concert and recording artist soaring from one peak to another. Ms. Cook's most recent New York appearances include an appearance with the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall, a reprise of her three sold out 80th Birthday concerts in 2007, and a critically acclaimed new show “Here's To Life” at Feinstein's at the Regency.

In the past few years Ms. Cook also returned to Carnegie Hall, where she made her legendary solo concert debut over 30 years ago, for her sixth solo concert and made an historic solo concert debut at New York's Metropolitan Opera House, where she became the first female solo pop singer to be presented in concert by the MET. Ms. Cook won a NY Drama Critics Circle Award and was nominated for a Drama Desk award for her concert Barbara Cook's Broadway and was nominated for Tony and Drama Desk Awards for her previous concert, Mostly Sondheim.

Her many Broadway credits include the creation of three classic roles in the American musical theatre: Cunegonde in Leonard Bernstein's Candide, Marian the Librarian in Meredith Willson's The Music Man (Tony Award) and Amalia in Bock and Harnick's She Loves Me (Drama Desk Award). In 2010, she's starring in Sondheim on Sondheim, 59 years after making her Broadway debut.

In 1975 she made her Carnegie Hall debut which was preserved as the live recording, Barbara Cook at Carnegie Hall. She then embarked on a second career as a concert and recording artist performing in most of the country's major concert halls and cabarets. In 1987 she won a Drama Desk Award for her Broadway show, A Concert for the Theatre. Her many London appearances include: her Gala 1997 Birthday Concert with the Royal Philharmonic at the Royal Albert Hall; appearances with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican; engagements at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre, and Sadler's Wells; and Olivier Award-nominated appearances at the Albery Theatre, at the Lyric Theatre with Mostly Sondheim, two engagements of Barbara Cook's Broadway, and most recently an appearance with the English National Ballet in an all-Gershwin evening at the Royal Albert Hall.

A Grammy Award winner, her recordings include eight original Broadway cast albums, two Ben Bagley albums of songs by Jerome Kern and George Gershwin, an album entitled Songs of Perfect Propriety, featuring poems by Dorothy Parker set to music by Seymour Barab, As Of Today (Columbia) and The Disney Album (MCA). Her more recent recordings for DRG Records include: Close as Pages in a Book, Barbara Cook: Live From London, Oscar Winners: The Lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein, All I Ask Of You, The Champion Season: A Salute to Gower Champion, Mostly Sondheim, Barbara Cook's Broadway, the Grammy nominated Count Your Blessings, Tribute, the live performance cd, Barbara Cook at the Met, No One Is Alone and Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder. Most recently, DRG Records released a boxed set of her recordings under the title The Essential Barbara Cook.

For more information or to purchase CDs, visit http://www.barbaracook.com/.


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In Buddy's Eyes - Barbara Cook - Follies

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In Buddys Eyes - Barbara Cook - Follies
  • In Buddy's Eyes - Barbara Cook - Follies - 05:21
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Losing My Mind - Barbara Cook - Follies
  • Losing My Mind - Barbara Cook - Follies - 04:22
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  • Barbara Cook - When You Wish Upon A Star - 03:52
  • 4.96 stars / 187
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Barbara Cook - Why Did I Choose You
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  • 4.89 stars / 76
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  • 4.8 stars / 41
  • 7681 Views
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  • 5 stars / 33
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Barbara Cook - Its Not Where You Start
  • Barbara Cook - It's Not Where You Start - 03:05
  • 4.93 stars / 116
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Barbara Cook - Come Rain Or Come Shine
  • Barbara Cook - Come Rain Or Come Shine - 03:10
  • 4.8 stars / 61
  • 16453 Views
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Barbara Cook - I See Your Face - Change Partners
  • Barbara Cook - I See Your Face - Change Partners - 04:40
  • 5 stars / 25
  • 5714 Views
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Barbara Cook - Can You Read My Mind
  • Barbara Cook - Can You Read My Mind - 03:13
  • 5 stars / 32
  • 10113 Views
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Barbara Cook - He Was Too Good - Losing My Mind
  • Barbara Cook - He Was Too Good - Losing My Mind - 06:24
  • 4.88 stars / 99
  • 24905 Views
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Barbara Cook - Vanilla ice cream
  • Barbara Cook - Vanilla ice cream - 03:00
  • 4.89 stars / 189
  • 69632 Views
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Barbara Cook - Its Better With A Band
  • Barbara Cook - It's Better With A Band - 04:17
  • 5 stars / 67
  • 14507 Views
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RARE Barbara Cook Stars
  • RARE Barbara Cook Stars - 07:19
  • 4.97 stars / 148
  • 29105 Views
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RARE Barbara Cook Better With a Band 1980 PBS
  • RARE Barbara Cook Better With a Band 1980 PBS - 06:07
  • 4.93 stars / 58
  • 11076 Views
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Seth Rudetsky deconstructs QUIET with Barbra Cook from CANDIDE
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  • 5 stars / 36
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