Paving the way for Broadway singers with her dynamite voice, Ann Hampton Callaway is one of the leading champions of the great American Songbook. Having made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer, Callaway is a multi-talented bombshell who does not disappoint! Born a natural entertainer, her unique singing style blends jazz and traditional pop, making her a mainstay in concert halls, theaters and jazz clubs as well as in the recording studio, on television, and in film. She is best known for her Tony-nominated performance in the hit Broadway musical Swing! and for writing and singing the theme song to the hit TV series The Nanny. Callaway is a Platinum Award winning writer whose songs are featured on seven of Barbra Streisand’s recent CD’s. As the only composer to have collaborated with Cole Porter, she has also written songs with Carole King, Rolf Lovland and Barbara Carroll to name a few.
She is one of America’s most gifted improvisers, taking words and phrases from her audiences and creating songs on the spot, whether alone at a piano or with a symphony orchestra Callaway’s performances showcase her warmth, spontaneous wit and passionate delivery of standards, jazz classics and originals.
The Huntington Summer Arts Festival is absolutely ecstatic to kick off our concert season, as we welcome Ann Hampton Callaway to the Chapin Rainbow Stage in Heckscher Park, Huntington on Saturday, June 25th at 8:30 P.M.
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