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Glory Crampton, distinguished Broadway soprano, will perform at legendary nightclub Feinstein's at Loews Regency, 540 Park Avenue at East 61st Street, New York, New York, 212-339-4095 (http://feinsteinsattheregency.com/ ), Monday, August 22, 2011, 8:30 PM. Ms. Crampton recently released her first, solo CD UNUSUAL WAY (Jay Records, December 2010, 605288141829, $17), www.glorycrampton.com/UnusualWayCD (site includes select song, photograph and video links), a compilation of classic Broadway hits as well as contemporary songs, recorded with The National Symphony Orchestra (London) at Abbey Road Studios, England. Crampton's August 2011 appearance at Feinstein's marks her official, CD-release cabaret performance. The special evening will feature UNUSUAL WAY song highlights and also stories of Ms. Crampton's experience recording the CD with The National Symphony at Abbey Road as well as personal anecdotes regarding the composers represented on UNUSUAL WAY.
Declared an "invaluable New York institution" by the press, "Feinstein's at Loews Regency is the perfect place to hear the greatest and most exciting interpreters of American popular song," says owner Michael Feinstein.
A veteran of over thirty productions, Ms. Crampton created the role of "Christine" in the highly acclaimed Phantom (a musical based on the "Phantom of the Opera" legend), written by Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit, who created the Broadway musicals Titanic and the recent musical film, Nine. Phantom premiered at Houston, Texas' Theatre under the Stars in 1991 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantom_%28musical%29 ). Crampton is featured on the original cast recording of Phantom, which is one of the highest-selling musical recordings in the United States. In reviewing the show, the New York Times said, "Glory Crampton has a glittering, silvery soprano...an angel's voice exquisite in every detail."
That voice stood her in good stead when Crampton was handpicked by opera great Jose Carreras (of the "Three Tenors") to duet with him in sold-out concert performances of selections from West Side Story at Radio City Music Hall with The Orchestra of St. Luke's. Her talents again took her to the top when Ms. Crampton was selected by Robert Goulet to co-star opposite him in the national tour and New York City production of the long-running audience favorite The Fantasticks. A critics' darling, Ms. Crampton has starred in productions, including My Fair Lady (with Charles Shaunessey), Camelot (with George S. Irving/Brent Barrett) and Carousel (with Eddie Bracken). Recently Ms. Crampton starred in Guys and Dolls (with Tony award-winner, Christian Hoff, and television's Richard Kind) as well as in Hello, Dolly! (with Leslie Uggams, supervised by composer Jerry Herman). She has performed in numerous concerts including a recent personal appearance singing for The Royal Crown Prince of Luxembourg, and the United States Ambassador to Luxembourg as well as making several appearances for world renowned dignitaries at the United Nations in New York City. In December 2009 and July 2011, Ms. Crampton was the guest artist at legendary composer Irving Berlin's home in Manhattan, singing his globally celebrated music for his family and friends.
Recordings include, Solo recording-UNUSUAL WAY with The National Symphony Orchestra, England (Jay Records); All the Love I Have-Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber -National Symphony Orchestra (Jay Records); Broadway Inspirations (Fynsworth Alley); The Musicality of Jerome Kern-National Symphony Orchestra (Jay Records); Celebrate Broadway (RCA); Phantom (RCA); Unsung Irving Berlin, Unsung Musicals (1, 2 & 3); The Music of Peter Pan; and A Broadway Christmas (Varese Saraband).
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