Friday, April 7, 2023 . 8PM
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ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY
Tony nominee 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. Voted recently by Broadwayworld.com as “Performer of the Year” Ann is a born 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 albums. 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.
Callaway performing with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops:
Callaway’s live performances showcase her warmth, spontaneous wit, and passionate delivery of standards, jazz classics and originals. 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. Ann has been a special guest performer with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall and Tanglewood, and is featured at many of the Carnegie Hall tributes. She has sung with more than thirty of the world’s top orchestras and big bands, and has performed for President Clinton in Washington, D.C., and at President Gorbachev’s Youth Peace Summit in Moscow. Callaway performed with her sister, Broadway star Liz Callaway, in their award-winning show Sibling Revelry at London’s Donmar Warehouse. Their act “Boom!,” a critically acclaimed celebration of the baby boomer hits of the ’60s and ’70s, was recorded on PS Classics which debuted in the top 25 on Billboard Jazz. Ann was featured in the Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade telecast watched by 6 million people singing the Emmy Award-winning song “Yes, Virginia.” She took the symphony world by storm with her latest show “The Streisand Songbook” which she premiered with The Boston Pops and continues to tour with top orchestras across the country. Said Randall Fleischer after conducting the show with The San Francisco Symphony, “Ann’s tribute to Streisand is a glorious evening of great songs, brilliantly orchestrated and sung magnificently.” After performing the show at 54 Below, she garnered two Broadwayworld.com Awards and the 2013 MAC Award for Show of the Year.
Ann’s latest recordings have both met great critical acclaim – The Sarah Vaughan Project: Live at Dizzy’s in 2014 and The Hope of Christmas in 2015. She is featured on her sister Liz Callaway’s holiday EP Merry and Bright as well as Arbor’s Records album Johnny Mandel: the Man and His Music. Her recent solo albums At Last, Blues in the Night, Slow, and Signature have received rave reviews as well. She has recorded two popular holiday albums – Holiday Pops! With Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, and her solo album, This Christmas. Ann’s other recordings include Easy Living, To Ella with Love, After Ours, Bring Back Romance, Ann Hampton Callaway, and the award-winning live recording Sibling Revelry. Callaway has also been a guest performer on more than forty albums including Kenny Barron’s latest album The Traveler.
Ann’s dream of working in film, TV, and radio has been realized in several recent projects. She made her feature film debut opposite Angelina Jolie and Matt Damon in the Robert De Niro film “The Good Shepherd”, performing the standard “Come Rain or Come Shine”. She recorded “Isn’t It Romantic?” and “The Nearness of You” in Wayne Wong’s “Last Holiday”, starring Queen Latifah. Ann wrote songs for the upcoming movie musical “State of Affairs”, to be directed by Philip McKinley. And, as a part of her mission to keep the American Songbook thriving, she has produced and hosted two TV specials Called “Singer’s Spotlight With Ann Hampton Callaway” with guests Liza Minnelli and Christine Ebersole for WTTW National which dovetailed into her critically acclaimed radio series “This Is Cabaret” which debuted in 2016.
Ann devotes much of her time to philanthropic causes, both as a singer performing in numerous benefits and as a songwriter composing songs in times of need. In September 2005, Ann performed her original composition “Let the Saints Come Marching”, written to honor Hurricane Katrina victims, on a national TV broadcast on the Fox News Channel. Her song “Who Can See the Blue the Same Again?” was released earlier in 2005 as a single, paying tribute to the tsunami survivors and raising much-needed money for The Tsunami Fund of The PRASAD Project. In the aftermath of September 11th, Ann composed the stirring anthem, “I Believe in America”, which she performed on Larry King Live and released as a albums single. Just days after the tragedy, Ann heard an 8,000-year-old prayer from the Rig Veda and composed the world-renowned “Let Us Be United”. Ann recorded the song with Kenny Werner, The Siddha Yoga International Choir, and five-year-old Sonali Beaven, who sang in honor of her father who lost his life on Flight 93. Its proceeds continue to benefit Save the Children and The PRASAD Project.
Her new album, Jazz Goes To The Movies was released on Shanachie Entertainment and debuted at #12 on the Billboard Jazz Chart.
Ann’s father was Chicago’s legendary TV and radio journalist, John Callaway. Her mother, Shirley Callaway, was a superb singer, pianist, and one of New York’s most in-demand vocal coaches.
Ann lives by the creed best expressed in the Andre Gide quote: “Art is the collaboration between God and the artist and the less the artist does, the better.”
Other Accolades Include:
- Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical – Swing!
- Theatre World Award for “Outstanding Broadway Debut”
- Platinum award selling songwriter with seven Barbra Streisand cuts
- 2013 “The Streisand Songbook” won two Broadway World Awards and the MAC Award for Show of the Year
- 2014 Broadway World New York Cabaret Award for “Performer of the Year”
- 2016 Broadway World New York Cabaret Award “Best Jazz Vocalist”
- 2017 Broadway World New York Cabaret Award “Best Jazz Vocalist”
- 2017 Broadway World New York Cabaret Award “Best Tribute Show” for the Ella Century.
- She has received fifteen MAC Awards from the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs
Why is there a difference in price for available seats at The Music Room?
All seating at The Music Room is acquired with a first come, first served basis approach. The Music Room provides all patrons with a live musical experience above and beyond your average concert hall, and supporting this vision are the 4 tiers of available seats at The Music Room. With a nod to classic record sales certification, the 4 tiers are: Diamond, Double Platinum, Platinum, and Gold. Seats range in price based on several factors including artist availability and distance to the stage.
Do you have the same number of seats for each tier?
No. The Diamond tier of seats only has 12 seats available. These seats are 4 top rounds located right at the foot of the stage. You cannot get any closer to the artist than these 12 seats. These are considered premium seats and are usually purchased by the most ardent fans.
The Double Platinum sections features 4 top square tables and one special 2 top rectangle, and there are 14 seats available. Still very close to the stage, these seats provide an exceptional view and personal experience. Table no. 7 is a 2 top rectangle that sits just to the right of the stage and back approximately 6 feet. It is an extremely popular table.
The Platinum section of seats has a mixture of 4 top squares, two 3 high top rounds, and 9 drink rail seats that are bar height. The total number of seats in the Platinum section is 37. These are all excellent seats and reside in the main room. Depending on a viewer’s personal taste, a table, a high top, or a drink rail might be the right choice, but they are all fabulous and unobstructed.
Gold seating is available in the bar area and can be considered first come, first serve general admission. Most of the seats are unobstructed but depending how patrons sit at the bar or high tops, there might be a slight obstruction. Standing room is permitted in the Gold section. The sound is excellent and most Gold level tickets are purchased by patrons that want to be near the bar specifically or by patrons wanting to be further away from the stage by design. Please refer to our pictures to determine if this area is what you are looking for. There are 24 Gold seats available and or Standing Room.
*TICKET DISCLAIMER: The Music Room has a NO REFUND POLICY. In the event of a cancellation/reschedule, The Music Room will always honor the purchased ticket for the same seat and same artist at the original price. If a show is cancelled and not rebooked, ticket holder will be issued a credit towards any future show/event at The Music Room. Ticket holder assumes all risks, hazards, and dangers. Event subject to change. No ticket required for entry. Please bring I.D*