Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend”, “The Nearness of You”, and “As Time Goes By” are American Songbook Classics but do you know who wrote the lyrics to those tunes? Sheldon Harnick hosted the 92Y Lyrics & Lyricists “Songbook Classics By Unsung Lyricists” last night and the audience was reminded (or discovered) the wordsmiths who gave those great melodies meaning.
The evening was the latest Rob Fisher (An American in Paris) and Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof) collaboration for L&L. The Broadway talents who brought the words to life were Aaron C. Finley (Kinky Boots) Judy Kuhn (Fun Home), Elizabeth Stanley (On the Town) and Sal Viviano (The Full Monty). The 92Y’s 5 piece “symphony orchestra” under the direction of Rob Fisher tastefully let those great lyrics be heard by the enthusiastic 92Y patrons. Deborah Grace Winer is Lyrics & Lyricists series artistic director.
(For another article by Stephen & complete photos of this event go to BroadwayWorld.com)
(For complete photos of this event go to BroadwayWorld.com)