Friday, January 10, 2014
First New York Moment of 2014
So I go to musical director Alex Rybeck's apartment to run through my songs for the Jerry Herman cabaret evening and I'm sitting on the couch next to Jerry Lanning who created the role of Older Patrick in the original cast of MAME on Broadway. And he tells the most hilarious story about being cast in the role opposite Angela Lansbury and then sings "My Best Girl" sounding exactly the way he did 48 years ago. I was crying so hard I thought I'd flood the place.
Jerry will be telling the story and singing the song at the Laurie Beechman on Jan 18th if you're in town.