Ann Hampton Callaway
One of the leading champions of the great American Songbook, Ann has made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer. She won the Theater World Award and received a Tony nomination for her starring role in the Broadway musical "Swing!" Ann made her Hollywood screen debut in Robert DeNiro's "The Good Shepherd" and was featured in the soundtrack of Queen Latifah's "Last Holiday". She has written over 250 songs, including Platinum Award winning hits for Barbra Streisand and the theme for the hit TV series "The Nanny".
She performs the critically acclaimed acts "Sibling Revelry" and "Boom!" with Broadway star and sister Liz Callaway. Recently, Ann has taken the symphony world by storm with her tribute to her legendary mentor in "The Streisand Songbook", which she premiered with The Boston Pops and has performed with over 70 symphonies. Her 2014 CD, From Sassy to Divine: The Sarah Vaughan Project, was released to rave reviews and went a long way in establishing Ann as one of the premier jazz voices in the world. Mixed by Grammy Award winning engineer Todd Whitelock, it is Callaway's first live solo CD, recorded at the height of her vocal and interpretive powers.
Downbeat gave her latest CD, The Hope Of Christmas, four stars and said, "A glorious gift of new music comes from Ann Hampton Callaway, a Tony-nominated Broadway and cabaret singer-songwriter with a genuine feel for jazz. Using impeccable phrasing, she infuses the music of The Hope Of Christmas with a refined jollity."