A leading star of the Broadway stage during the 50’s and 60’s, Tony and Grammy® award-winner Barbara Cook’s silvery soprano voice and warm presence have delighted audiences around the world for over 50 years. Recipient of a 2011 Kennedy Center Honors, she received rave reviews and a Tony award nomination for her performance in Sondheim on Sondheim, which marked her return to Broadway after a 23 year absence. Ms. Cook most recently celebrated her 85th birthday with her seventh solo concert at Carnegie Hall and the release of her newest CD, “Loverman”. Other notable recent appearances include three sold-out concerts with the New York Philharmonic, a series of critically acclaimed new shows at New York’s Feinstein’s at the Regency and a historic solo concert debut at the Metropolitan Opera House.
Her many credits include the creation of three classic roles in the American musical theatre: Cunegonde in Leonard Bernstein’s Candide, Marian in Meredith Willson’s The Music Man and Amalia in Bock and Harnick’s She Loves Me. In 1975 she made her Carnegie Hall debut and embarked on a second career as a concert and recording artist performing to critical acclaim in major concert halls and cabarets throughout the United States and abroad.