Tony-nominated Callaway sisters to sing at Fairfield University's Quick Center

Tony-nominated Callaway sisters to sing at Fairfield University's Quick Center

Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway offer up soaring songs and some good-natured sparring in "Sibling Revelry," an award-winning musical show coming to Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts on Saturday, March 4, at 8 p.m.

The Tony Award-nominated sisters dazzle in duets and solos in a wide range of styles from musical theater to jazz and pop in this lively cabaret show.

"The Callaway sisters encapsulate everything that cabaret should be and rarely is," said Don Heckerman of the Los Angeles Times.

Ann Hampton Callaway has been entertaining audiences as a singer and pianist as well as a songwriter and actress. Highly regarded for her performance in the hit Broadway musical "Swing!" and for her witty writing and singing of the theme to the hit TV show, "The Nanny," she counts among her fans Barbra Streisand, Clive Davis, Carly Simon and Wynton Marsalis.

The multi-platinum, award-winning songwriter has revealed a new romantic pop-inspired side in her latest collection, "Slow." The album includes two collaborations with pop icon Carole King, including a moving cover of King's hit "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?"

In addition to her own pop songs, Callaway is known for her sterling interpretations of Rodgers, Arlen and Ellington. Through the years, many music legends have recorded her songs, including "I've Dreamed of You," which Streisand recorded and sang to her husband James Brolin at their wedding.

Since coming to New York, Ann has appeared on more than 40 albums as a soloist or guest artist. One of the leading interpreters of the Great American Songbook, she was the first person granted permission by Cole Porter's estate to write music for a previously unrecorded Porter lyric, "I Gaze In Your Eyes." In 2000, she garnered a Tony Award nomination for "Best Featured Actress in a Musical" for "Swing!" and recently made her screen debut in the independent film "Sky King."

The Chicago Tribune called Ann Hampton Callaway "the best equipped jazz vocalist swinging today," while the New York Times declared "no contemporary singer matches Ms. Callaway."

Unless, of course, it's Callaway's sister, Liz, one of the top studio singers and actresses performing on Broadway. Having received a Tony nomination for her role in "Baby," Liz Callaway has appeared in "Merrily We Roll Along," "The Three Musketeers," "Miss Saigon," and "Cats," in which she played the central role of Grizabella for five years.

She has starred in several Off-Broadway musicals and revues, as well as the internationally acclaimed "Sibling Revelry." Her screen credits include the voice of Anastasia in the animated feature film of the same name.

Liz Callaway can be heard on more than 30 albums, including three solo outings and a duet album with her sister. She has appeared in concert with the Iceland Symphony, the Illinois Philharmonic and the Boston Pops, and has lent her voice to several films such as "The Swan Princess," "Pocahontas" and "Beauty and the Beast."

She won an Emmy Award for her work as host of "Ready to Go," a Boston children's television show, and she earned Drama Desk and Drama League nominations for her Off-Broadway work in "The Spitfire Grill."

Tickets are $40, $35 and $25. For tickets, call the Quick Center box office at (203) 254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396. For more information, visit

Posted On: 01-31-2006 10:01 AM

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