Broadway star Liz Callaway visits St. Matthew’s
"Ms. Lupone has been dethroned. This is the best version of this song I have ever heard. It is simply magnificent."
"This is the most beautiful thing I have ever heard."
Those are among the coments on Liz Callaway's Carnegie Hall performance of the song Meadowlark, posted on YouTube, which has received more than 95,000 views.
The New York Times has described her voice as "bright sunshine on a clear spring morning."
From her roles on the Broadway stage to animated film classics, Liz Callaway is a familiar voice to all ages.
She returns to Wilton in concert Sunday, Dec. 2, at St. Matthew's Church as part of Arts at St. Matthew's. She will be joined by singer Joshua Henry.
Ms. Callaway's first performance in Wilton was in 2003, when she appeared with Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz. Since then she has gone on to leave her mark not only on the stage but also in film and on television. She is also well known as a cabaret performer.
Since making her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along, Ms. Callaway received a Tony nomination for her performance in Baby and for five years won acclaim as Grizabella, the "glamour cat" in the mega-hit Cats. She has also starred in the original casts of Miss Saigon, The Three Musketeers, and The Look of Love.
The younger set will be familiar with Ms. Callaway's voice from her work on several animated movies. She is the singing voice of Anastasia in the film of the same name, and Princess Jasmine in Aladdin and the King of Thieves and The Return of Jafar. She is also the singing voice of the title character in The Swan Princess, and has worked on Lion King 2: Simba's Pride, Beauty and the Beast, and The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars.
The 28-year-old Josh Henry recently starred as Jake in the Tony award-winning revival of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess on Broadway, and he is currently performing in Bring It On.
His performance as Haywood Patterson in the musical The Scottsboro Boys earned him a 2011 Tony Award nomination for "best performance by a leading actor in a musical."
Other Broadway shows include the Green Day musical American Idiot and In the Heights. He also appeared in the film Sex and the City.
Sunday's concert at St. Matthew's begins at 4 p.m. Tickets are $40/patron, $20/regular, $10/student.
Tickets may be purchased online at stmatthewswilton.org or by calling the church office at 203-762-7400.