Saturday, January 2, 2016

Remembering Gilbert Price Today

Last year, I discovered baritone singer Gilbert Price when I learned that Feeling Good originated in musical theater. According to his obituary in the New York Times, Gilbert Price received attention for his Broadway debut in The Roar of the Greasepaint -- the Smell of the Crowd at age 22. Unfortunately, he passed away at the young age of 48 in 1991. 

In the 1970s, after his Broadway debut, he went on the perform in four more Broadway productions and was Tony nominated for all of them. 

Lost in the Stars - Revival - 4/18/1972 - 5/21/1972
The Night That Made America Famous - 2/26/1975 - 4/06/1975
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue - 5/04/1976 - 5/08/1976
Timbuktu! - 3/01/1978 - 9/10/1978

I did not have much luck finding online recordings of his work during these Broadway productions. But I had the pleasure of listening to his rendition of I've Gotta Be Me and Old Man River...

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