2 Sopranos / 1 man - and how he changed their lives. Barbara Cook’s career was resurrected through a relationship with Wally Harper, who introduced her to the world of cabaret, opening an amazing second act in what had been a luminous career as an actress and vocalist. A Broadway legend, Ms. Cook found her musical equal in Harper, and he his muse in her.
THEN in 1980, a chance introduction to Barbara’s album IT’S BETTER WITH A BAND started a starry-eyed Oklahoma native on the way to a career in cabaret. In I CAN COOK, KT Sullivan pays tribute to both Barbara and Wally, and the amazing journey that began when they met.
Featuring SING A SONG WITH ME and IT’S BETTER WITH A BAND (both written by Harper) and classics arranged by Wally for Barbara such as DANCING IN THE DARK, WAIT TILL YOU SEE HIM, SWEET GEORGIA BROWN, I LOVE A PIANO, COME IN FROM THE RAIN, IF LOVE WERE ALL, and, of course, I CAN COOK.
As Will Friedwald wrote, “Sullivan is one of few appearing in cabaret rooms who can safely be described as a KILLER soprano”.
Eric Michael Gillett, Director
Jon Weber, Musical Director