As the Broadway musical Memphis heads off to the Tony Awards with eight nominations including Best Musical, we bring you our final music video from the show, spotlighting the show’s unofficial anthem, “Memphis Lives in Me.”
Sung by Tony nominee Chad Kimball, the song is the show’s 11 o’clock number, and is a tribute to the city where his character, Huey Calhoun, was born and will one day die. “Memphis Lives in Me” was recently awarded the 2010 Broadway.com Audience Award for Favorite New Broadway Song.
Set in the turbulent south in the 1950s, Memphis is the story of Calhoun, a white radio DJ whose love of good music transcends racial lines and airwaves. Thanks in part to his passionate persistence, "race" music reaches the center of the radio dial, quickly exploding throughout mainstream America. But when Huey falls for Felicia Farrell (Montego Glover), a beautiful black singer he has set on the path to stardom, their relationship—and the attitude of record buyers in Memphis and beyond—is put to the test.
Memphis features a score with music by David Bryan of Bon Jovi and lyrics by Joe DiPietro. The original cast recording is now available on Rhino Records.
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