Sondheim on Sondheim
Featured soloist on classic Sondheim songs such as “Send in the Clowns” and “In Buddy’s Eyes,” plus duets of “You Could Drive a Person Crazy,” “Not a Day Goes By” and more.
A legendary Broadway leading lady, Cook created the roles of Marian in The Music Man and Amalia in She Loves Me, among others. In the past two decades, she has been an in-demand concert artist specializing in theater songs.
Other Honors for This Role
—Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Musical
—Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance Award
1958: Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, The Music Man
2002: Tony Award nomination for Special Theatrical Event, Barbara Cook in Mostly Sondheim
In a sold-out 2006 solo concert at the Metropolitan Opera Company, a year before her 80th birthday, Cook became the first female pop singer in history to be presented by the Met.
“A lot of people will come [to Sondheim on Sondheim] expecting just a string of songs. But this one is different because of Stephen’s participation. I think [audiences] will leave feeling that they know Stephen a bit better, and that’s a good thing because he’s a fascinating man. It’s wonderful to be in the trenches with a company again, rather than just [performing] on my own.” —Cook in interviews with Broadway.com, 4/10