Tony Nominated MELISSA ERRICO’S NEW ALBUM “SONDHEIM SUBLIME” RELEASED BY GHOSTLIGHT DELUXE
GHOSTLIGHT DELUXE, an imprint of Ghostlight Records, has announced that Sondheim Sublime — the new album from Tony Award-nominated singer and actress MELISSA ERRICO — has been released in physical, digital and streaming formats today, Friday, November 2. Sondheim Sublime is produced by Rob Mathes (Sting) with Kurt Deutsch serving as executive producer. The album is available at http://smarturl.it/errico-sondheim.
A special “Inside the Album” video featuring interviews, exclusive studio and performances footage is available HERE.
Errico shows us a side of Stephen Sondheim’s music that no singer has explored so completely before. It’s not the satiric or slyly disillusioned Sondheim – it’s the soulful Sondheim, the heartfelt, hungering Sondheim, author of songs of aching love and slowly dawning wisdom, the exalted, and reflective Sondheim: Sondheim Sublime. Accompanied by pianist Tedd Firth, Errico sings in a tone by turns hushed, electric and ecstatic, giving us a new understanding of the emotional intensity that has always equaled Sondheim’s virtuosic verbal magic. Renowned photographer Brigitte Lacombe photographed Melissa for the album cover art.
It’s a program of songs of love and life lessons, including a perfectly protective mother’s version of “Not While I’m Around” – while still having time for a provocative “Sooner or Later.” An album to place alongside her earlier Legrand Affair and Lullabies and Wildflowers as part of a uniquely lyrical and romantic library, Sondheim Sublime is an Errico album meant for the three-o-clocks in the mornings of the soul, when love is lost and wisdoms sought from one wise friend.
And after two sold-out engagements in NYC and sold-out engagements in Washington, DC and London, Melissa Errico will return to Feinstein’s/54 Below for two more shows on November 2 and 3 at 7:00 PM with her acclaimed Sondheim concert to celebrate the release of the album. Tickets are $40-$80 & can be purchased at www.54Below.com or by phone at 646-476-3551. Errico’s history with Sondheim began when he selected her to star as Dot in Sunday In The Park With George at The Kennedy Center. She has since gone on to perform many tribute concerts for Sondheim at such venues as Lincoln Center, Symphony Space and The Natural History Museum. Errico was honored to co- star as Clara in Passion at Classic Stage Company and in the 2016 New York City Center Encores! season, Melissa tackled one of Sondheim’s most controversial heroines as Leona in Do I Hear A Waltz?
Melissa is best known for her starring roles on Broadway in the musicals My Fair Lady, Anna Karenina, High Society, Dracula, White Christmas and Amour which won her a Tony nomination for “Best Actress” and began a longtime association with its composer Michel Legrand. She has also been a recording artist and concert singer, releasing several solo albums and working with some of the world’s best symphonies and in jazz and cabaret spaces. More recently, she has been establishing a reputation as a writer, publishing essays in The New York Times and beyond. Television roles include the series “Central Park West” by Darren Star, recurring roles on Steven Soderbergh’s “The Knick” and Showtime’s “Billions.” Melissa has also recently finished shooting a role in The Magnificent Meyersons, an Eric Oppenheimer film with Kate Mulgrew.
MELISSA ERRICO “SONDHEIM SUBLIME” TRACK LISTING
- Sooner or Later
2. Loving You
3. I Remember
4. No More
5. The Miller’s Son
6. Losing My Mind
7. Send in the Clowns
8. Not While I’m Around
9. Not a Day Goes By
10. Marry Me a Little
11. Children Will Listen
12. Isn’t He Something!
13. Move On
14. Goodbye for Now
15. With so Little to Be Sure Of
16. Children and Art
GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has become the leading independent force in Original Broadway Cast Recordings – building a library of over 200 records over the past 18 years, featuring some of the most successful Broadway musicals and solo albums by Broadway’s brightest stars. Founded by Grammy Award winner Kurt Deutsch, Ghostlight has won Grammy Awards for The Book of Mormon, In the Heights and Beautiful – The Carole King Musical. Recent notable cast recordings include the 2018 Tony winner for Best Musical, The Band’s Visit, and the blockbuster viral sensation Be More Chill. Ghostlight has also released solo albums from Patti LuPone, Kelli O’Hara, Sutton Foster, Billy Porter, and more. The label continues to support the new generation of musical theatre composers and has developed extensive relationships with Jason Robert Brown, Michael John LaChiusa, and David Yazbek, as well as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Pasek & Paul, Tom Kitt, Joe Iconis, and Shaina Taub. Ghostlight Records is part of the Arts Music division at Warner Music Group.