An Enchanted Evening: The Music Of Broadway

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  • “Great appeal…Romantic sentiment and lovely piano work. All the setting that’s needed in this highly attractive album”

    — Irv Lichtman, Billboard Magazine, 5/9/98
  • “Two cabaret singers of distinction, Joanne O’Brien and Lee Lessack, get together for an album of songs spanning more than 60 years of Broadway musicals. Songs that have been selected run the gamut from those grand standing room only ones such as South Pacific and The King and I by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein which dominated the musical stage, to more recent efforts especially by the prolific and successful Andrew Lloyd Webber. The album’s coda is a 15 minute orgy of songs from six of his musicals. There is a nice balance between duets and singles. The two get together on songs such as “Some Enchanted Evening”, the magnificent “Tonight” and, of course, “Just in Love”. Lessack and O’Brien are accomplished tried and true cabaret singers. Thus, they have a feel for the dramatic and a fine sense for the lyrics, giving meaning to each word, which is critical when performing songs from a musical, a stage play done to music. With her operatically trained, powerful voice, it would have been easy for O’Brien to overwhelm the music…and Lessack. But she sings with appropriate restraint allowing the listener to appreciate both the story of each lyric and the way she expresses it. O’Brien also can swing and scat as she demonstrates on “Nice work if You Can Get It”. Lessack is not only an active cabaret singer, but also is the force behind the LML label. The sole accompaniment is the piano of John Boswell who meritoriously carries out his duties. This is a fine album of those celebrated songs that are the staples of Broadway musical blockbusters.”

    — Dave Nathan – AMG EXPERT REVIEW

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Audiences have long enjoyed a wide range of musical stylings from Joanne O’Brien. With a degree in opera from The University of The Arts in Philadelphia she appears regularly in concert singing pop and classical from Los Angeles to New…With his graceful lyric baritone vocals and a sophisticated yet endearing persona, Lee Lessack has toured extensively in the United States and Europe to sold-out performances and has released five recordings. His most ambitious recording to date, “In Good Company,”…