Broadway Cares: Home for the Holidays

Broadway Cares: Home for the Holidays



Broadway Cares: Home for the Holidays puts its best face forward right away with the lighthearted and slightly naughty first track, "Baby Its Cold Outside," performed by Alan Cumming and Liza Minnelli. The pairing is magical and sets a great tone for this benefit album for the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS organization, which helps entertainment professionals afflicted with AIDS. The rest of the album may not be as lighthearted as the leading track, but the stellar cast of performers -- which includes Audra McDonald, Lea Delaria, Billy Porter, Patrick Wilson, Victor Garber, Jane Krakowski, and Ann Hampton Callaway, among others -- ensures that the versions of Christmas classics presented here will be something special. And it is. Great performances of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "O Holy Night," and "I'll Be Home for Christmas" are just a few of the many highlights. The orchestration ranges from light pop to full musical theater strurm und drang, but never goes too far over the top. Included is a booklet with a message from each of the performers.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/02/2002
Label: Centaur
UPC: 0650773004721
catalogNumber: 47

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Liza Minnelli   Track Performer
Sam Harris   Track Performer
Ann Hampton Callaway   Track Performer
Victor Garber   Track Performer
Lea DeLaria   Track Performer
Everett Bradley   Track Performer
Sammy Davis   Conductor
Graham Hawthorne   Drums
Mike Lorello   Keyboards
Mike Morris   Conductor
Kenji Nakamura   Bass
Dan Purcell   Percussion,Drums
Daphne Rubin-Vega   Track Performer
Bernd Schoenhart   Guitar
Marc Shaiman   Piano
Lillias White   Track Performer
Liz Callaway   Track Performer
Dorothy Lawson   Cello
Davis Gaines   Track Performer
Wayne Pedzwater   Bass
Dominick Fiore   Double Bass
Barbara Merjan   Drums
Gary Beach   Track Performer
Christine Ebersole   Track Performer
Jane Krakowski   Track Performer
Kerry Meads   Drums
Anthony Rapp   Track Performer
Audra McDonald   Track Performer
Adam Pascal   Track Performer
Ralph Farris   Violin
Roger Bart   Track Performer
Mary Ann McSweeney   Bass
Jason Robert Brown   Piano
Georgia Stitt   Piano
Alan Cumming   Track Performer
Whitney Ashe   Piano
Stacy Francis   Background Vocals
Patrick Wilson   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Adolphe Adam   Composer
Leroy Anderson   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
José Feliciano   Composer
Billy Joel   Composer
Vince Guaraldi   Composer
Mel Tormé   Composer
Buck Ram   Composer
Franz Gruber   Composer
Sammy Davis   Arranger
Ray Evans   Composer
Kim Gannon   Composer
Jeremy Harris   Engineer
Walter Kent   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Mike Lorello   Programming,Pro-Tools
Hugh Martin   Composer
Tony Moran   Producer,Executive Producer
Mike Morris   Arranger,Orchestration,rhythm arrangement
Marc Shaiman   Arranger,Producer
Robert Wells   Composer
Nick Vidar   Engineer
Billy Porter   Arranger,Producer
Ralph Blane   Composer
Lee Mendelson   Composer
Tony Van Hoorn   Engineer
Warren Rigg   Programming,Producer,Pro-Tools
John Sullivan Dwight   Composer
Jeff Damo   Engineer
Serge Tsai   Engineer
Jason Robert Brown   Arranger
Nick de Biase   Producer,Executive Producer
Georgia Stitt   Arranger
Dave DePalo   Engineer
Victor Mancusi   Engineer,Pro-Tools
Whitney Ashe   Arranger
Jeff Steinberg   Arranger,Orchestration
J. Javits   Composer

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Broadway Cares: Home for the Holidays 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow....simply amazing if I do say so myself. Daphne Rubin Vega gives an electrifying take on Feliz Navidad. While the Alan Cumming/Liza Minnelli duet came off to be slightly disturbing, the comical duo of Roger Bart and Gary Beach shine. I don't quite understand why New York State of Mind was included on this cd, but I like the style with which it is delivered. The best performance of this whole cd comes from Patrick Wilson who gives the ultimate broaday rendition of We Need A Little Christmas.