Sunday, September 16, 2007

Bucks County Cabaret year later

One year ago, Hugh Panaro charmed the audience at a benefit for amFAR held at Carousel Farm just outside New Hope, Pennsylvania

The concert was one of his first post-Lestat performances. It included such songs as "At Long Last Love," "Right Before My Eyes, "Someone To Watch Over Me," "What It Happens To You" (from The Red Shoes), "Never, NeverLand," a devilishly funny "Sara Lee," a haunting "Music of the Night," and finishing with "Being Alive" as a preview of his then new role as Bobby in Company.

Accompanied by Phil Reno on the piano, Hugh showed off the natural charm that makes him such a wonderful concert artist.

Click here for more videos from the performance.

Click here for photos.

Following the show, Hugh was surprised with a special gift from friends...a memory quilt. Planned and assembled by Shirley, the quilt was a tribute to Hugh as performer and as a person.

Click here for more quilt photos.

None of us who were present that evening will forget it any time soon!


Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Tonight, Tonight

"A Place For Us," the album celebrating the 50th anniversary of West Side Story is now available in stores. The album features a new recording of "Tonight" with Kristin Chenoweth and Hugh.

"Tonight" is also available on iTunes. However, it is listed only under Kristin's name. The direct link to it has been posted on the main page and Recordings page of

Keep an eye on the site - it seems we're going to have a little special surprise relating to this recording at some point in the near future.

Also, the original cast recording of Side Show, featuring Alice Ripley, Emily Skinner, Jeff McCarthy, Hugh Panaro, and Norm Lewis, is now available on iTunes and I've made that link available on the site, too.