BWW TV Exclusive: Melissa Errico Talks 'Legrand Affair'
Early raves have preceded today's October 18th release of Melissa Errico's 'Legrand Affair'. Legrand Affair, the new album from Broadway and cabaret headliner Melissa Errico, is, indeed, a grand affair, involving a 100-piece orchestra, 15 Michel Legrand compositions old and new, master producer Phil Ramone and several trans-Atlantic recording sessions. The story of its creation is as epic as the album itself, spanning six years, a half-dozen world capitals and the birth of three children.
The album was Co-Produced by Richard Jay-Alexander, Errico's concert director, close collaborator and longtime friend (responsible for casting Errico as Cosette in the first national touring company of Les Miserables, when she was an 18 year-old freshman at Yale.)
'Legrand Affair' marks Errico's third solo release, following 'Blue Like That' (EMI) and 'Lullabies and Wildflowers' (VMG/Universal). Additionally, it is her third collaboration with Ghostlight Records. She appeared on the label's 'Finian's Rainbow' recording, as well as on their Broadway cast album of Michel Legrand's 'Amour'. Ghostlight will also reissue 'Lullabies and Wildflowers'. Melissa Errico is one of the most versatile women to have come out of this Broadway's young generation, proving herself both a great interpreter of classic musicals and modern music alike, as well as a gifted recording artist and film/television presence. She has starred in seven Broadway musicals and released two major solo cds: Blue Like That (EMI) and Lullabies and Wildflowers (VMG/Universal). To purchase the new album, click here.