Photo Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway Brings BRIDGES to Birdland

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Acclaimed singer and songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway returned to Birdland Jazz Club this week, ending her run tonight, January 26, 2013, of a special new show, "Bridges" - inspired by the song by Brazilian composer Milton Nascimento. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos below!

The show featured songs such as "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off", "Chelsea Bridge", "How Do You Keep the Music Playing?", "No One Is Alone" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water." Her all-star trio featured Ted Rosenthal at the piano, Martin Wind on bass and Tim Horner on drums.

"Bridges" explores songs about how people connect and move beyond their differences, inhibitions and fears. "I am responding to the extraordinary polarization in our country at this time, says Callaway. "During the recent election, people became so hostile, forgetting about what they had in common and focusing only on their differences. Music has the power to heal and so I am offering a show that puts a new light on things for this new year, using the symbol of a bridge as a beautiful image to contemplate in all its forms."

Callaway was recently honored with two BroadwayWorld.com New York Cabaret Awards for Cabaret Show of the Year and Best Tribute Show for "The Streisand Songbook" at 54 Below.

Ann Hampton Callaway is one of the leading champions of the great American Songbook. Her gifts as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer have given her one of the most unique careers in music today. Born in Chicago to an illustrious musical family, Ann's heartfelt singing style blends jazz and traditional pop, making her a mainstay in concert halls, theaters and jazz clubs as well as in the recording studio, on television, and in film. Callaway won the Theater World Award and received a Tony nomination for her starring role in the Broadway musical "Swing!"

She gained international exposure for writing and singing the theme for Fran Drescher's hit TV series 'The Nanny". Ann made her Hollywood screen debut in Robert DeNiro's spy thriller "The Good Shepherd" singing "Come Rain Or Come Shine" and was featured in the soundtrack of Queen Latifah's "Last Holiday". She's written over 250 songs including the Platinum Award winning hits for Barbra Streisand "At the Same Time" and "I've Dreamed of You". She performs the critically acclaimed acts "Sibling Revelry" and "Boom!" with Broadway star and sister Liz Callaway. Ann has recorded 12 solo CD's including her latest celebrated Telarc release "At Last" and is a guest artist on over 40 CDs. Callaway also devotes herself to philanthropic work, writing and performing to benefit many cherished causes. For more information, see her website www.AnnHamptonCallaway.com.

Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway Brings BRIDGES to Birdland

Photo Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway Brings BRIDGES to Birdland
Birdland

Photo Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway Brings BRIDGES to Birdland
Ann Hampton Callaway

Photo Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway Brings BRIDGES to Birdland
Ted Rosenthal & Martin Wind

Photo Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway Brings BRIDGES to Birdland
Ann Hampton Callaway

Photo Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway Brings BRIDGES to Birdland
Ann Hampton Callaway

Photo Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway Brings BRIDGES to Birdland
Ann Hampton Callaway

Photo Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway Brings BRIDGES to Birdland
Alyce Claerbaut & Tammy McCann

Photo Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway Brings BRIDGES to Birdland
Tammy McCann

Photo Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway Brings BRIDGES to Birdland
Ann Hampton Callaway & William Blake

Photo Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway Brings BRIDGES to Birdland
Tammy McCann, Ann Hampton Callaway, Alyce Claerbaut

Photo Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway Brings BRIDGES to Birdland
Chuck Steffan, Ann Hampton Callaway, EDa Sorokoff, Jamie deRoy

Photo Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway Brings BRIDGES to Birdland
Gianni Valenti

Photo Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway Brings BRIDGES to Birdland

Photo Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway Brings BRIDGES to Birdland

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Stephen Sorokoff Stephen's life seems to have always revolved around a camera and a piano. He studied at Manhattan School of Music and performed in the "Borsht Belt" during college vacations, where in the true DIRTY DANCING tradition he met his wife Eda. Stephen was a Board Member of the First All Children's Theater and his wife, a classical pianist, is a Board Member of Barrington Stage Co. In between he made time to be CEO of a multi national machinery company and President of a domestic Textile Mfg. Co. In retirement, he now takes pictures of his 5 grandchildren and various other performers.