STAGE TUBE: MEMPHIS Tour's Morrison & Gurr Record 'Santa Baby' on the Road
While on the road, Memphis cast members Jill Morrison and Christopher Gurr recorded the classic favorite Christmas song, "Santa Baby," with Jill singing lead vocals and Christopher playing ukelele and adding backup vocals. This video includes footage from Memphis, Christmas pictures, and more set to this new song.
Click below to watch the video and hear this new recording of a timeless song!
Jill made her Broadway debut in the 2010 Tony Award winning Best Musical, MEMPHIS
She is currently performing on the First National Tour of MEMPHIS, which opened on October 16, 2011 at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN. On November 25, Jill taught Jazz/Musical Theatre technique and choreography from MEMPHIS in a Broadway master class on November 25 at Mission Viejo Dance & Performing Arts. Besides being in Broadway shows, Jill is also the lead singer for the tribute/cover band, Different Drum, and while on the road with Memphis, she has recorded nine other songs. All of her songs are on www.SoundCloud.com. To find out more about this incredibly multi-talented performer, visit www.JillMorrison.com.
Currently on a national tour, MEMPHIS takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated '50s, where a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun (Adam Pascal) fell in love with everything he shouldn't: rock and roll and an electrifying black singer (Montego Glover). MEMPHIS is an original story about the cultural revolution that erupted when his vision met her voice, and the music changed forever.
Critically acclaimed MEMPHIS won four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Original Score (David Bryan and Joe DiPietro), Best Book (Joe DiPietro), and Best Orchestrations (David Bryan and Daryl Waters). It also won four Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Performance by an Actress (Montego Glover), Outstanding Music (David Bryan) and Outstanding Orchestration (David Bryan and Daryl Waters). Lastly, MEMPHIS has also won four Outer Critic Circle Awards including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Score (David Bryan & Joe DiPietro), Outstanding Actress (Montego Glover) and Outstanding Choreography (Sergio Trujillo).
MEMPHIS features a Tony-winning score with music by Bon Jovi's founding member/keyboardist David Bryan and lyrics by Bryan and Tony-winner Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change), who also pens the musical's book. MEMPHIS is based on a concept by the late George W. George (producer of the Tony nominated Bedroom Farce and the film My Dinner With Andre), with direction by Tony nominee Christopher Ashley (Xanadu) and choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys).
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