Musical Tribute to Dick Gallagher on April 26 Features Cabaret and Broadway Stars

SONGBOOK April 2005

- A Memorial Tribute -
- To a Great Composer, Lyricist, and FRIEND –

WHERE: The Donnell Library Theater – 20 West 53rd Street
WHEN: Tuesday, April 26, 2005 – 6PM

Seating is on a first come-first serve basis

*** This special Memorial Concert will include many of the late Dick Gallagher’s award-winning songs sung by some of Broadway and Cabaret’s finest performers!

Charles Busch, Karen Mason, Phillip Officer, Laura Kenyon, David Staller, Eric Michael Gillett, Teri Lynn Paul, Rock Albers, Peppy Greene, Betsy Craig, John Eagen, Bobby Peaco, Phillip Fortenberry, Jay Rogers, Patrick DeGennaro, Rick Jensen, and Peter Yawitz

Lina Koutrakos and Mark Waldrop

Produced by John Znidarsic

Dick accompanied and conducted for many of New York's most prominent vocalists, for which he received an unprecedented ten MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) Awards for Outstanding Musical Direction. As a songwriter, his credits include music and lyrics for the Off-Broadway musicals "Have I Got a Girl for You" -- The Frankenstein Musical; "Whatnot," for which he won the 1990 Richard Rodgers Award; several songs in the long running "That's Life"; and the title song for Charles Busch's "You Should Be So Lucky." Dick wrote most of the music included in Howard Crabtree's "Whoop-dee-Doo," winner of the 1994 Drama Desk Award for Best Musical, and with lyricist Mark Waldrop wrote all the music for Howard Crabtree's "When Pigs Fly," which won the 1997 Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards and an OBIE Dick also had a second career as a pop songwriter, collaborating most notably with his friend, the singer Lina Koutrakos.

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