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Ann Hampton Callaway

 
Birth Place:
Chicago, IL, USA
Bio:
ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY is one America's most gifted and prolific artists. A leading champion of the great American Songbook, she's made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer. Voted by Broadwayworld.com as "Performer of the Year" and two ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA

Bio:
ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY is one America's most gifted and prolific artists. A leading champion of the great American Songbook, she's made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer. Voted by Broadwayworld.com as "Performer of the Year" and two ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1999
Performer

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1999]
Music Arranger

Writing

Lyricist

Photos

Billy Stritch, Ann Hampton Callaway, Jim Caruso Photo

Billy Stritch, Ann Hampton Callaway, Jim Caruso

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Date:
07/27/2022
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Ann Hampton Callaway

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06/11/2022
Ann Hampton Callaway Photo

Ann Hampton Callaway

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Date:
06/11/2022
Ann Hampton Callaway Photo

Ann Hampton Callaway

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Date:
06/11/2022
Ann Hampton Callaway Photo

Ann Hampton Callaway

From: 
Date:
06/11/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1999
Performer

Productions

Music Arranger

Writing
Lyricist

Ann Hampton Callaway Biography

ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY is one America's most gifted and prolific artists. A leading champion of the great American Songbook, she's made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer. Voted by Broadwayworld.com as "Performer of the Year" and two years in a row as "Best Jazz Vocalist," Ann is born entertainer. Her unique singing style that 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. She is best known for Tony-nominated performance in the hit Broadway musical "Swing!" and for writing and singing the theme song to the hit TV series "The Nanny." Callaway is a Platinum Award winning writer whose songs are featured on seven of Barbra Streisand's recent CD's. The only composer to have collaborated with Cole Porter, she has also written songs with Carole King, Rolf Lovland, Amanda McBroom and Shelby Lynn to name a few. Callaway has shared the stage with great artists from many genres- George Shearing, Dizzy Gillespie, Stevie Wonder, Dr. John, Liza Minnelli, Betty Buckley, Dianne Reeves, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Audra McDonald, Harvey Fierstein, Ramsey Lewis, Kurt Elling and Michael Feinstein.

Callaway's live performances showcase her warmth, spontaneous wit and passionate delivery of standards, jazz classics and originals. She is one of America's most gifted improvisers, taking words and phrases from her audiences and creating songs on the spot, whether alone at a piano or with a symphony orchestra. Ann has been a special guest performer with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall and Tanglewood and has been featured at many of the Carnegie Hall tributes. She has sung with more than forty of the world's top orchestras and big bands, and has performed for President Clinton in Washington, D.C. and at President Gorbachev's Youth Peace Summit in Moscow. Callaway performed with her sister, Broadway star Liz Callaway, in their award-winning show Sibling Revelry at London's Donmar Warehouse. Their act "Boom!," a critically acclaimed celebration of the baby boomer hits of the 60's and 70's, was recorded by PS Classics which debuted in the top 25 on Billboard Jazz. Ann was featured in the Macy's Day Thanksgiving Parade telecast watched by 6 million people singing Emmy Award winning song "Yes, Virginia." Her symphony shows "The Streisand Songbook," "The Linda Ronstadt Songbook," "Diva to Diva," and "Broadway with the Callaways" are always in demand. Callaway's performances and recordings have garnered her The Theater World Award, 15 MAC Awards, several Bistro Awards, The Mabel Mercer Award, The Johnny Mercer Award for Songwriting and The Blanton Peale Award for Positive Thinking. Stephen Holden of The New York Times wrote, "For sheer vocal beauty, no contemporary singer matches Ms. Callaway."

Ann's new CD, Jazz Goes to the Movies, featuring the Ted Rosenthal Trio with special guest Jimmy Greene, debuted at #12 on the Billboard Jazz Chart and has been in high rotation across the country, notably on Siriusly Sinatra. Her other recent recordings have also met great critical acclaim - The Sarah Vaughan Project: Live at Dizzy's, The Hope of Christmas, At Last, Blues in the Night, Slow and Signature. She has recorded two popular holiday CD's - Holiday Pops! With Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, and her solo CD, This Christmas. Ann's other recordings include Easy Living, To Ella with Love, After Ours, Bring Back Romance, Ann Hampton Callaway, and the award-winning live recording Sibling Revelry. Callaway has also been a guest performer on more than forty CD's including Kenny Barron's CD The Traveler.

Ann's dream of working in film, TV and radio has been realized in several projects. She made her feature film debut opposite Angelina Jolie and Matt Damon in the Robert De Niro film "THE GOOD SHEPHERD", performing the standard "Come Rain or Come Shine". She recorded "Isn't It Romantic?" and "The Nearness of You" in Wayne Wong's "LAST HOLIDAY", starring Queen Latifah. Ann wrote songs for the upcoming movie musical "THE MAN WHO SAVED PARIS" starring Stanley Tucci and can be heard singing her original song "Pourquoi" in the soundtrack of "BLIND" starring Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore. And, as a part of her mission to keep the American Songbook thriving, she has produced and hosted two TV specials Called "Singer's Spotlight With Ann Hampton Callaway" with guests Liza Minnelli and Christine Ebersole for WTTW National which dovetailed into her NPR radio series "This is Cabaret" with talk of an upcoming podcast.

Ann devotes much of her time to philanthropic causes, both as a singer performing in numerous benefits, and as a songwriter composing songs in times of need. In September 2005, Ann performed her original composition "Let the Saints Come Marching", written to honor Hurricane Katrina victims, on a national TV broadcast on the Fox News Channel. Her song "Who Can See the Blue the Same Again?" was released earlier in 2005 as a single, paying tribute to the tsunami survivors and raising much needed money for The Tsunami Fund of The PRASAD Project. In the aftermath of September 11th, Ann composed the rousing anthem, "I Believe in America", which she performed on Larry King Live and released as a CD single. Just days after the tragedy, Ann heard an 8,000 year old prayer from the Rig Veda and composed the world renowned "Let Us Be United". Ann recorded the song with Kenny Werner, The Siddha Yoga International Choir and five-year-old Sonali Beaven, who sang in honor of her father who lost his life on Flight 93. It was released on CD and DVD and its proceeds continue to benefit Save the Children and The PRASAD Project. Ann released the single of her Platinum selling peace anthem "At the Same Time" as well as her stirring gun control anthem "Thoughts and Prayers" both available on i-Tunes, Spotify and Apple Music.

Ann's father was Chicago's legendary TV and radio journalist, John Callaway. Her mother, Shirley Callaway, was a superb singer, pianist and one of New York's most in-demand vocal coaches. Ann is married to Kari Strand and they share a historic home in Tucson where they recently relocated from New York. For more information about Ann's music and extensive touring schedule, go to www.annhamptoncallaway.com and follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Ann Hampton Callaway Awards and Nominations

 
Theatre World Awards - 2000 - Performance Gold Star
Ann Hampton Callaway, Swing!
 
Tony Awards - 2000 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Ann Hampton Callaway, Swing!

Ann Hampton Callaway News

Ann Hampton Callaway Brings Her New Peggy Lee Show To The Music Room, August 7 Photo Ann Hampton Callaway Brings Her New Peggy Lee Show To The Music Room, August 7
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 4, 2022

Ann Hampton Callaway - Fever! The Peggy Lee Century comes to The Music Room West Yarmouth, MA Sunday August 7, 2022 - 7:00 pm.

Photos: Jim Caruso's Cast Party Celebrates Talent At Crooners in Minneapolis Photo Photos: Jim Caruso's Cast Party Celebrates Talent At Crooners in Minneapolis
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2022

Once again, Jim Caruso’s Cast Party took the show on the road, celebrating talent at Crooners Supper Club in Minneapolis, rated one of the top clubs in the world by Downbeat Magazine. Check out photos here!

Ann Hampton Callaway Performs The Linda Ronstadt Songbook at The Ridgefield Playhouse Photo Ann Hampton Callaway Performs The Linda Ronstadt Songbook at The Ridgefield Playhouse, September 18
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 20, 2022

Ann Hampton Callaway, leading champion of the great American Songbook and critically acclaimed Jazz Diva, returns to the cabaret stage with an exciting night of song and story in celebration of one of America's most loved legends, Linda Ronstadt.

Sharon McNight to Bring RED HOT MOMA to The Mansion Of Saratoga This Week Photo Sharon McNight to Bring RED HOT MOMA to The Mansion Of Saratoga This Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2022

Sharon McNight will bring the Silver Anniversary Tour of 'Red Hot Mama' to The Mansion of Saratoga this Thurs. July 21 at 8 p.m.

Rachel Bay Jones, Chita Rivera, Melissa Errico, Donna McKechnie and More Stars Will P Photo Rachel Bay Jones, Chita Rivera, Melissa Errico, Donna McKechnie and More Stars Will Perform in Provincetown
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2022

Producing Artistic Director Mark Cortale's acclaimed Broadway @ The Art House series has announced that Rachel Bay Jones - Tony Award Winner for Broadway's smash hit Dear Evan Hansen and star of Pippin ‚Äď will rejoin the summer 2022 series for one night only this August 9, with Seth Rudetsky as music director and host.

Encore Engagement of ANN TALMAN: ELIZABETH TAYLOR AND THE SHADOW OF HER SMILE is Comi Photo Encore Engagement of ANN TALMAN: ELIZABETH TAYLOR AND THE SHADOW OF HER SMILE is Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 11, 2022

54 BELOW, Broadway‚Äôs Supper Club, will present a special encore engagement of Ann Talman: 'Elizabeth Taylor and The Shadow of Her Smile‚ÄĚ for two (2) performances ‚Äď Tuesday, September 13 and Wednesday, September 14 both at 7:00pm This is her 54 Below return engagement following her March 31st sold out debut.

Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below in November Photo Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 6, 2022

FEINSTEIN‚ÄôS/54 BELOW will welcome the Tony Award¬ģ nominated duo, Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway, back to celebrate the Thanksgiving season. The cabaret and theater favorites return on November 22, 23, 25, & 26 at 7:00pm, and November 24 at 8:00pm.

Morgan James to Perform at The Mansion Of Saratoga Tomorrow Photo Morgan James to Perform at The Mansion Of Saratoga Tomorrow
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 6, 2022

The Mansion of Saratoga's 801 dinner concert series has a packed line up of top talent this season. Tomorrow night, Thursday July 7, popular R&B recording artist Morgan James will perform on the Mansion's great tented deck at 8 p.m.

Ann Hampton Callaway is Coming To Sunset Jazz at Bistango Photo Ann Hampton Callaway is Coming To Sunset Jazz at Bistango
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022

Ann Hampton Callaway is one of America’s most gifted artists in pop and jazz. Ann Hampton Callaway will sing The Great American Songbook at Sunset Jazz at Bistango on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 6PM.

CARRY ON! Comes to Don't Tell Mama This Month Photo CARRY ON! Comes to Don't Tell Mama This Month
by Stephi Wild - Jun 17, 2022

Carry On!, starring Cindy Firing and Josephine Sanges comes to Don't Tell Mama this month! The performance is directed by Marshall Mays with Musical Director John M. Cook.

Ann Hampton Callaway Videos

VIDEO: Liz Callaway and Nick Callaway Foster Perform 'Move On' From SUNDAY IN THE PAR VideoVIDEO: Liz Callaway and Nick Callaway Foster Perform 'Move On' From SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by Stephi Wild - Apr 5, 2022

Liz Callaway was recently joined by her son, Nick Callaway Foster, at 'To Steve with Love: Liz Callaway Celebrates Sondheim' to perform Sondheim's 'Move On' from Sunday in the Park with George.

VIDEO: Liz Callaway Sings 'Stars and the Moon' From SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD VideoVIDEO: Liz Callaway Sings 'Stars and the Moon' From SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
by Stage Tube - Sep 25, 2021

Liz Callaway has posted a new cover from her car, this time singing 'Stars and the Moon' from Songs For a New World! 

VIDEO: Watch Bette Midler, Patti LuPone & More Sing with Fran Drescher for Cancer Ben VideoVIDEO: Watch Bette Midler, Patti LuPone & More Sing with Fran Drescher for Cancer Benefit!
by Stage Tube - Jun 22, 2020

Stage and screen star Fran Drescher just celebrated twenty years of being cancer-free with a virtual cabaret benefit for Cancer Schmancer. The special event will feature appearances by Broadway favorites Bette Midler, Patti LuPone, and many more!

Video Flashback: Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway Sing Carole King's 'You've Got VideoVideo Flashback: Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway Sing Carole King's 'You've Got a Friend'
by Stage Tube - May 7, 2020

Liz and her sister, Ann Hampton Callaway sing Carole King's 'You've Got a Friend' in the New York premiere of 'Broadway with the Callaways!'

VIDEO: Liz Callaway Talks ANASTASIA on TODAY SHOW VideoVIDEO: Liz Callaway Talks ANASTASIA on TODAY SHOW
by Stage Tube - Jan 24, 2020

Liz Callaway, who sang ‚ÄúOnce Upon a December‚ÄĚ in the 1997 movie ‚ÄúAnastasia,‚ÄĚ shares what it's like to be a part of such a beloved film.

VIDEO: Liz Callaway Sings 'The People That You Never Get to Love' by Rupert Holmes in VideoVIDEO: Liz Callaway Sings 'The People That You Never Get to Love' by Rupert Holmes in Her Car
by Stage Tube - Jan 4, 2020

Liz Callaway is back with another car singing video! This time she's taking on 'The People That You Never Get to Love' by Rupert Holmes.

VIDEO: Liz Callaway Talks THE SWAN PRINCESS On TODAY SHOW VideoVIDEO: Liz Callaway Talks THE SWAN PRINCESS On TODAY SHOW
by Stage Tube - Dec 23, 2019

Liz Callaway, who provided the singing voice for Odette in the The Swan Princess describes the love she's received from fans. She also shares her favorites songs to sing from the film.

VIDEO: Liz Callaway Sings DEAR EVAN HANSEN and INTO THE WOODS in Her Car VideoVIDEO: Liz Callaway Sings DEAR EVAN HANSEN and INTO THE WOODS in Her Car
by Stage Tube - Dec 8, 2019

Liz Callaway has recently shared some videos on YouTube of her belting out some showtunes in her car.

VIDEO: Watch Liz and Ann Hampton Callaway Give 'Lullaby of Broadway' a HAMILTON Twist VideoVIDEO: Watch Liz and Ann Hampton Callaway Give 'Lullaby of Broadway' a HAMILTON Twist!
by Stage Tube - Nov 27, 2019

The Tony Award-nominated Callaway Sisters are back by popular demand at Feinstein's/54 Below with their new show Broadway the Calla-way!  Serving up a feast this Thanksgiving week (through November 30), Liz and Ann Hampton Callaway raise the roof with showstoppers by Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Marvin Hamlisch, Stephen Schwartz, Kander & Ebb, and more.

VIDEO: Watch the New York City Gay Mens Chorus Perform 'What If Truth Is All We Have? VideoVIDEO: Watch the New York City Gay Mens Chorus Perform 'What If Truth Is All We Have?' Written By Ann Hampton Callaway
by Stage Tube - Jun 27, 2019

Check out the new video for Tony-nominated singersongwriter Ann Hampton Callaway's song 'What If Truth Is All We Have' performed by The New York City Gay Men's Chorus.


Ann Hampton Callaway Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Ann Hampton Callaway been in?
Ann Hampton Callaway has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Ann Hampton Callaway been in?
Ann Hampton Callaway has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Ann Hampton Callaway been nominated for?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Swing! and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Swing! .

What awards has Ann Hampton Callaway won?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Swing!.

How many shows has Ann Hampton Callaway written?
Ann Hampton Callaway has written 1 shows including Swing! (Lyricist).