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Cole Porter

 
Cole Porter Headshot
Date Of Birth:
June 09, 1891
Date Of Death:
October 15, 1964 (73)
Bio:
Cole Porter composer and lyricist, created a sophisticated and rich body of work that appeared on both Broadway and the Big Screen. Charming melodies and clever lyrics set Porter aside from other composers. Notable songs include, “Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love)” for Paris, “Night and ... (read complete bio)
 
Cole Porter Headshot
Date of Birth: June 09, 1891
Date of Death: October 15, 1964 (73)

Bio:
Cole Porter composer and lyricist, created a sophisticated and rich body of work that appeared on both Broadway and the Big Screen. Charming melodies and clever lyrics set Porter aside from other composers. Notable songs include, “Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love)” for Paris, “Night and ... (read complete bio)

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A scene from Anything Goes by Cole Porter @ Barbican Theatre. Directed and Choreograp Photo

A scene from Anything Goes by Cole Porter @ Barbican Theatre. Directed and Choreographed by Kathleen Marshall. (Opening 23-07-2021) ©Tristram Kenton 07-21 (3 Raveley Street, LONDON NW5 2HX TEL 0207 267 5550 Mob 07973 617 355)email: tristram@tristramkenton.com

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A scene from Anything Goes by Cole Porter @ Barbican Theatre. Directed and Choreograp Photo

A scene from Anything Goes by Cole Porter @ Barbican Theatre. Directed and Choreographed by Kathleen Marshall. (Opening 23-07-2021) ©Tristram Kenton 07-21 (3 Raveley Street, LONDON NW5 2HX TEL 0207 267 5550 Mob 07973 617 355)email: tristram@tristramkenton.com

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A scene from Anything Goes by Cole Porter @ Barbican Theatre. Directed and Choreograp Photo

A scene from Anything Goes by Cole Porter @ Barbican Theatre. Directed and Choreographed by Kathleen Marshall. (Opening 23-07-2021) ©Tristram Kenton 07-21 (3 Raveley Street, LONDON NW5 2HX TEL 0207 267 5550 Mob 07973 617 355)email: tristram@tristramkenton.com

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A scene from Anything Goes by Cole Porter @ Barbican Theatre. Directed and Choreograp Photo

A scene from Anything Goes by Cole Porter @ Barbican Theatre. Directed and Choreographed by Kathleen Marshall. (Opening 23-07-2021) ©Tristram Kenton 07-21 (3 Raveley Street, LONDON NW5 2HX TEL 0207 267 5550 Mob 07973 617 355)email: tristram@tristramkenton.com

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Date:
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A scene from Anything Goes by Cole Porter @ Barbican Theatre. Directed and Choreograp Photo

A scene from Anything Goes by Cole Porter @ Barbican Theatre. Directed and Choreographed by Kathleen Marshall. (Opening 23-07-2021) ©Tristram Kenton 07-21 (3 Raveley Street, LONDON NW5 2HX TEL 0207 267 5550 Mob 07973 617 355)email: tristram@tristramkenton.com

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Cole Porter Biography

Cole Porter composer and lyricist, created a sophisticated and rich body of work that appeared on both Broadway and the Big Screen. Charming melodies and clever lyrics set Porter aside from other composers. Notable songs include, “Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love)” for Paris, “Night and Day” for Gay Divorce, “Wunderbar” for Kiss Me, Kate, “All Through the Night,” “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “Blow Gabriel Blow,” and the title song for Anything Goes. Porter won his first Tony for his Kiss Me, Kate score. He also wrote many famous songs that appeared in films including, “I’ve Got You under My Skin,” “In the Still of the Night,” and “Easy to Love.”

Cole Porter Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 1987 - Musical of the Year
Cole PorterKiss Me Kate

Cole Porter News

Joan Vázquez Returns To London With FEELING GOOD Photo Joan Vázquez Returns To London With FEELING GOOD
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2022

After his sold-out performances of Something's Coming: a Sondheim tribute and his successful Paquito Forever, Joan Vázquez is back at Crazy Coqs with FEELING GOOD, a Rat-Pack evening and a crooner vibe, with tunes from his latest album by Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern and Leslie Bricusse, specially arranged for the occasion by the Feeling Good Trio.

Ann Hampton Callaway Comes to Feinstein's At The Nikko in October Photo Ann Hampton Callaway Comes to Feinstein's At The Nikko in October
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2022

Ann Hampton Callaway - The Judy Garland Songbook comes to Feinstein's At The Nikko at 222 Mason Street San Francisco, CA. Performances are Wednesday, October 26 & Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 8:00 PM PDT (Doors 7:00 PM PDT).

11 Shows We're Excited for this Fall in Atlanta Photo 11 Shows We're Excited for this Fall in Atlanta
by Caroline Powell - Sep 22, 2022

Most theatre schedules follow the U.S. school schedule, which means that fresh theatre seasons are here! Whether you’re looking for a brand new show, or wanting to fall into the comfort of a classic, Atlanta theatre has something for everyone this autumn.

Birdland Theater to Present Stacy Sullivan & Todd Murray in I'M GLAD THERE IS YOU Cel Photo Birdland Theater to Present Stacy Sullivan & Todd Murray in I'M GLAD THERE IS YOU Celebrating Frank Sinatra & Peggy Lee
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2022

BIRDLAND THEATER will present singers Stacy Sullivan and Todd Murray in the new show “I’m Glad There Is You – The Musical Romance of Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee” on Monday, October 31 at 8:30 PM.

Concord Theatricals Launches Nationwide FOOTLOOSE Licensing Competition for Schools i Photo Concord Theatricals Launches Nationwide FOOTLOOSE Licensing Competition for Schools in Low-Income Communities
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2022

Concord Theatricals is launching Kick Off Your Sunday Shoes: The Footloose Competition, which will award ten schools in low-income communities with a complimentary license package to perform Footloose in honor of the stage musical’s upcoming 25th Broadway anniversary.

Stevie Holland, Justin Sargent and Noah Ricketts to Star in PLATINUM DREAMS In Concer Photo Stevie Holland, Justin Sargent and Noah Ricketts to Star in PLATINUM DREAMS In Concert at 54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 21, 2022

54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present a first-time ever concert event featuring the songs from the new musical Platinum Dreams. Platinum Dreams in Concert plays on January 30, 2023, at 7PM. 

Steve Ross to Present AUTUMN SERENADES at Birdland in October Photo Steve Ross to Present AUTUMN SERENADES at Birdland in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 16, 2022

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present vocalist and pianist Steve Ross in a special new show “Autumn Serenades” on Monday, October 24 at 7:00 PM. Ross will sing a few mellow seasonal ballads, including “September in the Rain,” “Autumn Leaves,” “September Song,” and “When October Goes.”

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Announces The 2022â€" 2023 Dentons Cohen & Grigsby Trust Pr Photo Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Announces The 2022â€" 2023 Dentons Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents Series
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2022

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is excited to announce tickets are now on sale for the 2022-2023 Dentons Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents Series. Offering an array of live music from world-renowned performers, innovative theater, unforgettable dance showcases, uproarious comedy and parody shows, and holiday favorites. These performances include recurring favorites such as Hip Hop Nutcracker, A Very Electric Christmas, and more along with newcomers Soweto Gospel Choir, Lucy Loves Desi, and others!

First Stage Kicks Off 2022/23 Season With ARTHUR AND FRIENDS MAKE A MUSICAL Photo First Stage Kicks Off 2022/23 Season With ARTHUR AND FRIENDS MAKE A MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2022

First Stage kicks off its 2022/23 season with the delightful world premiere production of ARTHUR AND FRIENDS MAKE A MUSICAL!, written by First Stage Resident Playwright, lyricist and actor John Maclay, with Music and Lyrics by actor, composer/lyricist, writer and First Stage alum Brett Ryback, adapted from the books and characters created by Marc Brown and directed and choreographed by Bay Area Children's Theatre Artistic Director Khalia Davis. 

Review: IN AN ELLINGTON MOOD Creates A Winning Streak For Songbook Sundays at Dizzy's Photo Review: IN AN ELLINGTON MOOD Creates A Winning Streak For Songbook Sundays at Dizzy's Club
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 15, 2022

Helmed by Jazz at Lincoln Center and curated by Deborah Grace Winer, the latest installment of SONGBOOK SUNDAYS is proof of a pattern of great entertainment.

Cole Porter Videos

VIDEO: First Look at ANYTHING GOES at City Springs Theatre Company VideoVIDEO: First Look at ANYTHING GOES at City Springs Theatre Company
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 15, 2022

City Springs Theatre Company kicks off the 2022-23 PNC Bank season with Anything Goes. Check out a first look in the video here!

Exclusive: Judy Whitmore Releases 'It Could Happen To You' VideoExclusive: Judy Whitmore Releases 'It Could Happen To You'
by Michael Major - Jul 12, 2022

Acclaimed vocalist, pilot, best-selling author, psychologist and theater producer Judy Whitmore (who has amassed millions of streams) for “It Could Happen To You,' featuring a piano solo from award-winning pianist/conductor Tamir Hendelman. Watch the new music video before now before its July 13 release!

VIDEO: Watch Lady Gaga Honor Tony Bennett at the GRAMMYs VideoVIDEO: Watch Lady Gaga Honor Tony Bennett at the GRAMMYs
by Michael Major - Apr 3, 2022

Lady Gaga took to the stage at the 2022 GRAMMY Awards to perform songs from, 'Love For Sale,' her second and final collaborative album with Tony Bennett. Watch Lady Gaga honor Bennett with a performance of 'Do I Love You?' now!

VIDEO: Lady Gaga Wants to Star on Broadway in Her Own Musical VideoVIDEO: Lady Gaga Wants to Star on Broadway in Her Own Musical
by Michael Major - Dec 15, 2021

Lady Gaga revealed that she wants to star on Broadway in a musical that she has written. She explained her love of musicals and how it comes from her admiration of Elton John and his work in musical theatre. Lady Gaga also went on to reveal her love of Stephen Sondheim, Frank Loesser, and more.

VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer For ANYTHING GOES Coming to Cinemas Next Week VideoVIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer For ANYTHING GOES Coming to Cinemas Next Week
by Stephi Wild - Nov 24, 2021

Anything Goes will sail into over 450 cinema screens nationwide for two nights only on Sunday 28 November and Wednesday 1 December in a live recording filmed at London's renowned Barbican Theatre.

VIDEO: Watch Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga Perform 'Anything Goes' in ONE LAST TIME VideoVIDEO: Watch Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga Perform 'Anything Goes' in ONE LAST TIME
by Michael Major - Nov 24, 2021

Last night, Stephen Colbert shared a clip fro, the upcoming One Last Time: An Evening with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, a new concert special honoring the musical legacy and enduring friendship of Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. Watch Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga perform 'Anything Goes', recorded live at Radio City Music Hall, now!

VIDEO: Watch Lady Gaga Perform 'Luck Be A Lady' in Upcoming ONE LAST TIME Special VideoVIDEO: Watch Lady Gaga Perform 'Luck Be A Lady' in Upcoming ONE LAST TIME Special
by Michael Major - Nov 23, 2021

CBS has released a new clip from the upcoming One Last Time: An Evening with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, a new concert special honoring the musical legacy and enduring friendship of Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. Watch Lady Gaga perform 'Luck Be A Lady' from Guys & Dolls now!

VIDEO: Watch 'Friendship' and 'Blow, Gabriel, Blow' From ANYTHING GOES VideoVIDEO: Watch 'Friendship' and 'Blow, Gabriel, Blow' From ANYTHING GOES
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 19, 2021

 Anything Goes starring Sutton Foster will sail into over 450 cinema screens nationwide for two nights only on Sunday 28 November and Wednesday 1 December in a live recording filmed at London's renowned Barbican Theatre.

VIDEO: Watch Sutton Foster Sing (and Dance) the Title Number in London's ANYTHING GOE VideoVIDEO: Watch Sutton Foster Sing (and Dance) the Title Number in London's ANYTHING GOES!
by Stage Tube - Jul 8, 2021

Watch Sutton Foster return to Anything Goes in a special performance of the title number.

VIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peek of LOVE, LINDA with Stevie Holland VideoVIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peek of LOVE, LINDA with Stevie Holland
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 26, 2021

Cole Porter fans will be able to celebrate his birthday on June 9th in style this year with the world premiere on demand presentation of the Off-Broadway musical Love, Linda: The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter. With book by Stevie Holland with Gary William Friedman, music and lyrics by the legendary Cole Porter and arrangements and additional music by Mr. Friedman. The filmed presentation of this solo show stars the musical's co-creator and originator of the role Stevie Holland, as directed for the stage by Richard Maltby, Jr.*


Cole Porter Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Cole Porter written?
Cole Porter has written 52 shows including Hot and Cole (Composer/Lyricist), Red, Hot and Cole (Composer/Lyricist), The Pirate (Composer/Lyricist), The Pot of Gold (Composer/Lyricist), Paranoia (Composer), See America First (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist), Hitchy-Koo [1919] (Composer/Lyricist), Hitchy-Koo of 1922 (Composer/Lyricist), The Greenwich Village Follies [1924] (Composer/Lyricist), La Revue Des Ambassadeurs (Composer/Lyricist), Paris (Composer/Lyricist), Fifty Million Frenchmen (Composer), Wake Up and Dream (Composer/Lyricist), The New Yorkers (Composer/Lyricist), Gay Divorce (Composer/Lyricist), Nymph Errant (Composer/Lyricist), Anything Goes (Composer), Jubilee (Composer), Red, Hot and Blue! (Composer/Lyricist), O, Mistress Mine (Composer/Lyricist), You Never Know (Composer/Lyricist), Leave It to Me! (Composer/Lyricist), Du Barry Was A Lady (Composer), Panama Hattie (Composer/Lyricist), Let's Face It! (Composer/Lyricist), Something for the Boys (Composer/Lyricist), Mexican Hayride (Composer/Lyricist), Seven Lively Arts (Composer/Lyricist), Around the World (Composer/Lyricist), Kiss Me, Kate (Composer/Lyricist), Out of this World (Composer/Lyricist), Can-Can (Composer), Silk Stockings (Composer/Lyricist), Aladdin (Composer/Lyricist), Out of this World (Composer), The Decline and Fall of the Entire World as Seen Through the Eyes Of Cole Porter (Composer/Lyricist), Once Upon a Time (Composer/Lyricist), Cole (Composer/Lyricist), Unsung Cole (Composer), Happy New Year (Composer/Lyricist), High Society (Composer/Lyricist), Star Dust (Composer/Lyricist), A Swell Party (Composer/Lyricist), Fosse (Lyricist), Porterphiles (Composer), It Just Catches (Music), Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life (Composer), Cole Porter's The Pirate (Composer/Lyricist), Love, Linda: The Life Of Mrs. Cole Porter (Composer), Come Fly Away (Composer), Roman Holiday - The Cole Porter Musical (Music & Lyrics), Harry Connick, Jr. - A Celebration of Cole Porter (Composer).

What awards has Cole Porter been nominated for?
Musical of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Kiss Me Kate .