Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Judy Collins

 
Bio:
Collins s a Grammy Award-winning American singer and songwriter with a career spanning over 60 years. She is known for her eclectic tastes in the material she records (which has included folk music, show tunes, pop music, rock and roll and standards) for her social activism, and for the clarity of ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Collins s a Grammy Award-winning American singer and songwriter with a career spanning over 60 years. She is known for her eclectic tastes in the material she records (which has included folk music, show tunes, pop music, rock and roll and standards) for her social activism, and for the clarity of ... (read complete bio)
 
Writing
Composer
Lyricist

Judy Collins Biography

Collins s a Grammy Award-winning American singer and songwriter with a career spanning over 60 years. She is known for her eclectic tastes in the material she records (which has included folk music, show tunes, pop music, rock and roll and standards) for her social activism, and for the clarity of her voice. Collins has released 28 studio albums, 4 live albums, numerous compilation albums and 4 holiday albums.

Collins' debut album A Maid of Constant Sorrow was released in 1961, but it was the lead single from her 1967 album Wildflowers, "Both Sides, Now" – written by Joni Mitchell – that gave Collins international prominence. The single hit the Top 10 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart and won Collins her first Grammy Award for Best Folk Performance. She enjoyed further success with her recordings of "Someday Soon", "Chelsea Morning", "Amazing Grace", and "Cook with Honey".

Collins experienced the biggest success of her career with her recording of Stephen Sondheim's "Send in the Clowns" from her best-selling 1975 album Judith. The single charted on the Billboard Pop Singles chart in 1975 and then again in 1977, spending 27 non-consecutive weeks on the chart and earning Collins a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female, as well as a Grammy Award for Sondheim for Song of the Year. In 2017, Collins' rendition of the song "Amazing Grace" was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or artistically significant". In 2019, Judy Collins scored her first #1 album on an American Billboard Chart with Winter Stories at the age of 80 years old




Judy Collins News

Joe's Pub Announces 2022-2023 Artist Development Programs Photo Joe's Pub Announces 2022-2023 Artist Development Programs
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022

Joe's Pub has unveiled a new year, kicking off in September 2022, of its expansive artist development programs and special programming: The Vanguard Residency, Joe’s Pub Working Group, New York Voices and the Habibi Festival.

Charlotte Morris Gets Real With New Single 'Good Kind Of Hurt' Photo Charlotte Morris Gets Real With New Single 'Good Kind Of Hurt'
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 14, 2022

Americana singer-songwriter Charlotte Morris recently released her new single 'Good Kind of Hurt.'

The Public Theater Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring Five World Premieres & More Photo The Public Theater Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring Five World Premieres & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2022

The Public Theater announced the schedule today for The Public’s 2022-23 Season at the Public Theater. Learn all about the shows, schedule and how to get tickets.

Liza Pulman Brings THE HEART OF IT To Wilton's Music Hall This Summer Photo Liza Pulman Brings THE HEART OF IT To Wilton's Music Hall This Summer
by Stephi Wild - Jun 8, 2022

Liza Pulman returns to London’s historic Wilton’s Music Hall next month to showcase songs from her spectacular new album in what promises to be two unmissable nights of music making.

Legendary Gordon Lightfoot Returns To Overture Center On Thursday, June 16 Photo Legendary Gordon Lightfoot Returns To Overture Center On Thursday, June 16
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 7, 2022

Canadian sing-songwriter and guitarist Gordon Lightfoot returns to Overture Center on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at 8 p.m. in Capitol Theater.

Juneteenth Celebrations, Pride Week Shows & More Upcoming at Joe's Pub Photo Juneteenth Celebrations, Pride Week Shows & More Upcoming at Joe's Pub
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 6, 2022

Upcoming performances have been announced at Joe’s Pub, from Tuesday, June 14 Through Monday, June 27.

Merola Opera Program to Kick Off 2022 Season With A CELEBRATION OF AMERICAN SONG Photo Merola Opera Program to Kick Off 2022 Season With A CELEBRATION OF AMERICAN SONG
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2022

San Francisco’s acclaimed Merola Opera Program, one of the most prestigious and selective opera training programs in the world, kicks off its historic 2022 Summer Festival with A Celebration of American Song, an exuberant recital curated by Grammy Award winner Craig Terry.

PARADISE SQUARE Writer Larry Kirwan To Receive 2022 Eugene O'Neill Lifetime Achieveme Photo PARADISE SQUARE Writer Larry Kirwan To Receive 2022 Eugene O'Neill Lifetime Achievement Award
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 1, 2022

Today, Irish American Writers & Artists, Inc. (IAW&A) announced that Larry Kirwan will receive its 2022 prestigious annual Eugene O'Neill Lifetime Achievement Award during an in-person event at the Skylight Room at Rosie O'Grady's in midtown Manhattan on October 24, 2022.

The Music Hall Lounge's Latest Announcement Includes Selection Of Local Artists Photo The Music Hall Lounge's Latest Announcement Includes Selection Of Local Artists
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 1, 2022

The Music Hall Lounge's latest show announcements for the newly renovated venue features comedy, literary conversations, and the return of several regional favorite musicians.

The Studio Theatre™ Tierra del Sol Announces Summer Song Cycle IT'S ONLY LIFE Photo The Studio Theatre™ Tierra del Sol Announces Summer Song Cycle IT'S ONLY LIFE
by Stephi Wild - May 24, 2022

In August, The Studio Theatre™ Tierra del Sol (806 San Marino Drive, The Villages, FL) will continue its annual Song Cycle Series with a collaborative work by John Bucchino and Daisy Prince. 

Judy Collins Videos

BWW TV: Cabaret Corner with John Bucchino VideoBWW TV: Cabaret Corner with John Bucchino
by Ari Axelrod - May 28, 2020

Welcome to 'Cabaret Corner', a series devoted to having meaningful conversations with change-making cabaret artists.

VIDEO: Watch 92Y's AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION WITH STEPHEN SCHWARTZ AND AND JOHN BUCCHI VideoVIDEO: Watch 92Y's AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION WITH STEPHEN SCHWARTZ AND AND JOHN BUCCHINO
by Stage Tube - Apr 12, 2020

While the 92Y stage may be dark, award-winning songwriters and long-time friends Stephen Schwartz and John Bucchino joined music director and conductor Andy Einhorn online for a livestreamed conversation about the craft of lyric writing and why the world needs music and theater more than ever.

Eve Marie, Former Child Star, Plays The Green Room 42 in November VideoEve Marie, Former Child Star, Plays The Green Room 42 in November
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

Eve Marie, a singing prodigy who performed on such iconic national television programs as The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and the Mike Douglas Show as a young child and now is creating music industry buzz with a recent contemporary album, Believe, brings her extraordinary singing and songwriting talents to The Green Room 42 in New York City for a 7 p.m.concert today, Nov. 16.

Eve Marie, Former Child Star, Plays The Green Room 42 in November VideoEve Marie, Former Child Star, Plays The Green Room 42 in November
by Julie Musbach - Oct 17, 2018

Eve Marie, a singing prodigy who performed on such iconic national television programs as The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and the Mike Douglas Show as a young child and now is creating music industry buzz with a recent contemporary album, Believe, brings her extraordinary singing and songwriting talents to The Green Room 42 in New York City for a 7 p.m.concert on Friday, Nov. 16.

VIDEO: Watch Trailer for JUDY COLLINS - A LOVE LETTER TO STEPHEN SONDHEIM
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 16, 2016

Tonight, WNET/Thirteen will present JUDY COLLINS - A LOVE LETTER TO STEPHEN SONDHEIM. The show will be rebroadcast on December 18 at 12:30 PM ET and December 21 at 1:30 AM ET.

BWW TV: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals and Behind-the-Scenes of I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 11, 2016

Producer Corky Hale's I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU - The Life and Lyrics of Al Dubin, features lyrics by Al Dubin, most music by Harry Warren, a book by Jerry Leichtling and Arlene Sarner, and musical direction by Gerald Sternbach.  The production is directed and choreographed by  Kay Cole.  BroadwayWorld TV's own LA on-air Host Michael Sterling was invited to take a sneak peek at rehearsals last week and interview some of the show's stars and creative team.  

STAGE TUBE: Nhojj Sings 'Amazing Grace' in Support of Gay Marriage
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 12, 2011

n an age of great division between fundamentalist churches and the gay community on the issue of gay marriage, Guyanese alternative soul singer Nhojj celebrates this Easter holiday with his traditional-gospel inspired 'Amazing Grace' - a groundbreaking gay music video which gives a new interpretation to the time-honored religious hymn. 'Amazing Grace,' arguably the most recognizable of all Christian hymns, was written in 1779 and is a staple in the American landscape. It has been recorded by such diverse artists as Mahalia Jackson, Willie Nelson, Elvis Presley, Judy Collins, Aretha Franklin, Rod Stewart, and Johnny Cash. It has inspired hope in times of tragedy, uplifted African Americans during the era of slavery, rallied anti-war protesters during the Vietnam War, and encouraged countless individuals dealing with issues of alcoholism, drug addiction, illness and death.


Judy Collins Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Judy Collins written?
Judy Collins has written 1 shows including Patti LuPone: Matters of the Heart (Composer).