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Paul Anka

 
Date Of Birth:
July 31, 1941 (81)
Birth Place:
Ottowa, ON, CANADA
Bio:
Paul Anka is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor. He became famous with hit songs including "Diana", "Lonely Boy", "Put Your Head on My Shoulder", and "(You're) Having My Baby". He wrote the theme for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson; one of Tom Jones' biggest hits, "She's a Lady"; and ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: July 31, 1941 (81)

Birth Place: Ottowa, ON, CANADA

Bio:
Paul Anka is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor. He became famous with hit songs including "Diana", "Lonely Boy", "Put Your Head on My Shoulder", and "(You're) Having My Baby". He wrote the theme for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson; one of Tom Jones' biggest hits, "She's a Lady"; and ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1964
Sammy Glick [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Performer

Writing

Lyricist
Composer/Lyricist

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1964
Sammy Glick [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Performer

Writing
Lyricist
Composer/Lyricist

Paul Anka Biography

Paul Anka is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor. He became famous with hit songs including "Diana", "Lonely Boy", "Put Your Head on My Shoulder", and "(You're) Having My Baby". He wrote the theme for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson; one of Tom Jones' biggest hits, "She's a Lady"; and the English lyrics to Claude François and Jacques Revaux's music for Frank Sinatra's signature song "My Way", which has been recorded by many, including Elvis Presley. Three songs he co-wrote with Michael Jackson, "This Is It" (originally titled "I Never Heard") "Love Never Felt So Good", and "Don't Matter to Me", became posthumous hits for Jackson.




Paul Anka News

Lowell Memorial Auditorium Kicks Off Centennial With Celebration And Rededication Cer Photo Lowell Memorial Auditorium Kicks Off Centennial With Celebration And Rededication Ceremony September 21
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 15, 2022

100 years to the day, Mayor Sokhary Chau and members of the Lowell City Council, and the Lowell Memorial Auditorium Board of Trustees will welcome the public to a Centennial Celebration and Rededication of the historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.

FALL IN PHILLY â€" So Many Events to Enjoy Photo FALL IN PHILLY â€" So Many Events to Enjoy
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 9, 2022

Check out over 80 events that are happening in the Philadelphia area.  From food and fun to entertainment, there’s something for everyone!

Dame Olivia Newton-John Celebrated with a 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Her Debu Photo Dame Olivia Newton-John Celebrated with a 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Her Debut Album 'If Not For You'
by Michael Major - Sep 9, 2022

The beloved and iconic Dame Olivia Newton-John is celebrated this week with a remastered, 50th anniversary release of her hit debut album, If Not For You, on both vinyl and a 2-CD Deluxe Edition featuring six previously unreleased recordings. With its pre-order topping the Folk genre chart and Top 10 All Genre lists, the album is already reflecting her fans’ love of her music.

Lowell Memorial Auditorium Centennial Season to Kick Off With John Fogerty This Month Photo Lowell Memorial Auditorium Centennial Season to Kick Off With John Fogerty This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 2, 2022

John Fogerty will kick off Lowell Memorial Auditorium’s Centennial Season on Thursday, September 8th at 7:30pm. Built shortly after the end of World War I to honor Lowell’s veterans of all wars, the Lowell Memorial Auditorium celebrates its centennial this fall, continuing a century-long tradition as a hub of arts and entertainment.

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall to Present Mandy Patinkin, MEAN GIRLS, and More for 22 Photo Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall to Present Mandy Patinkin, MEAN GIRLS, and More for 22/23 Season
by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 28, 2022

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall will present Sarasota premieres and return engagements during the 2022-2023 season. Public on-sale is Saturday, September 10 at 10am. 

Lowell Memorial Auditorium Celebrates 100 Years As Center Of Merrimack Valley's Cultu Photo Lowell Memorial Auditorium Celebrates 100 Years As Center Of Merrimack Valley's Cultural Community
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 23, 2022

Built shortly after the end of World War I to honor Lowell's veterans of all wars, the Lowell Memorial Auditorium will celebrate its centennial this fall, continuing a century-long tradition as the hub of arts and entertainment in the Merrimack Valley. 

Feature: CI HA LASCIATI OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN: PIÙ CHE UN ADDIO Ѐ UN ARRIVEDERCI Photo Feature: CI HA LASCIATI OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN: PIÙ CHE UN ADDIO Ѐ UN ARRIVEDERCI
by Ettore Farrattini - Aug 11, 2022

CI HA LASCIATI OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN: PIÙ CHE UN ADDIO Ѐ UN ARRIVEDERCI NON SI ARRESTANO I TRIBUTI PER LA SCOMPARSA DI UNA INCONTRASTATA ICONA

Paul Anka Returns to BergenPAC in November Photo Paul Anka Returns to BergenPAC in November
by Stephi Wild - Aug 9, 2022

bergenPAC will present Paul Anka, one of the most successful singer/songwriters, on November 8 at 8 p.m. The Bergen County native returns to the bergenPAC to perform his greatest hits.

GREASE Star and Music Icon Olivia Newton John Passes Away At 73 Photo GREASE Star and Music Icon Olivia Newton John Passes Away At 73
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 8, 2022

Olivia Newton-John, best known to theatre fans as the star of the iconic 1978 film adaptation of the musical, Grease, has passed away at the age of 73. 

The Palace Theatre to Launch New Diversity Series This Fall With SOULTOWN TO MOTOWN Photo The Palace Theatre to Launch New Diversity Series This Fall With SOULTOWN TO MOTOWN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2022

On Thursday, September 22, The Palace Theatre in Stamford will kick off its new diversity series with 'Soultown to Motown' from the Sensational Soul Cruisers. The Palace Diversity Series, sponsored by Shipman & Goodwin, will feature three shows this fall.

Paul Anka Videos

UPDATE: DREAMGIRLS, COLOR PURPLE Star Jennifer Holliday Not Confirmed for Trump Inauguration Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

UPDATE: Despite an official announcement from the President-elect's team, Jennifer Holliday's publicist says the DREAMGIRLS and COLOR PURPLE Broadway star has not agreed to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration concert at the Lincoln Memorial this month.

FIRST LOOK: Music Video for Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake's 'Love Never Felt So Good'
by Caryn Robbins - May 14, 2014

Justin Timberlake appears on the upcoming posthumous Michael Jackson album, XSCAPE, on the song 'Love Never Felt So Good.' Below, ELLEN gave fans an exclusive first look at the song's music video!

BWW TV: Peter Filichia and Elaine Paige in Conversation
by Robert Diamond - Sep 25, 2010

Theatre icon Elaine Paige, the 'Queen of West End Musicals' who has created the roles of Eva Peron in 'Evita,' Grizabella in 'Cats,' Florence in 'Chess' and Edith Piaf in 'Piaf' and had a triumphant debut on Broadway in 1996 as Norma Desmond in 'Sunset Boulevard,' signed copies of her autobiography, 'Memories,' on Wednesday, September 22, at the Barnes & Noble Lincoln Triangle store. The event also featured a Q&A with Elaine conducted by theater columnist Peter Filichia. BroadwayWorld was on hand and brings you video below.


Paul Anka Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Paul Anka been in?
Paul Anka has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Paul Anka been in?
Paul Anka has not appeared in the West End

How many shows has Paul Anka written?
Paul Anka has written 2 shows including L'Chaim to Life (Composer/Lyricist), Come Fly Away (Lyricist).