Tony Award-winning stage icon Betty Buckley pays homage to the legacy of the greatest theater composer of our time with Betty Buckley Sings Stephen Sondheim. This compilation album will be released Friday, March 11, 2022 on streaming and digital platforms here.
Betty Buckley Sings Stephen Sondheim spans one of modern musical theater’s most famous careers, with Buckley’s singular interpretations of two dozen Sondheim masterpieces. Buckley, who has been dubbed “The Voice of Broadway”, has one of the most instantly recognizable and universally admired voices in theatre.
It has also been announced that Ms Buckley is planning a series of concert dates on both coasts, starting with her long-awaited return to Joe’s Pub, “Betty Buckley & Friends”, with an eight-performance engagement from March 18 to March 21. , 2022. Shows are at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., with tickets priced at $35 to $80. She is accompanied by Veanne Cox, Todd Almond, James Harkness and Claire Moore for certain concerts. Visit publictheater.org for more information.
Buckley will next perform in San Francisco at Feinstein at the Nikko for a four-performance engagement from March 30 to April 2, 2022. Shows are at 8:00 p.m., with tickets priced at $125. Feinstein’s concerts will feature award-winning musical director and pianist Christian Jacob. Visit feinsteinssf.com for more information.
Betty Buckley Sings Stephen Sondheim’s Song List:
1. “The Children Will Listen” – From The Children Will Listen*
2. “Not While I’m Here” – Kids Will Listen*
3. “I remember” – Children will listen*
4. “Children and Art / Stay With Me” – Children Will Listen*
5. “No one is alone” – Children will listen*
6. “Sorry-Grateful” – Kids Will Listen*
7. “Not A Day Goes By” – Children Will Listen*
8. “Move On” – At a Glance*
9. “Pretty Woman” – Much More*
10. “Old Friends” – From the London concert
11. “Finishing The Hat” – From the London concert
12. “Marry Me A Little” – From the London concert
13. “Send in the Clowns” – From the London concert
14. “Every day a little death” – Excerpt from an evening at Carnegie Hall *
15. “Now You Know” – Excerpt from an evening at Carnegie Hall*
16. “Something’s Coming” – Excerpt from an evening at Carnegie Hall *
17. “Rose’s Turn” – Extract from an evening at Carnegie Hall *
18. “Anyone Can Whistle” – Heart to Heart*
19. “Another Hundred People” – New Live Concert Recording
20. “I Know Things Now” – New Live Concert Recording
21. “Jet Song” – From Ah, Men! The Broadway Boys
22. “Maria” – From Ah, Men! The Broadway Boys
23. “Sweeney Todd Suite: Not While I’m Here/Johanna/My Friends” – From Ah, Men! The Broadway Boys
24. “I’m Still Here” – From History Songs
* originally released by Mort Drosnes, Sterling Records
Betty Buckley is a legendary, award-winning actress/singer whose career spans theatre, film, television and concert halls around the world. She was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 2012 and a 2017 recipient of the Julie Harris Awards from the Actor’s Fund for Artistic Achievement.
She won a Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella, the glamorous cat, in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS and received her second Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Hesione in Triumph of Love. She received an Olivier Award nomination for her critically acclaimed portrayal of Norma Desmond in the London production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard, which she repeated to other rave reviews on Broadway. She headlined the nationwide tour of the new Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! in 2018/2019.
Buckley co-starred with James McAvoy in M. Night Shyamalan’s hit film Split, one of the top international box office hits of 2017. She received a Saturn Award nomination for Best Featured Actress for her work in the film.
His other films include his debut in Brian De Palma’s film version of Stephen King’s Carrie, Bruce Beresford’s Tender Mercies, Roman Polanski’s Frantic, Woody Allen’s Another Woman, Lawrence Kasden’s Wyatt Earp and M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening. .
His other Broadway credits include 1776, Pippin, Song and Dance, The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Carrie. Off-Broadway credits include the world premiere of Horton Foote’s The Old Friends for which she received a Drama Desk nomination in 2014, White’s Lies, Lincoln Center’s Elegies, the original NYSF production by Edwin Drood, The Eros Trilogy, Juno’s Swans and Getting My Act together and hit the road.
Regional credits include The Perfectionist, Gypsy, The Threepenny Opera, Camino Real, Buffalo Gal, Arsenic and Old Lace, The Old Friends at Houston’s Alley Theater and Gray Gardens at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, NY and The Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles in 2016 for which she received an Ovation Award nomination.
In London, she starred in Promises, Promises, for which she was nominated for the An Evening Standard Award, and in the UK premiere of Dear World in 2013.
On TV, Buckley recently starred in the new Fox/Warner Bros. TV show. The Cleaning Lady aired in January 2022 and has a recurring role on Law & Order: SVU for NBC. She starred in the third season of AMC’s hit series Preacher. She has starred in Supergirl, the NBC series Chicago Med, and ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars. For HBO, she appeared on Getting On, The Leftovers, The Pacific and for three seasons on Oz. She starred as Abby Bradford on the hit series Eight is Enough. She has appeared twice at the Kennedy Center Honors and has guest-starred on numerous television series, mini-series, and made-for-TV movies, including Evergreen, Roses for the Rich, Without a Trace, and Law & Order: SVU.
She was nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards for her work on Taking a Stand.
Buckley tours in concert worldwide with her ensemble of musicians and in 2015 was featured at the Follies concert at the Royal Albert Hall on the occasion of Stephen Sondheim’s 85th birthday. She has recorded 18 CDs: including Ghostlight, produced by T Bone Burnett released in 2014 and Story Songs released in April 2017. Her latest album Hope was released in June 2018.
She received a Grammy nomination for Stars and the Moon, Betty Buckley Live at the Donmar. She received her second Grammy nomination for The Diaries of Adam and Eve audiobook.
For more than forty years, Buckley taught stage study and song performance, giving workshops in Manhattan and at various performing arts universities and conservatories across the country. She was a faculty member of the Theater Department at the University of Texas at Arlington and teaches regularly at the T. Schreiber Studio in New York, the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth, TX and in Los Angeles, Denver and Oklahoma.
In 2009, Ms. Buckley received the Texas Medal of Arts Award for Theater and was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in 2007. In 2015, she received the Stephen Bruton Award from the Lone Star Film Festival for her work in film and The music. In 2018, she received the Sarah Siddons Award for Outstanding Theater Performance in a Chicago Theater Production. She holds two honorary doctorates from the Boston Conservatory and Marymount College, and has received three Lifetime Achievement Awards for her contributions to theater from the New England Theater Conference, the Shubert Theater in New Haven, and the Terry Schreiber School in New York.