Live from Lincoln Center: James Naughton: The Songs of Randy Newman
Friday, April 4 at 9:00 p.m.
Tony-winner James Naughton pays homage to American songwriter Randy Newman.
Naughton, the director and two-time Tony Award-winning actor and singer, who has appeared in numerous film and television programs including CBS’s Hostages and on stage in City of Angels and Kander & Ebb’s Chicago, takes the stage to honor the great American songwriter Randy Newman.
Though Naughton has sung Newman’s charming songs before in cabaret shows, he has never offered a full evening devoted to this music until now. Naughton’s “bass baritone voice is a phenomenon, both in its caressing resonance and in the ease with which he slides from traditional crooning to jazz-inflected swing” (The New York Times). Newman’s work as a Hollywood soundtrack composer of the past thirty years was preceded by years as a prolific, highly successful songwriter of such hits as “I Think It’s Going to Rain Today,” “Sail Away,” and “I Love L.A.”