George M. Cohan Tonight!
Version: OFF BROADWAY 2006
Composer: Cohan, George M.
SH-K-BOOM / GHOSTLIGHT
The Irish Repertory Theatre Cast Recording starring Jon Peterson!
Music & Lyrics by George M. Cohan, with additional material by Chip Deffaa.
George M. Cohan may well have been the single most talented figure in American theatrical history. He gave Broadway its pace, its beat, its snap. He wrote, directed, and produced scores of shows; penned hundreds of songs; and became the most popular musical comedy star of his era. Critics called him "The First Actor" and "The Man Who Owns Broadway.? Starting out as a poor Irish-American kid from Providence, RI, Cohan never spent more than a few weeks in school. Nevertheless, he remade the American songbook, and made America - not Europe - the standard-setter for musical theater.
Jon Peterson (George M. Cohan), who won Back Stage?s "Bistro Award" for his dynamic portrayal of Cohan, has enlivened many musicals in his native London, including 42ND STREET, A CHORUS LINE, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, CATS, DAMES AT SEA, ON YOUR TOES, SHE LOVES ME, and Noël Coward's CAVALCADE. He starred as the emcee in Sam Mendes' and Rob Marshall's acclaimed production of "CABARET for two years in the U.S. National Tour before covering the role on Broadway. He may be heard on such CD's as "Skiddoo" and ?The Johnny Mercer Jamboree," and seen in the film ANNA BALLERINA. Trained at London's Royal Ballet School, he has choreographed, in addition to starring in, GEORGE M. COHAN TONIGHT!
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