Ted Keegan Sings

Ted Keegan Sings

by Ted Keegan
     
 
Since his Broadway debut in the musical Sweeney Todd, singer Ted Keegan has appeared in a variety of roles for the musical stage, not the least of which was as the deformed musician in the Phantom of the Opera. For his first solo album, Keegan understandably sticks with what he knows best, songs from musical plays, favoring those by Fred Ebb and John

Overview

Since his Broadway debut in the musical Sweeney Todd, singer Ted Keegan has appeared in a variety of roles for the musical stage, not the least of which was as the deformed musician in the Phantom of the Opera. For his first solo album, Keegan understandably sticks with what he knows best, songs from musical plays, favoring those by Fred Ebb and John Kander. While there are some familiar songs present, Keegan dwells mostly on songs which may be from big musicals, but not necessarily the hits of the show. One of these is a rollicking "Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat," the Salvation Army thumper from Guys and Dolls. There are also songs from musicals neither which were smashes nor are especially remembered for any particular song, such as "A Quiet Thing" delivered by Keegan in a heartfelt manner accompanied by the acoustic guitar of Michael Holland. Keegan, with his powerful but flexible and expressive voice, throws himself completely into each song on this distinctive play list, irrespective of origin or notoriety. The result is that this album has some of the attributes usually reserved for a classical lieder recital. The way the singer shapes each of the songs, giving each tune a separate set of characteristics rather than trying to pull all of them under a single performing umbrella, also says much about why Keegan has been so successful in a wide variety of roles for the musical stage. He is sadly apologetic and poignant on "I Don't Remember You" and floats on top of Steve Kenyon's flute on "Some Girls." One of the fun items is an old-time music hall rendition of "Sara Lee." Keegan is pure entertainer through and through and this album reflects that happy condition. Recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/06/2001
Label:
Lml Music
UPC:
0711788014225
catalogNumber:
142
Rank:
305534

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ted Keegan   Primary Artist,Vocals
Yaron Gershovsky   Piano
Lawrence Yurman   Piano
Phil Hall   Piano
Roberta Cooper   Cello
Brad Flickinger   Drums
Steve Kenyon   Flute,Alto Flute
Mary Ann McSweeny   Bass
Mary Ann McSweeney   Bass
Michael Holland   Guitar
David Lai   Piano

Technical Credits

Bruce Johnson   Graphic Design
Yaron Gershovsky   Arranger
Lawrence Yurman   Arranger
Michael Holland   Arranger
David Lai   Producer
Ted Keegan   Executive Producer
Frederick Edward Weatherly   Composer

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