Clinton: The Musical [Original Cast Recording]

Clinton: The Musical [Original Cast Recording]

by James Dobinson

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Overview

Clinton: The Musical [Original Cast Recording]

Recorded on May 19, 2015, this cast album from the original off-Broadway production of the irreverent rock musical Clinton: The Musical is, much like that presidency, not for children. The farcical book, written by Paul and Michael Hodge, splits President Bill Clinton into two characters played by two different actors (Tom Galantich and Duke Lafoon) to represent his duplicity, and freely mocks the '90s -- dial-up Internet sound effects and all -- in addition to its lead characters (Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton played by Kerri Butler, and Monica Lewinsky played by Veronica J. Kuehn). Newt Gingrich and Kenneth Starr are also portrayed in the show, with the former delivering the coarse, declamatory "Say Nay" (sung by John Treacy Egan). Tunes like "Sexual Relations" and the crass "Monica's Song" also go a bit further than one might expect; depending on one's political stance and particular sense of humor, Paul Hodge is to blame or thank for the lyrics and music. In a year that also saw the hit Lin-Manuel Miranda Broadway show Hamilton: An American Musical, Clinton: The Musical does not compare favorably on any level, but for those who are neither devoted Clinton fans nor sensitive to lowbrow humor at the expense of public figures, it may just provide rare belly laughs. On a more unqualified note, comedian Judy Gold makes an appearance as a portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/20/2015
Label: Ghostlight
UPC: 0791558449020
catalogNumber: 84490
Rank: 227698

Album Credits

Performance Credits

James Dobinson   Primary Artist,Conductor,Keyboards
Dale Hensley   Vocals
Kerry Butler   Vocals
John Treacy Egan   Vocals
Judy Gold   Vocals
Tom Galantich   Vocals
Veronica Kuehn   Vocals
Mike Pettry   Guitar,Keyboards
Duke Lafoon   Vocals
Tristan Marzeski   Percussion,Drums
Paul Heaney   Banjo,Guitar,Bass Guitar
Kevin Zak   Vocals
Kara Guy   Vocals

Technical Credits

Michael Cohen   Production Stage Manager
Peter Fitzgerald   Sound Design
Steve Norman   Producer
Tom Watson   Wig Designer
Mark Stutzman   Illustrations
Dean Sharenow   Producer,Engineer
David C. Woolard   Costume Design
Greg Brunswick   Producer
Beowulf Boritt   Scenic Design
Rick Brown   Producer
AKA   Marketing
Karina Hearn   Executive Producer
Fred Sladkey   Pro-Tools
Ken Davenport   Executive Producer
James Dobinson   Arranger,Music Direction
Neil Douglas Reilly   Orchestration
Paul Hodge   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Text,Book
Tara Rubin   Casting
Joe Trentacosta   Publicity
Dean Roth   Producer
Dan Knechtges   Director,Choreographer
Michael Hodge   Book

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