Broadway and Recording Artist
Thursday October 4, 2018 7:30 PM
Eastern View High School
A multi-Grammy nominee, Broadway and recording artist, Maureen
McGovern’s star-studded career includes 45 years of concerts, theater,
film and television. Her international hit, “The Morning After” from
The Poseidon Adventure, garnered her a #1 Oscar-winning gold record.
Maureen will engage the audience with sentimental stories and iconic songs.
The Stradivarius Voice.
Maureen’s solo album The Pleasure of His Company, with Emmy/Grammy-winning
jazz pianist, Mike Renzi, earned her second Grammy nomination for
"Best Traditional Pop Vocal." She was also a featured guest
artist on the Grammy Award-winning album Songs from the
Neighborhood: The Music of Mister Rogers.
Other hits include, "Can You Read My Mind" from Superman, the
Oscar-winning track "We May Never Love Like This Again" from The
Towering Inferno, and "Different Worlds" from the TV series Angie.
In addition to hearing her music in films and television, McGovern
played the role of "Sr. Angelina" in the iconic comedy films
Airplane! and Airplane II: The Sequel, and "Rachel" in Joseph: King
of Dreams with Ben Affleck.
Maureen made her Broadway debut in 1981 as “Mabel” in The Pirates of
Penzance, and went on to star as “Luisa” in Nine, “Polly Peachum” in
3 Penny Opera with Sting, and “Anna” in the Broadway revival tour of
The King and I. In 2005 she was nominated for a Drama Desk
Award for her role as “Marmee” in Little Women: The Musical on
Broadway. She reprised her role as “Marmee” in the first national
tour of Little Women. Maureen has performed in numerous
regional theater productions including The Lion in Winter, Dear
World, Of Thee I Sing, Guys and Dolls and her one-woman musical
memoir, Carry it On, among others.
Her recent PS Classics CD, A Long Winding Road, has been praised by
The New York Times as “…a captivating musical scrapbook from the
1960’s to the early 70’s. Ms. McGovern’s vocal technique is second
to none.” Maureen’s recent release, You Raise Me Up – A Spiritual
Journey, is an intimate yet powerful recording.
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