Michael Feinstein, one of the premier interpreters of American popular song, has been a household name since the success of his 1988 one-man Broadway show, Isn’t It Romantic. He enjoys an active performance calendar, including major concert halls, symphony orchestras, intimate jazz clubs, and college campuses. More than a mere performer, he is nationally recognized for his commitment to the American popular song, both celebrating its art and preserving its legacy for the next generation.
Mr. Feinstein is currently producing a CD for his friend Liza Minnelli based on the music of her godmother, Kay Thompson, the famed author, singer, and arranger. He will also host and serve as consultant on a new PBS film on vintage Hollywood “soundies,” and is producing a documentary feature on arts and society icon Kitty Carlisle Hart. He has written the score for a new stage musical, The Gold Room, opening soon in London’s West End.
His latest CD from Concord Records is Hopeless Romantics, a songbook of Harry Warren classics recorded with legendary jazz pianist George Shearing. In 2004, Mr. Feinstein completed a national tour with songwriting icon Jimmy Webb based on their CD, Only One Life—The Songs of Jimmy Webb. The disc was named one of the Ten Best CDs of the Year by USA Today.