I’m a Sondheim kind of guy, not only does he basically write for my voice (thanks, Steve!), but I’ve always had a connection to his work. I can safely say that Into the Woods is one of the reasons I decided to devote my life to musical theater, and I still can’t make it through “Move On” from Sunday in the Park with George without crying.
One of my favorite unsung Sondheim musicals is Passion, which recently had a revival at Classic Stage Company starring Judy Kuhn, Melissa Errico, and Ryan Silverman. It remains one of the beautiful scores I know (and Giorgio is still a perfect/dream role for me if anyone feels like mounting another production any time soon, but I digress…), and the most enduring anthem from the show is undoubtedly Fosca’s imploring, tragic ballad “Loving You.” I stumbled upon (and posted on Facebook) this beautiful version recently.Read More