Barbara Cook

Barbara Cook Celebrates Her 85th Birthday At Carnegie Hall

On Thursday, October 18

Recipient of a prestigious Kennedy Center Honors Award in 2011, legendary Broadway star, concert and cabaret artist Barbara Cook is a national treasure and considered the premier interpreter of the American musical songbook.

The Los Angeles Times said of Ms. Cook, “Ladies and gentlemen, there is breaking news to report. We have scientific evidence that it is indeed possible for a singer who has reached the four-score mark to be just hitting her prime.” Ms. Cook’s latest cabaret offering of Broadway and jazz tunes blows every other singer of any age out of the water..

Barbara Cook photo by Mike Martin London


Barbara Cook’s silvery soprano, purity of tone, and warm presence have delighted audiences around the world for more than 50 years. Considered “Broadway’s favorite ingenue” during the heyday of the Broadway musical, Miss Cook then launched a second career as a cabaret, concert and recording artist soaring from one professional peak to another.

Whether on the stages of major international venues throughout the world or in the intimate setting of New York’s Café Carlyle or Feinstein’s at the Regency, Barbara Cook’s popularity continues to thrive - as evidenced by her 1997 birthday concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Albert Hall in London, a succession of 6 triumphant returns to Carnegie Hall where she made a legendary solo concert debut in 1975, and an ever-growing mantle of honors including the Tony, Grammy, Drama Desk and New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, her citation as a Living New York Landmark and her induction into the Theatre Hall of Fame.



Concert photo: Mike Martin