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Career

ALBUMS RELEASED
2012
Primary performer Loverman
2011
Performed with Michael Feinstein Cheek to Cheek: Live from Feinstein's at Loews Regency
2011
Primary performer You Make Me Feel So Young: Live at Feinstein's at the Loews Regency
2008
Primary performer Rainbow Round My Shoulder
2007
Primary performer No One Is Alone
2006
Primary performer Barbara Cook at The Met
2005
Primary performer Tribute
2004
Primary performer Barbara Cook's Broadway!
2003
Primary performer Count Your Blessings
2001
Primary performer Sings Mostly Sondheim: Live at Carnegie Hall
2000
Primary performer Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
1999
Primary performer All I Ask of You
1999
Primary performer The Champion Season: A Salute to Gower Champion
1997
Primary performer Oscar Winners: The Lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein II
1994
Primary performer Live from London
1993
Primary performer Dorothy Fields: Close as Pages in a Book
1988
Primary performer The Disney Album
1981
Primary performer It's Better With a Band
1977
Primary performer As Of Today
1975
Primary performer At Carnegie Hall
1959
Primary performer Barbara Cook Sings "From the Heart" - [The Best of Rodgers & Hart]
1958
Primary performer Songs of Perfect Propriety
CAST AND STUDIO CAST RECORDINGS
2010
Sondheim on Sondheim
2000
Lucky in the Rain
1994
Motion Picture Soundtrack Thumbelina
1987
Studio Cast Carousel
1986
World Premiere Recording The Secret Garden
1985
Follies in Concert
1972
The Grass Grows Green
1971
The Grass Harp
1966
Lincoln Center Cast Show Boat
1964
Studio Cast The King and I
1963
She Loves Me
1962
Studio Cast Show Boat
1961
The Gay Life
1958
Television Soundtrack Hansel and Gretel
1957
The Music Man
1956
Candide
1955
Plain and Fancy
1951
Flahooley
STAGE PRODUCTIONS
2010
Primary Performer Sondheim on Sondheim / Studio 54, New York, New York USA
2004
Primary Performer Barbara Cook's Broadway / Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York, New York USA
2002
Primary Performer Mostly Sondheim / Vivian Beaumont Theater, New York, New York USA
2002
Primary Performer Something Good: A Broadway Salute to Richard Rodgers on His 100th Birthday / Gershwin Theatre, New York, New York USA
1987
Primary Performer Barbara Cook: A Concert for the Theatre / Ambassador Theatre, New York, New York USA
1972
Acted in the role of Kleopatra Enemies / Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York, New York USA
1971
Acted in the role of Dolly Talbo The Grass Harp / Martin Beck Theatre, New York, New York USA
1967
Acted in the role of Patsy Newquist Little Murders / Broadhurst Theatre, New York, New York USA
1965
Acted in the role of Ellen Gordon - replacement (Feb 22, 1965) Any Wednesday / Music Box Theatre, New York, New York USA
1964
Acted in the role of Carol Deems Something More! / Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York, New York USA
19631964
Acted in the role of Amalia Balash She Loves Me / Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York, New York USA
19611962
Acted in the role of Liesl Brandel The Gay Life / Shubert Theatre, New York, New York USA
19571961
Acted in the role of Marian Paroo The Music Man / Majestic Theatre, New York, New York USA
1960
Acted in the role of Anna Leonowens King and I / City Center, New York, New York USA
1957
Acted in the role of Julie Jordan Carousel / City Center, New York, New York USA
19561957
Acted in the roles of Cunegonde, Scrub Lady Candide / Martin Beck Theatre, New York, New York USA
19551956
Acted in the role of Hilda Miller Plain and Fancy / Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York, New York USA
1954
Acted in the role of Carrie Pipperidge Carousel / City Center, New York, New York USA
1953
Acted in the role of Ado Annie Carnes Oklahoma! / City Center, New York, New York USA
1951
Acted in the role of Sandy Flahooley / Broadhurst Theatre, New York, New York USA
COMPILATIONS
2009
The Essential Barbara Cook Collection
2006
Legends of Broadway—Barbara Cook
1995
The Broadway Years: Till There Was You
CABARET
1975
Musical lead St. Regis Hotel / New York, New York USA
1975
Musical lead Carnegie Hall / New York, New York USA
1974
Musical lead Brothers and Sisters / New York, New York USA
1950
First professional New York engagement Blue Angel / New York, New York USA
STAGE PRODUCTIONS - MAJOR TOURS
1973
Musical Lead The Gershwin Years
1967
Acted in the role of Fanny Brice Funny Girl / Summer Tour
1964
Molly Brown The Unsinkable Molly Brown
1954
Acted in the role of Ado Annie Oklahoma!
TELEVISION APPEARANCES - EPISODIC
1962
Episode: The Go-Between The United States Steel Hour
1961
Acted in the role of Kitty Malone The Chevy Show / Episode: O'Halloran's Luck
1961
Episode: In a Garden Play of the Week
1957
Acted in the role of Barbie Hallem Alfred Hitchcock Presents / Episode: A Little Sleep
TELEVISION SPECIALS
1958
Acted in the role of Gretel Hansel and Gretel / National National Broadcasting Company (NBC)
1956
Acted in the role of Evelina Bloomer Girl / Showcase Productions

Accomplishments of note

2007
Selected: Vocalist of the Year Musical America / Hightstown, New Jersey USA The first pop singer to be so honored by this classical performing arts organization
2006
Concert performance: first female pop singer to present a solo concert of Broadway show tunes and classic jazz standards Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts / New York, New York USA Supported on a few numbers by guest singers Audra McDonald and Josh Groban
Concert Performances: for Presidents James Carter; Ronald Regan; George H.W. Bush and William Clinton The White House / Washington, District of Columbia USA with Composer and pianist Wally Harper
2000
Performance: only American performer chosen to perform at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Arts Festival Sydney Opera House / Bennelong Point, Sydney Australia

Professional honors and awards

2011
Kennedy Center Honoree Board of Trustees of the Kennedy Center, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts / Washington, District of Columbia Lifetime of contributions to American culture
2004
New York Drama Critics' Circle Special Citation New York Drama Critics' Circle Contributions to musical theater
1998
Grammy Hall of Fame Inductee The Recording Academy CANDIDE Original Broadway Cast Album (Barbara Cook, Max Adrian and Robert Rounseville)
1987
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance: A Concert for the Theatre Drama Desk Organization / New York, New York USA Recognizes achievements in the theatre among Broadway, Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway productions
1958
Tony Award American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League / New York, New York USA Best Featured Actress in a Musical: The Music Man / in the role of Marian Paroo

Community

Community service

2011
Celebrating 120 Years of Carnegie Hal Carnegie Hall / New York, New York USA Special benefit
2005
Children and Art A Tribute to Stephen Sondheim on the Eve of his 75th Birthday New Amsterdam Theatre / New York, New York USA Special benefit
1996
Angela Lansbury - A Celebration Majestic Theatre / New York, New York USA Special benefit
Nationality
American

Education

Secondary school
Girls High Atlanta, Georgia USA Class of 1945
Native language
English

Honorary Degrees

2011
Wesleyan University Middletown, Connecticut USA Doctor of Fine Arts
2009
Boston Conservatory Boston, Massachusetts USA Honorary degree in recognition of her illustrious career, spanning more than 50 years

Family

Vital statistics

Birth information
October 25, 1927
Gender
Female
Place of birth
Atlanta, Georgia USA
Death
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Place of death
Manhattan
Cause
Respiratory failure
Marital status
Divorced

Marriage

19521965
David LeGrant (1923 - 2011) 1 child Adam LeGrant(1959)

Parents

Father
Charles BUNYAN
Mother
Nell (Harwell) Cook