Barbara Cook Dies: Tony Award-Winning Broadway Singer Was 89

Barbara Cook Dies: Tony Award-Winning Broadway Singer Was 89

Barbara Cook Dies: Tony Award-Winning Broadway Singer Was 89

Broadway legend Barbara Cook, known for starring in musicals such as The Music Man and She Loves Me, has died at the age of 89.

Cook kicked the bucket early Tuesday of respiratory disappointment at her home in Manhattan, encompassed by family and companions, as indicated by marketing expert Amanda Kaus.

The Broadway legend is most famous for her leading performances in some of the biggest musicals of the 1950s, including Candide, and The Music Man. In 2011, she was saluted at the Kennedy Center Honors and remained a singer even in her 80s. Cook's last meal was reported to be vanilla ice cream, a nod to one of Amalia's numbers from She Loves Me. In the musical, Cook got to sing "Glitter and Be Gay", a fiendishly hard coloratura parody of the "Jewel Song" from Charles Gounod's "Faust". She is survived by their son Adam. "You will not be forgotten".

"Long ago Ms. Cook figured out what really matters in singing", Anthony Tommasini wrote in the New York Times after her 85th birthday concert at Carnegie Hall in 2012, "to put lyrics across as if she were confiding in you, to bend melodic phrases to expressive ends, to inflect her sound with heartache, happiness, sass, bitterness, or whatever the moment calls for".

In 1985, Cook portrayed Sally in a New York Philharmonic concert version of the Stephen Sondheim musical Follies at Avery Fisher Hall.

Her marriage to acting teacher David LeGrant ended in divorce.

At the point when asked what her recommendation for the most part was striving for artists, she revealed to The AP it came down to three words that she adapted at an early stage herself and have been her guide.

"You are enough. You are always enough. Of course. You're not drawn to phonies".

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