Sheldon Harnick: Hidden Treasures
A co-production of Harbinger Records and The Musical Theater Project
This magnificent set is testimony to Sheldon’s place in the pantheon of Broadway musical creators.” — Harold Prince
This spectacular 2-CD set features 53 demos and cut songs from 17 shows including Fiddler on the Roof, She Loves Me, Fiorello!, The Apple Tree and The Rothschilds as well as rarities from The Body Beautiful, Trafalgar, Smiling the Boy Fell Dead, Rex and A Wonderful Life.
With a Foreword by Harold Prince, and spotlighting archival performances by Sheldon Harnick, Audra McDonald, Brian d’Arcy James, Hugh Martin, Margery Gray, Charlotte Rae and more, this superb collection (with extensive liner notes) unearths the hidden gems of the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning lyricist.
Reflecting on the release, producers Bill Rudman and Ken Bloom note: “Exploring Sheldon’s lesser-known songs over the past two years has been a labor of love for us. He is a true mensch–and a man with more than a touch of the poet. The two CDs make for delightful listening!”
Listen to NPR’s Fresh Air interview of Sheldon Harnick about this CD and his 90th birthday (broadcast on April 30, 2014).