Ann Hampton Callaway

Singer, Songwriter, Pianist
A highly regarded cabaret mainstay who made her Broadway debut in 1999 with "Swing!," statuesque brunette songstress Ann Hampton Callaway made the most of her three octave range without slipping into vocal theatrics or ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1957 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (5)

Evening at Pops 1969 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Kristi Yamaguchi's Golden Moment 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Lincoln Center Festival 2001 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Swingin' at the Pops 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor
Music (4)

Last Holiday 2006 (Movie)

("Auld Lang Syne" Traditional) (Song Performer)

The Nanny 1993 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Theme Music

Oy to the World 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Song

Day's End 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Theme Music

Biography

A highly regarded cabaret mainstay who made her Broadway debut in 1999 with "Swing!," statuesque brunette songstress Ann Hampton Callaway made the most of her three octave range without slipping into vocal theatrics or showiness. Sweetly husky-voiced, with an appreciation for standards that didn't deter her from performing original material, the talented jazz singer had a career marked equally by struggle and amazing good fortune. On her third day in New York, a 21-year-old Callaway landed her first job, making the most of her wedding singer background while in the audience at a piano bar. She stepped in and brought the crowd to its feet when the pianist on duty didn't know a request, the Dan Hill 1970s popular ballad and wedding standby "Sometimes When We Touch." Two years after this, the singer-songwriter-pianist recorded her debut album on Inner City Records, but was left in the lurch when the label folded before releasing the record. The performer stuck to it, and honed her craft in New York when in 1987 she met David Susskind. The famed producer seemed to hold the promise of a career jump-start, but tragically, he died suddenly not long after making this discovery.

Relationships

John Callaway

Father
was a CBS News correspondent and hosted "Chicago Tonight"

Shirley Callaway

Mother

Liz Callaway

Sister
born on April 13, 1961 acted on Broadway in "Cats" has performed with sister in cabaret musical "Sibling Revelry" married to actor-director Dan Foster

Milestones

2000

Took her tribute to Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald on the road, playing in Philadelphia with Peter Nero and the Philadelphia Pops

1999

Appeared as part of PBS' "Evening at Pops" special "Swingin' at the Pops", performing with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra

1998

Streisand performed the Callaway-penned "I've Dreamed of You" at her wedding to James Brolin and subsequently included the track on her "A Love Like Ours" release

1998

With sister Liz, performed "Sibling Revelry" at London's Donmar Warehouse

1997

Wrote the song "At the Same Time", featured on Barbra Streisand's chart-topping "Higher Ground" album

1995

Wrote and performed with sister Liz Callaway the cabaret musical "Sibling Revelry"

1993

Performed her original composition "The Nanny Named Fran" as the theme to the CBS sitcom "The Nanny"

1992

Released her eponymous debut album, featuring her "collaboration" with Porter

1991

Landed a recording contract

1989

Wrote the theme music for the short-lived daily late-night series "Day's End" (ABC)

1981

Recorded album for Inner City Records that went unreleased when the label folded

1979

On September 13, her third night in New York, won a job at a piano bar after bringing the house down with an impromptu performance

Was singer with a band that performed at weddings

Made Broadway debut with a Tony-nominated featured role in "Swing!"

Was the first person granted permission by Cole Porter's estate to add music to one of the songwriter's found lyrics resulting in "I Gaze Into Your Eyes"

Toured internationally in support of her album "To Ella With Love"

Raised in Chicago, Illinois

Popular songs include "The Nanny" and "You Turned the Tables On Me".

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