Kiss Me, Kate [1999 Broadway Revival Cast]

Kiss Me, Kate [1999 Broadway Revival Cast]



The original cast recording of 1999's revival of Kiss Me, Kate features the vocal talents of Brian Stokes Mitchell, Marin Mazzie, Amy Spanger, and Michael Berresse, and the musical direction of Paul Gemignani and Grammy Award-winning orchestrator Don Sebesky. Classic Cole Porter songs like "Always True to You (In My Fashion)," "Another Op'nin', Another Show," "So in Love," "Too Darn Hot," and "Were Thine That Special Face" continue to delight.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/25/2000
Label: Drg
UPC: 0021471298826
catalogNumber: 12988

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bianca   Track Performer
Martin Agee   Violin
Dennis Anderson   Woodwind
John Beal   Bass
Bruce Eidem   Trombone
Paul Gemignani   Conductor
Adriane Lenox   Vocals
Larry Lunetta   Trumpet
Brian Mitchell   Vocals
Suzanne Ornstein   Violin,Concert Mistress
Clay Ruede   Cello
Ron Sell   French Horn
Marti Sweet   Violin
Mineko Yajima   Violin
Richard Brice   Viola
Cynthia Daniels   Recorder
John Horton   Vocals
Lee Wilkof   Vocals
Marin Mazzie   Vocals
Robert Ousley   Vocals
Thad Wheeler   Percussion
David Blinn   Viola
Rick Dolan   Violin
Eric Michael Gillett   Vocals
Paul Pizzuti   Percussion,Snare Drums
Andrew Schwartz   Guitar
Dominic Derasse   Trumpet
Charles Pillow   Woodwind
Don McGeen   Woodwind
Xin Zhao   Violin
Stanley Wayne Mathis   Vocals
Kevin Neil McCready   Vocals
Ronald Holgate   Vocals
Nancy Lemenager   Vocals
Jerome Vivona   Vocals
Michael Berresse   Vocals
Paula Leggett Chase   Vocals
Patty Goble   Vocals
Blake Hammond   Vocals
JoAnn M. Hunter   Vocals
Carol Lee Meadows   Vocals
Elizabeth Mills   Vocals
Linda Mugleston   Vocals
Michael Mulheren   Vocals
Vince Pesce   Vocals
T. Oliver Reid   Vocals
Beth Schwartz   Harp
Igor Seedrov   Cello
Cynthia Sophiea   Vocals
Amy Spanger   Vocals
Eric Weidman   Woodwind
Brian Stokes Mitchell   Vocals
Mark Mitchell   Keyboards
Michael X. Martin   Vocals
Darren Lee   Vocals

Technical Credits

David Chase   Dance Arrangement
Don Sebesky   Producer,Orchestration
Hugh Fordin   Producer
Paul Gemignani   Producer,Musical Director
Cynthia Daniels   Engineer
Joan Marcus   Production Photography
Sheryl Flatow   Liner Notes
Paul Huntley   Wig Designer
Bella Spewack   Book
Samuel Spewack   Book
Robin Wagner   Scenic Design
Amy Morton   Art Direction
Robert Ashford   Associate Choreographer
Kathleen Marshall   Choreographer
B.H. Barry   Contributor
Michael Blakemore   Director
Tony Meola   Sound Design
Martin Pakledinaz   Costume Design

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Kiss Me, Kate [1999 Broadway Revival Cast] 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I wish Kate was still on Broadway! I saw it three times. I played Bianca in my LVR High School production and loved every aspect of the show! Cole Porter was a genius when it came to dynamic lyrics and a smashing score! The music is fabulous-you won't be able to stop singing the tunes! The Bard would be very proud!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is Cole Porter's best complete work and the rivial update is fantastic. The orchestrations have been revised to feature more brass and fewer strings and the score is much the better for it. Now we have that jazzy, bouncy feel to the score Porter's music is known for. Paul Gemingani is a masterful musician and conductor and the recorded sound is of very high quality. He makes prudent cuts in the extensive dance breaks (I've directed this version of the show) without losing the musical and dramatic integrity of the work as a whole. The performances here are top notch. Brian Stokes Mitchell's handsome baritone encompasses Porter's quintessential leading man Fred/Petrucio wonderfully. Marin Mazzie sets the bar very high with her portrayal of Lilli/Kate and it is such a joy to hear this music sung and not yelled as is the fashion of so many musicals today. Amy Spanger is a breath of fresh air as Lois/Bianca as is Michael Beresse as Bill/Lucentio. Compared to the DVD of the London cast with Brent Barret and Rachel York...well, it depends on what you like. Rachel York uses much more of her chest voice to sing the role, particularly "So in Love," which not everyone (like myself) will like. Brent Barret's voice is much lighter and tenory than Brian Stokes Mitchell's, his high notes come easier and last longer, but he lacks the richness of tone that I feel is so essential to the thoroghly masculine character of Petruchio. I own the DVD and the CD, and if you are a fan of the show, I recommend you purchase both, for each is wonderful. The bottom line is this is a fantastic recording of a truly magnificent piece and I am thankful there is a record of this wonderful performance.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This show is absolutely fabulous, especially with Brian Stokes Mitchell and Marin Mazzie as its head runners. However, the music can be rather broing if you have never seen the show. It fits so well into the show, that in almost cannot be taken out of context. But, there are classic songs from it; such as, ''Too Darn Hot,'' ''Another Op'nin','' and ''Brush Up Your Shakepeare,'' which can never get dull. Definitely a great item to buy, with an incredible cast, but please see the show first.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Id ont have CD yet, obviously, but I cant wait till it comeout.. I saw the show the second day it was playing and it was so fabulous that I have ben eagerly awaiting this soundtrack since. Enjoy