Anneka Rice celebrates the life and work of songwriter Cy Colman with Michael Xavier, Siobhan Dillon, Ria Jones and Tam Mutu.
He was the man who gave Sinatra 'Witchcraft', Tony Bennett 'The Best Is Yet To Come' and Sammy Davis Jnr 'The Rhythm of Life'. He was the six year old child prodigy who gave piano recitals at Carnegie Hall; he grew up to be one of the most successful songwriters and composers in musical theatre history, winning five Tony Awards, two Grammy's and three Emmys; his shows included 'Sweet Charity' starring Shirley Maclaine; 'Wildcat' starring Lucille Ball, and 'Barnum' which starred Jim Dale and Glenn Close on Broadway and Michael Crawford in London. BBC Radio 2's Friday Night Is Music Night celebrates the life and work of the great Cy Coleman. With the 60 piece BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Mike Reed (Barnum, Sunset Boulevard) The Capital Voices and a stellar cast from London's West End. Starring Michael Xavier, Siobhan Dillon, Ria Jones and Tam Mutu. Presented by Anneka Rice.