All kinds of cats pepper world literature, from the Cheshire cat that would tease Alice while perched on a tree branch to Dr. Seuss's famous Cat in a Hat. Although many people have a soft spot for Felix the Cat, one of my all-time favorites is Bill the Cat, from Bloom County.
Today, many singers who are a fraction of Barbara Cook's age wish they could sing with the wisdom, phrasing, and musical intuition of an artist whose voice has maintained its sweetness and purity for so many years
Richard received rave reviews for his show Richard Skipper as "Carol Channing" in Concert, his off-Broadway tribute to Carol Channing. I talked to Richard about everything Carol Channing and issues facing our LGBT community.
The truth is that proficient as she may be, Megan Hilty lacks the whatever-it-is -- the je ne sais quoi -- that Channing and Monroe had that made Lorelei such a forceful, such an unforgettable presence.
By the time Channing headed out onto the runway that circled the orchestra pit for her curtain call and waved to the people in the balcony, I was ready to jump over the rail right into her arms.
I was hardly alone.
She's a nonagenarian who, when dressed in black, looks a little like a bobble-head with a pipe-cleaner body. But, at the age of 91, entertainer Carol Channing has amazing energy and a rare spirit for life.