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Barbara Cook

Barbara Cook (born October 25, 1927) is an American singer and actress who first came to prominence in the 1950s after starring in the original Broadway musicals Plain and Fancy (1955), Candide (1956) and The Music Man (1957) among others, winning a Tony Award for the latter. She continued performing mostly in theatre until the mid-1970s, when she began a second career that continues to this day as a cabaret and concert singer. She has also made numerous recordings.

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New Year's Eve, we're going to be doing a concert with the Philadelphia Orchestra in Symphony Hall. ...

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On Saturday afternoons, there was a film, of course, and then we did about four shows between the fi ...

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Even within the last three or four years, I have a greater ability to communicate, I think. I have m ...

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I sang for my family. And I think probably the first time I sang and got paid for it, I was about 6 ...

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Young people who are just starting out somehow need to let you know they know how to sing.

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I look back at photographs and I remember at the time I thought I was not very attractive.

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I remember feeling that. I couldn't do, nor did I want to do, the kinds of roles I'd been doing.

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?If you're able to be yourself, then you have no competition. All you have to do is get closer and c ...

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?A dollar a pound? ... You know broccoli rabe is $2.99 in the store, a pound.?

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I have absolutely no desire and no thought of quitting ever.

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If you???re happy, you eat. If you???re sad, you eat. You lose a job, you eat. You get a job, you ea ...

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The place that seems most dangerous is exactly where safety lies.

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The world wants us to be who we truly are, not who we think others want us to be.

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?I robbed you of the rabe.?

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