You’ve Got A Friend: The Music of the Brill Building

February 6, 2017

Back by popular demand!

In the middle of New York City, in the heart of Times Square, sits The Brill Building.

From the halls and offices of 1619 Broadway came the sound of America in the 50s and 60s — considered by many to be the greatest music ever written. The Brill Building was home to Carole King, Neil Sedaka, Lieber & Stoller, Neil Diamond, and Barry Mann & Cynthia Weill among others. The songs they wrote changed the sound of popular music and became some of the most iconic songs of all time. “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do,””Where the Boys Are,””Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,””You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” and “On Broadway” all came from the famed music factory. And the music didn’t stop there. The writers continued to climb the charts decades after their Brill days — but it was the building that brought them all together. Multi-award winning vocalist Scott Coulter takes you on a journey into the music — and the stories — of the singers and the songs that defined a generation.

For his work in cabaret, Scott Coulter was awarded both the 2001 Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs (MAC) Award, as well as the 2001 Bistro Award for Outstanding Male Vocalist. He received a 1997 Bistro Award for the revue “Get Your Tickets Now!” and his debut solo show won the 1998 MAC Award for Male Debut. Time Out New York picked Coulter’s “Unexpected Songs” as one of the ‘Best of 1999’.

Coulter’s self-titled debut CD won the 2003 MAC Award for Outstanding Recording and was chosen as the best recording of the year by Scott and Barbara Siegel of Theatre Mania and Jeff Rosen of Cabaret Scenes magazine.

He won two 2007 Nightlife Awards including Outsanding Male Vocalist. Scott has appeared at Town Hall in the 1949, 1953, 1954, 1962, 1964, and 1968 editions of the popular “Broadway by the Year” series and can currently be heard on the Bayview recordings of the 1949, 1953 and 1962 performances. Other Town Hall appearances include “Sentimental Journey: The Songs of World War II,” “From Brooklyn to Hollywood,” “All That Jazz: A Tribute to Kander & Ebb,” and the critically acleaimed “Broadway Uplugged.” Since 1997, Scott has performed around the country with award-winning songwriting duo Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich in their many revues and tours, and with composer Stpehen Schwartz, Liz Callaway, and Debbie Gravitte in the revue “Stephen Schwartz & Friends.” Scott toured the U.S. as Jinx in Forever Plaid and was in the world premiere of Flloyd Collins, directed by Tina Landau at the American Music Theatre Festival.

His regional theatre credits include Into the Woods, In Trousers, Cotton Patch Gospel, Pump Boys and Dinettes, and As Bees in Honey Drown. He has directed many shows for the Town Hall in New York, and along with Michael Kerker and ASCAP, has produced Michael Feinstein’s Standard Time at Carnegie Hall. He is a graduate of the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

 

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