Rosemary Loar has reinvented the music of Sting, one of the pop world's iconic songwriters. Loar breathes new life into the music of Sting with inventive interpretations of such classics as "Fields of Gold" and "Message In A Bottle". The music ranges from swing to samba and jazz/pop to crooning torch. She has enlisted the talents of some of the best arrangers in cabaret and the results are swinging, fresh and heartfelt. “(Her) Singing demonstrates polish, a flexible voice, supreme confidence and abilities to navigate all kinds of musical waters”. ...Rob Lester Cabaret Scenes
Rosemary Loar fell in love with jazz the first time she heard Billie Holiday sing on a scratchy old 78 LP. And sing jazz is what she did when she first came to New York, working in many of New York’s legendary downtown jazz spots. But Broadway beckoned. Now, five Broadway shows, four national tours and numerous regional productions later, Rosemary returns to her first love.
To cele- brate her return she released her debut jazz/cabaret CD, The Quando Swing in December 2008. Ms. Loar has been a cabaret artist for over 20 years. She has sung in New York City at Birdland, The Iridium, The Metropolitan Room, The Laurie Beechman Theater, Town Hall (as part of the Cabaret Convention), Symphony Space, Upstairs at Sardi’s with the Joe Traina Quintet (tribute shows to Arlen, Van Heusen and Gershwin), Hotel Pierre (tribute show to Kander and Ebb) in LA at the Gardenia, Luna Lounge and MBar, in Chicago at The Tambourine Room and last summer she made her German cabaret debut in Munich at Roy’s.
Rosemary’s Broadway debut, You Can’t Take It With You starring Jason Robardsand Colleen Dewhurst, provided her a perfect introduction to theatrical comedy. Her first Broadway show was fol- lowed by National Tours of Godspell and 42nd Street, Encore, the celebratory tribute to Radio City Music Hall, and a spot on an HBO television special starring Mary Martin and Ethel Merman. Subsequent Broadway shows include CATS (critically acclaimed for the role of Grizabella), Chess, Sunset Boulevard with Glenn Close, and the hit revival of Once Upon A Mattress starring Sarah Jessica Parker. She was awarded a Phoebe Award for her portrayal of Ivy Rowe in the original musi- cal, Fair And Tender Ladies. Rosemary also created the role of Gladys Fritts in the off-Broadway musical, Radio Gals. She was featured in the Drama Desk nominated ensemble piece The Audience. Most recently Ms. Loar played Grandma
Who in the national tour or The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. She was featured in the indie film The Query and Dorothy Parker film The Sexes. Rosemary can be heard on the cast albums of Chess, Sunset Boulevard, Once Upon A Mattress, and of the movie, The Emperor’s New Groove.
Rosemary is also no stranger to the concert stage. She was the featuredvocalist for the PBS- TV production, New Year’s Eve With Guy Lombardo, which was a staple of the winter holiday season for 4 years. She performed at Town Hall with Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion and at Carnegie Hall (concert version of the Broadway show Chess). She was a featured soloist for the pres- tigious Lyrics and Lyricist series at the New York City 92nd Street YMCA. Ms Loar has sung with the North Carolina, Orlando, Nelson Riddle and Peter Duchin Orchestras. Internationally she performed The Andre Lloyd Webber Tribute in Sardina, Italy and Berlin, Germany. Rosemary is also a rock/pop composer and has released 4 CD’s of her original music on the Atlor Music label.
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