Stephen Sondheim was the musical mentor of Tony-nominated Broadway star Melissa Errico. In a sparkling evening of his sublime songs side by side by engaging stories of his craft and life, Errico’s love and admiration for her friend and teacher is always up front.
“Errico’s artistry is beyond superb. A lesson in interpretive genius, not to mention beautiful music making.” - Opera News
“Melissa Errico is the finest interpreter of Sondheim working in America today.” - The New Yorker
“Sondheim Sublime is the best all-Sondheim album ever made… [she’s] a nonpareil cabaret singer…she's so sexy you won't believe your eyes and sings so beautifully you won't believe your ears and talks so charmingly you won't believe it's happening! ” - The Wall Street Journal (Guessing he was a little smitten. Ya think?)
First known for her starring roles on Broadway, including My Fair Lady, High Society, White Christmas, Anna Karenina, Dracula and Les Misérables, Errico began an enduring connection with Sondheim when he selected her to star as Dot in Sunday In The Park With George at The Kennedy Center. She has since co-starred as Clara in Passion at Classic Stage Company and in the NY City Center Encores! production of the Sondheim/Rodgers musical Do I Hear A Waltz? In April 2020, she appeared in the Sondheim 90th Birthday Concert,, and in May was featured in the PBS Poetry in America episode about Sondheim which featured Melissa’s version of “Finishing the Hat.” She releases a second Sondheim album later this year.
Melissa made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2023, singing Sondheim with The New York Pops orchestra. In her spare time, she is also an essayist for The New York Times, doing a column called “Scenes From The Acting Life.