Broadway Music from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
The music of Broadway musicals has been a part of the Choir’s repertoire for many years. In fact, in 2007 the Choir released Showtime! Music of Broadway & Hollywood, an album featuring songs from various Broadway shows.
The Choir’s Broadway repertoire is vast, with performances featured on its weeklyMusic & the Spoken Word broadcast as well as in special concerts. For example, Santino Fontana, a Broadway star, collaborated with the Choir and Orchestra for the 2014 Pioneer Day Concert. Many Broadway songs were performed from musicals such as West Side Story, Cinderella, and Camelot—all with choral arrangements showcasing the talents of the Choir and Orchestra.
Featured Broadway Choir Music
“How to Handle a Woman”
Camelot was a hit when it opened on Broadway. It won four Tony Awards, and the album spent weeks as the Billboard #1 pop album. The Choir, Orchestra, and Santino Fontana performed “How to Handle a Woman," a favorite song from Camelot, during the 2014 Pioneer Day Concert.
“You’ll Never Walk Alone”
Of all the musicals written by Richard Rodgers, he said that Carousel was one of his favorites. “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” a song from Carousel, is one of the Broadway hits included on the Showtime! Music of Broadway & Hollywood album. It’s also one of the Choir’s most popular YouTube videos.
“Ten Minutes Ago”
In 2013, Santino Fontana was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for his role in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella. “Ten Minutes Ago," one of the most popular songs from Cinderella, was in the repertoire when the Choir and Orchestra performed with Fontana in 2014 at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City.
Broadway Choir Music Online Sources
Music from Sweeney Todd, a 1979 Broadway musical, was included in the Choir's 2001 Christmas concert and also in an episode of Music & the Spoken Word during that concert weekend. The Christmas concert's featured guest artist was Angela Lansbury, who was accompanied by the Choir in a rendition of “Not While I’m Around."
The Secret Garden
The Secret Garden debuted on Broadway in 1991 and won several Tony Awards, including Best Book of a Musical, Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical, and Best Scenic Design. The Choir and Orchestra frequently perform “Come to My Garden” from that musical.