Maureen McGovern


Maureen McGovern is one of the most versatile singers of her generation. Her career spans recording, concerts, the Broadway stage, films, television, and radio. Her voice defies categorization: from a jazzy, warm pop register she glides easily into a crystalline coloratura at the top of her four-octave range. Her symphony appearances are highlighted by duets with orchestra members in which her voice matches the tonal quality and dexterity of various instruments. It's no wonder that she's earned a reputation of being not only a "singer's singer" but also a "musician's musician."

Ms. McGovern's recording career began in the 1970s with #1 chart-topping gold record "The Morning After," the Academy Award-winning song from from The Poseidon Adventure. She recorded another Oscar-winner, "We May Never Love Like This Again" from The Towering Inferno, in which she made a cameo appearance. She was honored with a Grammy Award nomination and many international gold records. Other hit records included "Can You Read My Mind," the love theme from Superman and "Different Worlds" from ABC-TV's series "Angie!" She also appeared in the motion picture Airplane! as the guitar-strumming nun. In 1981, Ms. McGovern turned her attention to the Broadway stage where she debuted as Mabel in the Joseph Papp production of "The Pirates of Penzance" and was hailed by New York Times critic Frank Rich as "a winning comedian... a real find for musical theatre." She played the role for fourteen months and immediately following, starred opposite Raul Julia in the Tony Award-winning production of "Nine." Ms. McGovern went on to star in many regional and Off-Broadway musical productions. She has appeared at Carnegie Hall and has recently returned to recording and touring, along with her numerous television appearances and symphony concerts.

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