Carol Channing
Carol Channing
Carol Channing will release a new Patriotic-themed CD, tentatively titled American Carol in September 2010.

Among the songs featured will be "Over There," "Dear Old Glory," "God Bless America," "America," and "The Battle Hymn of the Republic."

Channing won the Tony Award for Hello, Dolly! and also appeared on Broadway in The Vamp, Lend an Ear, and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. She received an Oscar nomination for Thoroughly Modern Millie. Channing also recently released the CD, For Heaven's Sake, which includes spirituals, hymns, and rousing gospel tunes.

The actress will be making a number of upcoming appearances as part of a national campaign to restore the Arts back into the public school system through The Dr. Carol Channing and Harry Kullijian Foundation for the Arts. She will appear in Denver on August 6 before the national PTA, followed by a San Francisco panel discussion on August 8 with friends Rich Little and Steve Rossi for Comedy Talks, then on to Los Angeles where she and Kullijian will co-host an August 14 event for Spirit or 45' honoring US Veterans of WWII on the 65th anniversary of the end of the war.

Channing also recently produced a PSA for California in conjunction with the PTA to speak out in support of the need for the Arts in the public school system. It featured friends and colleagues Lily Tomlin, Alec Mapa, Florence Henderson, Kevin Sorbo, Donna Mills, Lesley Ann Warren, Stefanie Powers, Kate Linder, JoAnne Worley, and Phill Lewis. Another is being planned for national distribution.

For more about Channing's national efforts, visit www.ChanningArts.org.