In 1980 Melissa Manchester became the first singer to have two movie themes nominated for an Academy Award: "Through The Eyes Of Love" from the film Ice Castles and "I'll Never Say Goodbye" from the film The Promise. Two years later she had her biggest hit "You Should Hear How She Talks About You", which won a Grammy for Best Female Vocal Performance. It was her last Top 40 Pop hit, but Manchester did well on the Adult Contemporary charts the rest of the 1980s. Her most recent big Adult Contemporary hit was a 1989 updating of Dionne Warwick's "Walk On By".
In April 2007, Manchester returned to theater, starring in the Chicago production of HATS! The Musical, a show to which she had, with Sharon Vaughn, previously contributed two songs. "Don't Cry Out Loud" and join Melissa at the Boulton Center for this special intimate performance.