Anika Larsen, one of the Tony-nominated stars of Broadway's Beautiful — The Carole King Musical, will release her first solo album, Sing You to Sleep, via Yellow Sound Label on December 9. Michael Croiter serves as producer, with Dan Watt serving as executive producer.
Larsen won a 2014 Drama Desk Award for her performance as the songwriter Cynthia Weil in Beautiful, now running at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. She says that the album was recorded with her nine siblings and 14 nieces and nephews in mind. "I've cared for a lot of little ones in my time, and I have sung all of them to sleep with some of my all-time favorite songs," Larsen said in a statement.. "I am so thrilled to share this collection with you. Every song has a particular history with me, or is just so pretty that I haven't been able to stop singing it over the years. I hope you and yours enjoy them as much as I have — so much so that they put you to sleep."
1. Summertime (Music George Gershwin / Lyrics Ira Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward)
2. Somewhere Out There (Music by James Horner & Barry Mann/Lyrics by Cynthia Weil)
3. Count On Me (Music and lyrics by Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine)
4. Sleepy Man (Music and lyrics by Robert Waldman and Alfred Uhry)
5. The Moon is Made of Gold (Music and lyrics by Richard Loris Jones)
6. You Can Close Your Eyes (Music and lyrics by James Taylor) – Duet with Jessie Mueller
7. Four-Leaf Clover (Music by Abra J. Moore / Lyrics by David Lewis and Wayne I. Lewis)
8. Al Otro Lado del Rio (Music and lyrics by Jorge Drexler)
9. Fields of Gold (Music by Sting / Lyrics by Gordon Sumner and Dusan Bogdanovic)
10. Baby Mine (Music by Frank Churchill / Lyrics by Ned Washington)
11. Annie's Song (Music and lyrics by John Denver)
12. Make You Feel My Love (Music and lyrics by Bob Dylan)
Larsen's stage credits also include Avenue Q, Xanadu, Zanna, Don't!, and her own musical, Shafrika, The White Girl, among others.
To preorder the album, click here.
For tickets to see Anika Larsen in Beautiful — The Carole King Musical at the , click here.
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