Everyone Puts On a Happy Face for Charles Strouse's 90th Birthday
Celebrate the Tony-winning composer and lyricist's day with some of his classic songs.
From Bye Bye Birdie to Applause, Annie, and Nick and Nora, composer-lyricist Charles Strouse's music spans generations of musical-theater fans. His work also extended to the big screen, where he scored films such as Bonnie and Clyde, The Night They Raised Minsky's, and, of course, Annie. To celebrate, we put together a list of some of our favorite versions of Charles Strouse's classic tunes.
1. A young Lin-Manuel Miranda stars as Conrad Birdie.
2. Liza Minnelli sings "Put On a Happy Face" on The Judy Garland Show.
3. Petula Clark joins the Muppets for a rendition of "Tomorrow."
4. Alice Ripley belts out "You, You, You."
5. "My Star" demo from the unproduced Star Wars The Musical.
6. Lauren Bacall sings "Welcome to the Theater" on the 1970 Tony Awards.
7. Joanna Gleason and husband Chris Sarandon duet on "Swell."