Barbara Cook to Receive Musical America's Vocalist of the Year Award
Other 2007 honorees include conductor Bernard Haitink (Musician of the Year), William Bolcom (Composer of the Year), pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Instrumentalist of the Year) and the Kennedy Center's Michael Kaiser (Impresario of the Year).
Cook made her Broadway debut in Flahooley and went on to star in such shows as Plain and Fancy, Candide, The Music Man, The Gay Life, She Loves Me, and The Grass Harp. She has performed frequently in the world's major concert halls and cabaret venues. In January, she was the first female pop singer to be presented by the Metropolitan Opera in a solo concert at the opera house.