Mixted Tape: Contemporary Artists Covering Musical Theatre Classics

Melody Nicolette

First up: Here’s a fun collection of some of our favourite artists covering the musical theatre greats. It’s not meant to be a comprehensive list; not everyone’s faves are going to be on it.  Not everyone is going to make every list every time. This isn’t a list of the “best,” it’s just that: a mixed tape. Also excluded were more recent folks from the theatre community covering theatre songs. 

Without further ado, here we go! :)

My Favorite Things (SOUND OF MUSIC)- Tori Amos

I Don’t Care Much (CABARET)- Emilie Autumn

Almost Like Being in Love (BRIGADOON)- Nat King Cole

Trust in Me (The Jungle Book)- Siouxsie & the Banshees

Think of Me (PHANTOM OF THE OPERA)- Jennifer Michelle Greenberg (formally Grassman)

Mack the Knife (THREEAPENNY OPERA*)- Bobby Darin

(*you learn something new everyday; I didn’t realize this was from Threeapenny Opera...mostly because I just associated it with this.)

Lucky Be a Lady (GUYS AND DOLLS)- Seal

(a nice change up from the Sinatra version, I think!)

They Call the Wind Maria (PAINT YOUR WAGON)- Sam Cooke

(Elated that he recorded this, devastated he didn’t record more Lerner & Loewe. Sam Cooke singing “Come to Me, Bend to Me?” COME ON!)

Xanadu (XANADU)- Sarah Blasko

Don’t Cry for Me Argentina (EVITA)- Donna Summer

Geraniums in the Winder (CAROUSEL)- Le Bas-fond

Phantom of the Opera (PHANTOM OF THE OPERA)- Nightwish

Til There Was You (THE MUSIC MAN)- The Beatles