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 |  Hal Cazalet

‘DAYBREAK’ FROM THE MUSICAL FLOYD COLLINS BY ADAM GUETTEL I was at the first performance of the musical Floyd Collins at Playwrights Horizons, New York in 1996 and its haunting beauty has remained with me ever since. It was baffling to me how a man down a mine shaft with a leg trapped under a […]




 |  Hal Cazalet

DAVID BOWIE SINGS ‘CHANGES’ I am so grateful to be sharing these songs with you this week. It’s an eclectic mix as my tastes have never been particularly grounded in one musical style. I grew up with Bowie’s music and loved it. It is extraordinary to think that throughout his career & even up to […]




 |  Lauren Worsham

In closing, I have to share a song from the show that changed my life – A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.  It also seems fitting as we gear up for the Gilbert & Sullivan NYFOS Gala event on April 5th.  GGL&M is a very G&S-style musical! This number was always my favorite to […]




 |  Lauren Worsham

The Light in the Piazza is one of my favorite musicals of all time and this song is one of my favorite pieces from that show. I find it incredibly heart-breaking. The whole show is really a meditation on love its various forms. This song is about what happens to love when it starts to change, […]




 |  Lauren Worsham

Growing up in Austin, TX – this was one of the first songs I learned to sing.  Toni Price is a local Austin legend and never performs without a bottle of Jack on stage. This song typifies Austin-style Texas blues. I love the cheekiness of the lyrics and the easy country twang of her voice. […]




 |  Lauren Worsham

Grace McLean is not only an amazing theater actress but also an inspiring singer-songwriter. I love the way she layers her voice in this song to achieve such a rich sound. I also am smitten with the slightly throwback vibe of her voice. The lyrics are fun and witty until you reach the end and […]




 |  Lauren Worsham

Well, I had to start with a song from my very own rock-band Sky-Pony. We are currently finishing our last week of performances of our rock theatre event The Wildness at Ars Nova. We close on the 26th and you can get tickets at http://arsnovanyc.com/the_wildness.  This song is sung from the point of view of a slightly […]




 |  NYFOS@Caramoor

This week was our NYFOS@Caramoor Residency with concerts at Caramoor and Merkin Hall, so we asked our 2016 Terrance W. Schwab Vocal Rising Stars to contribute to the Song of the Day blog this week. Today’s selection comes from tenor Galeano Salas who wrote this tribute in the midst of his preparations at Caramoor last week. It was […]




 |  NYFOS@Caramoor

Tonight is our NYFOS@Caramoor concert at Merkin Hall, “At Home,” so we asked our 2016 Terrance W. Schwab Vocal Rising Stars to contribute to the Song of the Day blog this week. Today’s selection comes from mezzo-soprano Abigail Levis.   I hesitate as I begin to write this because it is personal and exposes me as less […]




 |  Efraín Solís

This week we welcome baritone Efraín Solís to Song of the Day! He has sung with companies such as San Francisco Opera, Virginia Opera, and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. You can hear him with NYFOS on Tuesday, April 26th concert at Merkin Hall in Compositora: Songs by Latin American Women (get tickets here).    For my last […]