Above the Sound and Speed
hosted by Garrison Keillor
Show #1372December 22, 2012
From The Town Hall | New York City
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Coming to you this week live from The Town Hall in New York City, it's A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. With special guests, Broadway leading lady Kelli O'Hara, public radio host Ira Glass, Bensonhurst harmonizers The DiGiallonardo Sisters, pianist and conductor Rob Fisher, and cellist Anneke Schaul-Yoder. Also with us, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, Erica Rhodes and Fred Newman, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.
Kelli O'HaraKelli O'Hara is one of Broadway's great leading ladies, currently starring in Nice Work if You Can Get It. Raised on an Oklahoma farm, she started singing as a young kid. She earned an opera degree in college, but acting was her real love. Now, in addition to numerous film and television appearances, her Broadway credits include Jekyll and Hyde, Pajama Game, The Light in the Piazza, and Sweet Smell of Success. Always, her second solo album, was released last year on Ghostlight Records. Clarinetist Steve Kenyon joins Kelli for this performance.
The DiGiallonardo SistersThe DiGiallonardo Sisters - Daniela, Nadia, and Christine - started singing together when they were kids Brooklyn. They still call Brooklyn home, and they still love stacking up those three-part harmonies. Now, Daniela teaches social studies at Brooklyn's Mark Twain Intermediate School for the Gifted & Talented; Nadia is a pianist, composer, arranger, and singer; and Christine is a singer and actor. The trio's debut album, Shout Sister Shout, was recorded with Rob Fisher live at the Virginia Arts Festival.
Rob FisherRob Fisher is an internationally recognized authority on American music and musical theater. He has been a guest of virtually every major orchestra in the U.S. as conductor or pianist, and he has made numerous appearances on the Lyrics & Lyricists series at the 92nd Street Y. For his work on the Tony Award-winning Encores! series at New York's City Center, he was presented the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Special Achievement.
Erica RhodesMassachusetts-born, LA-based Erica Rhodes is known to many for her starring role in the popular Web series "Upstairs Girls," which posted more than 200 webisodes. She has also appeared in motion pictures, including Go West, Javatown, and the 2008 indie horror film Plague Town. These days, Erica performs her stand-up comedy in clubs across the country.
Anneke Schaul-YoderCellist Anneke Schaul-Yoder studied at Yale University, the Mannes College of Music, and the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music. She performs with various ensembles, including Piano Music & Song Trio, the Morningside Opera Company, and SIREN Baroque, an all-female Baroque ensemble based in New York City.
Ira GlassIn 1978, 19-year-old Ira Glass landed his first public radio gig: a summer internship at National Public Radio. He went on to work at almost every production job in the medium, before putting This American Life on the air in 1995. His parents were hoping for a doctor, but TAL's almost 2 million listeners and awards ranging from the Peabody (two of them) to the Edward R. Murrow have to count for something, right? Ira is producer and co-writer of the recent film Sleepwalk With Me.