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Jeff Blumenkrantz

Jeff Blumenkrantz is the recipient of the 2011 Fred Ebb Award, as well as a Best Original Score Tony® nominee for his songs in Urban Cowboy. His one-act pieces, Woman with Pocketbook and Precious Little Jewel, have been performed at several regional theatres, and he has received song commissions from Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Guggenheim’s Works and Process program. His songs have been recorded by Audra McDonald, Sutton Foster, Megan Mullally, Victoria Clark, Rebecca Luker, Lauren Kennedy, and most recently Alysha Umphress on I’ve Been Played: Alysha Umphress Swings Jeff Blumenkrantz.

He is a graduate of Northwestern University and a longtime member of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop. In 2005, he published a songbook of his music and produced The Jeff Blumenkrantz Songbook Podcast, which featured live performances of those songs. The podcast episodes can still be heard by visiting iTunes or jeffblumenkrantz.com. Jeff also produced and hosted The BMI Workshop Songbook Podcast, featuring never-before-available music by members and alumni of the acclaimed musical theatre writers’ workshop. It, too, can be found on iTunes.

Also an actor, Jeff has performed on Broadway in Into the Woods (1987), Threepenny Opera (1989), Damn Yankees (1994), How to Succeed in Business… (1995), A Class Act (2001), and Bright Star (2016), Off Broadway in Murder for Two, and in the Encores! productions of Anyone Can Whistle, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater and The Golden Apple. TV/Film credits include The Big Sick, The Detour, Joseph … Dreamcoat, Will and Grace, all three Law and Order series, and the PBS telecasts of Candide and Sweeney Todd with the New York Philharmonic.

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I Won't Mind

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Check out Audra McDonald's recording on her CD How Glory Goes, or listen to Victoria Clark's rendition on Jeff's podcast. Performed by Audra McDonald at The Jeff Blumenkrantz Songbook Concert Live at the Zipper, 6/22/05 Performed by Victoria Clark at Birdland, 11/20/06 Performed by Rebecca Luker at The New Voices Fall Songfest at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre in Symphony...

My Heart Was Set on You

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Check out Sutton Foster's rendition on her CD, Wish, as well as her performance on Jeff's podcast. Performed by Sophie Caton at The Pheasantry Performed by Billie Wildrick Performed by Mackenzie Orr on June 9, 2011

Why Can't I Kiss You?-A (Female Version)

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Check out Jose Llana's performance of the song on Jeff's podcast. Performed by Alysha Umphress at Birdland on January 5, 2015

Toll

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Check out Celia Keenan-Bolger's performance on Jeff's podcast. Performed by Victoria Clark at Birdland, November 20, 2006 Performed by Lizzie Klemperer at Birdland on April 18, 2006

Why Can't I Kiss You?-D (Male Version)

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Check out Jose Llana's performance of the song on Jeff's podcast. Performed by Jeff Blumenkrantz at The Jeff Blumenkrantz Songbook Concert: Songs in My Attic, Live at Birdland, 11/4/07

My Book

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This song was commissioned by Carnegie Hall for Audra McDonald, as part of a song cycle, The Seven Deadly Sins. You can hear Audra sing it in concert on this NPR recording. Also, check out Carolee Carmello's performance of it on Jeff's podcast. Performed by Audra McDonald at The Jeff Blumenkrantz Songbook Concert Live at the Zipper, 6/22/05 Performed by...

Hold My Hand

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To hear Jeff's performance of this song, check out his podcast recording. Performed by Jeff Blumenkrantz at The Jeff Blumenkrantz Songbook Concert Live at the Zipper, 6/22/05

I'm Free

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Check out Lauren Kennedy's rendition on her CD Here and Now, or hear Sally Wilfert's performance on Jeff's podcast. Performed by Sally Wilfert at The Jeff Blumenkrantz Songbook Concert Live at the Zipper, 6/22/05

Drink My Way

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From Month Upon a Time. For information about MONTH UPON A TIME, visit http://jeffblumenkrantz.com/month-upon-a-time/ Performed by Jill Abramovitz at The Times Center on September 12, 2015Performed by Emily Padgett at Birdland Jazz NYC on April 18, 2016 Performed by Alysha UmphressPerformed by Kassiani Menas at the Weitzenhoffer School