BREAKING NEWS: Today we lost a legend. Tony Award winner Barbara Cook Official passed away at the age of 89 due to respiratory failure.
Barbara Cook was considered as one of the most legendary voices in the Golden Age of Musical Theatre and Opera. She originated some of the most beloved and iconic leading lady roles ever written for the stage including “Marian The Librarian” in The Music Man (which she received the Tony Award for), “Amalia” in She Loves Me, and “Cunegonde” in Candide. In addition, Cook has won numerous Grammy Awards and played sold out concerts in numerous venues including Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall, and The Metropolitan Opera (which she made history as the first ever Musical Theatre star to be presented in concert by the Met). In addition, Barbara Cook opened the door and inspired many Musical Theatre artists we all know today including Kristin Chenoweth, Laura Benanti, and much more.
Let’s give our love, applause, and standing ovation as we remember this iconic performer. BRAVO!!!!
Our hearts are broken.
RIP Barbara Cook.
According to reports on social media from friends of the legendary star, Barbara Cook has passed away at 89. This is an enormous loss for Broadway, the golden age of television and the music world. Details to follow.
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