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6/6 Ethel Merman – Ethel Agnes Zimmerman, known for her distinctive voice and vocal power has been known as the “undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage.” She made iconic appearances in both stage and film performances of shows such as Anything Goes, Annie Get Your Gun, Gypsy and Hello Dolly. She introduced many musical standards to the singing repertoire, and was the recipient of Tony and Grammy Awards in her lifetime
6/13 Jerry Ohrbach – Ohrbach may be the most commanding of all leading men ever to be on the Broadway stage. His career spanned over 40 years of performing, beginning with the famed “Fantasticks” in 1960, shifting to films during the 1980’s and then appearing in major roles on television after the 1990’s, where he is best remembered for his role in the long0running show “Law and Order.”
6/20 Rosa Ponselle – Considered to be one of the greatest sopranos of the 20th Century, Rosa Ponselle sang for most of her career at the Metropolitan Opera, in New York. Though she began in vaudeville, when Caruso heard her sing, he arranged for her to have an audition at the Met, and her career was legendary, ever after.
6/27 Enrico Caruso – Perhaps the most famous operatic tenor of all time, Enrico Caruso was one of the first major singing talents to be commercially recorded. He sang in major opera houses in Europe and the Americas, singing in roles both comedic and dramatic, and appearing in over 74 different roles. He became a popular vocal star of the 1920’s and may be heralded as the “Babe Ruth” of tenors.