LOVE DON’T NEED A REASON
An all-star evening of kick-ass music! With Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter, Melissa Manchester; Golden Globe/MAC Award winner, Amanda McBroom; Award winning singer/songwriter, Michele Brourman; Actress/singer, Mary Jo Mundy; Award winning singer/musical director/pianist, Todd Schroeder and Award winning producer/songwriter. Stephan Oberhoff …plus more! (to be announced) Raising funds for the medical expenses of beloved songwriter, Marsha Malamet.
About Marsha Malamet: At the age of 21, Marsha made her solo recording debut, “Coney Island Winter,” on Decca Records. It was engineered by Brooks Arthur. She performed at top venues in New York supporting the CD, including Lincoln Center, and her songs have been featured on Broadway: first, in Peter Allen’s “Up in One,” and then “The Boy from Oz,” based on Peter's life. In addition, Marsha’s song, “Impatient Heart” co-written with Peter Allen, was the theme song for the first Off-Broadway production of the acclaimed lesbian drama, “Jane Chambers, Last Summer at Blue Fish Cove.”
Marsha’s songs have been recorded by the best in the business, artists include Barbra Streisand, Faith Hill, Jessica Simpson, Luther Vandross, Diana Ross, Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle, Meatloaf, Barbara Cook, Judy Collins and Sheena Easton. Marsha’s top ten international hit single, “I Am Blessed,” sung by the UK’s pop group, Eternal, moved the Pope to invite them to perform the song at the Vatican.
Her song “Love Don’t Need A Reason”, co-written with the late Peter Allen and Michael Callen, has become an iconic theme for the AID/HIV epidemic, recorded by over 35 performers and gay choruses worldwide. Marsha was Grammy nominated for her songwriting involvement on the original Broadway cast CD “The Boy from Oz,” starring Hugh Jackman.