The Algonquin Kid Songs

“Growing Up At the Algonquin” (music: Ned Paul Ginsburg; lyric/performer: Michael Colby; pianist: Ross Patterson)
“In My Dreams” (singer: Julie Wilson; music: Gerald Jay Markoe; lyric: Michael Colby; pianist: David Lewis)

Male Songs

1) “Changing Times” (music: Steven Silverstein; sung by Michael Winther)
2) “I Could Be a Hero” (music/sung by Peter Millrose)
3) “The Pictures I Draw” [from THE HUMAN HEART] (music: Steven Silverstein; sung by Danny Gurwin)
4) “The Towns” [comic song about the 5 Towns, L.I.] (music: Steven Silverstein; sung by David Gurland)

Topical

1) “Be There” [patriotic anthem] (music: Steven Silverstein; sung by Ken Prymus)
2) “Without” [comic song about a recession] (music: Steven Silverstein; sung by Jody Cook)

Video

View “Be There” (vocal: Scott Armstrong; music: Steven Silverstein) on YouTube

Story Songs

1) “A Normal Home” [song for female teen from THE HUMAN HEART] (music: Steven Silverstein; sung by Nicole Leach)
2) “Dream Park Lullaby” (music by Steven Silverstein; sung by Kerri Bracken)
3) “Lana Laney” [song for male; female version also available] (music: Peter Millrose; sung by Eddie Korbich)
4) “Tarts” [from HAPPY HAUNTING] (music: Gerald Jay Markoe; sung by Christopher Seppe)

Specialty

1) “Moody Moorland Moon” [from HAPPY HAUNTING] ((music: Gerald Jay Markoe; sung by Mara Beckerman, Ray DeMattis, Lynn Eldredge, Jeff Keller, Terry Rakov, Christopher Seppe, Marcie Shaw, Doug Voet)
2) “The Cemetery Social Set” [from WHERE THERE’S A WILL; old recording] (music: Douglas Colby; sung by Douglas & Michael Colby, Leslie Sank)
3) “The Odd Odd” [from ANOTHER TIME] (music: Gerald Jay Markoe; sung by Maria Karnilova and Carolyn Mignini, with John Barone, Ken Marchinko, Maida Horn, Sel Vitella)
4) “Toot Suite” [comic whistling number] (music: Steven Silverstein; sung by Marian Steiner, James Marino)
5) “Where Can I Go?” [mishap song] (music: Peter Millrose; sung by Janet Metz)

Round

1) “To London” [from WHERE THERE’S A WILL] (music: Douglas Colby; sung by Lynn Eldredge, Mark Manley, Scott Sowinski, Julie Price)

Movie Theme

1) “Heart of the Beholder” [gospel song from the movie HEART OF THE BEHOLDER] (music: Angie L. Monroe; sung by Reuben/Sylvia MacCalla)

Holiday / Special Occasion Songs

1) “A Different Holiday Song” [Chanukah] (music: Steven Silverstein; sung by Amy London, Susan Hale, David Gurland)
2) “Christmas Every Day” (music: Joseph Thalken; sung by Anne L. Nathan, John Sloman)
3) “Happy As You Are Tonight” [Graduation/Bar & Bat Mitzvah] (music: Andrea Colby; sung by Larry Woodard)
4) “Susie’s Christmas Gift” (music: Steven Silverstein; sung by Annalee Ashford)
5) “The Bogeyman Boogie” [Halloween] (music/sung by Ed Alstrom)
6) “The 25th of December” [Christmas] (music by Ed & Maxine Alstrom; sung by Nina Alstrom)
7) “Warm Winter Fire” [Christmas] (music: Steven Silverstein; sung by Bill Perlach)

Female Songs

1) “Amanda” [from ANOTHER TIME] (music: Gerald Jay Markoe; sung by Mana Allen)
2) “Backstage At the Vic” [from HAPPY HAUNTING] (music: Gerald Jay Markoe; sung by Terry Rakov with Jeff Keller)
3) “Let Go” [from THE HUMAN HEART] (music: Steven Silverstein; sung by Alix Korey)
4) “Takin’ On the Town” [from BOYNTON BEACH CLUB]  (music: Ned Paul Ginsburg; sung by Debbie Gravitte with Jeanne O’Connor, Sue Halloran, Holli Ross)
5) “Who Needs Romance” (jazzy number with music by Steven Silverstein; sung by Stephanie Pope-Caffey)

Duets

1) “Better Late Than Never” [romantic duet from BY THE MISSISSIPI] (music: Jack Urbont; sung by Karyn Quackenbush & Michael Winther)
2) “Dancing On the Sand” [romantic duet from BOYNTON BEACH CLUB] (music: Ned Paul Ginsburg; sung by Robert Cuccioli & Amy London).
3) “Finally We Duet” [comic duet] (music: Steven Silverstein; sung by Stephen Berger & Jan Leigh Herndon)
4) “How Do You Make Magic?” [romantic duet from MRS. McTHING] (music: Jack Urbont; sung by Karyn Quackenbush & Michael Winther)
5) “I Can Sing” [Duet version of the comic number from TALES OF TINSELTOWN] (music: Paul Katz; sung by Klea Blackhurst and Christine Pedi)
6) “Memories Filled With You” (music: Andrea Colby; sung by Marie Danvers & Robert Gallagher)

Ballads

1) “All I Need” [from BOYNTON BEACH CLUB] (music: Ned Paul Ginsburg; sung by Leah Hocking)
2) “Being in Love” [comic ballad from WHERE THERE’S A WILL] (music: Douglas Colby; sung by Laura Kenyon, Orrin Reilly)
3) “Better Late Than Never” [ballad from BY THE MISSISSIPPI] (music: Jack Urbont; sung by Anita Hollander)
4) “In My Dreams” (music: Gerald Jay Markoe; sung by Julie Wilson)
5) “Just For What You Are” [from HAPPY HAUNTING] (music: Gerald Jay Markoe; sung by Jeff Elsass, Susan Finale).
6) “Open Your Eyes” (music: Steven Silverstein; sung by Neva Small)
7) “Say What You Will” (music: Joseph Thalken; sung by Julie Wilson)
8) “That’ll Be Enough” [song for female; male version available] (music Joseph Thalken; sung by Audrey Lavine)
9) “The Dance” [from THE HUMAN HEART] (music: Steven Silverstein; sung by Tony Speciale)
10) “The Human Heart” [from THE HUMAN HEART] (music: Steven Silverstein; sung by Jeff Fulton)
11) “The Whole Day Ahead” (music: Paul Katz; sung by Anita Hollander)

 

Bodnes @ Algonquin songs

“Growing Up (at the Algonquin)” - music: Ned Paul Ginsburg; lyric/singer: Michael Colby.
“In My Dreams” - music: Gerald Jay Markoe; lyric: Michael Colby; sung by Julie Wilson at A CELEBRATION OF MARY AND BEN.

They Chose Me! songs

THEY CHOSE ME! [music: Ned Paul Ginsburg; lyrics: Michael Colby]
1) “A Home” (Abie Sidell & Chorus)
2) “Carl’s Song” (Adam Metzger & Chorus)
3) “Mei-Ling” (Nancy Lan)
4) “What’s a Parent?” (Christina Franklin, Cassidy Ladden, Samantha Meckes, Ayelet D. Pearl, Abie Sidel, Ciara Sidell. Shira Spiel, Isaiah Bell)

Tales of Tinseltown songs

TALES OF TINSELTOWN [music: Paul Katz; lyrics: Michael Colby]
1) "I Belong in Hollywood" (Elizabeth Austin & Paul Katz)
2) "Let's Go" (Jason Graae & Elizabeth Austin)
3) "All I Dreamed" (Judith Blazer)
4) "I Can Sing"-1 (Nora Mae Lyng)
5) "So This Is the Movies" (Jason Graae)
6) "The Jungle Song" (Alison Fraser)
7) "I'll Stand By You" (Jason Graae & Elizabeth Austin)
8) "Stars in My Eyes" (Nicola Henderson, Giles Howe, Katy Lipson, Elise Bowd, Teresa De Gennaro, Scott Armstrong, Lewis Greenslade)
9) "I Can Sing"-2 (duet version: Klea Blackhurst, Christine Pedi)

Video

View "I Can Sing" (vocal: Gina D'Acciaro; music: Paul Katz) on YouTube

Mrs. McThing songs

MRS. McTHING [music: Jack Urbont / lyrics: Michael Colby]
1) “Mrs. McThing” (Ernestine Jackson)
2) “How Do You Make Magic?”-1 (Christopher Seppe, Polly Pen)
3) “The Shantyland Poolhall Lunchroom Crowd” (Stephen Berger, Larry French, Polly Pen, Christoper Seppe)
4) “Don’t No One Move” [cut song] (Stephen Berger)
5) “The Loveliest Child in the World” (Polly Pen, Stephen Berger, Jeanne Lehman, Larry French)
6) “Crazy” (Jeanne Lehman, Stephen Berger)
7) “Ya’ve Got What It Takes” (Stephen Berger, Christopher Seppe, Larry French, Polly Pen)
8) “Soon We’ll Be Home” (Jeanne Lehman, Christopher Seppe)
9) “How Do You Make Magic?”-2 (Scott Armstrong)

Video

View “How Do You Make Magic?” (vocal: Scott Armstrong; music: Jack Urbont) on YouTube

North Atlantic songs

NORTH ATLANTIC [music/lyrics: James Fradrich / book/lyrics: Michael Colby]
1) Medley: “Erase Him” (Erin Quill, Susan Bigelow, Debra Moreno) /
    “The Sign Song” (Susan Bigelow, Mark Manley, Julie Price, Scott Sowinski)
2) “Someting Special” (Julie Kurnitz, with Susan Bigelow, Lori Tan Chinn, Marilyn Hiratzka)
3) “And Ya Won’t Complain” (Lori Tan Chinn, Dennis Hearn)
4) “North Atlantic” (Susan Bigelow, Lori Tan Chinn, Alvin Lum, Ted Williams, Marilyn Hiratzka, Julie Kurnitz, Dennis Hearn)
5) “Erase Him” [Full] (Susan Bigelow, Lori Tan Chinn, Ted Williams)
6) “Who’d Have Guess It?” (Susan Bigelow, John Barone)
7) “Reindeer Moss” (Susan Bigelow, Lori Tan Chinn, Alvin Lum, Ted Williams, Marilyn Hiratzka, Julie Kurnitz, Dennis Hearn)

Slay It With Music songs

SLAY IT WITH MUSIC [music: Paul Katz; lyrics: Michael Colby]
1) “Slasher Movie” (Scott Armstrong)
2) “Sisters” (Lynn Eldredge, Alison Fraser)
3) “In Love” (Paul Katz)
4) “Anything” (Alison Fraser)
5) “Slay It With Music” (Paul Katz)
6) “More Than Just a Movie Fan” (Janet Metz)
7) “You’re There When I Need You” (Audrey Lavine, Louisa Flaningam)

Meester Amerika songs

MEESTER AMERIKA [music: Artie Bressler / book: Jennifer Berman / lyrics: Michael Colby]
(Some songs have music by other composers)
1) “You Belong On-Stage” (Jeff Keller, Amy London, Steve Sterner)
2) “A Little Love in Big Manhattan” (Amy London)
3) “The Language of Luba” (Beth Johnson, Michael Aurit)
4) “Where You Go” (Amy London)
5) “I Wouldn’t Turn Away” (Steve Routman, Amy London)
6) “A Wedding in Brownsville” (Steve Sterner; based on “A Khasene in Brounsville”—original music & Yiddish lyrics by Leo Fuchs; partly based on English lyric by Bruce Adler)
7) “Raisins and Almonds” (Jeff Keller; based on “Rozhinkes mit Mandlen”—original music/lyrics: Abraham Goldfaden)

Ludlow Ladd songs

LUDLOW LADD [music: Gerald Jay Markoe / lyrics: Michael Colby]
1) “It’s Snowing” (WBAI-FM radio cast: Mara Beckerman, Margaret Benczak, Jerry Crow, Prudence Holmes, Charles LaTourette, Debra Moreno, John Schmedes. Charles Michael Wright)
2) “Poor Little Paper Boy” (Ben Rauch)
3) “Little House of Liverpool” (WBAI-FM radio cast: Mara Beckerman, Margaret Benczak, Prudence Holmes, Charles LaTourette, John Schmedes)
4) “Our Christmas Tree” (WBAI-FM radio cast:  Mara Beckerman, Margaret Benczak, Jerry Crow, Prudence Holmes, Charles LaTourette, Debra Moreno, John Schmedes)
5) “It’s No Fun” (Mara Beckerman & WBAI-FM radio cast)
6) “What a Dinner” (WBAI-FM radio cast:  Mara Beckerman, Margaret Benczak, Jerry Crow, Prudence Holmes, Charles LaTourette, Debra Moreno, John Schmedes)
7) “Why?” (Charles Michael Wright)
8) “Lie in Slumber” (WBAI-FM radio cast: Mara Beckerman, Margaret Benczak, Jerry Crow, Prudence Holmes, Charles LaTourette, Debra Moreno, John Schmedes. Charles Michael Wright)
9) “Call Me ‘Missus Pinecones’” (Prudence Holmes, Charles Michael Wright)
10) “The Land of Yuletide Cheer”  (WBAI-FM radio cast: Mara Beckerman, Margaret Benczak, Jerry Crow, Prudence Holmes, Charles LaTourette, Debra Moreno, John Schmedes)

Delphi Or Bust songs

DELPHI OR BUST [music: Gerald Jay Markoe / lyrics: Michael Colby]
1) “We Greeks Have a Myth” (Ken Prymus, with Jody Ashworth, Darren Lee Frazier, Jill Geddes, Kimberly Harris, Colleen Hawks, Tia Riebling, John Simeone)
2) “I Know Everybody’s Business” (Bethe Austin)
3) “Its Own Reward” (Anita Hollander)
4) “Even If I’m Not Your Type [The Cyclops Song]” (Darius deHaas)
5) “Song of the Waspra” (Stacey Logan, Timothy Warmen, Eric Macmillan McCall, Emily Loesser, Bill Ullman)
6) “When I Gaze” (John Simeone)

Charlotte Sweet songs

CHARLOTTE SWEET [music: Gerald Jay Markoe / lyrics: Michael Colby]
1) “Forever” (Christopher Seppe, Mara Beckerman)
2) “Quartet Agonistes” (Lynn Eldredge, Jeff Keller, Mara Beckerman, Jeff Keller)
3) “The Circus of Voices” (Mara Beckerman, Lynn Eldredge, Jeff Keller, Merle Louise, Michael McCormick, Polly Pen)
4) “A-Weaving” (Mara Beckerman)
5) “Liverpool Sunset” (Mara Beckerman, Lynn Eldredge, Jeff Keller, Merle Louise, Michael McCormick, Polly Pen, Christopher Seppe, Timothy Landfield)
6) “Bubbles in Me Bonnet” (Merle Louise)
7) “It Could Only Happen in the Theatre” (Polly Pen, Merle Louise, Michael McCormick, Timothy Landfield)
8) “Vegetable Reggie” (Michael McCormick)
9) “Lonely Canary” (Mara Beckerman)