In Performance at the White House

  • 1981
  • TV Show
  • TV-G

An occasional series featuring concerts from the nation's capital that, over the years, has showcased performers as diverse as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Elvis Costello and Steve Martin. As Nancy Reagan noted in the first program, `With the participation of public television, the East Room becomes a concert hall for the entire nation.'

The Singer and the Song

First Aired: September 2, 1999

The American musical is celebrated with performances by Patti LuPone, Jennifer Holliday, Brian Stokes Mitchell (“Ragtime”) and host James Naughton. Highlights include “Make Them Hear You” (Mitchell); “Fascinating Rhythm” (Holliday); “Being Alive” (LuPone); and “Soul and Inspiration” (Naughton, with son Greg). Naughton opens the show with the Jimmy Durante novelty song “The State of Arkansas.” Taped Nov. 30, 1998, in the White House's East Room.

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  • Rating: TV-G
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