"Thanks, But I Don't Dance" and "Free For a Day", with music by Andrew Sussman, lyrics by Patti McKenny -- available on the CD "Black Lace Freudian Slip" Motema Music) by the incredible 2-time Grammy Award nominee Rene Marie.
The CD or individual mp3 downloads are available at iTunes or Amazon.com.
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Performances of Andrew’s work include "THE MUSIC OF ANDREW SUSSMAN" (featuring Mary Jayne Raleigh, Jim Van Slyke, and Brian Helman, funded by the PA Partners in the Arts), "RENÉ MARIE SINGS THE MUSIC OF ANDREW SUSSMAN" (two concerts, funded by the PA Partners in the Arts), "STOP THE PRESSES" I and II (two evenings of original works for cabaret and musical theatre presented by the Washington, D.C. Cabaret Network), CHICAGO CABARET PROFESSIONALS, and the musicals “ABBEY VICTORIA: A MUSICAL DAYDREAM” and “POLLYANNA: A NEW AMERICAN MUSICAL” (both written with playwright Donald Loftus and performed in Equity staged readings in New York City and non-equity performances in Pennsylvania). In collaboration with playwright Marcus Steinour he has written the musical comedy “A TOUCH OF BOURBON” as well as songs and incidental music for the historical plays “PHOENIX: THE BURNING OF CHAMBERSBURG” and “A LOVE DIVIDED”. Other works Sussman has written include the short musical “FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS” (about the Olympics, later turned into “THE OLYMPIANS” written with Loftus) and “NELLIE WAS THERE” (in honor of hall of famer Nellie Fox) and a choral treatment of the Dr. Seuss classic “THE CAT IN THE HAT.” His song "Thanks, But I Don't Dance" (written with lyricist Patti McKenny) was featured by René Marie on her CD "How Can I Keep From Singing?” (MaxJazz), and "Free For a Day" and "Thanks, But I Don't Dance" are on her latest CD, "Black Lace Freudian Slip" (Motema Music). Los Angeles based singer Gwen Howard recorded three of his songs on her CD, "Bathe Me in Candlelight". Andrew’s music was also used in the dramalogue “10 DAYS UNDER THE CONFEDERATE FLAG,” written by Clayton Moyer and performed in Waynesboro, PA. The recipient of six grants from the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts to present his work, He was Executive Director of the Cumberland Valley School of Music in Chambersburg, PA from 1994 - 2012.
If you are interested in producing one of my musicals, are a singer looking for new songs, a playwright or lyricist in search of a collaborator, or simply wish to make contact with me, you can reach me via email using the form below
"POLLYANNA: A New Musical"
music by Andrew Sussman
book & lyrics by Donald Loftus
all songs copyright 2004 Andrew Sussman and Donald Loftus
My son Nigel Sussman is an incredibly talented and in demand illustrator and muralist living in Berkeley, CA, His murals include large street prijoects throughout the Bay area and work for companies such as Google, Facebook, eBay, Robinhood, and many others. His illustrations have graced magazine covers (Science magaine, Highlights for Kids), Posters (Fillmore West, California Academy of Sciences, Lagunitas Brewing Company), www.nigelsussman.com
My brother Richard Sussman runs Union Street Music is a highly acclaimed and internationally respected jazz pianist and composer. Be sure to check out his latest CD of the original composition "The Evolution Suite". www.richardsussmanjazz.com
Jazz singer and 2-time Grammy Award nominee Rene Marie and I have written several songs together, she has performed two concerts featuring my music, and recorded "Thanks, But I Don't Dance" and "Free For a Day" on her latest CD, "Black Lace Freudian Slip" (Motema Music) and also "Thanks, But I Don't Dance" on as a special video bonus track on "How Can I Keep From Singing?" (MaxJazz) www.renemarie.com
Jazz singer Gwen Howard recorded three of my songs on her latest CD, "Bathe Me in Candellight" www.gwenhoward.com
Cumberland Valley School of Music, where I was the executive director tor for many years, has many wonderful events throughout the year. www.cvsmusic.org
I am the founder the Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro (AAGW), Destination ARTS!, Destination INNOVATION, and Music Makers: Our Community Music Center in Waynesboro. PA. Through these projects there are numerous free events in Waynesboro every week year-round, including live music every Friday night in multiple locations. For full schedule of Destination ARTS! and other arts activities in the area visit www.artsalliancegw.org
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