Sing an American tune


American Songbook at NJPAC returns to the airwaves with a new host!


For the greatest of American tunes, tune in to NJTV for the fourth season of American Songbook at NJPAC. Co-produced with NJTV, the six-part series launches its fourth season on January 25 on NJTV, then resumes broadcasts on WNET THIRTEEN and WLIW21 in springtime.


The program has a new host – Grammy-winning entertainer Michael Feinstein – and a new title: American Songbook at NJPAC Hosted by Michael Feinstein. Nominated for two regional Emmy Awards, American Songbook is taped before a live audience in the Victoria Theater.


Click here for a complete schedule.


Feinstein, the country’s leading interpreter and archivist of the Songbook, is a multi-platinum-selling pianist and singer. This season features performances by Tony Award winning baritone Brian Stokes Mitchell (Kiss Me, Kate); acclaimed violinist and composer Joshua Bell; Tony winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots); Saturday Night Live alum Ana Gasteyer; Broadway’s Rachel York (Victor/Victoria); Broadway’s original Annie Andrea McArdle; tap whiz Jared Grimes (After Midnight and NJPAC’s Carefree: Dancin’ with Fred & Ginger); Tony winner Lillias White (The Life, Dream Girls); Capitol recording artist José James; and soprano Larisa Martínez.


Also performing in several of the programs are “Songbook Youth Ambassadors” from Feinstein’s Songbook Academy for high-schoolers.


Feinstein and the artists share an insider conversation, offering an intimate look into the music they perform and their lives on and off the stage. This season also includes two “Best of American Songbook at NJPAC” episodes, one featuring love songs to air just before Valentine’s Day and one paying tribute to Broadway composers.


Jan. 25, 2017