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Jo Sullivan , who received a Tony Award nomination in 1957 for her performance in The Most Happy Fella , which featured a book, music and lyrics by She was 91 . Sullivan died Sunday of heart failure at her New York City home, publicist David Gersten announced. After being spotted singing in a
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Jo Sullivan, who received a Tony Award nomination in 1957 for her performance in The Most Happy Fella, which featured a book, music and lyrics by her soon-to-be husband, Frank Loesser, has died. She was 91.
Sullivan died Sunday of heart failure at her New York City home, publicist David Gersten announced.
After being spotted singing in a Manhattan nightclub, Sullivan was picked to understudy the lead role of Laurey Williams near the end of the original 1943-48 Broadway run of Oklahoma! She also appeared in the 1948-50 musical As the Girls Go, produced by Michael Todd.
Her first big break came when she was chosen to create the part of Polly Peachum in a concert version of The Threepenny Opera, with Leonard Bernstein conducting and Lotte Lenya starring. "The Bilbao Song (The Bid-a-Wee in Soho)" was added just for her.
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The Most Happy Fella is a 1956 musical with a book, music, and lyrics by Frank Loesser. The story, about a romance between an older man and younger woman
The story of Jo Sullivan Loesser, who has died aged 91 , could easily have been plucked from one of the Broadway shows she starred in. She made her name in ‘ The Most Happy Fella ’, written by husband-to-be Frank Loesser. Camille Mijola @cmijola.
Sullivan studied at The Actors Studio and earned the leading role of the waitress Rosabella in The Most Happy Fella. She and Loesser first met during the production, and they were married from April 1959 until his July 1969 death from lung cancer at age 59.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning Loesser also wrote the lyrics and music to such Broadway classics as Guys and Dolls and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and collected a best song Oscar for "Baby, It's Cold Outside" from Neptune's Daughter (1949).
Before and after The Most Happy Fella, Sullivan appeared in City Center revivals of Carousel, Wonderful Town, Die Fledermaus and Showboat, after which she retired to raise a family. She eventually returned to performing, appearing at the Russian Tea Room, The Ballroom and Michael's Pub, where she starred in a 20th anniversary salute to Follies.
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Elizabeth Josephine Sullivan Loesser (née Sullivan ; August 28, 1927 – April 28, 2019) was an American actress and high lyric soprano singer. She became a musical theatre star with her performance in the original production of The Most Happy Fella
Jo Sullivan Loesser Wiki Elizabeth Josephine " Jo " Sullivan August 28, 1927 – April 28, 2019, was an American actress and singer. She became a musical theatre star with her performance in the original production of The Most Happy Fella , for which she was nominated for a Tony Award in 1957.
In 1989, she introduced her daughter, Emily Loesser Stephenson, to the New York stage, co-starring with her in Together Again for the First Time at the Kaufman Theatre. They went on to perform numerous times in concerts and theaters, including in tours of Together Again and Loesser's first musical, Where's Charley?
Sullivan was instrumental in preserving and furthering her husband's musical legacy, and it was she who suggested using a two-piano arrangement of the score for The Most Happy Fella to Goodspeed Opera House, which led to a successful 1991 production and a move to Broadway a year later.
Also in 1992, Sullivan was a big factor in getting Guys and Dolls revived on Broadway, and it won the Tony for best revival. She also worked with DRG Records to release An Evening of Frank Loesser, a collection of never-before-heard demo recordings that Loesser had made for Guys and Dolls, The Most Happy Fella and How to Succeed in Business.
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The Most Happy Fella frequently has been described as an opera, but some have Nominated . Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical. Jo Sullivan . The Most Happy Fella at the Internet Broadway Database. Production information and synopsis at guidetomusicaltheatre.com.
Born on Aug. 28, 1927, in Mounds City, Illinois, Sullivan sung the "Italian Street Song" from Naughty Marietta on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts but lost out on the program to two harmonica players in an act called The Polka Dots.
In addition to her daughter, survivors include son-in-law Don; longtime companion Jaquin; stepchildren John and Susan; and grandchildren Hallie, Fiona, Frank and Beau. Her daughter Hannah died in 2007.
Funeral services will be private.
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Jo Sullivan was born on August 28, 1927 in Mounds, Illinois, USA as Elizabeth Josephine Sullivan . She was an actress , known for Омн Nominated for Broadway's 1957 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Musical) for The Most Happy Fella .
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