It was thrilling to honor my dear, longtime friend Bette Midler at The Kennedy Center Honors. You can see the whole event on DEC 22 on CBS! The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is proud to celebrate the 44th Honorees for lifetime artistic achievements: operatic bass-baritone Justino Díaz, Motown founder, songwriter, producer, and director Berry Gordy, Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels, legendary stage and screen icon Bette Midler, and singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell.
Enjoy my latest music video from my forthcoming album, RE:VIEW. “Come In From The Rain” is a most special song that I wrote with my friend, the wonderful and deeply talented Carole Bayer Sager. I am forever grateful for our years of collaboration, for the many wonderful songs we brought to life, and for this song in particular – as well as the many grand artists who’ve recorded it through the years.
On November 13, legendary singer-songwriter Melissa Manchester, lyricist Sammy Cahn, and composer-arranger Billy Strayhorn will be honored in an upcoming online event as the 2021 inductees to the Great American Songbook Hall of Fame. Premiering at 8 p.m. ET Saturday, Nov. 13, on the Great American Songbook Foundation's Facebook and YouTube channels. [read more...]
Additional performers featured in the video include om Wopat, Susan Anton, Casey Abrams, Siedah Garrett, Lisa Fischer, Billy Gilman, and more! While the global pandemic has kept the world on lockdown for over a year, an extraordinary ensemble of singers and musicians have "unlocked" a way to battle the "COVID-19 BLUES" that people are left with after a year of facing so many challenges. Deborah [read more...]
Don’t miss the return of world-class talent to the Palladium (Carmel, Indiana) when Michael Feinstein and longtime friend Melissa Manchester team up for an evening of pop hits and gems from the Great American Songbook! The concert will be Melissa's first Live event with an on-site audience – in over a year.
Join me Tuesday March 16 to celebrate the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's #StarsInTheHouse. James and Seth and their talented friends have raised nearly a million dollars for charity throughout the pandemic to support performers and entertainment industry professionals in these difficult times. The week kicks off on Tuesday, with guests Annette Bening, Judy Kuhn, Brian Stokes and more. Stop on by!
I am delighted to share this version of my song "Let There Be More Light" performed with members of the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony and Choir, under the direction of Noreen Green. It’s today and for the next eight nights! Happy Hanukkah!
In support of World Singing Day, I thought it would be appropriate for the second release from my upcoming album, RE:VIEW, to be "Midnight Blue." The tenderness I feel for this song I co-wrote with Carole Bayer Sager and the images of me through the years are true and heartfelt. I am grateful to know all of the memories this song has stirred in all [read more...]
Congratulations to all of the Emmys / Television Academy award winners of Schitt's Creek including Catherine O'Hara, Eugene Levy, Annie Murphy and Daniel Levy - as well as kudos to all for the Emmy for Best Comedy Series! Delighted to have had my voice and recording of "Don't Cry Out Loud" as a part of the hysterical plot line. Thank you.
Melissa Manchester’s latest single, a newly reimagined recording of her early hit, “JUST YOU AND I" is a Labor Day Week tribute to the essential workers and first responders who are getting us all through the coronavirus crisis. The Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter is joined by legendary saxophonist Gerald Albright and the young artists from Citrus College in this updated version of the 1976 Billboard [read more...]