So in college I auditioned for many different musicals. I found myself singing the same old popular numbers from broadway – Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera, Cats, you get the idea. Everybody was using these songs and I wanted to stand out. I know, me??? Want to stand out??? Go figure. Anyway, my piano instructor came to me and said he had the “perfect” number for me. As Michael would say, it’s in my “fach”. So I picked it up, learned it, loved it and got the lead in the next musical for which I auditioned.
A few months back I was singing this song for my quartet who said they’d never seen me so excited about a song. I brought it to Michael Gellert (director of HCMC) and he arranged this fun piece for us.
“Nobody Does It Like Me,” from Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields’ last Broadway musical Seesaw (1973), is an upbeat song about a woman who can’t seem to do anything right, especially fall in love.
In April, 2009 we competed at the Mid-Atlantic Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival and performed this number where we decided to put a new twist on it. Rather than just standing and performing – we added some choreo – “Temptations” style. This was very well received and helped secure our 4h place finish.