1. 92Y’s latest Lyrics & Lyricists™ show, “Give Me Fever: The Many Voices of Peggy Lee,” opens on Feb 23 and we have some fun questions for the performers.
Today’s Q&A features L&L favorite La Tanya Hall.
What is your favorite “guilty pleasure” song beyond the American Songbook—rock, country, hiphop, etc? I still can’t get “Call Me Maybe" out of my head!
What was your first professional gig? I began singing in supper clubs with my jazz pianist father at the age of 13.
What’s your favorite song from the American Songbook? “For All We Know"—I never felt a sweeter sentiment about making the most of each moment.
What other artists would you like to perform with whom you haven’t yet? Stevie Wonder, Kurt Elling and Herbie Hancock. 
If you weren’t a performer, what would you do? I would be a psychotherapist—I’m fascinated with the workings of the human mind.
What’s your favorite restaurant?Telepan (72 W 69th St)—exquisite locavore, seasonal tasting menu. Well worth every single penny!
Give Me Fever: The Many Voices of Peggy Lee, opens Feb 23.
Read previous Q&A’s in the series, with Barbara Fasano, and Gabrielle Stravelli.

    92Y’s latest Lyrics & Lyricists™ show, “Give Me Fever: The Many Voices of Peggy Lee,” opens on Feb 23 and we have some fun questions for the performers.

    Today’s Q&A features L&L favorite La Tanya Hall.

    What is your favorite “guilty pleasure” song beyond the American Songbook—rock, country, hiphop, etc? I still can’t get “Call Me Maybe" out of my head!

    What was your first professional gig? I began singing in supper clubs with my jazz pianist father at the age of 13.

    What’s your favorite song from the American Songbook? For All We Know"—I never felt a sweeter sentiment about making the most of each moment.

    What other artists would you like to perform with whom you haven’t yet? Stevie Wonder, Kurt Elling and Herbie Hancock. 

    If you weren’t a performer, what would you do? I would be a psychotherapist—I’m fascinated with the workings of the human mind.

    What’s your favorite restaurant?Telepan (72 W 69th St)—exquisite locavore, seasonal tasting menu. Well worth every single penny!

    Give Me Fever: The Many Voices of Peggy Lee, opens Feb 23.

    Read previous Q&A’s in the series, with Barbara Fasano, and Gabrielle Stravelli.

  2. 92Y’s latest Lyrics & Lyricists™ show, “Give Me Fever: The Many Voices of Peggy Lee,” opens on Feb 23 and we have some fun questions for the performers.
Today’s Q&A features L&L newcomer Gabrielle Stravelli.
What is your favorite “guilty pleasure” song beyond the American Songbook—rock, country, hiphop, etc? I know all the words to Salt-N-Pepa’s “Push It.” Something tells me that counts.
What was your first professional gig? I understudied the role of Fanny Brice in a summer stock production of Funny Girl at the Gateway Playhouse in Long Island.
What’s your favorite song from the American Songbook? “This Time The Dream’s On Me” or any other Harold Arlen song.
What other artists would you like to perform with whom you haven’t yet? The list is quite long, but if anyone knows how I can not just perform with, but become Chaka Khan, please let me know.
If you weren’t a performer, what would you do? Either a fashion designer or an astronaut…a fashionaut.
What’s your favorite restaurant? I’ve always loved Bread (20 Spring St) in SoHo. I also think the breakfast at El Malecón (4141 Broadway) in Washington Heights is a best kept secret!
Who’s your favorite Beatle, and why? John Lennon. Because who’s cooler than John Lennon?
Give Me Fever: The Many Voices of Peggy Lee, opens Feb 23.
Here’s the first Q&A in this series, with Barbara Fasano.

    92Y’s latest Lyrics & Lyricists™ show, “Give Me Fever: The Many Voices of Peggy Lee,” opens on Feb 23 and we have some fun questions for the performers.

    Today’s Q&A features L&L newcomer Gabrielle Stravelli.

    What is your favorite “guilty pleasure” song beyond the American Songbook—rock, country, hiphop, etc? I know all the words to Salt-N-Pepa’s “Push It.” Something tells me that counts.

    What was your first professional gig? I understudied the role of Fanny Brice in a summer stock production of Funny Girl at the Gateway Playhouse in Long Island.

    What’s your favorite song from the American Songbook? This Time The Dream’s On Me” or any other Harold Arlen song.

    What other artists would you like to perform with whom you haven’t yet? The list is quite long, but if anyone knows how I can not just perform with, but become Chaka Khan, please let me know.

    If you weren’t a performer, what would you do? Either a fashion designer or an astronaut…a fashionaut.

    What’s your favorite restaurant? I’ve always loved Bread (20 Spring St) in SoHo. I also think the breakfast at El Malecón (4141 Broadway) in Washington Heights is a best kept secret!

    Who’s your favorite Beatle, and why? John Lennon. Because who’s cooler than John Lennon?

    Give Me Fever: The Many Voices of Peggy Lee, opens Feb 23.

    Here’s the first Q&A in this series, with Barbara Fasano.