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.