Virtual Conversation: Michael Colby

By Lambs Club 7/9/20

July 8 – 2020: The Lambs held a virtual conversation with Michael Colby.

The true story of Michael Elihu Colby whose childhood days at Manhattan Manhattan’s famous Algonquin Hotel comprised a vivid tapestry of encounters with glittering Broadway, Hollywood, and recording stars from the Marx Brothers to Ella Fitzgerald, Laurence Olivier to Leonard Cohen, Helen Hayes to Maya Angelou. In years to come, Michael would find his own place in the world of Manhattan musicals, rehearsing his own shows-with future Broadway luminaries-at the hotel.

Michael Colby is the writer of such musicals as Charlotte Sweet (Drama Desk Award nomination), North Atlantic (Show Business Award) and Tales of Tinseltown (all-star recording on Jay Records). His songs have been recorded and/or performed by artists including Michael Feinstein, Tony Yazbeck, Alix Korey, Alison Fraser, Kristin Chenowith and Julie Wilson. Cabaret star Maureen Taylor was just nominated for a MAC Award for her show, Cosmic Connections; The Lyrics of Michael Colby. His musicals have been presented at such venues as Amas Musical Theater, the Directors Company, the Goodspeed Opera House, and TADA! Youth Theater. Upcoming projects include the Broadway-bound musical Dangerous. He is the author of the popular book, The Algonquin Kid (available on Amazon) which has also been enthusiastically recieved in a stage version.
The Lambs’ Historian, Kevin Fitzpatrick, will conduct the virtual conversation.  Kevin is the author of eight books, two of which are about the Algonquin Hotel:  The Algonquin Round Table New York: A Historical Guide, and The Lost Algonquin Round Table