TrÃ©s Hanley-Millman - Tres Broadway: Songs from the Stage
TrÃ©s Broadway: Songs from the Stage, the debut album from TrÃ©s Hanley-Millman, gives listeners not only what they expect from a solo recording of Broadway songs but also some surprises they might not expect. While Hanley-Millman is best known for her TV work in Britain, she is a singer by training and has always performed in musicals and concerts. Her acting experience definitely shows in songs like "Don't Rain on My Parade" and "Show Me" where her renditions have a real dramatic flair. This style might be initially off-putting to those accustomed to standard Broadway versions of songs, but I found myself growing more and more fond of Hanley-Millman's approach with each listen. These two theatre classics are joined by several other tracks that frequent albums like this, "Children Will Listen", "In His Eyes", "Summertime", and "For Good." All are solid and have an operatic quality that distinguishes them from many other solo versions. My favorite tracks on the album are lesser-known songs like "Is It Really Me" from 110 in the Shade and "Mama a Rainbow" from Minnie's Boys. Both are real gems that TrÃ©s is likely bringing to many listeners for the first time. Her performances do what any great solo album should do for a theatre song - make the listener want to hear the whole show.
Zack Bigner, Maximum Broadway Radio
Though Tres Hanley-Millman is known first and foremost as a "sit-com" actress in the U.K., TrÃ©s' work is truly international and spans the entire entertainment field. From Pop to Broadway to Opera she shines with a special light that only a few mortals attain.
In her newest effort "Tres Broadway" she proves she has what it takes to compete with the best and brightest on Broadway. We are looking forward to the London West End musical, "Zipp!" to make a transfer to New York since it will feature the talents of this fantastic performer.
On "Tres Broadway" we encounter Tres in many moods from the sad and sentimental ballad dedicated to her Mother "Mama a Rainbow" from Minnie's Boys; to powerful performance of "Show Me" (My Fair Lady which features Broadway's Jeffry Denman) and the excitement of her soaring vocals and emotion on "In His Eyes" from Jekyll & Hyde.
Our radio station on Live365; "Platinum Broadway" included the above three selections over the hottest weekend in the North East in June and the songs were an immediate hit scoring the highest score available to our listeners who vote on all the songs. With Miss Hanley-Millman's redition of IN HIS EYES taking the #1 spot.
We are very excited to be able to recommend this album of 14 beautiful Broadway songs from the extraordinarily talented Tres Hanley-Hanley-Millman.
"Platinum Broadway Radio"
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Though she is known first and foremost as a "sit-com" actress in the U.K., TrÃ©s' work is truly international and spans the entire entertainment field.
As a teenage protÃ©gÃ© of Leonard Bernstein, TrÃ©s attended the Julliard School of Music when she was chosen by him to sing as the principal female soloist in one of the last Great Composers Series at Lincoln Center which he conducted her singing his tour de force 'GLITTER & BE GAY' from Candide and more. She went on to perform in numerous musicals in the U.S. and abroad, including My Fair Lady (Eliza), Camelot (Guinevere), and The Fantasticks (Luisa). In the London revival of The Beggar's Opera, she made history as the first "American" to play 'Polly Peachum' in Britain since the musical was first performed in 1728.
TrÃ©s went on to call London 'home' and establish herself as a well respected TV actress, working with some of the best of British talent. Her U.K. credits include the role of 'young Jean' in As Time Goes By, starring Oscar winner Dame Judy Dench (who plays Jean), Casualty, Hale & Pace, and Murder Most Horrid. Most recently she created the role of 'Carol' in the BBC television comedy My Hero.
'Guest starring' TV roles in the USA include Tales from the Crypt (HBO) and Sherlock Holmes (A&E). Film credits include the role of Robert Downey Jr.'s mistress in Richard III, starring Sir Ian McKellen, and Mouth To Mouth (aka in Europe - Boca a Boca) opposite 2001 Oscar "Best Actor" nominee, Javier Bardem.
TrÃ©s has done many worldwide TV commercials as well. Ranging from the Rubbermaid Lady in the USA to the Bacardi and Kellogg's girl in Europe and for NCR worldwide, to name a few. Also an international voice over artists she can be heard on radio and TV commercials everywhere.
TrÃ©s continues to work in Europe as a solo concert artist and television actress, while balancing her new life since recently married to a NYC architect, writer & producer . TrÃ©s and her husband Paul Millman make their home in both New York and London.
Her CD " TRES BROADWAY " pays tribute to her roots in Musical Comedy. Her second CD "EURO DIVA" is due out Fall 2005. Tres is also set to co-star in the New York production of the London West End Musical ZIPP(www.zippthemusical.com).
Check out the artist's website:
1. How Lovely to Be a Woman
2. Is It Really Me
4. Don't Rain On My Parade
5. Show Me
6. Cinderella Medley
7. Mama a Rainbow
8. Children Will Listen
9. In His Eyes
11. Half a Moment
12. And This Is My Beloved
13. How Could I Ever Know
14. For Good