Lead by Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor of The New York Pops, The New York Pops: Luck Be A Lady: Megan Hilty sings Sinatra and More, starring Megan Hilty and featuring Ryan Silverman, was a grand evening of major talent! The combination of the New York Pops, Megan Hilty, and Ryan Silverman was like no other. They all merged perfectly together, yet able to shine on their own.
A few of my favorite numbers of the night were Megan singing "Luck Be A Lady," "Autmn Leaves/When October Goes," "Backwards Barbie Medley-A Tribute to Dolly Parton" (which included many of my favorite Dolly hits like "Backwards Barbie," "Why'd You Come In Here Looking Like That," "9 to 5," and "Here You Come Again"), "Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend," and "Second Hand White Baby Grand." Megan's voice is so strong. She has such a range from vocals to styles of music. The more Megan sang, the more I melted with awe. I also loved when Megan and Ryan teamed up to sing "Almost Like Being in Love/This Can't Be Love."
Ryan had his moments in the spotlight as well with "What Kind of Fool Am I," "Night and Day," and "Sway." Ryan definitely made me a fan. He has a voice I could just listen to for hours. I can't wait to see more from him. I know it's going to be wonderful!
The evening would not have been without the extraordinary New York Pops and their Musical Director/Conductor Steven Reineke. Every time I attend a Pops concert (and I feel so fortunate to have been able to attend a few), I am constantly reminded of just how wonderful it is to hear a full orchestra play some of the greatest music of our time. The Pops did not disappoint. This time around they played "The Lady Is a Tramp," "New York, New York," "Tico, Tico" and "Mack the Knife." They sounded terrific yet again!
As if the show, the talent, and the music weren't enough, "Call Me Adam" was invited backstage after the show for press photos! Check below for all the fun we had...