Legendary actress and pop singer Barbara Cook rose to fame on Broadway in the original production of Candide in 1956. The following year she gave a Tony Award-winning performance in the original Broadway production of The Music Man, simultaneously becoming the new golden girl of Broadway with her wide range and warm soprano voice. Though she began finding less success with roles throughout the 1960s, she found consistent work on stage in leading roles of musicals such as The Gay Life and Something More!, as well as non-musical roles in shows like Any Wednesday and Little Murders. After struggling with depression and alcoholism in the 1970s, she met her future collaborative partner pianist Wally Harper who would go on to inspire and accompany her on many of her musical endeavors. Having contributed to well over a dozen cast soundtracks on top of her nineteen studio, live and compilation albums Cook has carved out a spot for herself among the most beloved and iconic Broadway performers.