“If Steve and Eydie can’t entertain you, then no one can entertain you.” National columnist and television talk-show personality, Larry King, made this comment in a recent column. He does not stand alone in his appraisal of Steve and Eydie. They are two of the finest entertainers in show business and have spent their entire adult lives doing what they love best, singing.
Both native New Yorkers, Steve and Eydie began their careers as members of the cast of Steve Alien’s original “Tonight Show.” While starring with Alien
for many years, their individual recording careers flourished with such hits as “Blame It on the Bossa Nova,” for Eydie, and “Go Away Little Girl,” for Steve, among many others.
Steve and Eydie share a Grammy for their album, “We’ve Got Us,” and Eydie won a second Grammy for her solo recording of “If He Walked Into My Life.” Steve earned the New York Drama Critics Award and Tony nomination for his Broadway debut as the star of “What Makes Sammy Run.” The couple subsequently shared the Broadway stage in the musical comedy-drama, “Golden Rainbow.”
Steve and Eydie’s television specials saluting the great American songwriters are considered primers of quality, style and showmanship. The critically-acclaimed “Steve and Eydie Celebrate Irving Berlin,” received seven Emmy Awards. Their tribute to George and Ira Gershwin, “Our Love Is Here to Stay,” garnered two more Emmys and “From this Moment On,” their musical salute to Cole Porter, won the duo an Award of Excellence from The Film Advisory Board.
A highlight of Steve and Eydie’s career was their “Diamond Jubilee World Tour” with Frank Sinatra. Playing to SRO audiences around the world and winning rave reviews, the one-year tour culminated at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Frank Sinatra says, “Steve and Eydie represent all that is good about performers and the interpretation of a song…they’re the best.”
Audiences everywhere know they can always expect the finest of style and material whenever Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme are on Stage, with the best of musicians and the best of American popular music.