NPR logo

Singer and actress Barbara Cook

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1570468/1570469" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Singer and actress Barbara Cook

Singer and actress Barbara Cook

Singer and actress Barbara Cook

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1570468/1570469" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Since the 1950's Cook has been in countless Broadway musicals — Oklahoma, The King and I, and Leonard Bernstein's Candide to name a few. She's been called a "no nonsense singer... able to thrust with gentility of tone." She won a Tony Award for her part as "Marian the librarian" which she originated in The Music Man.

Related NPR Stories