Showtune Sunday: All about Carol Channing – a very deserving candidate for the Kennedy Center Honors
There is a campaign to get Carol Channing recognized this year with a Kennedy Center Honor.
Why is a campaign needed? Because it has not happened yet and it should have happened long ago. This national treasure is 92 and what a joy it would be – what a show it would be – if she were to receive this most prestigious honor.
Richard Skipper is one of the champions of this effort and here is a link to a column he posted the other day.
I’ve picked some clip to remind us all of how lucky we’ve been to have Miss Channing entertaining us for all these many years in Hello Dolly (more than 5,000 performances on Broadway and beyond), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Thoroughly Modern Millie and all the rest.
Despite her iconic roles, we have most loved her as herself.