Showtune Sunday: All About Florence Henderson!
There have been so many tributes to Florence Henderson over the past few days. It’s clear that anyone who came in contact her really appreciated how down to Earth she always was. I’d like to pay tribute to her huge career on the musical stage long before she was Mrs. Brady. She starred as Maria for 15 months in the first national tour of The Sound of Music and went on to star in productions of Oklahoma! and The King and I. She starred on Broadway in the long-running 1954 musical, Fanny (888 performances) in which she originated the title role and in 1963 starred on Broadway in The Girl Who Came to Supper. Here is an assortment of videos of Miss Henderson singing and talking about her stage career. The bottom two videos are from recent years where she showed why she was always in such demand to perform in benefits. Enjoy!