Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Paul Williams debuts at the Cafe Carlyle

NYC 4-23-13: Paul Williams makes his Café Carlyle debut with his new program, The Lovers, The Dreamers, And Me, which features Mr. Williams’ beloved hits, at The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel’s Café Carlyle.

Paul Williams (born September 19, 1940) is an Academy Award winning American composer, musician, songwriter and actor. He is perhaps best known for popular songs performed by a number of acts in the 1970s including Three Dog Night's "An Old Fashioned Love Song", Helen Reddy's "You and Me Against the World", David Bowie's "Fill Your Heart", and the Carpenter's "We've Only Just Begun" and "Rainy Days and Monday's",  as well as his contributions to films such as "Evergreen" from A Star is Born and "Rainbow Connection" from the Muppet MovieHe has also had a variety of high-profile acting roles such as Little Enos Burdette in the highly successful 1977 action-comedy Smokey and the Banditand as the villainous Swan in Brian De Palma's Phanton of the Paradise (which Williams also co-scored, receiving an Oscar nomination in the process), as well as television, theater, and voiceover work for animation.

All photos © Derek Storm

Emily Bergl & Paul Williams

Judy Collins & Paul WIlliams

Regis & Joy Philbin, Paul Williams, Peggy Masterson, Alan Kalter

Paul Williams with Regis & Joy Philbin

Paul Williams & Tracey Jackson

Emily Bergl

Judy Collins

Joy & Regis Philbin

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