THE SCREENING ROOM: Celebrating Oscar Hammerstein II (Video)

By Playbill Staff
July 12, 2013

Legendary lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II was born July 12, 1895. His numerous musicals include Show Boat, South Pacific, The King and I, Oklahoma and Carousel.



Playbill.com is celebrating the special day with a selection of videos from Hammerstein's musicals and his beloved songs performed in concert.

Highlights from Carousel.

Cinderella performs on the Tony Awards.

Mandy Patinkin sings "Bali Ha'i" from South Pacific.

 

The Sound of Music Royal Variety Performance.

Audra McDonald - "Bill."

 

John Raitt, the original Billy Bigelow, delivering a robust "Soliloquy."

Whitney Houston as the Fairy Godmother in the Wonderful World of Disney remake of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella." Here is her high-flying, pop-influenced rendition of "Impossible."

 

Audra McDonald sings "Edelweiss."

Kelli O'Hara sings "Cock-Eyed Optimist" from the Live from Lincoln Center broadcast of the Tony-winning revival of South Pacific.

 

Judy Garland - "Ol' Man River."

 

Sierra Boggess sings "I Have Confidence" from The Sound of Music.

"If I Loved You" from the film of "Carousel" with Shirley Jones and Gordon MacRae.

Laura Osnes sings "I'm In Love With A Wonderful Guy" from South Pacific as part of Sirius XM Live On Broadway.

Paul Robeson - "Ol' Man River."

Lena Horne - "Can't Help Lovin' That Man."

Sierra Boggess sings "Something Good" with Rod Gilfry.

 

A rare look at original Broadway cast members John Raitt and Jan Clayton performing "You're a Queer One Julie Jordan" and the first part of "If I Loved You" from Carousel. Mary Martin introduces the scene.

The 1994 Harold Prince revival of Show Boat performs on the Tony Awards.

Highlights from Cinderella on Broadway.

 

Highlights from The Sound of Music at the Paper Mill Playhouse.

Julie Andrews performs "I Have Confidence."

Sierra Boggess sings "Make Believe" from Show Boat with Julian Ovenden.