Cole arranged and performed this piano medley from three of Hamlisch’s songs:
Pianist Kevin Cole, renowned for his interpretation of Gershwin and performances from The Great American Songbook canon, is one of many illustrious musicians interviewed in Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love. As a tribute to the late composer and his friend, Cole arranged and performed this piano medley from three of Hamlisch’s songs: “The Way We Were” (title song to the 1973 film) and “At the Ballet” and “What I Did for Love” (both from the hit musical A Chorus Line in 1975).
About Kevin Cole: Born in Bay City, Michigan, Cole graduated from the renowned Interlochen Arts Academy. Soon afterward, he began a history of garnering personal praise from legends like Irving, Berlin, Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg, Hugh Martin, Burton Lane, and Stephen Sondheim as well as members of both the Jerome Kern and George/Ira Gershwin families.
“Kid, if I could have played piano like that, I would never have become a song writer!”