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Over the course of a distinguished journalistic career, Barry Singer has written extensively about the arts for The N.Y. Times Arts & Leisure section, The New Yorker, New York magazine, The N.Y. Times Magazine, Opera News, USA Today, Huffington Post and Playbill, among others.

He is the author of BLACK AND BLUE: The Life and Lyrics of Andy Razaf, a N.Y. Times Notable Book of the Year; ALIVE AT THE VILLAGE VANGUARD, winner of an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for excellence in music writing; EVER AFTER: The Last Years of Musical Theater and Beyond; and CHURCHILL STYLE: The Art of Being Winston Churchill, published by Abrams Image.

He has written the lyrics and libretto for MISIA, a new musical featuring a previously undiscovered score by the legendary composer Vernon Duke, released in its world premiere recording by PS Classics.

He is also the founder and proprietor of CHARTWELL BOOKSELLERS, one of New York City's last independent bookstores, now in its 35th year.


Articles from The New York Times, The New Yorker and more.
"I cannot imagine a reader who admires Churchill not having a good time with this book. I know I did."
-Michael Korda
Winner ASCAP DEEMS TAYLOR AWARD for Music Writing.
"A superbly written, utterly fascinating survey of the recent, largely unchronicled history of the American musical."
-Robert Kimball
"Should readjust our perspective on the history of American popular song."
Music by Vernon Duke
Book & Lyrics by Barry Singer