This is Drey Shepperd!, the other GREAT man
Drey began his career at New York City's fabled Upstairs at the Downstairs, writing comedy songs
like "How Much Is Rita In The Hayworth?" for Lily Tomlin and Madeline Kahn. Under the personal
guidance of Lehman Engel at the BMI Musical Theater Workshop, his musical 'Change' was
presented, starring Bernadette Peters.
In London, his songs have been heard in the BBC TV series
'The Hot Shoe Show' as well as the West End revue 'Dash'. In Tokyo, he wrote Book and Lyrics for the
American Dance Machine's musical spectacle 'Jack', based on the life and work of legendary
Broadway and Hollywood choreographer Jack Cole.
He returned to Tokyo to write the Book and
Lyrics for the premier Japanese-American musical 'It Happened in Verona', presented by Seiko
For several years, he wrote and produced all the industrial shows for Westinghouse
Broadcasting, as well as creating over 70 one-minute musical ads for Westinghouse TV Stations.
His songs have been performed by Barry Manilow, Ann Magaret, Sheena Easton, Johnny Mathis,
Perry Como, Ronnie Milsap, Paul Anka and Jack Jones, among others. With Gerard Kenny, his
collaborator of over 25 years, he is currently writing a major Dance Gala to benefit Dancers Over 40 Inc.,
with original material based on the stories of former Broadway dancers. Along with 'Beach Radio',
they also have a revue 'How To Get Money Out Of Your Parents' to tour USA colleges; plus an
original one-man story-concert, entitled 'An American In London'.
Other projects include,
Dark Horse 30th december 1967 Upstairs at the Downstairs
Martin Serman wrote 'Change' with a score from Ed Kresley and Drey Shepperd in 1969
Delta Lady by Marin Shermand and Drey Shepperd
A Satirical Revue at, Upstairs at the Downstairs March 8th 1968.
"The Family affair" sketch by Drey Shepperd (Lily Tomlin, Jerry Clark, Warren Burton)
"In Italics" Lyrics Drey Shepperd, Music Ed Kresley) sung by the Company
"The Motherland" Sketch by Drey Shepperd (Jeannete Landis, Lily Tomlin)
"International Set" Lyric by Rod Warrenn and Drey Shepperd, music Ed Kresley, sung by the Company
"It seems we've stood and talked" Sjetch by Drey Shepperd (Lily Tomlin, Jerry Clark)
NOTES;- One sequence in 'Photo Finish' "It seems we've stood and talked" sounds paticularly amusing.
Described in the program as "Nichols falls ast they May" this sketch was about the famous performing team
(here spoofed by Lily Tomlin and Jerry Clark) and may have been the hightlight of the revue.
Spirit of Youth - Commonwealth Games 1986 Opening Ceremony this number, written by Gerard Kenny.
Just For Openers
Upstairs at the downstairs
It's a wonderful Life with BB Cooper
1 It's Absolute Hell Being an Angel BB Cooper & Drey Shepperd 4:18
2 It's Goodbye BB Cooper & Drey Shepperd 1:59
3 One More Kiss BB Cooper & Drey Shepperd 1:56
4 It's a Wonderful Life BB Cooper & Drey Shepperd
Opening night for Itís a Wonderful Life on December 2, 2009 by Arts Club Theatre Company
Compose yourself, the music of Larry Grossman, Theatre at St peters Church July 11-13 2008 5 performances
Welcome to Lulu's.....Liz Larsen
Lyrics Drey Shepperd
Harmonica Player...Darius de Haas
Lyrics Drey Shepperd
A Heavy Load.....Lorna Luft
Lyrics Drey Shepperd
Fifteen Ugly Minutes, written by Baby Jane Dexter and Drey Shepperd.
- Fifteen Ugly Minutes -
Songs written with Gerard Kenny
April's End - Buckinghamshire,
Crime that pays,
Dance a little closer.
D D D Dancin'
Fit to be tied,
Getting to know each other,
Hold on to your love,
I am a singer,
I'd rather be in love,
I made it through the rain,
Living on music,
Music and words,
Nickles and dimes,
Not just a pretty face,
On this earth,
Red Hot Radio,
Run for your love,
Son of a song and dance man ,
Sucker for love,
Take back your heartache,
The time between the time,
World full of laughter,
You ain't pretty,
You're the best,
You've got to be good to get me.
_____________ what have I missed????
BEACH RADIO 12 songs
1 Sexy summer
3 Those times
4 it isn't you it's me
5 Totally cool
6 Because she's perfect
7 At the beach
8 Beach Radio
10 Back home
11 Berger King
12 I understand
13 The first time
ONE MORE TURN, One more turn, Another Fred Astaire, Ode to the dance belt, Still feels the same, And she danced, Story of our lives, A real soldier, Marylin Monroe, Eight O'clock blues, Curtain calls.
Written especially for Dancers Over 40
Dancers Over 40 (DO40) will present its third song and dance concert entitled DO40 CARES: The Story of our Lives to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Dance for PD (Parkinson's Disease) tonight April 22, 2013. Carol Lawrence hosts, with special guest performers Liliane Montevecchi (NINE, GRAND HOTEL) and Tony Sheldon (PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT). A reunion of the Ladies of SWEET CHARITY follows up last year's reunion of the Ladies of CHICAGO.
Members of DO40 will be heavily represented, as both dancers and choreographers - a diverse
group of entertainers who transcend age and stereotype. Director/choreographer Larry Fuller stages two original numbers for DO40 members, The Story of our Lives, written by Drey Shepperd with music by Bob Wortman, and Curtain Calls, written by Drey Shepperd with music by Gerard Kenny.
- Dancers over 40 -
Two songs from the Muiscal, "One More Turn"
- The Dance Belt -
The photograph of Drey Shepperd, was taken in 2000.