Oscar Hammerstein II: Out of my Dreams Wednesday, June 12
Hosted by Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe nominated Matthew Morrison ("Glee") — who starred in the 2008 Tony-winning revival of South Pacific as Lieutenant Cable — the film is a celebration of the most acclaimed lyricist and librettist of the 20th century. Hammerstein worked in the theater for over 40 years, writing the lyrics for over a thousand songs and the libretti for dozens of operettas and musicals performed on Broadway, in London and in Hollywood films.
His legendary works include Rose-Marie (1924), Show Boat (1927), Oklahoma! (1943), Carousel (1945), South Pacific (1949), The King and I (1951) and The Sound of Music (1959). Brimming over with movie clips from his greatest musicals, this new PBS special features interviews with Stephen Sondheim, Harold Prince, Shirley Jones, Mitzi Gaynor, Hammerstein family members and others.
For more information on this American Masters program, click here.