This two-part class will examine the personalities and true talent that made marquee headliners such as Ethel Merman, Mary Martin, Gwen Verdon, and Angela Lansbury into great legends. Learn about their feuds, their odd choices and their ambitions. From Merman and Martin to Verdon, Lansbury and many others, these grand dames set the tone for an industry. Steve Friedman will infuse his presentation with many examples of their music, sung in his classically-trained tenor voice!