No Expectations (from the Rolling Stones hit) will explore the joys and pain and twists that come along with putting your heart and soul on the line and embracing what life has to offer. It will include music by Harold Arlen, Jimmy Webb, Ricky Ian Gordon, John Bucchino and Jacques Brel. The centerpiece of the show is The Waltz Medley which has music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics from his three major collaborators, Lorenz Hart, Oscar Hammerstein and Stephen Sondheim. Parker, Wells and Rubin will also go to the streets of Paris for inspiration in the songs of Edith Piaf. There will be several arrangements for voice, piano and cello by the late Dick Gallagher.
With a voice critics have hailed as “seductive”, “velvety”, “sexy”, “glorious” and “hauntingly beautiful”, Parker Scott brings unbridled passion and intensity to his performances. He is equally praised for his lyric interpretations. “His understanding of a lyric is uncommon and highly developed. His phrasing skills are spot on. ...such sophisticated ease.” “Soaringly or sotte voce, vibrant or vulnerable, he sounds like he believes what he's saying and doesn't shy away from ardor.” Parker toured Germany for four seasons in A Christmas Carol. He has performed in regional theatres. He has appeared in opera productions throughout the United States. Parker’s nightclub appearances include engagements at Danny’s, Don’t Tell Mama, The Duplex, Eighty-Eights, and guest appearances at Judy’s, Gotham Comedy Club and The Metropolitan Room.
He was the lead male vocalist aboard The Silver Whisper and sailed to 38 countries, along the way also giving performances in Camogli, Italy and St. Petersburg, Russia. Parker appeared as John Denver in Bring Me John Denver at the Granbury Opera House in Texas, where he delighted audiences and critics in a concert of John Denver songs. Most recently he garnered great notices as Toby the Mute in Opera Manhattan’s production of The Medium.
Parker will be appearing in cabarets along the East Coast throughout the summer. In September, he returns to his home town for an appearance in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with the newly formed Hub Opera Ensemble.
“He was the epitome of elegance and sophistication. …expansive vocal range. He can belt out numbers…as well as bring a fine falsetto to softer songs……it was as if someone lifted the entire room into the clouds. The tone of his voice was warm, soft and brilliant.”
Danielle Miceli, Cabaret Scenes