Broadway Comes to Los Angeles

national anthem singer
Gene singing the National Anthem.

Former baritone star of Broadway Musicals during the 50’s/60’s; Gene Smith; sings the National Anthem at The Great Western Forum (Staples) in Los Angeles.

L.A. Lakers owner; Dr. Buss; said after the performance before 15,000 fans & a national TV audience in the millions; “That’s the way the National Anthem should be sung.”

Gene was an accomplished Broadway Singer in the 1950s
Gene was an accomplished Broadway Singer in the 1950s

Samuel Margolis, Gene’s famous vocal coach for metropolitan opera stars and Arthur Fiedler, Conductor of the Boston Pops; whom Gene sang with; both would be amazed at the quality of voice at his now age of 85.

Samuel & Arthur would roll over in their graves if they heard Gene Sing the rap version of his theme song:

 

“NO TIME TO CRY”

 

 

“NATIONAL ANTHEM”

 

“RAP DON’T CRY”