Special Appearances & Events - 2005

Don't Ya Love It?
January 20, 2005
January 19)


The Ellen DeGeneres Show "Welcome to the Ellen DeGeneres Show...
the hottest spot north of Havana"

In promotion of Barry's forthcoming show engagement at the Las Vegas Hilton (beginning February 23), Barry performed "Could It Be Magic" (ballad + uptempo) and "Sweet Heaven (I'm In Love Again)" (updated arrangement and dedicated to Ellen, "...I'll shout it everywhere I go, I'll sing it on the Ellen Show..."). Ellen asked Barry about the Las Vegas appearances ("five shows a week with chunks of time off"), contract rumors, tennis, commercial jingles that Barry isn't as proud of, and the Conventions with Fanilows (sometimes there are a "lot of Lolas with feathers in their hair!").

BARRY MANILOW: "He's back! Music icon BARRY MANILOW returns to perform some of his favorites for Ellen." - The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Interview and performance by Barry Manilow.

February 7, 2005


The Tony Danza Show Paula Abdul, Chef Mario Batali, and Barry Manilow

Tony's special Celebrity Extravadanza guest is
Barry Manilow (on the phone)

Tony mentions Barry will be debuting his show in Vegas (February 23, Las Vegas Hilton). Tony asks Barry what he claims to be an expert in; Barry responds, "the category of music ... my favorite musician (for the last 20 years) has been Sting." So the Question (worth a $1,500 Disney Gift Card to caller Teresa and $10,000 to the Starlight Starbright Foundation, if Barry gets the answer right) is: On which of Sting's albums did the double platinum hit song "Fields Of Gold" first appear? Barry's answer: That's easy - Ten Summoner's Tales. (Correct!)

February 21, 2005 The Insider Inside with Barry Manilow!

The Insider caught up with Barry Manilow for a brief interview in promotion of his new show, Manilow: Music and Passion, opening this week at the Las Vegas Hilton.

February 24, 2005 Extra! Backstage Tour with Barry Manilow

Barry Manilow, preparing for his huge opening night at the Las Vegas Hilton, gave EXTRA's Terri Seymour a backstage tour.

[ The Maynard Triplets: Could it be Magic?
EXTRA Story | EXTRA Video ]

February 24, 2005 Entertainment Tonight Spotlight on Barry Manilow's "Music and Passion" at the Las Vegas Hilton.
February 24, 2005 Good Morning America Wake Up with Barry on Good Morning America!

Barry performed "Sweet Heaven (I'm In Love Again)," "Mandy," "It's A Miracle," and "Here's To Las Vegas" live from the Las Vegas Hilton in promotion of his brand new show, Manilow: Music and Passion.

A live performance by Barry Manilow (RockOnTV)

February 26, 2005 Entertainment Tonight (ET) Weekend We're with Barry Manilow as he gets ready
for his big Vegas gig

We follow the world-famous crooner in Las Vegas as his new show opens at the Hilton. The 58-year-old singer is ready for the show and even unveils slot machines with his face on them!

[ ET Story | ET Video ]

March 4, 2005
Richard & Judy
(in the UK)
Barry Manilow on the Richard & Judy show!

International heart-throb Barry Manilow has just embarked on his new twenty-four week show Manilow: Music and Passion in Las Vegas. He joins Richard and Judy via satellite link to talk about his new show and incredibly successful career. In a fantastic competition, we are offering viewers two tickets for Barry's show as well as five nights for two people at the Las Vegas Hilton!

March 23, 2005


The Insider Interview with Barry Manilow

The Insider asked Barry what the lowest point in his career was ("When I went bankrupt, AFTER selling 50 million records, after the big tours, the hits ... I'll never let that happen again - I still didn't feel like it was the end of the world - How bad can it be? I'll just start again, and I did"); and about being hospitalized for chest pains due to atrial fibrillation ("I said, 'Have I done everything I want to do? Have I said everything I want to say? Have I thanked everybody I want to thank?' All those questions were going through my head"). Then Barry took The Insider's correspondent Victoria Reca�o on a Royal Tour of his "3-story palace" at the Las Vegas Hilton, home of Barry's current "Manilow: Music and Passion" show ("I just do the work and I like what I do ... you just gotta believe in what you do.")



4-5, 2005
Jerry Lewis 2005 MDA Telethon Benefit for the Muscular Dystrophy Association

To donate, click here.

About The Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon: The Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon (2005) Airs live from the International Ballroom of The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hosted by Jerry Lewis, Larry King, Jann Carl, Ed McMahon and Billy Gilman. Non-stop 21-hour variety show with round-the-clock entertainment by stars from Hollywood to Broadway and performances by international recording artists. Check local listings for stations and air times. Featured Artists: Jerry Lewis, Charlie Daniels, Celine Dion, Elton John, Barry Manilow, Danny Gans, Kimberley Locke, Tony Orlando & Dawn, and more. (RockOnTv.com)

Included taped performances of Barry from his Manilow: Music & Passion show at the Las Vegas Hilton ("It's A Miracle" and "I Write The Songs")

Friday, September 23, 2005 Extra! Viva Las Vegas!

ExtraTV's Mark McGrath takes you to America's hottest city for an Extra All-Star Blowout. Celine Dion and Barry Manilow play celebrity co-hosts.

October 8, 2005
(The Rachofsky House)
Two By Two for AIDS and Art

Benefit for amfAR (American Foundation for AIDS Research) and the Dallas Museum of Art

October 10, 2005
California/Beverly Hills
(Beverly Hilton Hotel)
Society of Singers presents
14th Annual ELLA AWARD

Eric McCormack, Joss Stone, k.d. lang, LeAnn Rimes, Lulu, Ruth Brown and Smokey Robinson will be among the performers at the Society of Singers' (SOS) presentation of the 14th annual ELLA Award to Elton John at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 10, 2005. Tickets are priced at $600, $900, $1,250 and $2,500, with all proceeds to benefit the non-profit Society of Singers. Barry Manilow, the recipient of the 12th annual Ella Award in 2003, will present the award and perform, as will Elton John himself. All the performers will choose songs originally made famous by John. Elizabeth Taylor and Merck Mercuriadis, president of Sanctuary Management, are the event's Honorary Co-Chairs, while the Benefit Co-Chairs are John's songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin; Zach Horowitz, president and COO of the Universal Music Group; and Society of Singers president and CEO Jerry F. Sharell. Named after its first recipient, Ella Fitzgerald, the ELLA Award is given to singers whose significant musical accomplishments are equaled by their dedication to charitable and humanitarian causes both local and international. Previous recipients of the award, besides Ms. Fitzgerald herself, include Frank Sinatra, Tony Martin, Peggy Lee, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, Lena Horne, Rosemary Clooney, Joe Williams, Tony Bennett, Dame Julie Andrews, Placido Domingo, Barry Manilow, and Celine Dion.

[ Elton John Honored in L.A. -- Reuters Video ]
Famous friends came out to support Elton John, who was honored in LA with the 14th annual 'Ella' Award for his significant musical and humanitarian efforts. Celebrities and performers in attendance included singers Smokey Robinson, K.D. Lang, Natalie Cole, Barry Manilow, LeAnn Rimes, Dionne Warwick. Celine Dion sent a taped message to his friend. The attendees spoke very warmly about the British musician. Society of Singers (SOS) was founded in 1984 and held its premier fundraising event the annual ELLA Award, named for its first recipient Ella Fitzgerald, in 1989. ELLA honourees are chosen for their contribution to the music world and for their dedicated efforts to benefit the community and worldwide humanitarian causes. Previous recipients include Frank Sinatra (1990), Tony Martin (1992), Peggy Lee (1994), Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme (1995), Lena Horne (1997), Rosemary Clooney (1998), Joe Williams (1999), Tony Bennett (2000), Julie Andrews (2001), Placido Domingo (2002), Barry Manilow (2003) and Celine Dion (2004).

[ WireImage.com -- Society of Singers 14th Annual Awards Honoring Sir Elton John ]

[ Society of Singers honors Sir Elton ]

[ Reuters -- Music recording artist Barry Manilow performs Elton John's song 'Your Song' at the 14th annual Ella awards at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills on October 10, 2005 ]

November 14, 2005
(Part 1)

Tuesday, November 15, 2005
(Part 2)

The Insider Inside with Barry Manilow

Barry Manilow writes the songs that make the whole world sing, and he's currently belting them out each night in his popular Sin City show, "Music and Passion," at the Las Vegas Hilton. "I couldn't handle the road anymore. It was 30 years of hotel rooms," the veteran showman tells our Kathie Lee Gifford about his decision to take on the Vegas gig. "Musically, I'm raring to go. Performing, I'm raring to go. But it was the touring that was getting to me."

Barry's musical career began in Brooklyn at the age of seven, where he learned to play on a neighbor's piano. Soon he was off to the New York College of Music and Juilliard in Manhattan. In New York, he met the young and outrageously talented Bette Midler, who asked him to be her pianist and work on her Grammy-winning album, The Divine Miss M.

He and his longtime friend reunited in 2003 to collaborate on Bette Midler Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook and teamed up again a few months back on a similar tribute album honoring Peggy Lee.

But as Barry himself admits, "it's been ups and downs," and no doubt one of those downs was when his health suddenly became an issue last year. He fell ill at his Palm Springs, CA, residence and was rushed to the hospital where he was diagnosed with an atrial fibrillation and sent home. "I had this heart thing," Barry explains. "Not fun. It feels like you have a fish jumping around in your chest." Fortunately, he recently underwent an operation that corrected the problem and is "done with that craziness," he assures Kathie Lee. "I'm fine. I'm in great shape."

Feeling fit, Barry is not only busy working the crowds in Vegas, but is currently recording an album of timeless tunes from the 1950s like "Young at Heart, "Rags to Riches" and "Venus." As far as today's music is concerned, Barry admits to being impressed by fellow piano player Alicia Keys. "She is great. She deserves everything that she gets. She is a wonderful musician, as beautiful as they come and a great singer."

December 1, 2005
California/Palm Desert
(McCallum Theatre)
Barry Manilow - Home for the Holidays

The McCallum Theatre Gala performance of �Barry Manilow � Home for the Holidays,� on Thursday, December 1, 2005, is a completely new show specially produced for the McCallum Theatre, and will feature the season�s favorite music. The concert will begin at 8:00 pm at the Theatre, with the option of a pre-performance dinner at one of several leading restaurants that will provide a fabulous menu of delectable gourmet specialties with complimentary wines and desserts. Tickets for the evening will go on sale Friday, October 28, 2005. For more information, contact Judi Pofsky, Manager of Special Events at the McCallum Theatre, (760) 346-6505, Ext. 126, or e-mail at: Jpofsky@Mccallum-theatre.org.

December 12, 2005
Nevada/Las Vegas
(Las Vegas Hilton)
* PBS Special Taping *
Barry Manilow: Music and Passion

(airs March 2006)

December 16, 2005
The Insider Barry Hits 100!

Singer and songwriter BARRY MANILOW still has the "hottest show north of Havana," and tonight he proves it as he celebrates his 100th Vegas performance with a party supplied by our own VICTORIA RECA�O. "Champagne and cake?! Cancel the second show!" Barry exclaimed. "I feel like a bridegroom or something. It's just the happiest I've ever been. It doesn't feel like it could possibly be 100 performances. We've been having such a great time."

Yes, the award-winning singer of "Mandy" and "Copacabana" has been playing onstage five shows a week at the Las Vegas Hilton since February and he's signed to do many more shows. "The whole thing is a big surprise," Barry says, "that I'm still here and that there is an audience that is still out there and interested in what I'm doing. It's got to be deeper than a pretty melody or a nice lyric. There's something much deeper with me and those folks out there. Over the years, it's become more than song. It's become memories of people and children."

Barry has joined the ranks of singers like ELTON JOHN, CHER and his former partner-in-song, BETTE MIDLER. So would he ever reunite with Bette? "I heard a rumor that Bette and Cher were thinking of coming here," he says. "Wouldn't that be great? We could all come and sing at each others shows."

Excitement was especially high for Barry this week because the TV crews from PBS were in Vegas shooting "Barry Manilow: Music and Passion," for a TV special to air in March. "By the end of the show, everyone was on their feet," he says of the taping.

And there's always a chance of another appearance on the "The Oprah Winfrey Show," where he is reportedly the most requested star guest by viewers. "She's brilliant," Barry says of the Emmy-winning host. "What you see is real. The few times I've been with her she doesn't turn into another person when she walks on camera. She's been thru the mill and come out the other end a really good person." For more fun with Barry, watch tonight's "Insider."

December 16, 2005
Nevada/Las Vegas
(Las Vegas Hilton)
Benefit Concert for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Barry Manilow Concert to Benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on December 16 in Las Vegas: The MUSIC will light the way. The PASSION will capture your heart. On FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, Barry Manilow will present an exclusive benefit concert for the CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION. From roaring renditions of 'Daybreak,' 'Bandstand Boogie,' 'I Write the Songs,' 'It's a Miracle' and 'Somewhere Down the Road,' it's clear that music and passion always are in fashion at the Las Vegas Hilton. This concert will sell-out early! Before tickets are released to the general public, CLICK HERE to get your tickets today. For information and sponsorship packages, call (800) CF-CURE-1.

December 17, 2005
(8:00 AM PT/ET)
A&E-TV Biography - Barry Manilow

A look at the life and career of singer, songwriter, Barry Manilow, who is best known for his romantic songs which were popular during the pre-rock era.

[ Manilow TV Episode #95 aired November 2017 ]

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