Remember Paul Williams? Song Writer, Actor, Singer…
Paul Williams, prolific song writer, actor, singer turned recovery advocate and currently President and Chairman of the Board of American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has captured the hearts of one of Essence Entertainment‘s clients!
Essence Entertainment has booked this lovely, gracious man yet again for two more performances at our Client’s private residence in October of this year and again in January 2015.
Paul performs as a Celebrity Solo Artist for Private Events with his extremely talented Pianist, Chris Caswell. Together they create an intimate, personalized experience filled with terrific music and amusing stories.
Paul has won an Oscar Award, two Grammy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards and earned induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. His many songs, including “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “Rainy Days and Mondays” and “You and Me Against the World” to “An Old Fashioned Love Song,” “Let Me Be the One” and “The Rainbow Connection,” have touched millions of people for generations.
Williams’ standards have been recorded by such diverse musical icons as Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, David Bowie, Tony Bennett, The Carpenters, Luther Vandross, Willie Nelson, REM, Anne Murray, Gladys Knight, Diana Ross, Diana Krall, Sarah Vaughn, Sarah McLachlan, Jason Mraz, The Dixie Chicks, Gonzo and Kermit The Frog.
His career, life, and work in recovery have been chronicled in the acclaimed documentary, Paul Williams Still Alive, for which Paul wrote the critically acclaimed title track. Sober twenty-three years, his humorous observations of life, love, and creativity, augmented by the education and knowledge he gained through his studies and certification from UCLA as a Certified Drug Rehabilitation Counselor, will be shared in an upcoming book: Gratitude and Trust: Recovery is Not Just for Addicts co-written with Tracey Jackson. Recovery being his number one passion he considers writing this book the greatest opportunity of his lifetime to carry the message to the masses that recovery works for all.
Essence Entertainment is thrilled to be working on these new events with Paul and is looking forward to two more terrific shows!
Robin Kelly will once again act as Stage Manager for these upcoming events.