With Special Guest Jay Osmond and The Moon River Band
Andy Williams is described as an American popular music singer whose voice was declared “a national treasure” by a past U.S. President. Andy recorded 44 albums in his career, 17 of which have been Gold-certified, and three certified Platinum. Hosting The Andy Williams Show from 1962 to 1971, and later developing The Moon River Theatre in Branson, Missouri (named after the song he is most known for singing—Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini‘s “Moon River“), Andy Williams and his smooth voice left an impression on the music world that will not be forgotten. Bringing those Andy Williams hits back into the spotlight, Jimmy Osmond (youngest of the Osmond entertainment family), has created Andy Williams Moon River and Me. Moon River and Me is the only show authorized by the Andy Williams estate to pay tribute to the award-winning music and life of Andy Williams.
Collectively, the Osmonds have sold more than 100 million records, earning them 59 gold and platinum hits worldwide, and having sold more than 100 million copies and the recipients of numerous entertainment awards. With the year 2016, Jimmy celebrates 50 years in the entertainment industry. Jimmy debuted, as did his older brothers before him, on The Andy Williams Show at a very early age. After Andy Williams passed in 2012, Jimmy took over Andy’s Branson theatre as a promise to his friend and mentor to keep the legacy alive. Now known as The Andy Williams Performing Arts Center & Theatre, a wide array of entertainers are booked throughout each year, giving Andy’s vision of entertainment variety shows a place to call home – including the newest addition, Andy Williams Moon River and Me, which has expanded and is now touring the world, beginning with 28 dates in the U.K. the fall of 2016.
A special guest of the touring Moon River and Me show is the youngest of the original performing Osmond Brothers, Jay Osmond, who was first known as the little guy who followed the cameras on The Andy Williams Show. After performing as regular guests on Andy’s television show, the Osmonds went on to hit the top of the charts and perform to sold-out venues throughout the 1970s. Jay was named one of the top drummers in the country during the 70s, and later became a co-producer for the 70s hit television program, The Donny & Marie Show. Jay was the musical director and choreographer for Donny and Marie’s dance numbers and also choreographed the Osmond Brothers’ numbers for television and stage. When brother Jimmy opened the Osmond Family Theater in Branson, Missouri, in 1993, Jay joined his performing siblings to become a Branson staple, as well as performing concerts worldwide.
Starring Jimmy Osmond, Moon River and Me is full of music, nostalgic footage, and special memories of Andy. In this tribute to Andy Williams, Jimmy Osmond sings the songs that made his mentor and friend so beloved by millions. Andy Williams Moon River and Me – the hits we love from Andy, and chart topping hits that Jimmy Osmond and his brothers made famous…a perfect pairing for a memorable entertainment experience.