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A native Texan, Anne began her career in show business attending The Academy of The Washington Ballet for high school before graduating from The Juilliard School of Drama when she was only twenty years old. She worked extensively in classical theatre (major roles in Shakespeare, Miller, Ionesco and the like...) before making her Broadway debut as Grace Farrell in Annie. This lead to an opportunity to sing at the White House Easter party for President Reagan, and later for Itzakh Shamir for the fortieth birthday of Israel.


Film work includes playing Dudley Moore's wife in Marshall Brickman's Lovesick, as well as appearing in Clean and Sober, and in Peter Weir's Fearless. She also made numerous appearances on series television.


One of her favorite musical appearances was starring with Amanda McBroom in Harry Chapin, Lies and Legends in Chicago (also recording the cast album of that show). Returning to Broadway to appear in Threepenny Opera with Sting in 1990, she followed that by creating the role of Margaret in the musical Jekyll and Hyde opposite John Cullum.


In 1996, Anne made her debut cabaret appearance at The Gardenia in Hollywood. Her husband, renowned guitarist and four-time Grammy nominee Robben Ford, produced her first solo CD, In the Nest of the Moon, which Josef Woodard of The L.A. Times called, "An impressive debut CD...simply a celebration of the American popular song."


Anne then began her longtime collaboration with her musical director John Boswell on a tribute to Stephen Sondheim and his mentor, Oscar Hammerstein, which LA Weekly called, "An earful of some of the best interpretations of both Hammerstein and Sondheim," and caused LA Jazz Scene to declare, "She is more than ready for stardom." Selections from that show entitled Something Wonderful was released on the LML Music label in 1998.


In Spring of 2000, Anne was the vocalist for the Kurt Weill's centenary in Cologne, Germany, also touring to Dusseldorf and Liege, Belgium. Her husband Robben was the featured guitarist in this program conducted by Roger Kellaway, who also wrote the arrangements.


In May, 2001, joined by a twenty seven piece American big band, she made her US concert debut with an encore presentation of this Weill concert at The John Anson Ford Amphitheater in Los Angeles. Anne returned to The John Anson Ford Amphitheater in 2002 to be the vocalist in Blue Skies, a collaboration with her husband and jazz great Russell Ferrante.


2006 brings the release of her third CD, Weill, a collection of fifteen songs from the composer's German and American songbooks, the majority of which was recorded live with WDR's Big Band in Cologne's Philharmonic Hall. Regular appearances have included The Mabel Mercer Cabaret Conventions on both coasts, LA's Gardenia, Cinegrill, Jazz Bakery, Boston Court Theatre and Alex Theatre, as well as Sculler's in Boston, San Francisco's Plush Room, and Blues Alley in Washington DC. Anne performs her Kurt Weill tribute regularly at the prestigious Neue Galerie's Cafe Sabarsky in New York City.



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