Kathie Lee & Hoda: Brian d’Arcy James Song for Hunter Brown Songbird

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Kathie Lee & Hoda: The Sun and The Songbird

In honor of Hunter Brown winning this month’s Everyone Has A Story contest, Kathie Lee Gifford and David Friedman have joined forces and written a song for Hunter. The song is titled, The Sun and The Songbird, and Brian d’Arcy James performs it live.

David Friedman on Kathie Lee & Hoda

Kathie Lee and Hoda welcome to the studio Brian d'Arcy James and David Friedman to perform the new song for Everyone Has A Story Winner, Hunter Brown

Kathie Lee and Hoda welcome to the studio Brian d'Arcy James and David Friedman to perform the new song, The Sun and The Songbird, for Everyone Has A Story Winner, Hunter Brown

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David Friedman is a theater and film composer, author songwriter, lyricist and conductor from New York City. He has won many awards during his career, including the Backstage Bistro Award for Composer of the Year in 1997 and the Johnny Mercer Award for Songwriter of the Year in 1997. Friedman has written songs for many popular singers, including Diana Ross, Barry Manilow and Allison Krauss. He is a regular on The Today Show Everyone Has A Story contest as he  partners with Kathie Lee Gifford to write a new song each month.

Brian d’Arcy James: Singer, Broadway and TV/Film Star

Brian d’Arcy James is an American actor and musician born in Saginaw, Michigan. He has starred in many Broadway musicals, including Titantic, Blood Brothers and Time Stands Still. James can most recently be seen on NBC’s new hit musical series, Smash.

Hunter Brown: Surprise From Al Roker

For being named this month’s winner of the Everyone Has A Story contest, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb have a surprise for Hunter. His all-time favorite, Al Roker, joins the ladies in the studio and hands him tickets to see Newsies, the Tony-nominated Broadway musical. Hunter Brown ends the show giving us a look at his musical talents, as he sings Nat King Cole’s Love Was Made For You And Me.

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