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1If I Only Had a Brain (Arlen/Harburg)5:28
2Minute Waltz (Chopin/O’Kun)2:08
3Singin' in the Bathtub / Singin' in the Rain (Magidson/Washington/Michael & Freed/Brown)3:13
4The Ugly Duckling (Loesser )3:43
5Soon It's Gonna Rain (Schmidt/Jones)5:37
6School Days Medley: Inchworm / School Days / Time in a Bottle (Loesser & Edwards & Croce)5:49
7A Tisket a Tasket (Alexander/Fitzgerald)2:08
8Japanese Sandman / Cat's in the Cradle (Whiting/Egan & Croce/Croce)5:30
9Not While I'm Around (Sondheim)3:31
10Rhode Island Is Famous for You (Schwartz/Dietz)3:00
11April in Fairbanks (Grand)3:12
12Holiday for Strings (Gallop/Rose)2:11
13How Could You Believe Me? (Lane/Lerner)2:04
14Everybody Says Don't / The King's New Clothes (Sondheim & Loesser)6:40
15New Words (Yeston)3:23
16"A" You're Adorable / Getting to Know You (Kaye/Wise/Lippman & Rodgers/Hammerstein)4:10

News & Reviews

  • Watch: Audra McDonald, Mandy Patinkin Perform at Colbert Report "Wedding of the Century"

    Audra McDonald and Mandy Patinkin were special guests on The Colbert Report, as the show threw what it humbly dubbed the "Wedding of the Century." Host Stephen Colbert officiated an on-air wedding ceremony for a couple whose wedding plans were thwarted by the US government shutdown. To help celebrate the newlyweds, Patinkin offered a non-denominational Jewish blessing and McDonald sang Billy Idol's "White Wedding" for the couple's first dance. Watch it here. Audra McDonald was due to perform at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, this week, but the concert was canceled due to the government shutdown and will be rescheduled.

  • Watch: Mandy Patinkin, Stephen Colbert, Michael Stipe Sing "Good King Wenceslas" on "The Colbert Report"

    Mandy Patinkin continued the holiday sing-along at The Colbert Report when he joined Stephen Colbert and REM's Michael Stipe to sing the traditional carol "Good King Wenceslas" on Comedy Central last night. Watch the performance here. The trio performance closed out an episode of the show in which Patinkin and Colbert engaged in a spirited discussion of his role as Saul Berenson on the hit Showtime series Homeland and much more. It also follows the previous night's duet between Colbert and Audra McDonald on "Baby It's Cold Outside."

About this Album

On Kidults, Mandy Patinkin celebrates the best and brightest songs in the American musical canon, putting his stamp on classics such as “A Tisket a Tasket,” “Soon It’s Gonna Rain,” and “If I Only Had a Brain.” Produced by Tommy Krasker, Kidults is conducted by Eric Stern with musical arrangements by Paul Ford and features Tony Award–winner Kristin Chenoweth on three of the disc’s 16 tracks. The Chicago Sun-Times praised these "surprisingly edgy interpretations of songs that previously seemed benign. Rarely have the insecurities, humiliations and uneasiness of childhood seemed more palpable."

Mandy Patinkin has garnered praise and awards for his work on stage, screen, and television. He was awarded with a Tony for his role as “Che” in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita and was nominated a second time for his work in Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with George. He won an Emmy Award for his performance on the critically acclaimed television series Chicago Hope. Mr. Patinkin’s numerous feature film credits include The Princess Bride, Ragtime, and Yentl. In addition, he has toured extensively, appearing in concert to sold-out audiences across the USA, Canada, and the UK.


Mandy Patinkin, vocals
Guest artist: Kristin Chenoweth, vocals (5-7)

Eric Stern, conductor
Violin: Cenovia Cummins, concertmistress; Xin Zhao, Karl Kawahara, Rick Dolan, Naomi Katz, Karen Milne
Viola: Debra Shufelt, Liuh-Wen Ting
Cello: Stephanie Cummins, Sarah Carter
Bass: Jeff Carney
Woodwinds: Lawrence Feldman, clarinet, flute, alto saxophone, piccolo; Rick Heckman, clarinet, flute, tenor saxophone, oboe, English horn; Mark Thrasher, bassoon, clarinet, bass clarinet, baritone saxophone, tenor saxophone
Trumpet: Tony Kadleck, Byron Stripling
Trombone: Keith O’Quinn
French Horn: Theresa MacDonnell
Drums/Percussion: Warren Odze, Jim Saparito
Harp: Grace Paradise
Guitar: Jack Cavari
Piano/Celeste: Paul Ford

Produced by Tommy Krasker
Recorded January 2000 at The Hit Factory, New York City
Engineered by Tom Lazarus
Assistant Engineers: Michael McCoy, Craig Durrance, Jamie Duncan
Edited by Paul Zinman at SoundByte Productions, New York City
Mixed at The Hit Factory, New York City
Assistant Engineers: Claudius Mittendorfer
Mastered by Ric Wilson, Digisonics, Northridge, CA

Musical Arrangements by Paul Ford
Music preparation by Donald Oliver & Paul Holderbaum, Chelsea Music Service, Inc.
Orchestral Contractor: John Miller
Sound effects: John Kilgore, Masque Sound

Design by John Heiden, SMOG
Booklet cover concept by Gideon Patinkin
Cover photograph by Randy St. Nichols

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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