Doris Day began her career as a big band singer in 1939. In 1945 she embarked on a solo career with Columbia Records. The contract lasted from 1947 to 1967 and included more than 650 recordings. Over the course of her career she also made 29 Albums and appeared in 39 films.
In a career spanning nearly five decades, Doris Day was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, two Oscars for Best Original Song, one for “Secret Love” from Calamity Jane and another for “Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be Will Be)” from The Man Who Knew Too Much. She received a Grammy for Lifetime Achievement. In 2011 she released a new album which climbed to number 12 on Amazon’s bestseller list, despite it being priced 25% higher than most CD’s to raise funds for the Doris Day Animal League. With this release, she became the oldest artist to score a UK Top 10 with an album containing new material.
Doris Day broke numerous box office records during her prolific film career, including the first film to earn more than $1 million in one theatre (Radio City Music Hall.) She was in the annual top 10 Box Office earners 10 times and she was the only female to appear on the list during this era. She has been awarded the Cecile B. DeMille award for career achievement, 4 Laurel Awards and the Ohio Medal of Honour. She received Golden Globe nominations for Best Female Performance for her television series, The Doris Day Show.
It is the intent of Claudette Williams to produce an A-list run of Day After Day, initially in either Chicago or Toronto with the expectation that the production will eventually move to Broadway or the West End. Upon a successful run on Broadway, a national tour of the US is expected to be put in place.