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Though he is best known for his roles in Broadway productions like The Changing Room (for which he won a Tony) and films like Terms of Endearment, The World According to Garp, Footloose, and Shrek, John Lithgow is also a best-selling children's author as well as a performer. In 1999 his first album for kids, Singin' in the Bathtub, which covered classic songs, was released, followed three years later by Farkle and Friends, which accompanied his book The Remarkable Farkle McBride and found Lithgow backed by the Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra. Continuing in his pursuit to make high-quality, intelligent music that both children and adults could enjoy, Lithgow released The Sunny Side of the Street, which revisited the Great American Songbook and featured guest performances from Madeleine Peyroux and cabaret singer Maude Maggart, in 2006.