The Andy Williams Moon River Theater continues to bring great acts to Branson! The newest group that will call Andy Williams home this year is The Lettermen, including the founding original member! This will add to the, already fun and exciting, 2016 schedule.
The harmonious voices of The Lettermen first appeared on the music charts in 1961 when their chart topper, The Way You Look Tonight. This lovely, romantic ballad shot to Number 13 on the Billboard chart. The group’s next single did even better that year. When I fall in Love became the number 7 hit, which definitively made the trio on of the most heart throbbing performing group of the 1960′s. Their domination as a romantic authority quickly made them a top college concert and premier attraction of the 60′s.
The current group consists of Tony Butala, the trio’s founding original member, Donovan Tea, an accomplished singer and songwriter who has been an important member of the group for over thirty years, and Bobby Poynton, who first joined them in 1989 and has recently returned. The Lettermen have been recording hits and performing all over the world for over 50 years now! Their accomplishments include producing over 70 albums. 18 of those albums have been certified gold worldwide. Gold albums include The Lettermen…And Live (1967), Goin’ Out of My Head (1968), Best of the Lettermen (1969) and Hurt So Bad (1970).
The Lettermen’s have toured with George Burns, Jack Benny, Bill Cosby and the legendary Bob Hope. The Lettermen have performed at 10,000+ sold out shows. They have toured worldwide including, Japan, the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and France. When speaking with Tony Butala, he estimates the group has appeared on more than 200 television shows. Those Television appearances include, Dick Clarks American Bandstand and world famous variety shows like Johnny Carson, Mike Douglas, Merv Griffin and many others. Some of their most recent albums include, The Lettermen Greatest Movie Hits, The Lettermen Best Of Broadway and The Lettermen Live in the Philippines.