Video: ‘Easy to Be Hard’ from ‘Hair’ – Chicago Tribune
This week’s Showcase features a song from the rock musical “Hair,” now playing at the Mercury Theater.
Michelle Lauto, who stars as the second-semester NYU protestor Sheila, sings “Easy to Be Hard.”
In the Tribune review of the Mercury’s “Hair,” Chris Jones wrote, “If you’ve seen more than your share of be-ins, Hare Krishna riffs and flower children wandering through the aisles in faux disorientation while trying to make eye contact, what you really are looking for in your ‘Hair’ are killer vocal takes on the famous songs.”
“Hair,” featuring book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot, runs through Sept. 24 at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Ave.