Charles Strouse Has A Message For Fans

Charles Strouse

“When I’m stuck with a day, that’s grey and lonely, I just stick out my chin, and grin, and say…. The sun’ll come out tomorrow, so ya gotta hang on till tomorrow, come what may… Tomorrow, tomorrow I love ya, tomorrow, it’s only a day, away…..”


Charles Strouse recorded this message to everyone facing dark days: “ I’m almost 92 years old, and staying at home, of course,” says Strouse. In this uncertain moment we’re all facing, I’d like to share a song I wrote with Martin Charnin several years ago. “I hope it helps with a little bit of optimism. This goes out to the entire world, and as a born and bred New Yorker, especially to my City.”

When Tony Award-winning Composer Charles Strouse wrote “Tomorrow” for the Broadway hit Annie, he could not image that more than 40 years later, he would be sheltering at home during this unprecedented pandemic.  Yet the perennially optimistic Strouse (he also wrote ‘Put on a Happy Face,”  is sending a message to everyone   – “The sun’ll come out tomorrow … It’s  only a day away.”

With Martin Charnin writing lyrics and Thomas Meehan as librettist, their iconic show Annie, written in 1977, winning Strouse his third Tony Award. The show ran on Broadway for 2,377 performances and has been translated all over the world into 28 languages.