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LISA VROMAN Soprano Lisa Vroman starred for several years on Broadway as Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera. She garnered Theatre Critic's awards for the role in a record breaking run in San Francisco, and did her final engagement at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. Ms. Vroman starred as Rosabella in The Most Happy Fella, making her New York City Opera debut with Paul Sorvino in the title role. Recently she played the role of Charlotte in A Little Night Music with Michigan Opera Theatre, starring Leslie Uggams and Ron Raines. She made her Carnegie Hall debut with the New York Pops, starred as Lili Vanessi in Kiss Me Kate with Glimmerglass Opera as well as with the MUNY theatre of St. Louis and played Marian Paroo in The Music Man with Shirley Jones (Mrs. Paroo) and Patrick Cassidy (Harold Hill) at The Bushnell Theatre in Hartford CT. Ms. Vroman sang the role of Birdie in Regina with Utah Opera, conducted by Keith Lockhart; made her New Jersey Opera debut as Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, (directed by Ira Siff), replacing Metropolitan Opera soprano Ruth Ann Swenson, and premiered and recorded two Comic Operas by composers John Musto (Bastianello) and William Bolcum (Lucrezia - lyrics by Mark Campbell) with the New York Festival of Song. Last season Miss Vroman was the soprano soloist in The Brahms Requiem with Symphony Silicon Valley; had trips to Abu Dhabi with the BBC Concert Orchestra, Keith Lockhart conducting; to Santander, Spain with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops; and performed in New York City Opera’s VOX, a program of readings of new Opera compositions. (WQXR recent broadcast). She had the honor of being a judge in the finals of the Lotte Lenya Competition for the Kurt Weill Foundation at the Eastman School of Music, along with Timothy Nolen and Rob Berman. She was also honored to perform the works of composer Jack Gottlieb in recital at the Library of Congress’s Coolidge Auditorium in Washington DC. Upcoming engagements include concerts in Miami, Ft. Meyers, San Francisco, Pasadena, Greenville, Las Vegas, Washington DC, Paris, Taipei, Kuala Lumpur as well as her first opportunity to play the role of Anna Leonowens in The King and I with the Lyric Opera of Virginia. Her Broadway debut was in Aspects of Love, and she was the first to play both Fantine and Cosette in Les Miserables. For PBS she was featured with Colm Wilkinson and Michael Ball in Cameron Mackintosh's Hey, Mr. Producer! at the Lyceum Theatre in London, a Royal Gala attended by Queen Elizabeth II. Ms. Vroman played Lucy Brown in Threepenny Opera at ACT (American Conservatory Theatre) in San Francisco with Bebe Neuwirth, Nancy Dussault, and Anika Noni Rose. She sang the role of Johanna in the San Francisco Symphony's Emmy Award winning Sweeney Todd in Concert, with Patti Lupone and George Hearn. Both are available on DVD. Lisa starred as Laurey in Oklahoma, filmed live in concert for the BBC Proms Festival at Royal Albert Hall in London, and starred as Mary Turner in Gershwin's Of Thee I Sing/Let 'em Eat Cake in concert with Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the San Francisco Symphony and Chorus, directed by Pat Birch. Other roles include Laurie in The Tender Land at the Cabrillo Music Festival, Marin Alsop, conductor; Maria in The Sound Of Music with Tulsa Opera; Josephine in HMS Pinafore; Yum- Yum in The Mikado; and Anna 1 in The Seven Deadly Sins with Utah Symphony/Opera, Florida Symphony, Portland Symphony, and Parnassus Symphony. She has sung Maria in West Side Story, Guenevere in Camelot, Carrie Pipperidge in Carousel, Christine in Phantom (Yeston), Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Amalia Balash in She Loves Me, among others. With a repertoire that ranges from Stravinsky to Weill to Broadway, Ms. Vroman is a frequent guest soloist with Theatres, Opera companies and Orchestras including San Francisco, Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, National, Florida, Santa Barbara, Hong Kong, Cleveland, Nashville, Pacific, Utah, Dallas, Pasadena Pops, Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops, and Peter Nero and the Philly Pops. Ms. Vroman made her debut at The Hollywood Bowl in Disney's 75th celebration, singing and dancing with legend Dick Van Dyke in a medley from Mary Poppins, (John Mauceri, conductor). She guest starred with SONY artist Greek tenor Mario Frangoulis in his NYC debut concert at City Center; and has performed many times the New York Festival of Song (NYFOS), including a tribute to Broadway director Harold Prince. Ms. Vroman has sung in concert with conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, composer Stephen Schwartz, Organist David Higgs, and the Empire Brass Quintet. Her solo CD Broadway Classic features Metropolitan Opera Mezzo-Soprano Stephanie Blythe and 47 of San Francisco's finest orchestral players. Lisa had the honor of singing at the Profiles in Courage Award dinner in Boston at the JFK Library, as a guest of the Kennedy family. She has also sung on separate occasions for Queen Elizabeth, former President Bill Clinton, and former Vice President Al Gore. Please visit www.lisavroman.com & www.encompassarts.com. Lisa lives in Pasadena, CA with husband Patrick O'Neil and dog Romeo.
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