Photo Coverage: Orfeh Has Her Portrait Unveiled at Tony's Dinapoli
Orfeh, aka Paulette in the Broadway musical Legally Blonde, had her very own portrait unveiled at the popular theater district Italian eatery, Tony's DiNapoli to celebrate the upcoming release of her new solo album, What Do You Want From Me, on September 30. Tony DiNapoli's is located at 147 43rd Street. The hosts for the evening were radio personality Valerie Smaldone and Tony's DiNapoli General Manager, Bruce Dimpflmaier.
Tony nominated actor and dance chart sensation Orfeh will be releasing a new solo pop album entitled WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME on Sh-K-Boom Records on September 30, 2008. Orfeh, a multi-octave talent, is currently starring in Legally Blonde on Broadway and was formerly the front woman of the pop/dance super group Or-N-More.
Press notes describe WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME as "a collection of fresh and funky pop songs with one big thing in common--Orfeh's versatile, big-voiced sound. From the sultry "Sing You To Sleep," to the get-up-and-dance "Don't Wanna Do Wrong," to the playful "Up Tempo Pop Song," the tunes on Orfeh's new solo album are full to the max with dynamic lyrics and catchy melodies." The album was produced by Andrew Logan and Pam Reswick, with super-producer Toby Gad guest-producing one track. Orfeh and Andrew Logan served as executive producers.
Orfeh landed a record deal with EMI Records headlining the dance group Or-N-More immediately after she graduated high school. The group's self-titled, Top 40 album quickly went gold and the single, "Everyotherday," made it to #1 on the club music charts. Although the group eventually disbanded, Orfeh's talents as a songwriter earned her a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell for which she has written and produced songs for many other artists. Orfeh made her Broadway debut in the original company of Footloose. She went on to perform as part of the ten-member company of The Gershwins' Fascinating Rhythm alongside such talents as Adriane Lenox, Sara Ramirez and Patrick Wilson. After that came her stand-out, critically acclaimed turn in Saturday Night Fever. Her television work includes guest stints on Sex and the City, Chappelle's Show and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Last year she was seen on the big screen in Julie Taymor's movie musical Across the Universe. She is currently starring on Broadway in Legally Blonde as Paulette, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award
Photo Credit Peter James Zielinski
Orfeh with Bailey Hanks
Orfeh and the cast of Legally Blonde
Portrait of Orfeh at Tony Di Napoli's
From This Author Peter James Zielinski