Broadway's Eden Espinosa Headlines 2013 IMEA Awards Tonight

Broadway's Eden Espinosa Headlines 2013 IMEA Awards Tonight

Broadway's Eden Espinosa (Brooklyn, Wicked, RENT) has been confirmed as a performer and honoree at the Inaugural IMEA Awards. The 2013 IMEA Awards will be presented tonight, November 2, 2013 at the Paramount Arts Center in Ashland, Kentucky. The IMEA Awards are presented by the International Music and Entertainment Association and Colt D. Chambers Theatrical Enterprises. Espinosa will be honored for her musical theatre accomplishments.

Eden Espinosa is most recognized for her portrayal of Elphaba in the Broadway production of "Wicked." She has also performed the role of the green witch in both Los Angeles and San Francisco to critical acclaim. Other musical theater accomplishments include originating the title character in "Brooklyn the Musical" from the original workshop through its Broadway run, starring as Flora in the Reprise Theater Company's production of "Flora the Red Menace," and playing Maureen in the closing company of "Rent," the final performance of which was filmed live for Sony, and is available on DVD and Blu-ray. Most recently, she has released a solo album, titled "Look Around."

Eden happens to be a nominee for the 2013 IMEA Awards, as well. Her nominations include; Pop Female Vocalist of the Year, Pop Song of the Year for "One Song Glory," Pop CD/Album of the Year for "Look Around," and Producer of the Year (Joseph Abate) for "Look Around."

The IMEA Awards were designed and developed to honor and recognize the best in independent music and community theatre worldwide and will be presented annually by the International Music and Entertainment Association, Inc., (IMEA). IMEA is a non-profit organization who's mission to promote and serve as an advocate to individuals and organizations within the performing arts and entertainment industries. In association with the International Music and Entertainment Association, Colt D. Chambers Theatre Enterprises will serve as Executive Producer for the IMEA Awards.

"We are extremely honored to have Eden as one of our special guest this year," stated IMEA President and Executive Producer Colt Chambers, "We believe that she will be a role model for our members, for her success on Broadway and now branching out into a solo music career."

Other performers include; Tyler Matl, Sheila Raye Charles, Brianna Valente, Colt Chambers, Abby Peek, and more!

Tickets for the IMEA Awards can be purchased by visiting, or by visiting

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