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Alicia Hall Moran

 
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Alicia Hall Moran (AEA) Mezzo-soprano, Soprano The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess, Dir. Diane Paulus, 2012-2014 Workshop & Regional………….. ensemble, u/s Bess BROADWAY…………………..… ensemble, alt. Bess, TONY AWARD “Best Musical Revival” NATIONAL TOUR………………. Bess ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Alicia Hall Moran (AEA) Mezzo-soprano, Soprano The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess, Dir. Diane Paulus, 2012-2014 Workshop & Regional………….. ensemble, u/s Bess BROADWAY…………………..… ensemble, alt. Bess, TONY AWARD “Best Musical Revival” NATIONAL TOUR………………. Bess ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2013
Bess
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2012
Performer
Bess [Replacement]

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Cast member Alicia Hall Moran, actress Kym E. Whitley and cast members Nathaniel Stam Photo

Cast member Alicia Hall Moran, actress Kym E. Whitley and cast members Nathaniel Stampley and Dwelvan David

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Cast member Nathaniel Stampley, Director Diane Paulus and cast member Alicia Hall Mor Photo

Cast member Nathaniel Stampley, Director Diane Paulus and cast member Alicia Hall Moran

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Cast members Nathaniel Stampley and Alicia Hall Moran Photo

Cast members Nathaniel Stampley and Alicia Hall Moran

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Cast members Nathaniel Stampley and Alicia Hall Moran  Photo

Cast members Nathaniel Stampley and Alicia Hall Moran

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Cast member Alicia Hall Moran and actress Kym E. Whitley Photo

Cast member Alicia Hall Moran and actress Kym E. Whitley

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Stage

Performances
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2013
Bess

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2012
Performer

Bess [Replacement]

Alicia Hall Moran Biography

Alicia Hall Moran (AEA)
Mezzo-soprano, Soprano

The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess, Dir. Diane Paulus, 2012-2014
Workshop & Regional………….. ensemble, u/s Bess
BROADWAY…………………..… ensemble, alt. Bess, TONY AWARD “Best Musical Revival”
NATIONAL TOUR………………. Bess (253 performances)

NATIONAL REVIEWS for Alicia Hall Moran, Bess
L.A. Times - “Moran finds the truth of the character in her magnificent voice. “
S.F. Examiner - In addition to pitch-perfect, unshowy singing, she conveys a character that is human, believable and sympathetic.”
Dallas Morning News - “Moran is stunning in the part.”
L’Étoile - “As the licentious yet morally conflicted Bess, Alicia Hall Moran is a revelation; her tangy mezzo-soprano voice…technically able to handle all of Bess’s demanding music…background in jazz and pop gives her an edge.” (T. O’Dowd)

TRAINING
Barnard College, Music/Composition
Manhattan School of Music, Classical Vocal Performance

RECENT ROLES (SELECT)
Aljana, A Little Princess, directed by Moises Kaufman
Yanira, Makandal, directed by Lars Jan
Bess, The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess National Tour, directed by Diane Paulus
Carmen Wonder, the motown project, directed by Alicia Hall Moran
Break Down [film], directed by Simone Leigh & Liz Magic Laser
Slow Fade To Black [film], directed by Carrie Mae Weems & Geri Allen

OTHER VOCAL HIGHLIGHTS (SELECT)
Chapel/Chapter (award-winning international tour) for Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company

BLEED (critically-acclaimed performances) for 2012 Whitney Biennial
“Bleed” was pretty extraordinary in breadth, depth, planning and execution; if you’d seen the Morans [Jason and Alicia] only as imposing musicians, it’s time to expand that view.… “ (The New York Times’ feature story by Ben Ratliff, “Art, Ancestry, Africa: Letting It All Bleed.”)

the motown project (soul/chamber work) at Highline Ballroom, Regattabar, West Chester Poetry Conf., Harlem Chamber Players, Le Poisson Rouge, Whitney Museum, UPENN. Commissioned by The Kitchen.

AiR (band with Brandon Ross, guitar) concert commissions for Gardner Museum, Miami Art Basel, etc.

Gershwin! Gershwin! Gershwin! (soprano soloist) with Frost Wind Ensemble for Festival Miami.

Gershwin & Beyond (featured vocalist) in Allen Room, Jazz@Lincoln Center
Charles Lloyd New Quartet (guest vocalist) in Rose Hall, Jazz@Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, etc.

Deep River (solo recording) for the art of Whitfield Lovell, The Hunter Museum of American Art.

Mirror II (live performance descending the Guggenheim Museum spiral). Artist, Joan Jonas.

three scenes (variation one) for mezzo-soprano and string quartet. Artist, Adam Pendleton.

Triptych: Prayer/Protest/Peace for mezzo-soprano and drums. Artist, Adam Pendleton.




Alicia Hall Moran News

Park Avenue Armory Presents BLOOM By Nao Bustamante This September Photo Park Avenue Armory Presents BLOOM By Nao Bustamante This September
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 8, 2022

Chicana performance and visual artist Nao Bustamante prototypes a new vision for feminist autonomy in the second iteration of her project BLOOM, a cross-disciplinary investigation centered around the redesign of the speculum and history of the pelvic examination and rooted in both research and object-making, presented at Park Avenue Armory on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 3pm as part of the organization's Making Space public programming series.

Park Avenue Armory to Present ARCHER AYMES LOST AND FOUND RETROSPECTIVE: A JUNETEENTH Photo Park Avenue Armory to Present ARCHER AYMES LOST AND FOUND RETROSPECTIVE: A JUNETEENTH EXHIBITION
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

Park Avenue Armory will continue its Making Space Public Programming series with Archer Aymes Lost and Found Retrospective: A Juneteenth Exhibition, Sunday, June 19, 2022 from 3pm to 6pm. Audiences explore the legacy of emancipation through an immersive installation and operatic performance.

The Town Hall to Present Jason Moran and Robin D.G. Kelly in Conversation Photo The Town Hall to Present Jason Moran and Robin D.G. Kelly in Conversation
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 8, 2022

The Town Hall is celebrating its first 100 years, and is proud to announce a special virtual event to honor Thelonious Monk. On Monday, April 11 at 7PM, MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellow Jason Moran will be in conversation with Robin D. G. Kelly, an American historian and the Gary B. Nash professor of American History at UCLA.

New York City Opera to Present Weill & Brecht's THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS & MAHOGONNY SON Photo New York City Opera to Present Weill & Brecht's THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS & MAHOGONNY SONGSPIEL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 18, 2022

New York City Opera will present Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's thrilling double bill, The Seven Deadly Sins & Mahagonny Songspiel, for the first time ever told as one story, a tragic fable for today.

BWW Review: WRITTEN IN STONE at Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater Photo BWW Review: WRITTEN IN STONE at Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater
by Mary Lincer - Mar 7, 2022

The Washington National Opera has gathered a company of first rate singers for a portmanteau of four, one-act operas called Written in Stone. Unfortunately, their fine skills and exceptional voices cannot make silk purses out of scores, libretti, and orchestrations that evade aesthetics, emphasize negatives, and ignore the connection implicit in musical theatre between the notes and the text. This world première requires an orchestra to seem to be playing a piece of music that is not the same piece of music as the singers are singing. The last time this many groups of unfriendly instruments had a gig in a first run house was probably PDQ Bach's last show in Carnegie Hall. Gesamtkunstwerk this isn't, and it lasts for two and a half hours.

VIDEO: Works & Process at the Guggenheim On Washington National Opera's WRITTEN IN ST Photo VIDEO: Works & Process at the Guggenheim On Washington National Opera's WRITTEN IN STONE
by Stage Tube - Feb 11, 2022

Inspired by iconic monuments in Washington, D.C., and the ideals embodied by President Kennedy, 'Written in Stone' is a series of intimate short works interwoven into a single evening celebrating the Kennedy Center’s fiftieth anniversary.

Works & Process to Present Washington National Opera: WRITTEN IN STONE Photo Works & Process to Present Washington National Opera: WRITTEN IN STONE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 3, 2022

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, will present Washington National Opera: Written in Stone on February 6, 2022 at 7:30 pm.

BWW Opera Preview: If You're Dreaming of Live Opera, Here Are Some to Think About Thi Photo BWW Opera Preview: If You're Dreaming of Live Opera, Here Are Some to Think About This Spring
by Richard Sasanow - Jan 18, 2022

Can we talk—about live opera in New York and elsewhere on the East Coast in the coming months?

Kennedy Center & Washington National Opera to Present World Premiere of WRITTEN IN ST Photo Kennedy Center & Washington National Opera to Present World Premiere of WRITTEN IN STONE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 14, 2022

A surveyor ponders the meaning of memory and monuments. A young girl scout seeks a place for herself in history. A Black father and son find themselves on opposite sides of a same-sex marriage rally. And the vision of 22-year-old Asian American undergraduate Maya Lin is the catalyst for a reappraisal of the Vietnam War.

The Public Theater Cancels UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL Photo The Public Theater Cancels UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL
by Robert Diamond - Dec 31, 2021

The Public Theater today announced the cancellation of the 18th annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL, running January 12-30, 2022. According to their web site, 'IMPORTANT UPDATE: Thank you for being a member of The Public Theater community, and Happy New Year. 

Alicia Hall Moran Videos

VIDEO: Works & Process at the Guggenheim On Washington National Opera's WRITTEN IN ST VideoVIDEO: Works & Process at the Guggenheim On Washington National Opera's WRITTEN IN STONE
by Stage Tube - Feb 11, 2022

Inspired by iconic monuments in Washington, D.C., and the ideals embodied by President Kennedy, 'Written in Stone' is a series of intimate short works interwoven into a single evening celebrating the Kennedy Center’s fiftieth anniversary.

Washington National Opera Announces 2021-2022 Season VideoWashington National Opera Announces 2021-2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2021

Washington National Opera today announced its 2021–2022 season featuring a triumphant return to the Opera House stage, four world premiere commissions celebrating the Kennedy Center’s 50th Anniversary, debuts from acclaimed and rising opera stars, the return to the pit for Principal Conductor Evan Rogister and the WNO Orchestra & Chorus, and more.

VIDEO: Jason Moran and Wife Alicia Hall Moran Perform 'Two Wings' at the Kennedy Cent VideoVIDEO: Jason Moran and Wife Alicia Hall Moran Perform 'Two Wings' at the Kennedy Center
by Stage Tube - Mar 15, 2020

American jazz pianist Jason Moran, who composed music for the films Selma and 13th, performed 'Two Wings' with his wife, singer Alicia Hall Moran, LIVE at the Kennedy Center.

BWW Flashback: Looking Back At PORGY AND BESS's Opening Night! VideoBWW Flashback: Looking Back At PORGY AND BESS's Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 21, 2020

With David Alan Grier making his official return to Broadway tonight as Sergeant Vernon C. Waters in Roundabout Theatre Company's A Soldier's Play, we're looking back at his Tony-nominated turn as Sportin' Life in 2012's Tony-nominated production of The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess on the show's opening night. Check out the video to see Grier alongside Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis, Phillip Boykin, Joshua Henry, and more as they celebrate the special night!

BWW TV Exclusive: Behind the Scenes of A LITTLE PRINCESS Concert at 54 Below with Andrew Lippa & Abigail Shapiro!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 24, 2014

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive behind-the-scenes peek at the show with Lippa and Shapiro!

BWW TV: Meet the Cast of the PORGY AND BESS National Tour- Plus a Performance Preview!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 26, 2013

The National Tour of THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS, winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, will launch at San Francisco's Golden Gate Theatre this November. The tour, accompanied by a 23-piece orchestra, will begin performances Sunday, Nov. 10 with an official opening on Wednesday, Nov. 13. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge just chatted with the cast during rehearsal, and you can catch what they had to say and check out a performance preview below!

BWW Special Coverage: 4th of July Guide for the Patriotic Theatre Junkie - Videos, Event Schedules & More!
by BWW - Jul 4, 2012

A devout theater fan knows no holiday, and thankfully, many of Broadway's most beloved shows and performers nationwide don't either. So what's a theater enthusiast to do on this Independence Day? Check out a sampling of this year's most exciting 4th of July offerings and click below to revisit some of your favorites saluting our nation in song!

BWW TV: Audra McDonald on How She Owes Her Tony Win to the Generation of Greats Before Her
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 11, 2012

Last night, June 10, Audra McDonald took home her 5th Tony Award for for Best Lead Actress in a Musical for her role of 'Bess' in THE GERSWIN's PORGY AND BESS. Though we'd think she'd be used to the feeling of winning by now, McDonald spoke with BroadwayWorld just moments after her win only to reveal how it still feels 'out of body'. Click below to hear from the Broadway darling herself!

STAGE TUBE: PORGY AND BESS Onstage Marriage Proposal!
by Stage Tube - Apr 16, 2012

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess is now on Broadway with a cast led by four-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald (Ragtime, 'Private Practice') as Bess, Drama Desk nominee Norm Lewis (Les Misérables, Sondheim on Sondheim) as Porgy and two-time Tony nominee David Alan Grier (Race, 'In Living Color') as Sporting Life. In the video below, the audience got a special surprise when the cast welcomed a couple onstage for a heartwarming marriage propsal. Click below to check it out!

STAGE TUBE: Audra McDonald Visits THE COLBERT REPORT!
by Stage Tube - Mar 6, 2012

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess is now on Broadway with a cast led by four-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald (Ragtime, 'Private Practice') as Bess, Drama Desk nominee Norm Lewis (Les Misérables, Sondheim on Sondheim) as Porgy and two-time Tony nominee David Alan Grier (Race, 'In Living Color') as Sporting Life. Last night, McDonald was a guest on The Colbert Report on Comedy Central. The four-time Tony Award-winner chatted with Stephen Colbert about her return to Broadway and performed 'Summertime.' Click below to check it out!


Alicia Hall Moran Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Alicia Hall Moran been in?
Alicia Hall Moran has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Alicia Hall Moran been in?
Alicia Hall Moran has not appeared in the West End