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Farah Alvin

 
Bio:
Farah Alvin has been making a name for herself in the recording and theater world for over 15 years. She began her performing career at the ripe old age of 10, performing her one woman show around the cabarets and gay bars of Los Angeles. As a teenager, she was awarded the Los Angeles Music Center ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Farah Alvin has been making a name for herself in the recording and theater world for over 15 years. She began her performing career at the ripe old age of 10, performing her one woman show around the cabarets and gay bars of Los Angeles. As a teenager, she was awarded the Los Angeles Music Center ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
York Theatre Company Off-Broadway Return Engagement, 2019
Angela Marlowe
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Seasonal Special, 2018
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Jenny, Annie, Aunt Sheila (Standby)
  [Off-Broadway]
2012
Pam
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2008
Missy
  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Missy
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2007
Mabel
  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 2006
Ensemble
  [East Haddam, CT (Regional)]
Goodspeed Production, 2006
Mabel
  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2006
Marcy Fitzwilliams
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2004
Linda
Linda
  [New York]
Reading, 2004
Other Roles
  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2003
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Pit Singer
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2003
Olga von Sturm [Replacement]
Saraghina (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2002
Ensemble
Ensemble/Other Roles
  [New York]
Reading, 2000
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1999
Vocals
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1994
Miss Lynch (Understudy) [Replacement]
Jan (Understudy) [Replacement]

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1999]
Piano/Vocals
Piano / Vocals
Farah Alvin has appeared on Broadway in It Shoulda Been You, Nine, The Look of Love, Saturday Night Fever, Grease! and A Christmas Carol. Off-Broadway credits include The Last Smoker In America, The Marvelous Wonderettes (Drama Desk Nomination, cast album), I Love You Because (cast album), If You Give A Mouse A Cookie..., Kuni-Leml. Also in New York, Date of a Lifetime (NYMF Outstanding Actress Award), The Tenth Floor (Talkin' Broadway Best Actress Citation) and multiple appearances at The Town Hall. Recent regional credits include the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon's Sycamore Trees as Ginnie (Signature Theater, Helen Hayes Award), Funny Girl as Fanny (Gretna Theatre), [title of show] as Heidi (Theatreworks Silicon Valley), Pirates of Penzance as Mabel (Huntington Theatre), and Ragtime as Mother (White Plains PAC). Farah is also a singer/songwriter. Her debut album someday is available on cdbaby.com. Please visit www.FarahAlvin.com for more.

Farah Alvin Biography

Farah Alvin has been making a name for herself in the recording and theater world for over 15 years. She began her performing career at the ripe old age of 10, performing her one woman show around the cabarets and gay bars of Los Angeles. As a teenager, she was awarded the Los Angeles Music Center Spotlight Award for Pop/Musical Theater Vocals, the first ever NFAA YoungARTS Level One Award for Pop Vocals, and was named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts by the White House Commission for Presidential Scholars for which she sang for President Bill Clinton at the Kennedy Center.
As an adult, Farah has appeared on Broadway in Grease!, Saturday Night Fever, The Look of Love: The Music of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, the Tony Award wining revivial of Nine, and Madison Square Garden's A Christmas Carol. Off-Broadway credits include the recent cult hit I Love You Because, Cam Jansen and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and Other Story Books for Theatreworks USA, and Jewish Repertory Theater's revival of Kuni-Leml.
She has performed as a soloist with the Symphony Orchestras of Indianapolis, Detroit, Seattle, Nashville, Fort Worth, Phoenix, Ottowa and the National Symphonies of both Canada and the United States. Her recording work includes Varesse Sarabande's Burt Bacharach Album, William Finn: Infinite Joy, Jekyll and Hyde (Original Concept Album), the Original Cast Recordings of I Love You Because and Kuni-Leml, and others. Farah has worked extensively as a session singer for jingles and theme songs since the age of 12 and has long been the woman to call when a writer needs someone who can "sing anything".
Now an accomplished songwriter, Farah spends much of her performance time singing her own music backed by her band The Farah Alvin Orchestra. Her unique sound combines a soulful voice with thoughtful, contemplative, ironically funny lyrics. Farah's music is topical and contemporary but will remind you of artists from the 1960's when songwriters emerged as popular artists. Her debut album "someday", released in 2003, is available for purchase at cdbaby.com and at live concert performances and will soon be digitally distributed for individual song downloads.

Farah Alvin Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Farah Alvin, The Marvelous Wonderettes

Farah Alvin News

Feature: 30 Days Of Cabaret Gratitude - Day Five: The Head Of The Class Photo Feature: 30 Days Of Cabaret Gratitude - Day Five: The Head Of The Class
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 5, 2022

Broadway World Cabaret is looking at the work of the man at THE HEAD OF THE CLASS.

LEOLA'S LADY LAND LOUNGE Returns To The Green Room 42 October 6th With Impressive Gue Photo LEOLA'S LADY LAND LOUNGE Returns To The Green Room 42 October 6th With Impressive Guests
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 11, 2022

Sherie Rene Scott, Natalie Douglas, and Marc Palmieri will chat with Leola in the Lady Land Lounge.

Singnasium Announces Fall 2022 Classes Photo Singnasium Announces Fall 2022 Classes
by Stephi Wild - Sep 6, 2022

Singnasium, a 501(c)3 nonprofit announces its lineup of Fall classes. With an amazing group of musical professionals as Teaching Artists, Singnasium brings a varied program of in person and online classes.

See Andrew Barth Feldman, Ann Hampton Callaway & More This Week at Feinstein's/54 Bel Photo See Andrew Barth Feldman, Ann Hampton Callaway & More This Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

This week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

A 10 Year Anniversary Celebration & More to Take Place This Week at Feinstein's/54 Be Photo A 10 Year Anniversary Celebration & More to Take Place This Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022

This week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

See Taylor Louderman's WRITE OUT LOUD, Countess Luann de Lesseps, Tom Kitt & More at  Photo See Taylor Louderman's WRITE OUT LOUD, Countess Luann de Lesseps, Tom Kitt & More at Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 25, 2022

This week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

WHERE WAS I? DANIEL MATE IN CONCERT is Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below Photo WHERE WAS I? DANIEL MATE IN CONCERT is Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 11, 2022

FEINSTEIN‚ÄôS/54 BELOW, Broadway‚Äôs Supper Club, will present¬†‚ÄúWhere Was I? Daniel Mat√© in Concert, with Special Guests‚ÄĚ on Tuesday May 3rd at 9:30pm.

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW Announces Performances Through the End of April Photo FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW Announces Performances Through the End of April
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 2, 2022

This month, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents  some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more  information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. 

BWW Review: The Sound of Meg Flather's RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN Music is Divine at Don't Photo BWW Review: The Sound of Meg Flather's RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN Music is Divine at Don't Tell Mama
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 22, 2022

Rodgers and Hammerstein are the topic and Meg Flather is the professor, and such sweet tutorials were never, before, had.

A Look At The Winners of the Broadway World Cabaret Awards For 2021 Photo A Look At The Winners of the Broadway World Cabaret Awards For 2021
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 6, 2022

The annual Broadway World Audience Awards have been underway these last few months and the talents chosen as the audience favorites have been named. Here, Broadway World Cabaret takes a look at their work.

Farah Alvin Videos

VIDEO: Darius de Haas Records 'Real Thing' for ALL THE POSSIBILITIES: BROADWAY SINGS  Videoplay
VIDEO: Darius de Haas Records 'Real Thing' for ALL THE POSSIBILITIES: BROADWAY SINGS WARTOFSKY

by Stage Tube - Mar 29, 2019

Darius de Haas (Shuffle Along, Rent, Children of Eden) is looking very animated lately, especially as presented in a new cartoonified recording session video of "Real Thing," released today, Friday, March 29, as a single from the album "All the Possibilities: Broadway Sings Wartofsky" on Yellow Sound Label.

VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at Premieres' INNER VOICES Videoplay
VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at Premieres' INNER VOICES

by Stage Tube - Oct 15, 2018

PREMIERES presents this season's INNER VOICES 2018, the biennial series of solo works featuring new teams of playwrights and composers. Get a sneak peek below!

STAGE TUBE: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU On-Stage Proposal and Wedding Montage
by Sally Henry - Aug 8, 2015

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU has seen the most on-stage proposals and even weddings of any show this season. Given its subject matter, it makes sense. Where better to get engaged than a musical about marriage? Below, take a look back at some of those sweet moments in this highlights reel!

BWW TV: Cast Members from IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Kick Off Broadway in Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 9, 2015

Broadway in Bryan Park kicked off its 2015 program today - and BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the performances. Below, check out It Shoulda Been You's Farah Alvin, Nick Spanger and Jillian Louis perform 'Perfect,' 'Love You Till the Day,' and 'Jenny's Blues' from the musical.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Broadway's New Musical IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 10, 2015

Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly, Tony Award winner Harriet Harris, Sierra Boggess and Lisa Howard head an outstanding cast in It Shoulda Been You, the hilarious and heartwarming new musical comedy that proves when it comes to wedding day insanity, everything is relative. It Shoulda Been You, which had a sold-out premiere at New Jersey's George Street Playhouse, will officially open on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action!

BWW TV: Here Comes the Bride! Meet the Company of Broadway's IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
by TV - Press Previews - Feb 17, 2015

Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly, Tony Award winner Harriet Harris, Sierra Boggess and Lisa Howard head an outstanding cast in It Shoulda Been You, the hilarious and heartwarming new musical comedy that proves when it comes to wedding day insanity, everything is relative. Performances begin March 17th, 2014 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. The company just met the press and you can check out interviews with the full gang, as well as a performance sneak peek below!

VIDEO: All New TV Spot for Broadway's IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU!
by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2015

Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly, Tony Award winner Harriet Harris, Sierra Boggess and Lisa Howard head an outstanding cast in It Shoulda Been You. Watch a just-released TV spot for the production below!

BWW TV: Sneak Peek of THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA- Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 30, 2012

The raucous, irreverent, and unfiltered new Off-Broadway musical comedy The Last Smoker in America, with book and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Bill Russell (Side Show) and music by Drama Desk Nominee Peter Melnick (Adrift in Macao), with direction by Tony Award winning producer and director Andy Sandberg (Hair; Gore Vidal's The Best Man), choreography by Tony Award nominee AC Ciulla (Footloose) and music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Fred Lassen (The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess), began performances Wednesday, July 11, 2012 upstairs at The Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). Opening Night is Thursday, August 2, 2012. BoadwayWorld brings you highlights from the show below!

BWW TV: First Look at THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA - Meet The Cast, Performance Preview & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 22, 2012

The company of THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA, which opens August 2 upstairs at The Westside Theatre, met the press yesterday, June 21, and treated the audience to a performace preview. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the show and to speak with the exciting team. Click below to go inside the press day!

STAGE TUBE: Gonzalez, Arden Sing Kerrigan-Lowdermilk
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 30, 2011

After releasing their debut album Our First Mistake and selling out venues across New York City, songwriting duo and Larson Award winners Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk (The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown, Henry and Mudge) hosted the final NY concert of YOU MADE THIS TOUR on Sunday, March 27 at Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street). In the following videos, Broadway veterans Mandy Gonzalez and Michal Arden sing 'How to Return Home' and 'Run Away with Me' respectively.


Farah Alvin Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Farah Alvin been in?
Farah Alvin has appeared on Broadway in 9 shows.

How many West End shows has Farah Alvin been in?
Farah Alvin has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Farah Alvin been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Marvelous Wonderettes .