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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.

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Farah Alvin 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]
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]

Farah Alvin 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.



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Farah Alvin has appeared on Broadway in 9 shows.

Farah Alvin has not appeared in the West End.

Farah Alvin has been nominated for the Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical award at the Drama Desk Awards for her performance in The Marvelous Wonderettes.

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