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Johanna Telander is a decorated singer, composer, and lyricist, and the creative force behind Kalevala – The Musical. She currently splits her time creating music, continuing her very busy voice-over career (Volvo National), and mothering two delightful, very energetic, young ... (read complete bio)

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Johanna Telander Biography

Johanna Telander is a decorated singer, composer, and lyricist, and the creative force behind Kalevala – The Musical. She currently splits her time creating music, continuing her very busy voice-over career (Volvo National), and mothering two delightful, very energetic, young children.

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With a Bachelor’s degree from Capital Conservatory of Music, and after a decades-long career as a singer, where she has had the privilege of working in such extraordinary settings as the Finnish National Opera, Lincoln Center in New York, and The Bitter End in the heart of Greenwich Village, Johanna has diversified her skills and vocal style, drawing upon influences from jazz, pop, and folk, and now to the story-telling world of musical theatre.

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Johanna left her homeland of Finland for the United States, to pursue her dreams, despite a lucrative record deal with Universal Music and a number one hit song. She now has a performance degree from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and has appeared in nearly fifty independent film projects (some of them featuring her original music). But, it is within the creative process of music where she feels most at home. Kalevala is her first large-scale musical production and, hopefully, the first of many to follow.





Johanna Telander News

VIDEO: Watch Quentin Garzón Perform 'Lemminkäinen' from KALEVALA The MUSICAL Photo VIDEO: Watch Quentin Garzón Perform 'Lemminkäinen' from KALEVALA The MUSICAL
by Blair Ingenthron - Jan 8, 2023

Take a look back at Kalevala The Musical Lead Producer Quentin Garzón's 'Lemminkäinen' work session on the other side of the booth in the video here.

Industry Pro Newsletter: Orchestras Back on the Road, Streaming Continues for Some Co Photo Industry Pro Newsletter: Orchestras Back on the Road, Streaming Continues for Some Companies
by Alex Freeman - Nov 28, 2022

With many theatres getting into the swing of things with their holiday offerings, the end of 2022 is now in sight for many companies. The last few years have seen seismic shifts in how the industry operates, andCara Joy David brings us a great piece about how some companies are keeping streaming open as a way to maintain access for audiences.

Interview: Composer Johanna Telander Talks KALEVALA THE MUSICAL Photo Interview: Composer Johanna Telander Talks KALEVALA THE MUSICAL
by Team BWW - Nov 23, 2022

Johanna Telander is a New York-based Finnish-American creator/artist. As a teen, she collaborated with major labels in Finland, signing a record deal with Universal Music. She holds a BA in Music in Jazz from Capital University, Columbus, OH, and a performance degree in Musical Theatre from AMDA in NYC.

Industry Pro Newsletter: NYC Tourism is Back, Regional Awards Voting Underway Photo Industry Pro Newsletter: NYC Tourism is Back, Regional Awards Voting Underway
by Alex Freeman - Nov 21, 2022

As many theatres get into the swing of their holiday shows and end of year giving campaigns, some good signs for the New York theater industry as tourism continues to rebound from the pandemic. While things still aren’t back to the record setting year of 2019, the city is anticipating ending the year at about 85% of those levels.

Enjoy Nordic Folk & Jazz At Scandinavia House This Fall! Photo Enjoy Nordic Folk & Jazz At Scandinavia House This Fall!
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 27, 2022

This fall, see live performances from some of the top contemporary Nordic folk and jazz artists at Scandinavia House! This season's lineup brings folk artists from Finland to Sweden to Denmark for evening concerts in Victor Borge Hall, plus a special showcase of Finnish singer/songwriters with Finlandia Foundation New York in October.

Photos: Inside The Recording Studio Recording Johanna Telander's KALEVALA THE MUSICAL Photo Photos: Inside The Recording Studio Recording Johanna Telander's KALEVALA THE MUSICAL Original Concept Album 
by Stephi Wild - Aug 3, 2022

The wait is over! Listen and experience the magic of  Johanna Temalnder’s “Kalevala The Musical’s” Original Concept Album on all major music platforms. See photos from inside the recording studio as the talented cast members of Kalevala The Musical’s album use their creativity to leave their own impact on the world.

VIDEO: Go Inside the Recording Studio for KALEVALA; Available Today! Photo VIDEO: Go Inside the Recording Studio for KALEVALA; Available Today!
by Team BWW - Jun 24, 2022

The highly anticipated original concept album for Kalevala The Musical (book, music, and lyrics by Johanna Telander) celebrates its release today, June 24. The album features orchestrations by Finnish virtuoso Marko Hilpo, and is mixed by Jay Alton at Alton Audio, and mastered by Brian Lucey at Magic Garden Mastering.

Listen: Ramin Karimloo's New Single 'Väinämöinen Creates' From KALEVALA THE MUSICA Photo Listen: Ramin Karimloo's New Single 'Väinämöinen Creates' From KALEVALA THE MUSICAL Is Out Now
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 12, 2022

Kalevala The Musical's concept album team has released a single, 'Väinämöinen Creates,' featuring Ramin Karimloo, Ariel Neydavoud, and the cast. Listen here!

Exclusive: Ramin Karimloo Sings 'Väinämöinen's Soliloquy' From KALEVALA THE MUSICA Photo Exclusive: Ramin Karimloo Sings 'Väinämöinen's Soliloquy' From KALEVALA THE MUSICAL in the Studio
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2022

We're bringing you an exclusive look behind the scenes in the studio with Ramin Karimloo as he sings 'Väinämöinen's Soliloquy' from the upcoming Original Concept Album for Kalevala The Musical!

Johanna Telander's KALEVALA: THE MUSICAL Celebrates Concept Album at Chelsea Table +  Photo Johanna Telander's KALEVALA: THE MUSICAL Celebrates Concept Album at Chelsea Table + Stage
by A.A. Cristi - May 26, 2022

The highly-anticipated concept album for Johanna Telander's KALEVALA: THE MUSICAL had a preview listening party and a star-studded VIP concert event at Chelsea Table + Stage, celebrating its upcoming album release on June 24th.

Johanna Telander Videos

VIDEO: Watch Quentin Garzón Perform 'Lemminkäinen' from KALEVALA The MUSICAL Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Quentin Garzón Perform 'Lemminkäinen' from KALEVALA The MUSICAL

by Blair Ingenthron - Jan 8, 2023

Take a look back at Kalevala The Musical Lead Producer Quentin Garzón's 'Lemminkäinen' work session on the other side of the booth in the video here.

VIDEO: Go Inside the Recording Studio for KALEVALA; Available Today! Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Inside the Recording Studio for KALEVALA; Available Today!

by Team BWW - Jun 24, 2022

The highly anticipated original concept album for Kalevala The Musical (book, music, and lyrics by Johanna Telander) celebrates its release today, June 24. The album features orchestrations by Finnish virtuoso Marko Hilpo, and is mixed by Jay Alton at Alton Audio, and mastered by Brian Lucey at Magic Garden Mastering.

Exclusive: Ramin Karimloo Sings 'Väinämöinen's Soliloquy' From KALEVALA THE MUSICA Videoplay
Exclusive: Ramin Karimloo Sings 'Väinämöinen's Soliloquy' From KALEVALA THE MUSICAL in the Studio

by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2022

We're bringing you an exclusive look behind the scenes in the studio with Ramin Karimloo as he sings 'Väinämöinen's Soliloquy' from the upcoming Original Concept Album for Kalevala The Musical!

VIDEO: Quentin Garzon, Madison Claire Parks and Natalie Toro Sing 'Tuonela, Swan of B Videoplay
VIDEO: Quentin Garzon, Madison Claire Parks and Natalie Toro Sing 'Tuonela, Swan of Beauty' From KALEVALA

by Stage Tube - Jan 22, 2021

Quentin Garzon is back with another video, this time taking on 'Tuonela, Swan of Beauty', a song from an original Finnish Musical called Kalevala. He is joined by Madison Claire Parks and Natalie Toro.