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Linda Eder

 
Date Of Birth:
February 03, 1961 (61)
Birth Place:
Tucson, AZ, USA
Bio:
Linda Eder possesses one of the greatest contemporary solo voices of our time. This Minnesota farm girl has captivated audiences across the country with a versatile style and repertoire that covers Standards, Broadway, jazz, pop and country. With nine solo albums and five cast recordings to her ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: February 03, 1961 (61)

Birth Place: Tucson, AZ, USA

Bio:
Linda Eder possesses one of the greatest contemporary solo voices of our time. This Minnesota farm girl has captivated audiences across the country with a versatile style and repertoire that covers Standards, Broadway, jazz, pop and country. With nine solo albums and five cast recordings to her ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 2004
Performer
  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 2001
Performer
  [Houston, TX (Regional)]
World Premiere, 1998
Hannah Ropes
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Boy Soprano
Lucy

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 2004
Performer

  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 2001
Performer

  [Houston, TX (Regional)]
World Premiere, 1998
Hannah Ropes

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Boy Soprano

Lucy

Linda Eder Biography

Linda Eder possesses one of the greatest contemporary solo voices of our time. This Minnesota farm girl has captivated audiences across the country with a versatile style and repertoire that covers Standards, Broadway, jazz, pop and country. With nine solo albums and five cast recordings to her credit, Eder continues to expand her range.

Born in Brainerd, Minnesota, her immigrant parents exposed her to many different types of music. The record collection in the Eder household was a mixed bag of pop, country, classical, and music native to her parents Home Counties, Austria and Norway. Her earliest vocal influence was the great Judy Garland. " I knew I wanted to be a singer by the age of eight." At age ten she was introduced to the classical work of soprano Eileen Farrell. " I made up classical arias and sang them to the farm animals." As a young teenager Barbra Streisand became Linda's next big influence.

After graduating high school, Linda headed for Minneapolis and spent most of her 20's perfecting her vocals and stage presence working in clubs. The tough 6 shows a week schedule was a valuable training ground and in large part reason for her success today. " Back then no one knew me when I walked on the stage and I hoped they remembered me when I walked off." Her fan base grew and by age 25 she headlined her own show at Harrah's Casino in Atlantic City. Her first big break came in 1987 with an audition for Star Search. She won a spot on the first episode of that season. With her only goal to win at least one show, Linda proved unbeatable for an unprecedented 12- week run. Her success on Star Search expanded her fan base nationally and led to a leading role as Lucy Harris in the 1990 Broadway- bound musical Jekyll & Hyde, a role she played for over 900 performances all across the US before finally arriving on the "Great White Way" in 1996 at the Plymouth theater in Manhattan. She starred on Broadway for 16 months, winning a Drama Desk Award and building her audience. She has recorded five separate cast and pre-cast Broadway albums and appeared on several more Broadway compilation albums.

The mainstay of Eder's career remains the concert stage. Over the years, passionate fans across the country have packed concert venues from The Greek Theater in LA to New York's Radio City Music Hall, The Gershwin Theater, The Palace Theater and four sold out shows at Carnegie Hall. "As a kid my dream was always to play Carnegie Hall." Among her many career milestones, Linda's concerts have be televised on Bravo and PBS. She created and hosted a primetime television special TRAIL MIX for Animal Planet and has been profiled by the Bravo Network. She has appeared on televised concerts of The Songwriter's Hall of Fame, and Julie Andrew's " Leading Ladies of Broadway." She found strong supporters in television celebrity hosts and has appeared several times on Letterman, Regis & Kathy Lee and Rosie. Her powerful rendition of the track Gold was part of the opening ceremonies at the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Since the debut of her self title first album, Linda has recorded and produced nine solo albums, each a blend of standards, pop hits and original songs showcasing her extravagant vocal gifts, and is currently finishing work on her tenth and most ambitious album to date. Going back to her roots Eder has recorded a new album of mostly original songs in the pop/country genre that is closest to her offstage persona. "It's the most "me" of anything I've done." From its title track, The Other Side Of Me, it's clear that this is a "Linda" that she is most at home with. Along with co-producer and friend Billy Stein, she has created a fresh and uplifting radio friendly album that reveals the Minnesota farm girl and also showcases her songwriting abilities.

2008 marks the beginning of her new concert The Other Side of Me. It features a brand new band with lots of guitars, fiddle, plenty of grooves and vocal harmonies, and even has Eder playing her own guitar. "I'm loving it! It feels very honest and the band is amazing! I don't know why I waited so long to do this." The new show is an addition to an already busy schedule. Her Standards/Broadway show An Evening With Linda Eder has become a regular on the subscription series of venues across the country, perfected over the years and the musicians who back her are some of the finest in the business. Known for her lush arrangements and big voice, Eder is often invited to perform with Orchestras and Symphony's, something she really enjoys. "There is nothing that can replace the glorious sound of a symphony orchestra." Two For the Road is a show she put together with her friend the award-winning performer Michael Feinstein, and the two share the stage in a concert that is a throwback to the great singing partners of years past. "…there is a little of everything…Steve and Edie…even Sony and Cher!"

With four different shows running throughout the year Eder is a busy working mom. She balances her performing by keeping concerts to a minimum so that she is home as much as possible for her son, Jake. "I try to work on the weekends so I can be there to get him to the bus in the morning and be there waiting when he gets off."

Aside from music and family, Linda has a lifelong love of animals. During the filming of Trail Mix, she became aware of the animal sanctuary PETS ALIVE and with the help of her fans she has continued to raise money for them. A single quarter left on a stage years ago has led to fan donations of over $30,000 dollars, something Eder is very proud to be part of. "A quarter goes a long way in the life of a homeless animal."

Linda has a large and devoted fan base that she is grateful for. Her career has already spanned over twenty years and shows little sign of slowing down. Singing with amazing power and clarity over a variety of musical styles, Linda proves that she is a vocal force to be recognized as one of the great solo voices.

Linda Eder Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Actress - Musical
Linda Eder, Jekyll and Hyde
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1997 - Best Actress - Musical
Linda Eder, Jekyll & Hyde
 
Theatre World Awards - 1997 - Performance Gold Star
Linda Eder, Jekyll & Hyde

Linda Eder News

Linda Eder to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below in October Photo Linda Eder to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 27, 2022

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW will welcome back Linda Eder! The theater and cabaret favorite will perform October 4, 8, & 11 at 7:00pm.

BWW Interview: Helane Blumfield of ME AND BOBBY PEACO at Don't Tell Mama Photo BWW Interview: Helane Blumfield of ME AND BOBBY PEACO at Don't Tell Mama
by Stephen Mosher - Jun 1, 2022

Cabaret performer and photographer Helane Blumfield returns to Don't Tell Mama and Bobby Peaco returns to Manhattan. As the days count down to opening night, Helane chats with Broadway World Cabaret about their new show.

bergenPAC Announces November Lineup of Shows Photo bergenPAC Announces November Lineup of Shows
by Stephi Wild - Apr 12, 2022

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, pairs up with the Squirrel Nut Zippers and their multi-platinum blend of 1930’s era jazz, swing, and folk on Wednesday, November 2 at 8:00 p.m. One of the greatest performers and voices of our time, Linda Eder, will showcase her diverse repertoire that spans Broadway, Standards, Pop, Country, and Jazz on Sunday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m. The State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine will perform one of the world’s most beloved ballets and one of Tchaikovsky’s most captivating masterpieces, Sleeping Beauty, on November 10 at 7:30 p.m.

BWW Exclusive: Billy Stritch and Jim Caruso Release New Lyric Video for '42nd Street' Photo BWW Exclusive: Billy Stritch and Jim Caruso Release New Lyric Video for '42nd Street'
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 4, 2022

Club44 Records will release a new lyric video for the classic song “42nd Street” from The Sunday Set, the new album from Billy Stritch and Jim Caruso on Tuesday, April 5 and BroadwayWorld has your exclusive first look!

Photos: The RRazz Room Presents Linda Eder at the Eissey Theater Photo Photos: The RRazz Room Presents Linda Eder at the Eissey Theater
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 3, 2022

“My name is Linda Eder and I’m a singer... and that’s all you need to know!”  That’s how Linda Eder greeted her audience and began a great evening of musical thrills as the RRazz Room presented Ms. Eder at the Eissey Theater in North Palm last night. Music director Billy Stritch was at the keyboard heading a formidable band of some of the finest musicians in the industry.  

Goodspeed Musicals Announces World Premiere of CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT Photo Goodspeed Musicals Announces World Premiere of CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2022

Goodspeed Musicals announced today that it will produce the world premiere of Christmas in Connecticut – A New Musical this holiday season at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn.

Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch to Return to Bemelmans at The Carlyle Hotel Photo Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch to Return to Bemelmans at The Carlyle Hotel
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 10, 2022

For the tenth year in a row, Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch return to Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel with their evening of swinging standards on Sundays, March 13, 20, 27, May 1, 22 and 29, from 9pm to midnight.  Bassist Steve Doyle will once again join the duo. 

2022 MAC Award Nominees Announced; View the Full List Photo 2022 MAC Award Nominees Announced; View the Full List
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 7, 2022

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets has announced the 2022 MAC Award nominees. The nominees were determined by votes cast by the active MAC membership, except for the song and recording categories, which were determined by special committees.

Gay Men's Chorus Of South Florida Presents DRIVEN BY JAZZ This Month Photo Gay Men's Chorus Of South Florida Presents DRIVEN BY JAZZ This Month
by Stephi Wild - Mar 3, 2022

The pulsating rhythms and driving beats of great jazz, speak to our soul's expressive and vibrant parts. In addition, this distinctly American form of music has often given voice to diverse communities, making it a draw for LGBTQ+ artists.

Birdland Announces February 2022 Schedule Photo Birdland Announces February 2022 Schedule
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 19, 2022

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are open this February with a full slate of nightly performances! 

Linda Eder Videos

VIDEO: Linda Eder Vlogs Her Experience Opening MPAC's Season VideoVIDEO: Linda Eder Vlogs Her Experience Opening MPAC's Season
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2021

Linda Eder shared her full experience opening the season at MPAC in Morristown, NJ, from rehearsals in Manhattan to the actual show. Eder took fans along via a vlog, in the car, in the rehearsal room, and on the stage.

VIDEO: Linda Eder Performs 'She Used To Be Mine' From WAITRESS VideoVIDEO: Linda Eder Performs 'She Used To Be Mine' From WAITRESS
by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2021

'This has been one of my most requested songs to sing since this show came out. I finally decided to give it a go. Hope you like it,' Eder writes in the description of the video. She goes on to say: 'Thank you, Sara, for your incredible all around talent! Keep em coming.'

VIDEO: Linda Eder Discusses Experiences Teaching Virtual Voice Lessons and Shares Cli VideoVIDEO: Linda Eder Discusses Experiences Teaching Virtual Voice Lessons and Shares Clips of Students
by Stage Tube - Aug 1, 2020

In the video, she talks about some of her experiences with giving virtual voice lessons to students since the health crisis began. She talked about some of the benefits and challenges that have gone along with that process.

VIDEO: Linda Eder Talks 'Quarantine Eating' & More in New Song Video for 'Wicked Game VideoVIDEO: Linda Eder Talks 'Quarantine Eating' & More in New Song Video for 'Wicked Game'
by Stage Tube - May 26, 2020

Linda Eder has released a new video for the song Wicked Game! In the video, she discusses what life has been like in quarantine and more.

VIDEO: Linda Eder Records 2020 Edition of 'Something to Believe In' VideoVIDEO: Linda Eder Records 2020 Edition of 'Something to Believe In'
by Stage Tube - May 3, 2020

Linda Eder's song Something to Believe In was first released in the 1990s. Now, she is back with an all new recording of the song, recorded in her basement!

VIDEO: Frank Wildhorn Launches Home Concerts with JEKYLL & HYDE VideoVIDEO: Frank Wildhorn Launches Home Concerts with JEKYLL & HYDE
by Stage Tube - Apr 3, 2020

Composer Frank Wildhorn posted the first in series of home concerts he will be sharing while theatre fans are social distancing at home.

FIRST LISTEN: Highlights from Linda Eder's New CD 'Retro'; Out Today
by Stage Tube - Nov 16, 2015

Below, get a first listen to highlights from Linda Eder's new CD 'Retro' released today, November 16th 2015.

STAGE TUBE: Get Happy! Watch Laura Osnes Perform with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for Pioneer Day!
by Stage Tube - Jul 29, 2015

She is known for bringing magic and song to life on Broadway in her award-winning role in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella. Now Laura Osnes has brought a bit of her own fairytale singing to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square. Earlier this month, Osnes joined the Choir and Orchestra in two gala performances entitled 'Music for a Summer Evening,' their annual concert held in conjunction with community-wide Pioneer Day celebrations. Below, check out her full concert!

BWW TV Exclusive: Linda Eder Belts It Out on Fire Island; Watch Concert Highlights!
by Randy Rainbow - Jul 26, 2014

Earlier this month, Broadway favorite Linda Eder travelled to FIre Island to perform at The Ice Palace.BroadwayWorld's Randy Rainbow was on the scene for the special event, and below you can catch an exclusive interview with Eder, as well as highlights from the concert!

MEGA STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE Sandy Hook Benefit
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2013

From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Sandy Hook', which took place on January 28, 2013, at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, Connecticut, will soon be airing on select public television stations throughout the tri-state area. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights below!


Linda Eder Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Linda Eder been in?
Linda Eder has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Linda Eder been in?
Linda Eder has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Linda Eder been nominated for?
Outstanding Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Jekyll and Hyde Best Actress - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Jekyll & Hyde and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Jekyll & Hyde .

What awards has Linda Eder won?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Jekyll & Hyde.