Gender: Female

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

(winners are in red)

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