Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Fil-Am opera-pop singer to perform in Carnegie Hall, NY.

Stephanie Reese, a Filipino-American singer-actress is set to perform at the Carnegie Hall in Midtown Manhattan in New York City on November 7. She will be the second Filipina to sing in the celebrated concert hall after Lea Salonga made it big in Broadway.

Based on reports, Reese is donating the proceeds on this appearance to the Gawad Kalinga charities for the homeless. Gawad Kalinga is the Philippine equivalent of Habitat for Humanity. She said she wants to build a village for 30 poor Filipino families.

Among Reese’s accomplishments were her portrayal of Kim in the German production of “Miss Saigon;” Esmeralda in the Disney World Premier of the “Hunchback of Notre Dame;” and Princess Tuptim in “The King and I” at the Palladium Theater in London’s West End.

She also wrote, directed and starred in a one-woman show, “The Journey,” performed at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco. “The Journey,” and other shows after that, launched Reese’s solo career. She is known for her original music, which is a unique fusion of opera and pop.

Reese made her Hollywood debut last year when she shared the stage with Patti Labelle and Natalie Cole during the 10th anniversary of the Crustacean Restaurant of Beverly Hills.

1 comment:

dhemz said...

good to know...am sure it will be a spectacular event...thanks for sharing!


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