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BIOGRAPHY - TAMRA HAYDEN
Broadway Actress/Singer/Composer/Master Class Teacher/International Recording Artist (AEA/SAG/AFTRA)
From Broadway to the Blues, critics have called Tamra Hayden, an 'emotionally rich, psychologically detailed singer that can reheat coffee' and 'outsizzle Peggy Lee'.
Tamra Hayden performed on Broadway as Cosette in Les Miserables and Texas in Cabaret (Studio 54); Off-Broadway in Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris; and has toured throughout the US as Christine in Phantom of the Opera, Cosette in Les Miserables, It Ain't Nothin' But The Blues, and Hodel in Fiddler On The Roof (opposite Theodore Bikel).
A versatile singer, Tamra performed with organist, Michael Gailit, at St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna, as part of the Lange Nacht der Kirchen, as well as Broadway Pops Concerts with The Nashville Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, Tucson Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, and Palm Beach Pops, to name a few.
Chosen as one of the "Top Ten to watch in 2010" by CDBaby, Tamra's numerous musical collaborations have resulted in a wide variety of recordings including: Love Is...; August Moons; Tradition, Tartan & Tears; I Believe In The Fire; A Day At The Fair; Reggae On Broadway; Songs From The North Country; Stars At Night; Angus Mohr's: A Christmas Pageant; and Unwrapped. As a musical activist, Tamra's music video of her song, Eden Will Bloom, was presented as part of The Puffin Cultural Forum Poetry Jam For Peace and her original music has raised awareness for Union Collective Bargaining, Relay For Life, and Veterans for Peace.
Tamra co-developed a series of patent pending iOS and Leap Motion apps (MusicalMe Apps, http://www.musicalmeapps,com) which use color and movement to create music.
Some of the great musicians with whom Tamra has had the honor of collaborating: Dan Riddle, Gary Seligson, Dan Palladino, Al Green, Sylvia D'Avanzo, Anik Oulianine, Michael Blanco, Xander Nichting, Michael Gailit, Angus Mohr, Art Halperin, Mark Brown, Gusty Christensen, Gregg Hansen, Bonnie Carol, Eugene Gwozdz, Roger Cohen, and Frederick "FunkyFreddy" Reed.