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Linda Eder    

American singer and actress. She made her Broadway debut in the musical Jekyll & Hyde, for which she received the Theatre World Award for Best Actress in a Musical.

She also received the 1997 Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations.

Showcasing one of the greatest contemporary voices of our time, Linda Eders diverse repertoire spans Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz. As the tragic character Lucy in the Broadway musical Jekyll & Hyde, from composer Frank Wildhorn, Eder blew the roof off of New Yorks Plymouth Theatre each night as she belted out signature songs Someone Like You and A New Life.

Her Broadway debut, for which she was rewarded with a Drama Desk nomination, sent her already rapidly rising star blazing across the sky, securing her spot as one of Americas most beloved singers and dynamic live performers. Stephen Holden of The New York Times wrote, What do we mean when we use the word perfection? The question arises every time I watch the pop singer Linda Eder

Most recently, Linda crowned her two-decade recording career with a new album, Now, which reunited Eder with Broadway and pop composer Frank Wildhorn. The new release marked the musical return of this legendary team after six years. Eders transcendent voice is the perfect complement to Wildhorns lush, imaginative music. Nows 12 dynamic new tracks elevate the spirit while capturing many moods.

Born in Tucson, Arizona, and raised in Brainerd, Minnesota, Eder began her career singing in her home state and eventually landed a gig at Harrahs Casino in Atlantic City. But it was her appearances on the 1987 season of Star Search, where she won for an unprecedented 12 weeks, that attracted the attention of audiences and record companies alike.

Eder launched her recording career in 1991 with her self-titled debut album and soon established a vital niche as Americas most popular and acclaimed new interpreter of pop standards and theatrical songs with 14 solo albums and 12 musical recordings. Those albums highlight Eders abundant vocal gifts as well as her skill for delivering dramatic, emotionally resonant interpretations of familiar songs while making them her own. She followed up with The Other Side of Me, a country pop blend of contemporary music including a song written by Linda.

In Fall 2010, Linda released Soundtrack. Produced by Peter Collins, Soundtrack finds Eder going to the movies and adding new dimensions to an eclectic mix of themes from the silver screen. The 12 tracks span the last 50 years in cinema, from Henry Mancinis Charade, the title tune of the 1963 movie starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn, to Falling Slowly, the Best Original Song Academy Award winner from the movie Once.

In June 2010, Linda and Clay Aiken covered Roy Orbisons Crying as a duet on Clays new album Tried & True. She was recently featured on two PBS television specials including Clay Aikens Tried & True and Hallelujah Broadway.

The concert stage remains the mainstay of Eders career. She has performed for sold-out crowds and venues across the country and throughout Europe. Her concerts have been televised on Bravo and PBS. Trail Mix, her primetime Animal Planet special, was a natural extension of her love of animals for this Minnesota native who remains a farm girl at heart.

Eder has performed at many prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Town Hall, The Kennedy Center, Davies Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Wolftrap and the Ravinia Festival. Always touring in good company, her collaborations include the late Oscar-winning composer and pianist Marvin Hamlisch, Tony-winner Michael Feinstein and Keith Lockhart, conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra.

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