PAIGE O'HARA

As Disney's animated heroine, Belle, in the critically acclaimed, Oscar-winning, animated film Beauty and the Beast, Paige O'Hara added a Disney classic to a career that has spanned Broadway, opera and concert stages as well as recordings. This was followed up in 1997 with the multi-million selling videos Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas and Belle's Magical World. In fact Paige has been nominated for the prestigious Annie Award for her role in Belle's Magical World. The unprecedented success of Beauty and the Beast, nominated for six Academy Awards including "Best Picture", has earned her a world-wide legion of fans both young and old. In addition to a Platinum Record for selling over 1,000,000 copies of the multi-Grammy nominated original motion picture soundtrack (it has since gone double platinum) Paige had the opportunity to sing before millions of viewers world-wide on the 64th Annual Academy Awards telecast.

A veteran of the New York stage, Paige made her Broadway debut playing Ellie May Chipley in the 1983 Broadway revival of Showboat starring Donald O'Connor. She was also featured as Ellie in the Houston Grand Opera's 1989 production allowing her to make her international debut when the production opened the Cairo Opera House in Egypt. In 1989, Ms. O'Hara went on to sing the role of Ellie on what has come to be considered the definitive Grammy-nominated recording of the musical with Jerry Hadley, Frederica Von Stade and Teresa Stratus, conducted by John McGlinn on the Angel EMI label.


as Ellie in Show Boat

Ms. O'Hara starred as Fantine in the award-winning Les Miserables on Broadway, and performed the title role in the The Mystery of Edwin Drood both on Broadway and in the national tour with the late George Rose, Clive Revill and Jean Stapleton. Also on national tour, she co-starred as Ado Annie in the classic Oklahoma! directed by William Hammerstein.


as Edwin Drood
in The Mystery of Edwin Drood

On the International front she has travelled to Australia to star as Nellie Forbush in South Pacific and most recently toured Japan as Special Guest with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. In London she has starred as Venus in the BBC's recorded broadcast of the live presentation of Kurt Weill's One Touch of Venus and is featured prominently on the recordings of Mack and Mabel in Concert, also recorded live in London with an all-star cast including Tommy Tune, Georgia Brown and George Hearn. Paige costarred with Maureen McGovern in Gershwin's Of Thee I Sing / Let 'Em Eat Cake, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, which was also Grammy nominated. Her recording of Jerome Kern's Sitting Pretty was released on the New World label, and a new and complete version of South Pacific opposite Justino Diaz was released in 1997.


as Nellie Forbush

Still in the recording world, Ms. O'Hara saw her debut solo recording released just a few years ago in Europe and the U.S. Entitled Loving You: Paige O'Hara Sings Jerry Herman the CD features such classic Herman tunes as "La Cage Aux Folles", "Loving You" from the film Mame (a duet with husband Michael Piontek) and "It Only Takes A Moment" from Hello Dolly. Paige's latest solo recording, a collection of lullabies entitled Dream With Me includes her singing the title song from "Beauty and the Beast" for the first time, and a duet of "When You Wish Upon A Star" with Jodi Benson best know as Ariel in The Little Mermaid.

On the American stage Ms. O'Hara has also starred in the concert stagings of Sitting Pretty, The Cat and the Fiddle, Oh Boy, and Oh Lady! Lady!, all at Carnegie Hall as well as One Touch of Venus at Town Hall. She is a veteran of regional theater including the title role in Evita, starring in Paint Your Wagon opposite Jose Ferrer and achieved great critical acclaim as murderess Winnie Ruth Judd in the drama Tiger Lady.

As a concert soloist, Paige has guest-starred at The Hollywood Bowl, The Boston Pops, and The Turrin Opera House in Turrin, Italy, as well as making many appearances with various symphonies across the U.S. She returned to tour Japan with the Tokyo Philharmonic in a sold out, hugely successful concert called Disney on Classic, in which Paige performed the score from Beauty and the Beast with her husband, Michael Piontek.

On television, she was featured soloist on PBS' An Evening at the Pops and has been a guest on Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Vicki!, The Joan Rivers Show, CBS This Morning and Channel 5 Morning News in Los Angeles, the number one rated morning show in Southern California.

And now you can find Ms. O'Hara living in Las Vegas. Belle gone bad? Not in the least. She and her husband moved to Las Vegas for Paige to special guest star in the Great Radio City Music Hall Spectacular with the Radio City Rockettes at the legendary Flamingo Hilton. She has also appeared as a special guest with Robert Goulet in his concert evening "The Man and His Music" at the Venetian. Most recently, Paige has been performing as Soap Star in the smash hit Menopause The Musical, which opened at the Las Vegas Hilton, and is now playing at the Luxor.

An avid runner, scuba diver, and basketball fanatic - "Cavs Rock and King James Rules!", at home she relaxes with her second greatest passion - painting. Paige has recently signed with Disney Fine Art - Collectors Editions to produce a series of Belles By Belle original oils.

For booking information and availability, contact DGRW Talent in New York at (212) 382-2000.

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