July 9, 2019
The brilliant Amanda McBroom, has been called "...the greatest cabaret performer of her generation, an urban poet who writes like an angel and has a voice to match." Her name first came to the attention of the music-listening public when Bette Midler's version of Amanda's song, The Rose, hit number one worldwide in 1979.
Her songs have been recorded by no less than Leanne Rhymes, The Manhattan Transfer, Anne Murray, Barry Manilow, Judy Collins, Barbara Cook, Nana Mouskouri, Curt Cobain, Donny Osmond, and Eminem, to name a few.
She was a staff song writer for the experimental TV series Cop Rock, and, with her composing partner, and previous StoryBeat guest, Michele Brourman, has written lyrics for fourteen animated films, including Land Before Time, Parts IV through XIV, Hercules and Xena, Alvin and The Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein, An American Tale-The Mystery of the Night Monster, and Balto parts II & III.
Amanda’s first two albums, Growing Up in Hollywood Town and West of Oz were recorded in collaboration with pianist Lincoln Mayorga. Her album, Dreaming, sold over 150,000 copies worldwide. Midnight Matinee features performances by jazz legend Bob James and blues idol Robben Ford. Amanda McBroom Live at Rainbow & Stars, was recorded during her sold-out month-long engagement at that most illustrious venue in New York. Other stellar recordings include A Waiting Heart, A Woman of Will, and Chanson, which is a tribute to Amanda’s writing inspiration, the incomparable songwriter Jacques Brel. The CD, Voices, features a truly historic duet of Amanda and country legend, Vince Gill, singing her hit, The Rose.
As an actress, Amanda appeared on Broadway in Seesaw and off Broadway in Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. She wrote her own musical Heartbeats, which has been produced throughout the U.S. at numerous venues including The Old Globe Theater in San Diego, the Goodspeed Opera House in Connecticut, the Cleveland Playhouse, the Pasadena Playhouse, and the Sacramento Music Circus. And her one-woman musical, A Woman of Will, had its world premiere at the Rubicon Theater in Ventura, and its off-Broadway debut in 2005.
Amanda also wrote the lyrics for the musical, Dangerous Beauty, which had its world premiere at the Pasadena Playhouse in 2011.
Performing live in cabarets, clubs, and concert halls has allowed Amanda to unite her songwriting, acting, and vocal talents into singularly dazzling performances that leave audiences and critics alike breathless with emotion. She’s performed in concert at Carnegie Hall, throughout the U.S., in London, the Far East, and Australia.
For more please visit amcbroom.com.
The brilliant Amanda McBroom, has been called “…the greatest cabaret performer of her generation, an urban poet who writes like an angel and has a voice to match.” Her name first came to the attention of the music-listening public when Bette Midler’s version of Amanda’s song, The Rose, hit number one worldwide in 1979.