NEW YORK — For native New Yorker Brooke Moriber, having a knack for stage performance came very early on. After garnering the role of Young Cosette in Broadway’s “Les Miserables” as her first audition at age 8, it was clear the young actress had an abundant amount of talent and a bright future in show biz. But “Les Mis” would be just the tip of the iceberg, as her flourishing talents would lead her to the stage yet again as a singer-songwriter at age 15. Flash forward some years later, with seven Broadway shows, roles opposite such stars as Lili Taylor and Kristen Johnston, and a burgeoning recording career–she’ll hit the stage with her band Wednesday, April 8th for a taping of Verizon Fios1’s “Rick’s Rising Stars” at Revolution Bar & Music Hall, located at 140 Merrick Rd, Amityville, NY 11701 www.revolutionli.com
Growing up down the block from NY’s Washington Square Park in the heart of Greenwich Village–an area known for being an artists haven since the 1960s–its no wonder Moriber was drawn to the stage at such a young age. Celebrated for her “clarion voice” by the Associated Press and as “A ravishing star with a paint-peeling belt,” she’s had the opportunity to work with legendary Broadway director Harold Prince in Parade- a musical in which she originated the role of “lola Stover”.
Continuing the pattern, she soon went on to create original roles on Broadway as “Nadine” in The Wild Party and “Lily” in James Joyce’s The Dead, performed with Cyndi Lauper and Alan Cumming in The Threepenny Opera, played a young opera singer in Follies on Broadway, and even received praise off-Broadway for her murderous portrayal as “Mindy” in Wallace Shawn’s Aunt Dan and Lemon. Premiering Randy Newman’s “Stupid Little Songs” would follow, where she would play Randy’s first wife in The Education Of Randy Newman.
Though her love for the stage is evident, Brooke’s talents have been summoned in front of the camera as well. Having made several TV appearances on Law and Order: CI, Swift Justice, A Town’s Revenge, Off-Track Betty, Descent, and As The World Turns; she’s earned her many accolades as a dynamic performer.
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Yet with all that time performing both on and off Broadway as well as her many TV appearances, Moriber had also managed to catch the attention of producers who discovered that she had yet another gift as a talented songwriter. Piecing together catchy hooks that connected with listeners and turned life’s ups and downs into driving pop/rock tunes, she quickly took to performing with her own band. Having graced the stages of some of NYC’s most legendary venues like The Knitting Factory, Joe’s Pub, and The Cutting Room–she’s even had six original songs licensed to Nickelodeon in 2007.
With an already outstanding resume there’s no doubt Brooke Moriber will continue her rise as a stage sensation. But with her upcoming EP “Fire” set to debut later this year, you can see for yourself at her Taping of Verizon Fios1’s “Rick’s Rising Stars” at Revolution Bar & Music Hall, Wednesday April 8th.
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