June Angela

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8/18/1959 , New York, New York, USA

Birth Name

June Angela

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Female

Biography:

June Angela has been performing since age five. She has made the youngest soprano debut with the NYC Opera at age ten as Flora in "The Turn of the Screw." She has received both Broadway's Tony Award and Drama Desk Award nominations for her starring role as Mariko in "Shogun" on Broadway. For her work on the worldwide TV series "The Electric Company" with Bill Cosby, Morgan Freeman, and Rita Moreno, she received an Emmy Award of Honor and a Grammy Award.

June Angela's voice work includes Nickelodeon's "The Wild Thornberrys" and "Danny Phantom" along with Disney's Japanese animated film "Kiki's Delivery Service" for which she is also co-writer of the main title song. She has worked on radio programs such as Remembering Anne Frank for National Public Radio and LA TheatreWorks Live Radio Series.

Notable theatre credits include "The King & I" with Yul Brynner and starring in many world premieres including "Cambodia Agonistes" and "Sayonara" - in which her recording of the title song hit the top of the NY charts. She also starred in works at Lincoln Center, New York Shakespeare Festival, Kennedy Center, Pasadena Playhouse, East West Players and the Berkshires. She won a Theatre Guild Award as Best Lead Actress for her role in TEA in Los Angeles and also starred in the National Public Radio version.

June Angela has quite a singing voice as well; she has sung at Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Metropolitan Opera House and at Wolftrap. Her solo CD album features full orchestra in songs from shows she has done, as well as jazz songs. She was invited to be the special guest from America to perform two songs with a seventy piece orchestra in the International Festival of the Arts in Nanning, China for an audience of 40,000. It was televised live on China TV. June is also co-creator/author of a series of children's books entitled The Bibblehops and was lyricist-composer-performer on a Disney music video dealing with multi-culturalism.

June Angela has been more recently seen on TV projects such as "ER," "Hannah Montana," "Dexter," and "Crowned."