Paige O'Hara

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Paige O'Hara

Born

5/10/1956, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Birth Name

Donna Paige Helmintoller

Gender

Female
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Biography

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Paige O'Hara is an American female actress. She is best known as the voice of Belle in Beauty and the Beast and for her beautiful singing voice.

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    • Paige is an avid runner and scuba diver.

    • Paige has performed her own concert evening From Belle to Broadway, a collection of Broadway and Disney music, with her husband Michael Piontek.

    • Paige has appeared as a special guest with Robert Goulet in his concert evening The Man and His Music at the Venetian.

    • Paige and her husband moved to Los Vegas so she can special guest star in the Great Radio City Music Hall Spectacular with the Radio City Rockettes at the legendary Flamingo Hilton.

    • Paige was featured as a soloist on PBS' An Evening at the Pops. She was a guest on Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Vicki!, The Joan Rivers Show, CBS This Morning, and Channel 5 Morning News, which is the number one rated morning show in southern California.

    • As a concert soloist, Paige has guest-starred at The Hollywood Bowl, The Boston Pops, and The Turrin Opera House in Turrin, Italy, and has even made appearances with various symphonies across America.

    • Paige O'Hara sang a duet with Jodi Benson (voice of Ariel in The Little Mermaid). The song was "When You Wish Upon a Star."

    • Paige starred in several concert stagings of Sitting Pretty, The Cat and the Fiddle, Oh Boy, and Oh Lady! Lady at the Carnegie Hall. She also performed One Touch of Venus at Town Hall.

    • Paige has released her own solo recordings. Her first was titled Loving You: Paige O'Hara Sings Jerry Herman. Her second recording was a collection of lullabies titled Dream With Me.

    • Paige traveled to Australia to star as Nellie Forbush in South Pacific. She has also traveled to Japan as the special guest with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.

    • Paige performed in Menopause: The Musical in 2007. It took place in Las Vegas.

    • Paige performed in the animated movie Enchanted. In it, she played Angela, a soap opera star that was a tribute to Beauty and the Beast.

    • Paige's favorite artists include: Degas, Manet, Turner, John Singer Sargent, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Raphael. All of them have inspired her at one time or another.

    • Paige enjoys painting. She has a showcase of paintings listed on her website. They include: New York Firefighter, Christ Sees the Terrorists, Homeless Man, At the Bar, Pink Lady, Curch in England, Canal, River, Fairies Bathing, Virgin Mary, Christmas Angel, Preparing to Perform, Guardian Angel, Renaissance Princess.

    • Paige is married to Michael Piontek.

    • Paige sang "Belle", "Belle (Reprise)", and "Something There" on the Beauty and the Beast soundtrack. This soundtrack became a Double Platinum Record for selling over 1,000,000 copies. It has been nominated for the Grammy several times.

    • In 1992, Paige performed in The 64th Annual Academy Awards. She sang "Belle" and "Be Our Guest."

    • In 1998, Paige was nominated for the Annie award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Female Performer in an Animated Feature Production for her role as Belle in Belle's Magical World.

    • Paige played the voice of Belle in the popular Square Enix games Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II.

    • Paige played Fantine in the Broadway musical Les Miserables. Other Broadway musicals include: The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Oklahoma!, and Showboat.

    • Belle is 5'6" (1.68 m) tall.

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