Natalie Toro "Just in Time for Christmas" CD Release

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Natalie Toro "Just in Time for Christmas" CD Release

Sun, December 8, 2013

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

Birdland

New York, NY

$25.00

Off Sale

There is a $10.00 food or beverage minimum per person, per show. Dinner is served between 5:00pm-1:00am.

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Natalie Toro "Just in Time for Christmas" CD Release
Natalie Toro "Just in Time for Christmas" CD Release
Natalie Toro moves with equal ease from stage to screen to the recording studio. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, she made her stage debut during “Amateur Night” at the
legendary Apollo Theater at just five years old. That night truly changed her life. Natalie began studying intense music training at The Manhattan School of Music by joining the
Preparatory Division where she studied classical piano and voice every week until she was eighteen - while at the same time reaching for the stars by attending The High School
of Music and Art. Her training continued at The Boston Conservatory of Music where she earned a BFA in Musical Theater. It wasn't long after graduating that the professional
theatre world took notice of her unique talent. Natalie was the first American to play the role of Eponine in Les Miserables on
Broadway, which she played for over three consecutive years. She also received accolades and critical acclaim for her portrayal of Madame Defarge in A Tale of Two Cities,
which she originated on Broadway. A special moment during the run for this Puerto Rican woman was receiving an award for her outstanding achievements in the performing arts
for Puerto Rican Heritage Month. She also won Sarasota Magazine's “Best Supporting Actress” award when the show played its pre-Broadway run at the Asolo Repertory Theatre.
Natalie was also featured in the concert version of A Tale of Two Cities that was filmed for PBS.

Other New York credits include originating the role of Sally in Alan Menken's A Christmas Carol at the Paramount Theatre. Just some of her National Tour and theatrical credits
include playing Grizabella in Cats, Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar and, Camila in the Tony winning musical, In The Heights. Her acclaimed portrayal of Eva Peron in the 20th Anniversary Tour of Evita earned her a Joseph Jefferson Award nomination. She has originated numerous roles Off-Broadway and in Regional Theatre, including the recent world premiere of The Yellow Brick Road playing La Bruja; Ginger in Zombie
Prom; Tina in The Fix (produced by Cameron Macintosh); Flora in Magpie; Maria in The Audience; Renee in Grammy Award-winner Marcus Hummon's Frances of Guernica; and
Serena in Everything's Ducky by Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls). Other roles include Mrs. Johnstone in Blood Brothers and the Narrator in Zorba.Television audiences might also recognize
Natalie from her guest appearances on such shows as Elementary, Person of Interest, Law and Order, and Law and Order SVU, among many others. With the help of her Producer, Dawn Makay, they produced her self-titled CD, a tribute to Broadway where she sang a duet with twotime
Tony Award winner, Sutton Foster. Toro's first album, Bailando en la Luz (Broadway Salsa Fusion), was the last to be recorded at the famous Power Station Recording Studios
before it closed its doors. Natalie's other recordings include the original cast recordings of Zombie Prom and A Christmas Carol; a dance single of “Rainy Days and Mondays” for
BetBoys; and a compilation CD with other Latin artists called, Latin Broadway, among others. Natalie has also written and starred in two critically acclaimed one-woman shows:
Standards, Broadway and Everything In Between and, The Broken Road (Baggage Limit 50 Pounds), a comedic musical journey about life on the road - inspired by her many
years of touring. Natalie has also performed with numerous
Symphony Orchestras across the country and graced the stage as a soloist at Carnegie Hall and The National Concert Hall in Dublin,Ireland. Through her concert work, Natalie supports many charitable organizations including The Covenant House, Cabaret Cares (Help is on the Way), PCirishteam.org,
and Broadway Cares. Other memorable performances
include singing at Saint John The Divine for their 15th Anniversary Broadway Blessing, The Interface Service of Song,
Dance and Story and her solo concert at the Kuwait Embassy in Washington DC, supporting the international poverty fighting charity, Vital Voices. Just a few guests present at that
special night were Senator Hillary Clinton, Mac McLarty, Bill Cohen, Dan Glickman and George Stephanopoulos. Natalie currently resides in New York and is about to launch a tour in support of “Just In Time for Christmas.”
Venue Information:
Birdland
315 West 44th St
New York, NY, 10036
http://birdlandjazz.com/