Amanda Beagle is a NYC based Soprano at home in the worlds of Opera, Musical Theater, Cabaret and the Concert Stage. Her singing has taken her all over the world, entertaining audiences aboard luxury cruise liners. She made her NYC debut at Lincoln Center and debuted her newest show and CD, The Italian-American Songbook, at the Metropolitan Room in NYC. A former Miss Ohio, Amanda won a talent award at Miss America 2005. A classical singer with pop sensibilities, Amanda has a passion for the world of Classical Crossover music, breathing new life into modern classics. She is known for her beautiful expressive singing, her distinguished grace and poise and her Midwest inspired banter and humor.
My husband and I hired Amanda for a very unorthodox vow renewal. We stumbled across Gig Salad after a thorough search of the wedding officiant selections. We couldn't find a fit for our crazy event so we started looking for an actor of sorts that could "play" the role of our officiant. Gig Salad not only was easy to navigate but we jumped on contacting Amanda when we noticed she was originally from our home state. Amanda was game for participating in our crazy adventure in New York. She had the confidence and stage experience to stand up in a crowded restuarant and garnering the diners' attention. She gathered information about our marital story and we gave her carte blanche to put together a heartfelt and elegant mini service that had many in the room knowing they were witnessing something pretty special. We realized that we were asking Amanda to perform something outside her already extensive performing and public speaking experience. But she never hesitated and gave our wild idea an air of sophistication and class. We have kept in touch and continued to follow Amanda's amazing adventure through her career path. She is so multi-talented and professional. Top notch talent, born and raised like a good Midwest girl!
Price Range: $350-$5,000
Gig Length: 30 - 90 minutes
What to Expect
Amanda Beagle’s Italian American Songbook” pays tribute to songs made famous in the U.S. among Italian-American's and those cherished in the homeland and passed down from generation to generation. Crossing over the genres of Jazz, 50's and 60's pop, and classical, Amanda covers songs from the likes of Connie Francis, Jerry Vale, Mario Lanza, Rosemary Clooney, Dean Martin, Andrea Bocelli, Luciano Pavarotti and many more with this colorful collection of Italian favorites.
Amanda studied Italian and Italian Opera in Lucca, Italy while honing her skills in the performance halls of the region. She trained extensively with Italian diction coach Lorenzo Malfatti, who loved to share stories of teaching Sofia Loren her English and studying with the famed Italian conductor Toscanini. Having grown up in a huge Italian family, Amanda loves keeping her own Italian heritage alive. She draws inspiration from family traditions and stories, her travels and studies through out Europe and her own Italian Mama!
A frequent guest artist for Italian themed events and festivals, "Amanda Beagle's Italian American Songbook" has been lauded as "the perfect blend of passion and old world charm for an electrifying, unforgettable night." Equipped to perform with recorded backing tracks, piano accompaniment, or her live band, Amanda has a program suitable for a variety of venues and settings. She has entertained international audiences at home and at sea! Now is the time for her to entertain you!
Amanda Beagle is an American Soprano equally at home in plays, musicals, operettas, and the concert stage. A native of Ohio, she brings her Midwestern charm and work ethic to New York City pursuing her love of music, drama and collaboration. A seasoned music educator, teaching artist, and personal development coach, Amanda has maintained a successful teaching career for nearly 15 years.
Ms. Beagle made her New York City debut at Lincoln Center performing with the Little Orchestra Society in their production of Babes in Toyland. Ms. Beagle portrayed the role of Glinda in the classic musical, The Wizard of Oz at The Fireside Dinner Theatre in Fort Atkinson, WI. She returned to the Fireside stage after appearing in the 2014 hit production of Les Miserables, which won the Broadway World Madison Award for Best Musical. Additional regional credits include Marian in The Music Man, Rona Lisa Peretti in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Babette in Beauty in the Beast, all for Easy Street Productions in collaboration with the Youngstown Symphony Society in Ohio. She also appeared as Della in the treasured holiday story The Gift of the Magi with Greensburg American Opera in Pennsylvania and toured extensively with Holland America Cruise Line as a featured vocalist in their elegant Showroom at Sea productions.
Ms Beagle is a frequent guest artist for Italian festivals and concert series as she offers her live band show, Amanda Beagle’s Italian American Songbook. With a passion for her own Italian heritage and love of Italian music, Amanda specializes in Italian and Italian - American repertoire of Connie Francis, Rosemary Clooney, Mario Lanza, Andrea Bocelli, Dean Martin, and many more.
A former Miss Ohio, Ms. Beagle competed live in Atlantic City for the title of Miss America 2005 where she was a non-finalist talent award winner. An advocate for arts integrated classroom curriculum and after-school programming, Ms. Beagle made promoting literacy through the arts her platform issue for Miss America. A longtime teaching artist for Youngstown State University’s SMARTS-Students Motivated by the Arts, Amanda helped facilitate the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s Creating Original Opera program with numerous Youngstown City School students. Ms. Beagle regards this time as some of the most rewarding and impactful work of her career.
Ms Beagle studied music and voice at Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music and had the privilege of studying Italian Opera and diction with Lorenzo Malfatti privately as well as at his prestigious summer studio program, The Opera Theatre of Lucca, Italy. Eager to develop her entrepreneurial skills, Ms. Beagle earned a Masters Degree in Entertainment Business through Full Sail University in Orlando, FL.
Ms. Beagle currently resides in New York City with her husband and maintains an active body of students in both New York and Ohio.
Additional Booking Notes
Client or organization must provide adequate sounds system and lighting appropriate to the venue and scope of the event.
This is a sample repertoire set list and is not a comprehensive representation of total repertoire.
Italian American Set:
O Sole Mio
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Anema e core
Summertime in Venice
Speak Softly Love
Fly Me to the moon
Return to Me
Quando m’en vo
Al Di La
Broadway/Classical Crossover Set:
Rogers and Hammerstein Medley (I could have danced all night, My Favorite Things, The Sound of Music)
Try to Remember/Not While I'm Around
Get Happy/Put on a Happy Face
La Vie En Rose
You'll Never Walk Alone/Climb Every Mountain
Influences & Inspiration
Connie Francis, Rosemary Clooney, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Tony Bennett, Mario Lanza and many more.
Sound system adequate to performance specifications. Varies depending on instrumentation or use of recording backing tracks.
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