Latina of Influence | Eden Espinosa
Hispanic Lifestyle is pleased to present our first of 31 Latinas of Influence to be featured during Women’s History month she is singer Eden Espinosa. Eden will be the mistress of ceremony at our Latinas of Influence Reception to be held on April 3, 2013 in Ontario, California.Make your reservations today
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[highlight]About our Latina of Influence – Eden Espinosa[/highlight]
Eden Espinosa was born and raised in Southern California. She is most recognized for her portrayal of Elphaba in the Broadway production of “Wicked.” She has also performed the role of the green witch in both Los Angeles and San Francisco to critical acclaim.
Other musical theater accomplishments include originating the title character in “Brooklyn the Musical” from the original workshop through its Broadway run, starring as Flora in the Reprise Theater Company’s production of “Flora the Red Menace,” and playing Maureen in the closing company of “Rent,” the final performance of which was filmed live for Sony, and is available on DVD and Blu-ray.
The video segment is from a 2009 interview Hispanic Lifestyle did with Eden in Palm Springs, California.
Eden is also well recognized from her many television appearances on shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The 2008 Tony Awards, The 2008 Alma Awards performing with Bebe Winans, Law and Order, and Ugly Betty. Her voiceover credits include several episodes of Robot Chicken, MAD TV, and Sasha Caylo in Titan Maximum.
Known for her powerful and emotionally charged vocal style, she was the featured soloist in “Magical,” the fireworks spectacular at the Disneyland Resort and can be heard on such recordings as “Hair” (BCEFA benefit recording), “The Maury Yeston Songbook,” “Bright Lights, Big City,” “John McDaniel Live at Joe’s Pub,” and Scott Alan’s “Dreaming Wide Awake.”
Eden made her solo concert debut in Los Angeles with her show “ME” in December 2008. She then took the show to New York where she performed to four sold out audiences at Joe’s Pub in March 2009. On July 24, 2009, she brought the show back to Los Angeles and performed to a sold out audience at the Ford Amphitheatre, with special guest, Grammy Award-winning and Decca recording artist Paula Cole. In 2010, her show “From Eden With Love” was performed to sold out crowds in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
Recently she has been seen performing with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, and as a featured soloist with the Shanghai Orchestra for the opening of the new Shanghai Culture Square in China.
More information can be found on her website, www.edenespinosa.com