Linda Eder

Linda Eder’s story has a fairy-tale quality to it; the ease that seems to dominate her ascension is testimony to her gifts. Her first true national exposure was via “Star Search,” where she had an unprecedented 13-weeks of success. It was also through “Star Search” that Linda first met her husband-to-be, composer Frank Wildhorn (“Jekyll & Hyde,” “The Scarlet Pimpernel,” “The Civil War” and “Camille Claudel”), who was then casting for“Jekyll & Hyde.” The show went on a 35-city tour before opening on Broadway in 1997. USA Today reviewed the Broadway version of “Jekyll & Hyde,” describing Linda as “a captivating presence and a Streisand-esque singing voice that elevates everything it touches.” Linda’s performance as Lucy earned her the Theatre World Award for Best Broadway Debut as well as the Drama Desk and Outer Critics’ Circle Award Nominations for Best Actress in a Musical.

Her seven solo albums: “LINDA EDER” (RCA), “AND SO MUCH MORE” (Angel), “IT’S TIME” (Atlantic), “CHRISTMAS STAYS THE SAME” (Atlantic), “GOLD” (Atlantic), and the recently released “BROADWAY MY WAY” (ATLANTIC), as well as featured roles on the original Broadway Cast Albums for “Jekyll & Hyde,” and the original concept albums for her husband’s other stage musicals, “The Scarlet Pimpernel” and “The Civil War,” have won Linda critical and popular accolades. Sometime in between, she realized a life-long dream: Linda performed three sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall to what the New York Times described as a “thunderously adoring audience.” Constant comparisons to Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Barbara Streisand, Celine Dion and other great voices have catapulted Linda into an elite group of singers and onto television and radio shows.

“STORYBOOK,” Linda’s latest album, is a compilation of classic Linda Eder material and in addition features six never before released tracks and seven remixed/re-orchestrated arrangements.

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