Linda Eder :: The Little Farm Girl With The Big City Voice
When you speak of versatile voices of our time like Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, and Whitney Houston, you have to include the incredible Linda Eder to that list. Having a career that as thus far spanned over 23 years, she has been successful at doing it all as a singer, Broadway and theater, recording albums, and spellbinding concerts.
Getting her first notoriety by becoming a winner of TV talent competition show pioneer "Star Search" in 1988, Eder went on to get her first big break with her first stage production which went on to becoming the an eventual Broadway hit "Jekyll and Hyde" in 1997. Her role as Lucy earned great acclaim including a Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations, and a Theater World Award win. Linda gained more attention again in her role in "Camille Claudel" six years later in 2003.
As an actress, BeBe was introduced to film with a lead role in the independent film "Under One Sun" with her character dealing with religious, racial and gender issues. Additionally, she appeared in the campy musical "Devious, Inc" (Australian Film Festival, San Francisco Short Film Fest) also adding additional vocals to the musical soundtrack. Both of these performances led to her selection for a lead role in Aisha Media’s next short film series, "Con-tin.u.um" to be released in 2012.