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Paige O’Hara

About this Artist

PAIGE O'HARA is widely known as Disney's heroine, Belle, in the critically acclaimed, Oscar-winning animated film Beauty and the Beast, a Disney classic which she proudly added to a career that has spanned from Broadway to opera, concert stages and recordings. This was followed with the multimillion selling video Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas and a Grammy for Beauty and the Beast Children's Sing-along.

Her many stage appearances include playing Ellie May Chipley in the Broadway revival of Showboat starring Donald O'Connor; as Fantine in the award-winning Les Miserables on Broadway; and as Edwin Drood in both the Broadway and national tour of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. She starred as Nellie Forbush in the Australian tour of South Pacific and reprised the role opposite Robert Goulet in the states. Paige has played the title role in Evita; worked opposite Jose Ferrer in Paint Your Wagon and achieved great critical acclaim as murderess Winnie Ruth Judd in the drama Tiger Lady.

In concert she has appeared in stagings of Sitting Pretty, The Cat and the Fiddle, Oh Boy, and Lady! Lady!, all at Carnegie Hall as well as One Touch of Venus at Town Hall. She has toured Japan as a Special Guest Star with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, and was the Special Guest Star/ Host in The Great Radio City Music Hall Spectacular starring the Rockettes at the legendary Flamingo Hilton. As a concert soloist, Paige has guest-starred at the Hollywood Bowl, the Boston Pops, and the Turin Opera House in Turin, Italy, as well as making many appearances with various symphonies across the US.

She has starred in England as Venus in the BBC's recorded broadcast of the live presentation of Kurt Weill's One Touch of Venus and is featured prominently on the recording of Mack and Mabel in Concert, also recorded live in London with an all-star cast including Tommy Tune, Georgia Brown, and George Hearn. Her recordings of Jerome Kern's Sitting Pretty , and a new and complete version of South Pacific were released on the New World label. Paige's many recordings include Dream With Me featuring Paige singing the title song "Beauty and the Beast"; Loving You: The Songs of Jerry Herman that features such classic Herman tunes as "La Cage Aux Folles" and "It Only Takes a Moment" from Hello Dolly. Two other recordings, Showboat and Of Thee I Sing, were nominated for a Grammy in the Best Show Album category.

Most recently Paige completed a highly successful, sold-out 20 city tour of Japan as a Special Guest Star with the Tokyo Philharmonic. And she appeared as the Special Guest of Robert Goulet in his concert evening, which played at the Venetian Hotel.

Currently Paige is touring with Jerry Herman in his concert evening Hello Jerry, and with her own concert evening From Belle to Broadway which she performs with her husband, Broadway veteran Michael Piontek.