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Sarah Spiegel (singer)

Sarah Spiegel is an American singer and actress. She specializes in the Great American Songbook style. She toured for years with the Louis Prima Jr. band, Louis Prima Jr. and the Witnesses, and now performs as a solo artist in concerts and recordings. She has appeared as an actress in television shows such as NCIS, King of Queens, and Boston Public.

Sarah Spiegel
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Sarah Spiegel
Born Long Branch, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Singer, actress

Early lifeEdit

Spiegel was born in Long Branch, New Jersey to Mel and Fran Spiegel. Growing up in Belmar, New Jersey,[1] she studied tap and jazz dancing. She studied acting at the Spring Lake (New Jersey) Theatre Company, where she performed in such plays as Godspell, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Scrooge.[2] At 14, Spiegel moved with her parents to Jupiter, Florida, where she attended Palm Beach County School for the Arts. As a senior in high school, she was nominated for a foreign language scholarship from the Pathfinder High School Scholarship Awards.[3] Spiegel won a full scholarship to college and awards of excellence in performance competitions in the areas of solo and duet singing and acting.[4] She excelled at music and began singing locally, as well as appearing in plays, commercials, TV shows, and movies produced in Florida.[5] (She had already made her screen debut at 9 in a deleted bit part in Woody Allen's New York Stories.)[6]

CareerEdit

Spiegel acted on television and appeared solo in various nightclubs in Florida and around the country.[7][8] From 2008, she hosted industrial shows as a General Motors spokesperson with Kyle Gass.[9] In 2009, she joined the Louis Prima Jr. band, Louis Prima Jr. and the Witnesses, and toured America for four years as soloist with the band, appearing in Las Vegas, Manhattan, and Los Angeles stops on the tour, as well as in Italy, including an appearance in Louis Prima's family home town of Palermo, Italy. She left the band in 2013 to pursue a successful solo career.[10][11][12] Since then, she has opened for Frank Sinatra Jr. and Nancy Sinatra and appeared in concert with Jeff Goldblum and Donny Most.[13][14][15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Staff. "Two Days: Louis Prima Jr., oysters and festivals", The Star-Ledger, September 8, 2012. Accessed December 16, 2017. "Alongside him: the Witnesses, featuring singer Sarah Spiegel, an actress who grew up in Belmar and has appeared on The King of Queens."
  2. ^ Golden Opportunity, by Gretchen C. Van Benthuysen. Asbury Park Press, January 7, 2011
  3. ^ Palm Beach Post, May 15, 1994, p. 290
  4. ^ Palm Beach Post, May 26, 1994, p. 3D.
  5. ^ Palm Beach Post, May 26, 1994, p. 3D
  6. ^ Golden Opportunity, by Gretchen C. Van Benthuysen. Asbury Park Press, January 7, 2011
  7. ^ Palm Beach Post, November 25, 1999, p. 19D
  8. ^ Palm Beach Post, December 17, 1999, p. 27
  9. ^ Golden Opportunity, by Gretchen C. Van Benthuysen. Asbury Park Press, January 7, 2011
  10. ^ Courier-Post, October 14, 2010, p. 49.
  11. ^ Courier News, July 14, 2013, p. A4.
  12. ^ Los Angeles Times, March 1, 2015, p. F10
  13. ^ https://losangeles.jazznearyou.com/event_detail.php?id=545980&width=
  14. ^ http://allevents.in/los%20angeles/sarah-spiegel-frank-sinatra-jr-and-nancy-sinatra-will-be-performing-at-catalina-jazz-club-in-hollywo/403253139700108
  15. ^ http://thelosangelesbeat.com/2015/03/donny-most-ushers-march-2015-in-like-a-lion-and-out-too-most-likely-if-it-would-only-just-take-a-cue-off-him/