And what a voice it is. Peggy Herman has been thrilling sold-out audiences around the world, performing at prestigious concert venues such as New York’s Town Hall, on major cruise lines and at international resorts, to more notable intimate nightclubs including Feinstein’s At The Regency and The Metropolitan Room in New York, and The Fountainbleau Hotel in Miami Beach. Peggy has had the privilege of opening for entertainment legends Bob Hope, Milton Berle, Alan King; and Phyllis Diller, who said "one of the greatest opening acts alive is Peggy Herman. She always leaves the audience in a happy mood and loving what they're hearing.”
Prior to singing the classics of the great American songbook, Peggy began as a classically trained vocalist, who during her four-season affiliation with the Greater Miami Opera Guild performed with opera legends Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti.
Her landmark debut recording Mercer And More, released by Original Cast Records, became one of the most lauded recordings of the year. The CD garnered Herman national radio play and accolades with Backstage Magazine calling it a “lush album” and After Dark Chicago praising Peggy’s vocals with the supreme compliment: “old and familiar songs sung the way they were meant to be sung.”
Herman’s newest album, 2012’s Herman On Herman, a studio recording based on her acclaimed, one-woman show (directed by nine-time Tony Award winning legend Tommy Tune and Peter Glebo), lovingly explores the music of one of Broadway’s most successful and beloved songwriters, Grammy and Tony Award winner Jerry Herman (Hello Dolly!, Mame & La Cage Aux Folles).
From the well-known showstoppers to less familiar gems, Peggy (with the solid support of MAC Award winners Alex Rybeck’s stunning arrangements and Paul Rolnick’s amazing producing), musically breathes new life into the Herman songbook. Giving these songs a vibrancy never heard before, the recording is nothing short of a tour de force for Ms. Herman’s dynamic vocals and musical versatility. Peggy marked her debut at New York’s premiere nightspot, Feinstein’s At The Regency, with a concert celebrating the CD’s release. The recording is available at iTunes, amazon.com, CDBaby.com and peggyherman.com.
Born in Philadelphia and raised in Miami Beach, Florida, Peggy was the recipient of two scholarships in vocal study at Temple University in Philadelphia, where she performed with their opera company. She went on to a four-season affiliation with the Greater Miami Opera Guild. While performing there with Pavarotti, she volunteered her services to the world’s premiere opera star as his personal driver in order to get a more in-depth look at his operatic world.
Longing for closer contact with the audience, Peggy Herman joined the Middle of the Road Singers as the lead vocalist and traveled around the world, then found a home performing on five-star cruise ships on the Cunard and Royal Viking lines. She was a featured performer at New York’s Mabel Mercer Cabaret Conventions at Town Hall. Peggy has been featured in many theatrical productions, including the roles of Mother Superior in Nunsense and Bloody Mary in South Pacific. In her spare time, Peggy raises Standard Poodles.
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