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Allison Blackwell

Vocalist

Allison Blackwell

Biography

Allison Blackwell is thrilled to be celebrating the holidays with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro David Charles Abell. She was last seen with the ASO in Tapestry: The Carole King Songbook with Principal POPS Conductor Michael Krajewski, and singers Liz Callaway and Bryce Ryness in spring of 2016.

A Philadelphia native, Blackwell has distinguished herself as a force of nature in the theatre and concert world. Her versatile voice and outgoing personality on stage make her a highly sought out performer. Her Broadway credits include A Night with Janis Joplin, where she portrayed Aretha Franklin,The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess and Disney’s The Lion King. She was seen in two Live at Lincoln Center broadcasts with the New York Philharmonic, the Emmy Award-winning Sweeney Todd and Show Boat. Allison Blackwell has performed as a guest soloist with such orchestras as The New York Pops, The Philly Pops, The Houston Symphony Orchestra and The Boston Pops. Allison won the San Francisco Bay Area Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Dotty Moffett/Washing Machine in Caroline, or Change.

Her other favorite theatrical roles include Fantine in Les Misérables at the Dallas Theatre Center, Sarah’s Friend in Ragtime at Barrington Stage Company, Mrs. Segstrom in A Little Night Music at Sacramento Music Circus and Sister Sophia in The Sound of Music at Paper Mill Playhouse.Allison Blackwell is a proud graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. She also holds a master's degree in Music from The Boston Conservatory. For more information please visit www.allisonblackwell.com.



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