Christy Altomare

Christy Altomare
Born Christine Altomare
June 23, 1986 (1986-06-23) (age 25)
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Website
http://www.christyaltomare.com/

Christy Altomare is an American actress and singer-songwriter who played the role of Wendla in the first national tour of the rock musical Spring Awakening.

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Early life

Born on June 23, 1986, Altomare began performing at the age of five in community theater productions in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. At Pennsbury High School, she was a part of choirs and school productions before attending University of Cincinnati's Conservatory of Music, where she performed in a number of productions. In 2004, she was a National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts winner in the musical theater category.[1] She graduated from CCM in 2008 with a BFA in Musical Theater.[2]

Career

Altomare began writing songs at the age of twelve. She has three independent CDs: Not Yet Over You (2000), Waiting For You (2007), and an EP entitled After You (2008). When she was sixteen, she signed with her current manager, Edie Robb.[2] She looks to Jewel and Joni Mitchell as her biggest influences.[3]

In 2008, Altomare joined the first national touring cast of the hit Broadway musical Spring Awakening in the lead role of Wendla, beginning previews on August 15, 2008 in San Diego.[2] She traveled to 44 different cities and gave over 600 performances. She stayed with the tour until its final performance on May 23, 2010.[4] Altomare received generally positive reviews throughout the tour. Seth Kubersky of Orlando Weekly called her "appropriately innocent and adorable as the inevitable victim"[5] while Eric Rezsnyak of the Rochester City Paper praised her "piercing, haunting soprano voice," and how "even her most difficult melodic passes seem totally effortless."[6]

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