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Erika C. Miller - Arcadia, CA

Erika is a proud member and co-founder of Chance Theater alongside her husband, actor/director Oanh Nguyen, and is a recent graduate of the Fieldstone Foundation’s Emerging Leaders Group, a recipient of the Annie Anaheim Accolades Award for her service to the community, and a member of the Anaheim Arts Council Board of Directors since 2007 (where she served as president for two years). She has studied with Anne Reinking at The Broadway Theatre Project, the Boston Conservatory, USC, and in London with the British American Dramatic Academy and the Royal Shakespeare Company through Skidmore College in New York. At an early age she was a professional singer with The Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, where she was privileged to perform with such talents as Peabo Bryson, Barry Manilow, Andre Previn, Yo-Yo Ma, Doc Severinsen and Luther Vandross, to name a few. She can be heard singing on the soundtracks of “Hero,” “The Dark Half” and “Merry Christmas from Doc Severinsen and The Tonight Show Orchestra.” Her opera credits include “Die Frau Ohnne Schatten” and “El Gato Montez” with Placido Domingo at The Music Center, “Carmina Burana” at the Hollywood Bowl, and “The Magic Flute” at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

In more recent years, Erika began singing ragtime music locally with ERIC MARCHESE and has performed at Old Town Music Hall, Steamers Jazz Club with the Orange County Ragtime Society, and at RagFest for the past 10 years. Favorite Chance shows include “Jerry Springer: The Opera” (Ovation Award, Garland Award, and LADCC-nominated Best Musical, Los Angeles Times Critic’s Choice and Back Stage Critic’s Pick), “Little Women,” “Evita” (O.C. Register’s #1 Event of the Week), “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” “Into the Woods” (Back Stage Critic’s Pick and Garland Award Honorable Mention: Best Ensemble), “Cabaret” (Garland Award Honorable Mention, Best Actress), “Closer Than Ever” (Los Angeles Times Critic’s Choice), “Lee Miller: The Angel and The Fiend” (OC Weekly Award), and “As You Like It” (O.C. Register Best Performance). Erika is also a costume designer and has been nominated for two Ovation awards for “The Who’s Tommy” and “Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical.”

For more information on upcoming Chance Theater shows, go to www.chancetheater.com. You can also email Erika at ecmiller12@gmail.com for current information on her musical events and to be added to her email list.

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