Joan Crowe

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Artist Statement

Biography of Joan Crowe New York Newsday called her "act as polished as a diamond." Joan Crowe is a versatile singer with an extensive repertoire of jazz, standards, pop, rock, blues and folk.  In addition, Joan's comic ability earned her most recent performance award, the 2002 MAC award (Manhattan Association of Cabaret and Clubs) for Female Musical Comedy. She is equally at home performing with the Tedd Firth Trio at upscale Manhattan and Westchester clubs, as she is at performing her intimate cabaret shows at benefits, private parties, and corporate events around the country. Time Out New York selected her as Critic's Pick for her cabaret show, Shooting Stars, which earned her first MAC Award nomination in 2000.  It's a celebration of the wonderful songs of her close friend, the late Tom Brown, a program of both comic and often-poignant stories of their eight-year friendship. The show received rave reviews from Back Stage, In Theatre, the Village Voice, and Cabaret Scenes. Teaming up with musical director Brian Hurley, her second show As the Crowe Flies was dubbed Fabulous! by Bloomberg Radio, and Hilarious! by the Associated Press and earned her a second MAC nomination, this time for Best Female Musical Comedy. Her credits include performances at The Manor, Archie's Place, Don't Tell Mama, Danny's Skylight Room, Eighty-eight, Judy's Chelsea, The Emelin Theatre, The Cinegrill in Los Angeles, Odettes, Teddy Cares, the National Society of Arts and Letters, the ASCAP songwriters' showcase, and the 1999 Cabaret Convention at Town Hall. Well known to daytime viewers in a recurring role on All My Children, Joan has also appeared on screen in Working Girl and An Eye for an Eye, with Sally Field. She has performed regionally at the Asolo State Theater, Kennedy Center, Indiana Repertory. She is married to actor/producer Robb Pruitt and mother to children Robbie and Marie.  Joan is currently working on her first CD.

Educational Background

Classically trained with a MFA from the Asolo State Theatre and a BFA in Theatre from Indiana University at Bloomington, her acting credits are extensive. Her New York acting credits include Dance Theatre Workshop, Altered Stages and Theatre Works USA.