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Erika Amato

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About Me

I've been singing professionally since the age of 12, and got my first professional acting job at age 16. :-)

Although I think I'm still best known for being lead singer/co-writer of the alternative band Velvet Chain, (we garnered a large cult following through our appearances on the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" TV show and soundtrack album), I'm currently working mostly on the...Read More.

I've been singing professionally since the age of 12, and got my first professional acting job at age 16. :-)

Although I think I'm still best known for being lead singer/co-writer of the alternative band Velvet Chain, (we garnered a large cult following through our appearances on the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" TV show and soundtrack album), I'm currently working mostly on the theatrical stage as well as in television and film.

Here's my "official" bio:

Although she first gained attention as the award-winning lead singer of the alternative band Velvet Chain, (who garnered a large cult following through their appearances on the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" TV show and soundtrack album), Erika is also an accomplished professional actress, working on the theatrical stage, television, and film.

After making her mark on the Los Angeles rock scene (and appearing on TV, doing indie films, touring the USA with her band, etc.), Erika transitioned into musical theatre, where she found immediate success, booking lead roles in productions all over Southern California and being nominated multiple times for various awards, culminating in an Ovation Award Nomination (Best Featured Actress in a Musical) for her work in the world premiere rock musical SLEEPING BEAUTY WAKES in 2007. (Produced by Center Theatre Group and Deaf West Theatre at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.)

Feeling that she'd found her niche in theatre, she made her way to New York, where she now resides. She recently completed the First National Tour of FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL (directed by Sergio Trujillo), in which she played "Miss Wilde. New York credits include: "Berta" in the world premiere Off-Broadway musical SIGNS OF LIFE (Marjorie Deane Little Theatre), "Cleopatra" in the new musical THE SPHINX WINX (Off-Broadway at the Beckett Theatre), "Hesione" in the critically-acclaimed revival of TRIUMPH OF LOVE (Astoria Performing Arts Center), and "Edna" in WAITING FOR LEFTY (Producer's Club). Regional credits include "Velma" in HAIRSPRAY (Tuacahn), "Elsa" in THE SOUND OF MUSIC, the "Fairy Godmother" in CINDERELLA, "Dolly Tate" in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, and "Miss Jones" in HOW TO SUCCEED... (all at the Fireside Theatre in Wisconsin), "Reno Sweeney" in ANYTHING GOES (Candlelight Pavilion), "Cherry Jourdel" in PAINT YOUR WAGON (Geffen Playhouse), "Betty" in WHITE CHRISTMAS and "Dorothy Brock" in 42nd STREET (both at the Welk Resort Theatre), "Maria" in THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Saddleback CLO), and "Luisa" in NINE (Chance Theatre).

Film and TV credits include BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, QUANTUM LEAP, BRINGING UP JACK, DANGER RANGERS, VH-1's SPARKLE LOUNGE, SMACK, A COUPLE OF DAYS AND NIGHTS, PICKIN' UP CHICKS WITH HARLAN WILLIAMS, FRIENDS AND STRANGERS, and Disney's ENCHANTED.

Up next, she will be heading up to Ocean State Theatre in Rhode Island to play the "Witch" in INTO THE WOODS.

For a more information, photos, resume, reviews, and song/video samples, please visit my website: http://www.erikaamato.com

  • Location: New York, NY
  • Interested In: Performing, Agency Representation, Connecting to Other Performers
  • Category: Music, Film / Theater / TV, Fashion, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Writing, Representation, Venues, General

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ErikaAmato's Events

August 16th, 2012 View

I'm Singing in Los Angeles! (One Night Only)

The brilliant Milburn & Vigoda ( Sleeping Beauty Wakes , Toy Story: The Musical , Striking...

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January 10th, 2012 View

Erika Sings at the Stonewall! (FREE)

As you may have gathered from the title, I'm performing at the Stonewall Inn in the Village this Sunday evening. (My talented friend John Raymond Barker has a recurring show upstairs at the...

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December 10th, 2011 View

NEW CD - "A Merry Little Christmas"

Season's Greetings! I have news: I've released a new holiday CD! It's called "A Merry Little Christmas," and it features classics that run the gamut from "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" to "O...

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December 2nd, 2011 View

Madison Ave Baptist Church Christmas Spectacular

Join us for our annual Christmas Spectacular! It's a wonderful evening of traditional holiday favorites and new holiday songs by emerging composers. The evening stars: Erika Amato ...

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July 28th, 2011 View

Bartini's Got Talent!

Hello, ForTalent friends! :-) I'm one of 8 contestants who have been selected to compete in "BarTini's Got Talent," a local NYC singing competition/show that began this past Sunday, August 7th...

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March 31st, 2011 View

The Sphinx Winx

"The Sphinx Winx" is a musical comedy misinterpretation of the classic love triangle between Julius Caesar, Cleopatra and Marc Antony. With the kingdom of Egypt horribly in arrears to the Roman...

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March 16th, 2011 View

"Beautiful Music" - APAC 10th Anniversary Gala

Broadway's Tituss Burgess (The Little Mermaid, Guys and Dolls) will host the March 24 "Beautiful Music" gala benefit for the Astoria Performing Arts Center, honoring Kaufman Astoria Studios...

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