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Alexandra Silber


Born in Los Angeles, California, Alexandra Silber spent her early childhood in Southern California until 1993, when her family moved to a suburb just outside Detroit, Michigan.

She attended Interlochen Arts Camp in Northern Michigan, and continued to spend her summers studying there until she began her education at the full-time high school Interlochen Arts Academy; where she graduated with the coveted and highly distinguished Young Artist Award.

Whilst at Interlochen, Alexandra performed such roles as Amalia Balash in She Loves Me and Lucy in Snoopy! The Musical (both alongside actor Michael Arden), Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker, and Rosalind in As You Like It.  It is at Interlochen that Alexandra cultivated her love of musical theatre, and in 2001 was awarded a Level 1 Award for Spoken and Musical Theatre at the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts A.R.T.S Week in Miami, Florida, and subsequently went on to become a Presidential Scholar of the Arts semi-finalist.

She continued her training at The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow and majored in Acting. Whilst at The RSAMD she performed in such productions as The Cherry Orchard, Metamorphoses, Pericles, Twelfth Night, godeatgod, The Balkans Are Not Dead, Here Comes A Chopper, as well as the title role in Electra, and as Helen of Troy in the highly acclaimed production of Howard Barker's The Bite of The Night. She graduated in 2005 with The Faculty Student of the Year award just days before her West End debut as Laura Fairlie in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Woman in White.

Alexandra then made her feature film debut in Stephen King's 1408 starring John Cusack, before portraying Hodel in The Sheffield Crucible's 2007 production of Fiddler on the Roof directed by Lindsay Posner, and revived her role in it's subsequent West End transfer to tremendous critical acclaim.

She then joined Fiddler on the Roof director Lindsay Posner once again, portraying one of the deepest and most complex characters in the history of musical theatre: Julie Jordan in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel at The Savoy Theatre in London's West End. She once again received tremendous critical acclaim, and has recently been awarded the TMA Award for Best Performance in a Musical, 2009. She recently completed a revival of her Ovation-nominated portrayal of Julie Jordan for Reprise Theatre Company in her birthplace of Los Angeles, California, (under the artistic directorship of Jason Alexander) once again to overwhelming critical acclaim, and will protray the role again in January 2012 with The Rochester Symphony Orchestra.

She joined Tony Award winner Tyne Daly in Terrence McNally's Master Class at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, directed by Stephen Wadsworth, and made her Broadway debut in the same production with Manhattan Theatre Club in the Spring of 2011.

Alexandra also made her New York theatre debut portraying The Young Wife in the Transport Group's Revival of Michael John LaChiusa's Hello Again, and was honored to be nominated for a Drama League Award, and has recently debuted her solo cabaret entitled "London Still" at legendary New York nightclub Feinstein's at The Loews Regency, and is honored to be reprising her cabaret act as a part of Barbara Cook's Spotlight Series at The Kennedy Center on December 2, 2011.

Alexandra is also an avid blogger, photographer and writer, and when she is not working, enjoys travel, cinema, visual art and peanut butter - but not necessarily in that order. She also has a fondness for red shoes, watermelon and all things badcrimedrama.
Alexandra Silber