Perhaps Linda Eder was the most famous new interpreter of theatrical songs to appear during the nineties. A Barbra Streis disciple and early on, Eder slowly developed her own vocal style, branching out of show tunes to include pop classics, light swing, and contemporary adult balladry in her repertoire.
As a stage actress, Eder collaborated primarily with her husband, the composer Frank Wildhorn, who also explicitly planned his content for her (and created her recordings too). It was Wildhorn’s musical adaptation of Jekyll and Hyde that catapulted Eder into stardom for the first time, and she continued to rely on his pen for a good portion of her recorded output, though her new millennium albums extended her comfort zone ever further.
Linda Eder’s Bio, Wiki, Age
Eder was born in Tucson, AZ, February 3, 1961, just two months after her family immigrated to the US. Her mother was Norwegian, and her father was an Austrian pastry chef who finally settled the family in Brainerd, MN, a small northern town where Linda spent much of her childhood.
She was originally inspired by Judy Garland’s performance of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” to try her hand at singing, and at 16, she partially won a local beauty contest by performing an original composition.
Teaming with a high school friend, the pianist Paul Todd, Eder started to play locally, making her first professional appearance at the Brainerd Holiday Inn in 1981. The two took their nightclub act on the road after graduation, playing cabarets, cocktail lounges and supper clubs as Paul & Linda around the country.
Linda Eder’s Career, Songs, Albums
Finally Todd and Eder split, and she started working in his place with pianist Jeremy Roberts. Eder got her first big break in 1988, when she auditioned successfully for Star Search’s TV talent show. She went on to win the award for 12 weeks in a row, which brought her to the attention of composer Frank Wildhorn, who recently co-wrote Whitney Houston’s number one hit “Where Do Broken Hearts Go.
Wildhorn had worked on a musical version of legendary Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Robert Louis Stevenson’s. For quite some time Hyde story and securing the services of Eder gave the project a whole new life. Cast in Lucy’s role as a prostitute and nightclub singer, Eder soon formed a romantic relationship also with Wildhorn.
And so much more The first version of Jekyll and Hyde premiered in Houston in 1990, and the same year was released an album of musical highlights in hopes of raising interest in the show. Eder meanwhile recorded her self-titled debut album, released in 1991 by RCA.
Wildhorn and Eder published an early version of another musical, The Scarlet Pimpernel, which was initially conceived as a showcase for Eder and her vocal drama in Streisand form. The song You Are My House, recorded between Eder and Peabo Bryson as a duet, has become a minor success on contemporary adult charts. Eder’s next proper solo album was And So Much More in 1994, on which Wildhorn had a hand in composing much of the material. Wildhorn started work on a musical adaptation of Svengali during the same time, which naturally centered on Eder.
Linda Eder’s Awards
- Linda Eder was won in 1997 Theater World Award performance as a Best Broadway Debut, Jekyll & Hyde.
- Linda Nominated Drama Desk Award Leading Actress (Lucy), Jekyll & Hyde in 1997.
- Linda Nominated Outer Critics Circle Leading Actress (Lucy), Jekyll & Hyde 1997.
In 1994, it’s TimeJekyll and Hyde embarked on a nationwide tour, mostly for mixed feedback and positive receipts from box offices. Jekyll and Hyde were re-recorded in a more complete form in 1995 having been a word-of-mouth hit; Eder embarked on her first nationwide concert tour as a solo artist the following year.
Following major revisions in 1997, Jekyll and Hyde eventually made their long-awaited Broadway debut, by which time Eder’s cult following had grown into full-fledged stardom. That year, she signed to Atlantic Records and released It’s Time, her most commercially successful album to date, which revealed her as a distinctive vocal stylist coming into her own. Wildhorn again wrote or co-wrote much of the material, sprinkling on a couple of Jekyll and Hyde songs, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and a new work in progress, The Civil War.
Eder’s first album on holiday, Christmas Stays the Same, came out in 2000. In 2002 she returned with Gold, a less conventional, more guitar-based collection of contemporary pop featuring Beatles, Dusty Springfield, Boz Scaggs, and Dobie Gray coverings of songs. Wildhorn content still dominated the album, including the well-received title track, which was to form the cornerstone of the new, unfinished Camille Claudel musical.
“Silver” has also appeared on Eder’s follow-up release, Broadway My Way 2003, an collection of show tune standards that moved away from its predecessor’s more contemporary touches. For 2008’s The Other Side of Me, a convincing rock-edged country record, she really changed horses and then swung back into familiar pop theater territory for 2009’s Soundtrack.
Linda Eder’s Net Worth
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Linda Eder’s Married, Husband, Child
She is married to Frank Wildhorn, an American composer known for his musicals as well as the famous songs. He is best known for his four-year Broadway-run musical Jekyll & Hyde and for writing Whitney Houston’s # 1 International hit song Where Do Broken Hearts Go.
Eder and Wildhorn got connected in 1998, following a lengthy courtship. It’s the next album from No Secret AnymoreEder, It’s No Secret Anymore, released in 1999, and again mostly based on Wildhorn material, with selections from the musical work-in-progress Havana (another Eder vehicle) and a lullaby for the newborn child of the couple.
Linda Eder’s Height, Tour
She has a perfect body figure that compliments her perfectly round beautiful face. She is decently tall around 5.10 inches in height and She maintains a sexy, curvy, and beautiful figure with a body weight of 64 kilograms.
Now Linda Eder is on tour. Their next tour is Friday 24 April at the North Shore Performing Arts Complex in Skokie, IL