ERIKA AMATO
AEA - SAG/AFTRA - AGVA

Agent: Carson/Kolker Organization
212-221-1517 barry@carsonkolker.org

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Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue-Green
Height: 5'6''
Weight: 135
Vocal Range: Low C (C3) to High A (A5)      

NATIONAL TOUR
FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL (NETworks) - Miss Wilde - Sergio Trujillo, Dir.

OFF-BROADWAY
THE SPHINX WINX (The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row) - Cleopatra - Matthew Hamel, Dir.
SIGNS OF LIFE (Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre) - Berta Pluhar - Jeremy Dobrish, Dir

OTHER NY THEATRE
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS (Boomerang Theatre Co.) - The Abbess - Scott Ebersold, Dir.
HAY FEVER (New York Theatre Now) - Judith Bliss - Jeremy Scott Lapp, Dir.
CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY (Billie Holiday Theatre) - Gerte - Imani Douglas, Dir.
NELL DASH (Hudson Guild Theatre) - Lady Fanny Dashwood - Dennis Corsi, Dir.
DISTANT THUNDER (Staged Reading) - Thelma/Ensemble - Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Dir.
THE TEN MINUTE HAMLET (Staged Reading) - Charla Woods - Christopher Scott, Dir.
JACK LONDON: SEX, LOVE, AND REVOLUTION (NYC Fringe) - Ninetta Eames - Kimberly Eaton, Dir.
TOO HOT FOR HOLLYWOOD (York Theatre) - Mabel Harris - Bill Castellino, Dir.
PARIS (Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble) - Harriet - Barbara Vann, Dir.
SOMETHING TO DANCE ABOUT (Staged Reading) - Irene Castle Gary Lyons, Dir.
WAITING FOR LEFTY (Producers Club) - Edna - Victor Cuenca, Dir.
MARY THE MAGDALENE (Staged Reading) - Rivka - Richard Burk, Dir.
THE MANY ADVENTURES OF TRIXIE TICKLES (U.C.B.) - Teacher/Announcer/Dog - Shirley Serotsky, Dir.
(IN)FIDELITY (WOW Cafe Theatre) - Karen - Jeffrey C Wolf, Dir.
TRIUMPH OF LOVE (Astoria Performing Arts Center) - Hesione - Brian Swasey, Dir.

REGIONAL THEATRE
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (Westchester Broadway Theatre) - Mme. Baurel - Richard Stafford, Dir.
CINDERELLA - Revival Version (Tuacahn) - Madame - Jani Walsh-Weber, Dir.
MATILDA (Tuacahn) - Ensemble/Russian Henchman - Igor Goldin, Dir.
THE PRINCE OF EGYPT (Tuacahn) - Ensemble/Tuya U/S - Scott Anderson, Dir.
BIOGRAPHY (East Lynne Theater Co) - Marion Froude - Gayle Stahlhuth, Dir.
THE SECRET GARDEN (Arden Theatre Co) - Ensemble/Mrs. Winthrop - Terrence Nolan, Dir.
A FUNNY THING...FORUM (The Wick Theatre) - Domina - Bob Walton, Dir.
BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS (Westchester Broadway Theatre) - Lela Rogers - Jeremy Benton, Dir.
INTO THE WOODS (Ocean State Theatre) - The Witch - Kathryn Markey, Dir.
ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (Fireside Theatre) - Dolly Tate - Ed Flesch, Dir.
HAIRSPRAY (Tuacahn) - Velma Von Tussle - Derryl Yaeger, Dir.
ALADDIN (Tuacahn) - Ensemble - Scott Anderson, Dir.
VILLAINS' VICTORY PARTY (Disneyland) - Cruella De Vil - Linda Simmons, Dir.
CINDERELLA (Fireside Theatre) - Fairy Godmother - Ed Flesch, Dir.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Fireside Theatre) Elsa Schraeder - Ed Flesch, Dir.
TOY STORY (Workshop) - Bo Peep - Stefan Novinski, Dir.
HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS... (Fireside Theatre) - Miss Jones - Ed Flesch, Dir.
WHITE CHRISTMAS (Welk Resort Theatre) - Betty Haynes - Jon Engstrom, Dir.
THE THIEF (El Portal Theatre) - Rosa - James Mellon, Dir.
SLEEPING BEAUTY WAKES (CTG / Deaf West) - Jeff Calhoun, Dir.
ANYTHING GOES (Candlelight Pavilion) - Reno Sweeney - Douglas Austin, Dir.
DISNEY PRINCESS FANTASY FAIRE (Disneyland) - Lady Lillian - Denny Newell, Dir.
SUNSET BOULEVARD (Hollywood Bowl) - Ensemble - Peter Hunt, Dir.
SISTER ACT (Workshop - music by Alan Menken) - LaRosa/Ensemble Nun - Peter Schneider, Dir.
AND THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND (West Coast Ensemble) - Woman 3 - Richard Israel, Dir.
THE SNOW QUEEN (Workshop - music by Alan Menken) - Snow Queen - Amon Miyamoto, Dir.
CASABLANCA (Actor's Fund Benefit, Pantages Theatre) - Marseillaise Singer - Peter Hunt, Dir.
42nd STREET (Welk Resort Theater) - Dorothy Brock - Jon Engstrom, Dir.
PAINT YOUR WAGON (Geffen Playhouse) - Cherry/Sarah - Gil Cates, Dir.
SNOW WHITE, AN ENCHANTING MUSICAL (Disneyland) - Evil Queen - Eric Schaeffer, Dir.
THE BUNGLER (West Coast Ensemble) - Hippolyte - Jules Aaron, Dir.
GEORGE M! (Fullerton Civic Light Opera) - Fay Templeton - Rob Barron, Dir.
MADLY, IN LOVE (Odyssey Theatre) - Wallis Simpson - David Galligan, Dir.
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Starlight Musical Theatre, San Diego) - Hodel - Jeannette Thomas, Dir.
SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE (West Coast Ensemble) - Yvonee/Naomi - Calvin Remsberg, Dir.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Saddleback Civic Light Opera) - Maria - Sheryl Donchey, Dir.
NINE (Chance Theatre) - Luisa - Martie Ramm, Dir. 
KNIGHT LIFE (Music Theatre Santa Barbara) - Wench Trio - Michael Michetti, Dir.
MACBETH (Quantum Theatre Company) - Witch/Porter - Michael Ordoña, Dir.
ONCE UPON A MIDSUMMER… (Golden State Theatre) - Hermia - Adriane Coros, Dir.
MUSEUM (Hollywood Repertory Theatre) - Françoise/Gilda - Joshua Campbell, Dir


FILM
SILENT PARTNER - Dara Cullen - Aristotle Torres, Dir.
1 OUT OF 30 - Robin Mayfield - Vishnu Vallahaleni, Dir.
FRIENDS AND STRANGERS - Marie - Edward Caban, Dir.
ENCHANTED (Walt Disney Pictures) - Singing Voice - Kevin Lima, Dir.
LE BUREAU DU PETIT MORT - Chloe - Damon Runninghorse-Buckley, Dir.
MISSION: ROMANCE - Paramedic #2 - Frank Turrisi, Dir.
AMERICA TO THE MAX! - Vampire Party Guest - Louis Iacoviello, Dir.
A COUPLE OF DAYS AND NIGHTS - Jula Diva - Vaughn Verdi, Dir.
BEPPO THE CLOWN - Mrs. Smith - Vaughn Verdi, Dir.
PICKING UP CHICKS W/HARLAND WILLIAMS - Becky - Chris Hall, Dir.
SMACK - Mr. Snooper - Vaughn Verdi, Dir.


TELEVISION
POWER BOOK III: RAISING KANAN - White Saleslady (Co-Star) - Starz (Lisa Leone, Dir.)
THE DEUCE - Cousin Barbara (Featured) - HBO (Susanna White, Dir.)
DANGER RANGERS - Singing Voice - PBS (Randy Rogel, Vocal Contractor)
WIN BEN STEIN'S MONEY - Contestant (I won!) - Comedy Central
JEOPARDY! - Contestant (I lost!) - Sony Pictures Entertainment
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER - Self (lead singer of Velvet Chain) - the WB (David Semel, Dir.)
SPARKLE LOUNGE - Self (lead singer of Velvet Chain) - VH1 (Gene Fein, Dir.)
BRINGING UP JACK - Sandy (Co-Star) - ABC Pictures (Pamela Fryman, Dir.)
QUANTUM LEAP - Lt. Guri (Guest Star) - NBC Universal (James Whitmore, Jr., Dir.)

RECORDINGS, NIGHTCLUBS, CONCERTS, COMMERCIALS-------------------------------------------------------- LIST AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

AWARDS (partial list)
Best Supporting Actress in a Musical (for "Cinderella") - BWW Award Nomination 2018
Best Actress (for "Nell Dash") - NY Winterfest Festival Nominee 2017
Best Actress in a Play (for "Biography") - BWW Award Nomination 2016
Best Actress, Leading Role, Musical (for "Into The Woods") - Critics' Pick - Best of 2015 Rhode Island
Best Actress in a Musical - Professional (for "Into The Woods") - BWW Award Nomination 2015
Best Featured Actress in a Musical (for "Sleeping Beauty Wakes") - Ovation Award Nomination 2007
Best Performance in a Musical (for "Anything Goes") - Inland Theatre League Award Nomination 2006
Best Performance in a Musical (for "Nine") - OC Weekly Award Nomination 2002
Best Performances of 2002 (for "Nine") - Orange County Register
Best Performances of 2002 (for "The Sound of Music") - Orange County Register
Best Vocal Performance - Flick Music Awards
Best Female Vocalist - LA Music Awards

TRAINING (partial list)
Song/Monologue Interpretation: Betty Buckley
Acting: Gordon Hunt - American National Academy for the Performing Arts
Master Class (Acting) - Jason Alexander - AIA Actor's Studio
Voice: Carolyn Paulus; - The Voice Studio (NYC); Calvin Remsberg - Calvin Remsberg Studio; Carly Moultrie - Moultrie Academy
Improvisation: Natasha Arnold - Comedy Sportz LA
Scene Study: John DeLancie - The Complex Studios
Voice-Over: Bill Ackerman - Kalmenson & Kalmenson

Vassar College - B.A. with Honors and Honors in Drama
Yale University - Summer Sessions in Drama, Voice, and Dance (Gifted and Talented Program)

SPECIAL SKILLS - Fluent French, some Italian, Russian, ASL; Dialects/Accents: New York, New Jersey, Boston, Texas, American Southern, Various British (R.P., London, Geordie, etc.), French, Italian, Russian, German; strong Improv skills; plays Piano, Recorder, Percussion, Guitar; Expert at Harmonies and A Cappella; Moves very well.

Erika is also the lead singer of indie rock band, Velvet Chain, best known for their appearances on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV show and Soundtrack Album.  www.velvetchain.com

VELVET CHAIN

"MADAME" (CINDERELLA)

"CHERRY" 
(PAINT YOUR WAGON)

"THE WITCH" 
(INTO THE WOODS)

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