Deedee Magno Hall

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Deedee Magno Hall
Deedee Magno Hall (2010).jpg
Hall in 2010
Born
Deedee Lynn Magno

(1975-04-02) April 2, 1975 (age 45)
Occupation
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active1988–present
Spouse(s)
Cliffton Hall
(
m. 2003)
Children2

Deedee Lynn Magno Hall (born April 2, 1975) is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her work in the pop group The Party, and as the voice of Pearl and other characters in the animated series Steven Universe and its epilogue series Steven Universe Future .

Early life[edit]

Born in Portsmouth, Virginia, Magno was the child of immigrants from the Philippines, a sailor in the United States Navy and a nurse, she grew up in San Diego and Orlando.[1][2]

Career[edit]

She began acting at a young age, lending her voice to the Disney show The All New Mickey Mouse Club (that was first recorded in 1988) in 1988-1991 and sometimes 1992.[3] She also appears as Jasmine on the Disney's Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular soundtrack. She is credited as one of the students in the 1993 film, Sister Act 2.

After The Party, Hall went on to perform in musical theater, most notable was her role of Kim in the Broadway production of Miss Saigon, a role she later reprised on the national tour.[4] She later played the role of Nessarose on the first national tour of Wicked, from December 12, 2006 until November 16, 2008.[5] She most recently reprised the role in the San Francisco sit-down production at the Orpheum Theatre. Performances began January 27, 2009 with an opening night of February 6, 2009.[6] She played her final performance on September 5, 2010, when the production closed. She joined the ensemble for the US tour of If/Then in October 2015, listed as "Cathy and others" and was the understudy for Elizabeth and Kate.[4] Hall starred in the East West Players production of Next to Normal as Diana Goodman from May 12 to June 18, 2017.[7]

She began voice-acting the character of Pearl on the Cartoon Network program Steven Universe [8] in 2013 and also voice-acted the character of Pearl on the Cartoon Network program Steven Universe Future .[9]

Personal life[edit]

Hall is married to Cliffton Hall,[10] who has starred opposite her in both Miss Saigon and Wicked national tours, and in the San Francisco production of Wicked. He also played the role of Dan Goodman alongside her in East West Player's production of Next to Normal. Most recently, they played opposite each other as Donna Sheridan and Sam Carmichael in a Guam production of "Mamma Mia!" They have two sons.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit Classroom Kid
2002 Face Kelly
2013 Riff Rockit Hanna Hat (voice) Direct-to-video
2019 Steven Universe: The Movie Pearl & Yellow Pearl (voice) TV movie

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1989–1993 The All New Mickey Mouse Club Herself
1995 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Princess Dinner Guest Episode: "The Princess and the Pea"
1998 Dellaventura Lin Chang Episode: "Made in America"
Rear Window Popoff Nurse TV movie
2000 Third Watch Lori Tan Episode: "Alone in a Crowd"
2013–2019 Steven Universe Pearl (voice) Main role
2019–2020 Steven Universe Future Pearl (voice) Main role

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2014 Cartoon Network Superstar Soccer: Goal Pearl
2015 Steven Universe: Attack the Light Pearl
2017 Steven Universe: Save the Light Pearl
2018 Epic Seven Dominiel, Pyllis, Doris
2019 Steven Universe: Unleash the Light Pearl

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role
2003–2016 Disney's Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular Princess Jasmine
2006–2008 Wicked Emerald City Tour Nessarose
2009–2010 Wicked San Francisco Production Nessarose
2017 Next to Normal Diana Goodman
2019 Mamma Mia! Donna Sheridan

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Title Category Role Result
2014 BTVA Voice Acting Award Best Female Lead Vocal Performance in a Television Series - Comedy/Musical Pearl (Steven Universe) Nominated[12]
2015 Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Comedy/Musical
Shared with Zach Callison, Michaela Dietz, Estelle, Grace Rolek, Tom Scharpling, Jennifer Paz, Susan Egan, Matthew Moy and Kate Micucci
Steven Universe Won[13]
Best Female Lead Vocal Performance in a Television Series - Comedy/Musical Pearl (Steven Universe) Won[13]
Best Female Lead Vocal Performance in a Television Series - Comedy/Musical (People's Choice) Won[13]
2016 Best Vocal Cast in a Television Series
Shared with Zach Callison, Michaela Dietz, Estelle, Kate Micucci, Matthew Moy, Shelby Rabara, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Charlyne Yi and Erica Luttrell
Steven Universe Nominated[14]
Best Vocal Cast in a Television Series (People's Choice)
Shared with Zach Callison, Michaela Dietz, Estelle, Kate Micucci, Matthew Moy, Shelby Rabara, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Charlyne Yi and Erica Luttrell
Won[14]
2017 Best Vocal Cast in a Television Series
Shared with Zach Callison, Michaela Dietz, Estelle, Shelby Rabara, Tom Scharpling, Jennifer Paz, Grace Rolek, Kimberly Brooks, Charlyne Yi, Reagan Gomez-Preston, Kate Micucci, AJ Michalka, Colton Dunn, and Matthew Moy
Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Calindas, Marconi (August 18, 2009). "The proud Fil-Am from Miss Saigon to Wicked". GMA News. Philippines. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  2. ^ Farris, Christopher (February 11, 2019). "These Filipinos Are the Voices of Modern Cartoon and Anime Characters". Esquire (magazine). Hearst Communications. Archived from the original on July 8, 2019. Retrieved June 30, 2020.
  3. ^ Hinman, Catherine (April 24, 1989). "They're Hip, They're Hot, They're The Mouseketeers". Orlando Sentinel. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Deedee Magno Hall – Broadway Cast & Staff | IBDB". www.ibdb.com. Archived from the original on November 10, 2019. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  5. ^ "Wicked – Broadway Musical – Emerald City Tour | IBDB". www.ibdb.com. Archived from the original on May 3, 2018. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  6. ^ "Wicked the New Broadway Musical: San Francisco Company". Archived from the original on January 17, 2010. Retrieved January 4, 2010.
  7. ^ Desk, BWW News. "Deedee Magno Hall and Cliffton Hall to Lead NEXT TO NORMAL at East West Players; Cast, Creatives Set!". BroadwayWorld.com. Archived from the original on April 25, 2019. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  8. ^ Steven Universe, archived from the original on March 15, 2019, retrieved April 25, 2019
  9. ^ Steven Universe Future, archived from the original on March 15, 2019, retrieved April 25, 2019
  10. ^ "Deedee Magno Hall: On a passionate career, family & favorite roles - AJ Magazines". Archived from the original on March 30, 2018. Retrieved May 10, 2017.
  11. ^ Harada, Wayne (September 23, 2005). "Castle alums stage own revue". Archived from the original on August 21, 2018. Retrieved May 20, 2008.
  12. ^ "BTVA Voice Acting Awards 2013 - Behind The Voice Actors". Archived from the original on March 10, 2015. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  13. ^ a b c "BTVA Voice Acting Awards 2014 - Behind The Voice Actors". Archived from the original on July 15, 2015. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  14. ^ a b "BTVA Voice Acting Awards 2015 - Behind The Voice Actors". Archived from the original on August 14, 2017. Retrieved May 13, 2017.

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