Farah Alvin

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Farah Alvin
Occupation Actress and songwriter
Years active 1994 - present
Spouse(s) Dan Winerman

Farah Alvin (born September 28, 1976) is an American songwriter and theatre actress.[1] She is the daughter of cinematic poster artist John Alvin.

Early life[edit]

Alvin grew up in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of the artists John Alvin and Andrea Alvin. In 1993, at the age of sixteen, she won the Spotlights Award, a scholarship competition for the Los Angeles Music Center and performed at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. At eighteen, she received a scholarship to the Brooklyn College music conservatory and moved to New York City.[2]


During her senior year of high school, Alvin earned her Equity card when she performed in the Los Angeles premiere of Fame: The Musical.[2] Three weeks after moving to New York, she obtained a role in the musical A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Garden.[2] Alvin's first Broadway theatre credit came was in the revival of the musical Grease. Subsequent Broadway credits have included the musical productions of Saturday Night Fever, Nine and The Look of Love. Alvin appeared as Marcy in an Off Broadway production of the musical I Love You Because, as well as several other Off Broadway productions.

In 2009, Alvin was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical, for her role as Missy in The Marvelous Wonderettes.[3] In 2011, she performed the title role of the Off Broadway musical One Night with Fanny Brice.[4]


  1. ^ Times, New York (January 2001). The New York Times Theater Reviews 1997-1998. Psychology Press. pp. 383–. ISBN 978-0-8153-3341-8. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Gans, Andrew (June 22, 2007). "DIVA TALK: Chatting with Pirates! Star Farah Alvin". Playbill. Archived from the original on 2014-09-03. Retrieved 2014-08-31. 
  3. ^ Gans, Andrew (March 1, 2011). "Farah Alvin Will Star in Off-Broadway's One Night with Fanny Brice". Playbill. Archived from the original on 2014-09-03. Retrieved 2014-08-31. 
  4. ^ Holohan, Jane (July 21, 2011). "'Funny Girl' star was born to entertain". Lancaster Online. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 

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