Eden Espinosa

Biography: Eden Espinosa was born on February 2, 1978 to second-generation Mexican –Americans. She is fluent in both Spanish and English. Eden has been interested in perusing a career in theatre since birth. She began singing at the age of three, performing at five, and recording at ten. She says when she was little; she would force her parents and their friends to watch her perform in skits she made up with her brother, Eddie. Her father was a preacher, she would sing in his church as a child, and Eden is still religious.
She attended Canyon High School and played Maria in the school’s production of West Side Story.
When she was 17, Eden got her first job at a Disney theme park – a Christmas Caroler in the parade Christmas Fantasy. Her only vocal training before this was a few lessons in high school. Instead of going to college, Eden started working at several southern California theme parks during her college years. Her Disney fans will remember her best as Pocahontas and the
Eden Espinosa was born on February 2, 1978 to second-generation Mexican –Americans. She is fluent in both Spanish and English. Eden has been interested in perusing a career in theatre since birth. She began singing at the age of three, performing at five, and recording at ten. She says when she was little; she would force her parents and their friends to watch her perform in skits she made up with her brother, Eddie. Her father was a preacher, she would sing in his church as a child, and Eden is still religious.
She attended Canyon High School and played Maria in the school’s production of West Side Story.
When she was 17, Eden got her first job at a Disney theme park – a Christmas Caroler in the parade Christmas Fantasy. Her only vocal training before this was a few lessons in high school. Instead of going to college, Eden started working at several southern California theme parks during her college years. Her Disney fans will remember her best as Pocahontas and the Little Mermaid. She also worked as an ensemble member in a stunt and dance show, Spiderman Rocks, at the Universal Studios theme park. She also assisted several friends perusing musical careers by singing background vocals for them.
The casting director of BYLN saw Eden perform at a theme park and introduced her to the directors John McDaniel and Jeff Calhoun. Because she was so involved with the creation of the show, Eden has a very strong emotional attachment to it; feeling that she has grown along with it. She deeply identifies with her character, Brooklyn, who was somewhat written after her. Most of the songs were written especially for her soaring voice and her favorite costume to wear is her shopping bag outfit from the show’s finale. The show opened at the Denver Civic Theatre in Colorado and went to Broadway for a limited run (October 24, 2004 to June 26, 2005). Before it opened, Eden came to New York City for the first time, working as both a restaurant hostess and a salesgirl at the Gap to support herself. She says that in spite of the fact that she is better known for her roles in Wicked, Eden wants people to primarily associate her with BKLYN. She preformed several songs from the song for the TV movie Broadway on Broadway.
In between the BKLYN workshops and it going to Broadway, Eden made her Broadway debut as the understudy for Nessarose and Elphaba in Wicked. She took over the role of Elphaba for an entire month while Idina Menzel was filming the movie Ask The Dust. She says that Wicked prepared her for intense 8-shows a week schedule, Elphaba was a more physically challenging role than Brooklyn, and she is really happy she got do that before creating the role of Brooklyn for Broadway. Over the summer after BKLYN closed, Stephanie Block was injured on the Wicked tour, and Eden took over for the San Francisco stop.

In the summer of 2005, Eden preformed at the 2005 Broadway Cabaret Festival. She had previously preformed at Joe’s Pub Cabaret in 2003.
In January of 2006, Eden returned to Wicked and took over the role of Elphaba. She left the show on October 8, 2006. Since leaving, Eden has preformed in several benefit concerts. On February 10, 2007, Eden opened the Los Angeles production of Wicked along with her former costar, Megan Hilty. She is currently living in Los Angeles and playing Elphaba at the Pantages Theater.
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