Singer, songwriter and actor Carrie Manolakos took the stage to celebrate her debut album "Echo" at (le) poisson rouge in New York City on April 2.
Manolakos is not afraid of 2012. She's been waiting for it. As both singer and songwriter her music is a powerful celebration of the human spirit. April 2 marked the release of her debut album, Echo, a lyrical blend of pop, soul and folk. Her sound dances with the stars of Sara Bareilles and Joni Mitchell, with kiss blown to Jeff Buckley, but a voice that is unmistakably hers alone. This Syracuse native stays true to her New York roots, both in sound and attitude: bold and inclusive. She integrates her vocal prowess, piano and guitar with a killer band for a night of music that will surely inspire.
Manolakos is best known, perhaps, for her earnest portrayal of Sophie Sheridan in Broadway's Mamma Mia!, as well as Elphaba, the green witch, in the second national tour of Wicked. It's her latest project, however, that is the most candid expression of her art. "Theater is about creating a character," she explains, "my music is about revealing myself." A striptease of the soul.
Check out photos from last night's party below!
Photo credit: Kevin Thomas Garcia
Kevin is a New York based photographer specializing in Headshots, Production Stills, Live Performance, Concerts and Events. His studio is located in Hell's Kitchen, right in the heart of the theatre district. As an actor with 20 years in the business, he has had the opportunity to perform with the National tours of 'Mamma Mia!', 'Footloose', 'Grease' and the European tour of 'West Side Story'. |