(NEWTON, NJ) -- A worldwide sensation when she was only ten years old, Jackie Evancho has moved past the exuberant promise of a child prodigy vocalist, becoming a mature young adult with a clear direction as to where she, as a creative artist, is taking her career as a singer. A career that began with a little girl’s fascination with the film soundtrack of The Phantom of the Opera and has become an evolving and enduring musical phenomenon.
Since she first dazzled American television audiences at the age of 10 – gaining global recognition with her stunning debut on NBC’s America’s Got Talent – Jackie Evancho has released a string of platinum and gold albums, with sales of over 3 million in the US. Along the way, she has also made history – the youngest solo platinum artist ... the youngest Top 5 debut artist ever in the U.K. ... the youngest person to give a solo concert at Lincoln Center ... the highest-ranking debut artist of 2010. All seven of Jackie’s albums have hit No. 1 on the Billboard Classical chart. The magnitude of her success led Billboard twice (in 2010 and 2012) to include Jackie on its list of “music movers-and-shakers under the age of 21.”
Jackie is currently in the studio working on her next album - an album of contemporary theater songs. Songs from Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Waitress, Greatest Showman, Wicked, Rent, and Spring Awakening. As an 18-year-old, Jackie wants to embrace what she considers the new American songbook. Jackie is the first recording artist to embrace this new and very popular emerging genre.
Jackie Evancho performs Friday, December 13 at 8:00pm at The Newton Theatre, 234 Spring Street in Newton, NJ. Tickets start at $54 and are available for purchase at The Newton Theatre box office, online at www.TheNewtonTheatre.com, or by calling 973-940-NEWT.