Monday, August 27, 2012

MYRIAM PHIRO Sings French Songs

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

On August 25th, I had the very gratifying experience of hearing Myriam Phiro sing mostly traditional French songs at the very intimate La Carafe Wine Bar & Restaurant, with accompanist Benjamin Ickies     playing the accordion. It was a definite treat.

Born and raised in Quebec, Canada. Myriam Phiro, while there, was featured in the “Just for laughs” festival and “Relève en Folies,” for which she also cooperated in the developmental aspect. She also established her own cabaret “Cabaret A la pige”, collaborated on numerous short films, TV and music videos and also studied modern-jazz dance at “Ecole de Danse de Quebec”, with an emphasis on Argentinean tango, bellydance and swing.

Myriam then decided to take up residence in NYC and get started with her performing career. Recently graduated from the American Musical & Dramatic Academy in NYC, with a musical theatre conservatory degree, she joined a Harlem-based theatre company named “Make it Real”, where she can showcase her acting skills by creating original characters, thanks to company playwright’s Gary Gabriel...Stay tuned for the fall opening of “A very dangerous game.”

She recently got back from a national tour experience as Elizabeth Proctor in the Arts & Dance Company adaptation of Arthur Miller’s famously known “The Crucible” and Milady in Alexandre Dumas’s “Three Musketeers”.  She also worked on a pilot for MTV, on top of everything else listed below. Her NYC credits include “Joy” in Rogers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” and “ensemble” in Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol” as part of the Children’s theatre company “Once upon a time”, 2 off-broadway shows (“Something Outrageous” and “Holiday in Heaven”), numerous cabarets, short films, commercials and music videos, as well as being a residence singer at “Brasserie Julien” Jazz bar and “La Carafe” wine bar. Not bad for someone who graduated from college 8 months ago.

Her international credits include “2nd witch” in Irish touring company “Morwax Productions” of Shakespearean’s “Macbeth”, “Alice” in Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland”, she was also featured in the “Edinburgh Fringe Festival” and the “Galway Arts Festival” as a street performer and a jazz singer and collaborated to many music videos, firedancing events and all that jazz.

Singer/Musician Benjamin Ickies was Myriam's
superb accompanist on the accordion

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