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Angela Chan holds a Bachelor of the Arts in Music from Texas Womans University. She started studying piano at the age of 4 and made her first public debut at age 8 in Dallas, TX where she performed with a Suzuki touring group from Japan in front of an audience of 2,000 people. She went on to win various competitions in the state of Texas including the Collin County Young Artist Competition in which she performed with the Plano Symphony at age 13. During this time, she also studied the harp and French horn, and performed in the high school concert, marching, and jazz bands. Angela went on to attend the University of North Texas on a piano performance scholarship studying with Joseph Banowetz. She also taught piano lessons and creative music classes before discovering her love for musical theater.
After graduation, she worked at various theaters, including Barrington Stage in Massachusetts, Seaside Music Theater in Daytona Beach, and The MUNY in St Louis, the largest outdoor theater in the country.
Since then she has toured all over the US, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico as the Musical Director of “A Christmas Carol,” and as the Associate Conductor and keyboard player on the national tours of “South Pacific,” “Sound of Music,” “CATS,” Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Wizard of Oz," "Ghost," and “Phantom of the Opera.”
In 2012, she became an Associate Music Director for Choozi Entertainment, which produced the shows for the "Artists of Silver Sea" on Silver Sea Cruise lines all over the world!
She has performed in Las Vegas in “The Producers,” “Spamalot,” “Mamma Mia,” Disney’s “The Lion King,” “Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular”, the Las Vegas Philharmonic, “Jersey Boys,” “KA” by Cirque du Soleil, and was the Associate Bandleader/Keyboard 1 for "Le Reve: The Dream" at Wynn Las Vegas.
Angela is also an award winning lyricist and composer, capturing “Best of the Fringe Festival” awards for her shows “Legacy of the Tiger Mother” in San Francisco in 2012, (a self produced show that played in Las Vegas, New York, Adelaide, Australia, and San Francisco) and “Sudoku the Musical” at the Las Vegas Fringe Festival in 2013! In 2017, she wrote the music and lyrics for the opening sequence for the "Circus of Wonders" show, which played at Knotts Berry Farms. Her latest project, "Sex 'N The City: A SUPER Unathorized Musical Parody," debuted at the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank, NJ in Feb 2020!
Always on the lookout for new ways to bring arts to the community, in May 2020, Angela debuted a new brand called The Cre8sian Project. The Cre8sian Project was her way empowering Asian Women around the world and giving them a vehicle to amplify their voices and accomplishments, and at the same time giving back to the community! Teaming up with NY based artist Evan Cheng, they developed female superhero characters that envelop qualities of strong, superhero-like women: determination, concentration, motivations, and education. Along with the shop, she also write the Amazing Asians in the Arts Blog, which features asian women in all aspects of the arts industry! A portion of the proceeds benefit the P.E.A.C. Program at East West Players in LA, a scholarship program at Positively Arts in Las Vegas, and other non profit organizations that support the AAPI community.
Angela is heavily involved in the community, frequently volunteering her time with local performing arts non profits such as Positively Arts and Broadway in the Hood. Angela also serves as a board member for Positively Arts, the Producers Alliance of Southern Nevada (PALSNV), the Nevada Science Center, and is also an Executive Board Member of AFM Local 369 and the Director of Travelers for the Theater Musicians Association!
In 2014 Angela also became a Notary Public in the state of Nevada and a licensed wedding officiant in Clark County.
In 2020 she started courses to earn a Graphic Design Certification through the California Institute of the Arts, and now offers graphic design and photoshop services!
Ms. Chan currently resides in Las Vegas with her husband, drummer, composer, and percussionist Alex Stopa.
Angela is a proud member of the American Federation of Musicians!