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.”
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 is currently the Associate Conductor/Keyboardist for "Le Reve: The Dream" at Wynn Las Vegas.
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! 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 2014 Angela also became a Notary Public in the state of Nevada and a licensed wedding officiant in Clark County. Ms. Chan currently resides in Las Vegas with her husband, drummer and percussionist Alex Stopa.
Angela is a proud member of the American Federation of Musicians!