“With mesmerizing vocals, she fulfills her destiny, and then some — stunning!” (The Examiner)
Crystal Kurek has been active in the theater since childhood, most recently including the lead roles of Marian Paroo (“the librarian”) in The Music Man, Elizabeth Barrett in Dear Miss Barrett, Miss Honey in Matilda, Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, twice in the title role in Mary Poppins, Truly Scrumptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Maria in West Side Story (for which she won the Broadway World Award “Best Actress in a Musical” in 2015), Fantine in Les Miserables, Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof, Tuptim in The King and I, Meg in Little Women, and several others. As a child actor, she appeared on stage with Shirley Jones, Jodi Benson, The Osmonds, Phyllis Diller, Barry Williams, and others. As a model with the Ford Modeling Agency in New York and member of the Screen Actors Guild, she appeared in print ads for Gitano, JC Penney, Coca-Cola and others, and in TV commercials and shows including Live with Regis and Kathy Lee and The Today Show. Years of all forms of dance and singing lessons led her to major in music and then earn her master’s degree in education at Vanderbilt University. She lives with her husband, internationally acclaimed composer Michael Kurek , and two lovely cats.