From the pageant stage to the soundstage, to center stage with a Grammy-nominated artist, triple-threat Margot B. makes a habit of working hard and moving forward. The Pittsburgh native began her career in front of the cameras at the age of nine, modeling for local and national talent agencies. It's been a steady, accomplished rise ever since. At 13, she wrote a tribute to the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called In My Dreams, which continues to be featured at MLK events nationwide. While her friends planned 'Sweet Sixteen' parties, Margot was winning the National Miss Black Teen title and spending the year visiting Veterans Hospitals, performing at charity fundraisers, and volunteering for Make-A-Wish and Children's Hospital.
2005 saw two major milestones: her first full-length CD Unframed was released to a sold-out crowd at the Hard Rock Cafe, and she was a main force behind Pittsburgh's Katrina Relief Benefit Concert (both planning and performing) at Mellon Arena. The city-wide event featured 10 acts, garnered major media attention, and raised $185,000 for the American Red Cross.
The Creative and Performing Arts High School student went on to perform the title role in AIDA during her senior year, and appeared in commercials for GNC, Dad's Dog Food, and the Black Family Channel. Margot continued her training through the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and Civic Light Opera, studied with vocal coach Claudia Benack, at Carnegie Mellon University, and completed Dance/Musical Theatre classes in the nationally-ranked dance program at Point Park University. While sharing the stage with Black Eyed Peas, Kelly Clarkson, Nelly Furtado, and Lupe Fiasco, Margot released Inspired –an EP featuring covers of songs by five African-American artists who truly inspired her to live her own dream. Margot also performed the National Anthem for countless national sporting events and charity fundraisers, and lent her talents to many regional entertainment acts. Her relentless desire to give back found her touring with Armed Forces Entertainment, performing for troops stationed in Cuba.
2009 kicked off with Margot being named Best Female Vocalist at the Pittsburgh Hip Hop Awards, and hitting the recording studio to finish her second full-length CD Two Thousand Mine. The summer release coincided with her joining Jason Mrazon select tour dates. Margot performed the duet Lucky with Jason in venues such as Nikon at Jones Beach in New York, Minneapolis' Xcel Energy Center (on her 21st birthday), and in her hometown.
The 22-year old just wrapped filming of a video for the Oxygen TV Network, where she will be a “Featured Artist of the Month”, is showcased in a national Hoover Vacuum commercial currently airing, recorded her latest CD before an intimate studio audience at the New HazlettTheater in August 2010, and has started work on a European roll-out of her pop-inspired music.
Based out of New York City, Margot continues to write, take meetings with major labels, audition for roles, and wait or her moment. It wasn't the shelved Janet Jackson-backed "triple-threat" MTV reality show project, for which she beat out thousands of others for one of 10 spots. A nine-time call back finalist for Broadway's 'Spring Awakening', she knows her big break could be right around the corner...it's just a matter of keeping at it, staying focused, and working hard. Nobody does that better than Margot B! Also look for Margot inthe upcoming feature films "˜Love and Other Drug" (Jake Gyllenhaal/Anne Hathaway) and “Fugly” (John Leguziamo/Rosie Perez); the made-for-TV movie "My Destiny", and in what popular blog welovesoaps.com calls a highly anticipated entry into the growing world of web series and indie soaps, “In Between Men”.
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