Phoebe Legere is a Multi-Format artist: she is a composer, a painter a multi-instrumentalist, a prize winning songwriter and a television and radio personality.
Legere opened for David Bowie on his national tour, she starred in Toxic Avenger 2 and 3; and wrote, scored and starred in Marquis De Slime (Canal+). Her musical Hello Mrs. President about the first African-American woman president was at the Theater for the New City. Legere won a NYSCA award for her opera, “Queen of New England,” about the Massachusetts Native American chief Queen Weetamoo.
In 2000 she sang her epic poem The Waterclown, with the Cleveland Chamber Symphony; The Waterclown was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in music. In 2003, Legere invented a musical instrument called The Sneakers of Samothrace, a wearable computer for disabled children.
From 2004 – 2008 she was Artist in Residence at SVA and Scholar in Residence at University of Victoria where she wrote four scientific epic poems for orchestra (available on Einstein Records.) In 2009 Legere released “Ultra-Romantic Parallel Universe” on Mercury Records.
Legere is a regular on the popular children’s TV show The Naked Brothers Band (Nickelodeon.) and she is the Host and Head Writer of Roulette TV, a show about the extreme frontier edge of art and music.
In April Phoebe Legere wowed audiences at Avery Fisher Hall when she was the featured soprano in Will Todd’s “Mass in Blue” scored for 80 pieces. The Phoebe Legere Quintet garnered rave reviews this year in a six month sold-out run on Broadway at the Iridium Jazz Club and in June she appeared at Resorts International in Atlantic City. Phoebe Legere recently returned from Europe where she starred in TV shows and played festivals for thousands.
Legere stars in Rosa Von Praunhaim film, “New York Sisters” which opens on Nov. 23 in Berlin. On Nov. 22 She begins her world tour “Legendär! Phoebe Legere. Transmedia-Wunder aus New York.” in the BKA Theater in Berlin.
RockNYC describes Phoebe Legere as “a master writer of startlingly beautiful, heroic” songs. She has released 11 CD’s of original music and has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows around the world including NPR, CBS Sunday Morning, A and E, PBS City Arts, WNYC’s Soundcheck and Charlie Rose.
Phoebe Legere studied improvisation with John Lewis of the Modern Jazz Quartet; studied composition with Morton Subotnick, at the Juilliard School; Art at Vassar College; jazz arranging with Rick Shemaria; Arts Interface with Perry Hoberman; acting with Richard Schecner, painting with Larry Rivers; writing with Terry Southern, Hunter S. Thompson; Native Am Flute w Little Hawk; Film Scoring at New York University; piano, New England Conservatory
She recently completed her first symphony, “the Mother Symphony No. 1 in F# Minor