York Newsday called her "act as polished as a diamond."
Joan Crowe is a versatile singer with an extensive repertoire
of jazz, standards, pop, rock, blues and folk. Joan's
comic ability earned her the 2002 MAC Award (Manhattan
Association of Cabaret and Clubs) for Female Musical Comedy.
Together with her jazz trio, and with her larger band,
High Society Rhythm has performed at the Rainbow Room,
The Carnegie Club, Brunelli's and Trumpet's, Orchard Street,
The Globe, Harry's of Hartsdale, Zuppa, Tara, and Coyote
Flaco, in addition to and countless benefits, private
parties, and weddings.
Her corporate clients include Dunn and Bradstreet, Pfizer,
Meetings in Medicine and WAWBO (Westchester Assoc of Women's
Business Owners). "She is able to liven up even our
most boring quarterly sales conference, with some of her
comic songs and her clever parodies that she tailors to
fit our company"-Jerry Reisburg, Vice President,
Dunn and Bradstreet.
She has produced four cabaret shows. Her most recent one,
Women of Note is a tribute to great women songwriters.
In the year 2000, Time Out New York selected her as a
"Critic's Pick" for her debut show, Shooting
Stars, which earned her first MAC Award nomination. Her
show As the Crowe Flies was dubbed "Fabulous!"
by Bloomberg Radio and "Hilarious!" by the Associated
Press and earned her a second MAC Award nomination. In
2002, The Devil in Miss Joan, a hysterical look at good
and evil, garnered her the coveted MAC Award for Musical
Her cabaret credits include performances at The Manor,
The King Kong Room, Archie's Place, Westchester Conservatory
of Music, Rockland Center for the Arts, The Emelin Theatre,
The Hackensack Cultural Arts Center, Don't Tell Mama,
Eighty-Eights, Danny's Skylight Room, The Duplex, Judy's
Chelsea, The Cinegrill in Los Angeles, Odettes, Teddy
Cares, the National Society of Arts and Letters, the ASCAP
songwriters' showcase, and the Mable Mercer Cabaret Convention
at Town Hall.
Joan grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana and spent summers
on her grandparents' dairy farm in Germany. The community
theatre and high school musicals she performed in gave
her an early love of singing. She went to college at University
of Evansville then transferred to Indiana University to
complete her BFA in Theatre. She attended the prestigious
Asolo State Theatre for graduate school and received a
MFA in Acting. "She brings the theatricality of her
acting background and a love of lyrics to her singing
to create her own special style."
-Producer Ric Fauklen
In true Gemini fashion during her actress years, Joan
did a little bit of everything.
Film: Eye for an Eye with Sally Field, Working Girl, Moonstruck,
and Presumed Innocent. Television: a recurring reporter
role on All My Children, a recurring nurse on One Life
to Live and co-host of European Journal in Germany, where
she made use of her fluency in German. Off Broadway: The
Promenade, Dance Theatre Workshop, and The Classic Theatre.
Regional Theatre: The Kennedy Center, The Asolo State
Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, Indiana Rep and The Phoenix
and The Edinburgh Theatre Festival.