1, 2

ORFEH (MRS. WASSERSTEIN) Growing up in the city, Orfeh attended New York City public schools. Immediately after graduation from a performing arts high school, she landed a record deal with EMI Records, headlining the early-1990s dance group, "Or-N-More". Life suddenly became a whirlwind of coast-to-coast concerts, music video shoots and press appearances for Orfeh as the group's self-titled album and single, "Everyotherday", were released. The single off the gold album went top 40 on the pop charts and #1 on the club play charts.

 

As a songwriter, Orfeh earned a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell and she has written and produced songs for other artists. She also remains a member of NARAS, which gives her nominating and voting privileges for the Grammy Awards.

 

Orfeh entered the Broadway scene, by chance, as a choreographer friend encouraged her to audition for the musical, "Footloose"; she made her debut in the fall of 1998, as understudy to all the female leads in the original company. Following "Footloose", Orfeh was part of the ten-member company of "The Gershwins' Fascinating Rhythm". She belted out modern interpretations of Gershwin classics, alongside talents like Adriane Lenox, Sara Ramirez and Patrick Wilson. Although the revue closed after just 17 performances, Orfeh already had her next gig lined up.

 

 

1, 2