ROBYN SPANGLER IN “RIDDLE, RONSTADT & ROBYN”
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 8pm
To celebrate the Nelson Riddle / Linda Ronstadt three album collaboration of the Great American Songbook Broadway World Award Winner and PLAYBILL Pick ROBYN SPANGLER sings selections from the three platinum certified albums: “What’s New”, “Lush Life” and “For Sentimental Reasons”.
When Linda Ronstadt decided she wanted to do an album of American standards, she wanted the moon. She wanted Nelson Riddle to do the arrangements. After all Nelson Riddle loved arranging for singers making Dean, Frank, Ella, Judy, Nat, Peggy and Rosemary household names. It turned out to be an exceptional pairing and some of the last arrangements of Mr. Riddle’s career.
Robyn grew up on the ‘Nelson Riddle Sound’ although she didn’t think of it that way as a child. Linda Ronstandt’s dominance in pop music was added to her musical psyche in middle school and the two have been writing on the musical slate of who she is ever since. “I can think of no better way to honor this music and to keep it alive” says Spangler.
ROBYN SPANGLER is a fourth generation professional performer who has appeared in prestigious rooms internationally and across the US including Royce Hall in Los Angeles, Carnegie Hall in New York and The Pheasantry in London. Robyn is frequently seen singing convention dates, benefits and private events. Robyn is also a songwriter and has charted #1 on ReverbNation with her song “Second Wind” co-penned with collaborator and musical director Todd Schroeder. The song has received placement in the upcoming movie “51 Christopher Street” due in theaters in 2016. She also has two solo albums “On A Liquid Afternoon” and “Why I Love Linda Ronstadt” both of which are receiving play on Delta Airlines inflight Hello Music Channel and available on Amazon and iTunes.
“Leaving the audience wanting more is the sign of a truly great artist and Robyn Spangler fills the bill.” Don Grigware -BroadwayWorld.
GET TO KNOW THE ARTIST
PLAYBILL Pick and Broadway World Award Winner Robyn Spangler has wowed audiences around the world performing concert and convention dates, benefits, private events and clubs including The Gardenia, Rockwell Table + Stage, Don’t Tell Mama, MBar and Catalina Jazz Club in Los Angeles, The Iridium, The Metropolitan Room, The Duplex and Don’t Tell Mama in New York, Davenports in Chicago, Below Zero in Cincinnati, Blame It On Midnight in Palm Springs, and at The Pheasantry in London.
In concert she has guested with the San Diego Ballet Symphony at the Lyceum Theatre in San Diego, the Saddleback College Emeritus Institute Symphony Symphony in Laguna Beach, the with New England Symphonic Ensemble at Carnegie Hall in New York and Royce Hall at UCLA in Los Angeles. In 2017, you’ll see her singing “The Star Spangled Banner” at the Cincinnati Reds Game.
On stage she was most recently seen in “All I Really Needed To Know I Learned in Kindergarten” at LA’s Whitefire Theatre and a staged reading of “INSIDE OUT” at the NoHo Arts Center as well as the Great Mother in Paul Farnella’s “Pocahontas.” Other regional theatre credits include “Guys N Dolls,” “Best Little Whorehouse In Texas,” “My Fair Lady,” “Chicago” and “Anne Get Your Gun.”
Robyn’s day job is being a working commercial actress for over 25 years. Favorites include Hilton Hotels, Ford Cars and Trucks and Poligrip (yes, Poligrip).
Catch her as Chloe Rodgers in the web series “The Prodigal Daughter” and as the Mom on the pilot “HUNGRY” produced by Russell Simmons for his All Def Digital Channel and directed by Andrew “Bach” Bachelor. Robyn also hosted the TV show “Your State Fair” at the Indiana State Fair.
On the big screen you’ve seen her in “Black Beauty,” “Hoosiers,” “The Fortune Theory,” and in the upcoming “51 Christopher Street” filming in 2015. Currently, Robyn is producing a documentary on songwriter Billy Barnes who wrote “Have I Stayed Too Long At The Fair”, “Something Cool” as well as special material for The Danny Kaye Show, Laugh-In, Sonny and Cher and many others.
Robyn has recorded two albums with o.p. records. “On A Liquid Afternoon” and “Why I Love Linda Ronstadt” as well as two singles “Consider Reconsidering Me” written by platinum-selling songwriter Kevin Fisher and her self-penned single “Second Wind” which spent two weeks at #1 on ReverbNation. Robyn’s music has received airplay on Delta Airlines’ Hello Music Channel.
Staying busy, Robyn is in the process of writing her first musical, “Judy Roma” along with Kevin Fisher and Wendy Tuttle.
She continues to work in film, television, stage, internet television, concerts and cabaret. Ms. Spangler is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and American Society of Composers and Publishers.
BroadwayWorld proclaims: “The gifted Robyn Spangler has a singularly and distinctively pretty voice.”