Valerie diLorenzo, a native New Yorker, is an accomplished, professional and award-winning singer and actress for over 25 years.
She originated the role of Texas Guinan, in the new musical Jenny & Me (The History of Sardi’s), which had its debut at the York Theatre in NYC
the role of Elizabeth Deane and Madame Bertin (alongside Mr. Richard Chamberlin) in Unlikely Allies, a new musical by Martin Rabbett and Joel Paul
the role of Ginger in And I Always Will, a new play by Diana Canova
and Mother in ECO, (a post apocalyptic musical by Jenna Mate) at NYMF, Guild Hall & Southampton Arts Center
Valerie’s one-woman shows have been defined as “...a seamless venture of magic in the making.” Her voice and showmanship have been critically acclaimed for presenting interesting and exciting
music matched by "a beautiful voice, the kind most musical theatre wanna bees aspire to... and an engaging demeanor most society hostesses would give their eye tooth for.”
She continues to bring her popular cabaret and concert series to many venues throughout NYC and the East End and South Florida including: Guild Hall, Laurie Beechman Theatre, The Metropolitan Room, The Triad, Judy's, Tatou, Don't Tell Mama's, The Duplex, the Tunnel, Avram Theatre, Southampton Arts Center, Levitas Center for the Arts, The Suffolk Theater, Caramoor Center for the Arts, Mohonk Mountain House, Aventura Arts & Cultural Center (FL), The Broward Center, Ruhala Performing Arts Center (MI), Carroll Arts Center (MD), and Odette's and Frangelica's (PA), to name a few.
Valerie is also a proud card-carrying member of the Actors Equity Association - some of her favorite theatrical credits include: Rose (Gypsy), Mrs. Johnstone (Bloodbrothers), Miss Mona (The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas), Sheila (A Chorus Line), Nancy (Oliver!), Miss Hannigan (Annie), Stella Deems (Follies), Marta (Company,) Sweet Sue (Sugar), The Baroness (The Sound of Music), Bunny (The House of Blue Leaves), the Courtesan (The Comedy of Errors) and Belinda (Noises Off)
The New York Times said..."Ms. diLorenzo walked with the acting honors of the evening...for her performance as Sgt. McCoy in the Fleetwood Stage production of And Call Me In The Morning." The
Baltimore Sun Times headline read "Strong Mama Rose Propels Gypsy." The Morning Call in Allentown, PA called "Ms. diLorenzo's performance as Nancy a wonder", and claimed her "wonderfully comic as the slatternly Miss Hannigan in Annie...with a showstopping version of 'Little Girls.'"
Valerie is also the Founder and Curator of Standard Fair, which produces concerts and special performing arts events dedicated to keeping the Great American Songbook Alive
including the acclaimed Ladies of Liberty,
celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Rights.
And a special fun fact – she sang the National Anthem for the NY Mets for over 15 seasons!
Wishing you all
safety and wellness!
A singing chorus for those living with Parkinson Disease & their partners
Wednesdays 3:30 - 4:30 pm
New session begins June 9!
Virtual Strength Through Song
Wednesdays 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
New session begins June 23!
Tuesday, July 13 & August 13 @ 5pm
Sip & Sing Out Loud
For more information:
Thursday, September 2, 2020 – 7:30 pm
Broadway and Standards Celebration Concert
Westhampton Beach Gazebo on the Green
Free admission; (bring a chair)
News & Views
Magic in the making...a beautiful voice, the kind most musical theatre wanna bees aspire to... and an engaging demeanor most society hostesses would give their eye tooth for.”
The evening's asset ...with a robust voice and presence and a life-embracing spirit, when she sings a song, it has done been sung...
...Deserving of a big hand - she knows how to sell a song
and bring a whole lot of smiles.
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
“…the true standout in this cast - with an amazing singing voice…
Sag Harbor Express
“The lead and absolute standout performer of the show, plays Miss Mona Stangley with such poise and professionalism she could easily be selling fine chastity belts instead of, well, you know. The powerhouse singer also knows when to rein it in, specifically in her showstopping song, “I Will Always Love You.” As it has been sung by icons...expectations were high...but the tears rolling down this reviewer’s face at the end proved that Ms. diLorenzo did it more than justice.”
From the opening scene to the final curtain call, the audience for "Blood Brothers" was mesmerized by this New York actress, who truly shines in her role as Mrs. Johnstone. When she takes the stage, she takes the stage. Her presence captivates the audience and she adds warmth and passion to her role…a compelling theatre experience.
The Baltimore Sun Times
“wonderfully comic as the slatternly Miss Hannigan. She delivers a showstopping, believable version of 'Little Girls.’
The Morning Call
"Any production of Gypsy doesn't stand a chance with a strong Mama Rose, and here, brassy Valerie diLorenzo is definitely a strong presence. She badgers, cajoles, pushes and, perhaps, most important, belts out her songs with gusto."
The Baltimore Sun Times
"Virtually every scene had a happy combination of gusto and sensitivity… As Nancy, Sykes' hopelessly loyal main squeeze, Valerie diLorenzo was a wonder."
The Allentown Morning Call
A Comedy of Errors
"Valerie diLorenzo, who plays both Solinus as well as a hilarious courtesan, is a strong actors who understand what she’s doing."
The Journal News
And Call Me In The Morning
"Valerie diLorenzo gives an enlivening no-nonsense, no-dummy cameo performance and walks off with the acting honors of the occasion."
The New York Times
"In Sondheim's Company, Valerie diLorenzo finds the essence of a street-smart gal who is appropriately tough, especially in her solo, "Another Hundred People," which she delivers with precise articulation, phrasing and power."
The Journal News
And The World Goes Round
"Valerie diLorenzo feeds the mind's eye gloriously…and clearly stands out. Her songs are all full of energy."
The Killington Times
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