Thanks to support from Premiere Musicals and Eli Lilly, Waterwell and Indiana University have teamed up to devise our brand new piece about little known robber baron Jay Gould. We’ve cast our brilliant student performers and are now hosting a week-long devising workshop with them at our beloved alma mater. Performances at IU will be in late August. But New Yorkers will be getting sneak peeks of material before then. Stay tuned!
Lauren returns to her hometown for a performance with The Cabaret at The Columbia Club on Friday April 23rd at 8pm. She’ll be joined on stage by a full band, including Indy natives Jack Helsley, Nate Johnson, and Jeff Devine. Call 317.275.1169 or click here for tickets.
That same week, she’ll be facilitating master classes with local students about the science (and joy) of songwriting, all thanks to a wonderful grant from Meet The Composer.
Nominated for multiple Drama Desk and IT Awards, Waterwell has produced nine original pieces in New York and has been dubbed “Brilliant, original and inspired” by the New York Times. Their current project will be devised and performed at Indiana University in August 2010 as part of Premiere Musicals, thanks to a generous grant from Eli Lilly.
Lauren was recently selected to participate in BMI’s esteemed Musical Theater Workshop, which has produced such hits as “Avenue Q,” “Chorus Line” and “Next to Normal.”
Lauren’s film music has been screened across the globe, including the BFM International Festival in London.
As a singer / songwriter, Lauren has released two albums with her band and is currently working on her third.
She has also had the honor of composing for New York’s SYREN Modern Dance.
She received her B.A. in Theater from Indiana University, a post-graduate degree in Voice and Theater from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and her M.A. in Composition from New York University.
In her gigging adventures, Lauren has had the pleasure of playing at the following venues:
Don’t Tell Mama’s
Rockwood Music Hall
White Plains Performing Arts Center
(Beyond NYC … )
Jazz Kitchen, IN
Indianapolis Arts Garden
Midwest Music Summit
Trinity College, CT
James Madison University, VA
Bentley College, MA
Recorded in 2002, Lauren’s first record documents her journey of marrying her love of music with her passion for words.
‘Lauren’s lyrics are so cinematic in scope that listening to her record is practically a visual experience, wordplay reminiscent of writers like Elvis Costello and Cole Porter. With memorable melodies, a big, expressive voice, a big presence of piano and a smokin’ band, this disc offers much warmth and humanity.’
— Mark Mandelbaum, Anatomically Correct Music
Wake Up Little Girl
If I Cried
Rule of 3
Sick Sad Little Man
Let’s Not Be Friends
Lauren Cregor: Vocals, Piano
Matthew Cregor: Guitar
Brian Hersh: Drums
Arthur Kell: Bass
Rebecca Aronson: Backing vocals
All songs written by Lauren Cregor
Copyright © 2002
Lauren and fellow NYU alum Andrew Barkan scored for Yemane Demissie’s film Dead Weight, which follows the story of an Ethiopian woman who immigrated to LA. Now 30+ years later, she is forced to confront the man who tortured her during the bloody Red Terror period in Ethiopia’s history.
[This clip finds Hewan in her friend’s art gallery, seeing and recognizing her torturer for the first time]
Dead Weight was recently screened at the renowned BFM Festival in London.