“"The arts teach children that it’s OK to be expressive. It’s OK to be who you are. It’s OK to have a voice. And no matter what anyone says you can or cannot achieve or become, the arts teach our children to be the leaders of tomorrow who think with an open mind, value teamwork and creativity, and embrace the acceptance of differences as a strength rather than weakness. Instead of celebrating sameness, the arts teach our children to show up, be seen, and break the mold." ~ Amanda Beagle”
Amanda Beagle maintains a wonderfully diverse creative career centered around helping people find their voice and own their story. From coaching clients to embody and live their personal values to developing young singers and taking the stage herself as a singer and speaker, Amanda is passionate about storytelling and what it does for the individual's realization of self as well as the connectivity it creates in a world often divided by cultural differences.
A lyric soprano, Ms. Beagle made her New York City debut at Lincoln Center performing with the Little Orchestra Society in their production of Babes in Toyland. Ms. Beagle portrayed the role of Glinda in the classic musical, The Wizard of Oz at The Fireside Dinner Theatre in Fort Atkinson, WI. She returned to the Fireside stage after appearing in the 2014 hit production of Les Miserables, which won the Broadway World Madison Award for Best Musical. Additional regional credits include Marian in The Music Man, Rona Lisa Peretti in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Babette in Beauty in the Beast, all for Easy Street Productions in collaboration with the Youngstown Symphony Society in Ohio. She also appeared as Della in the treasured holiday story The Gift of the Magi with Greensburg American Opera in Pennsylvania and toured extensively with Holland America Cruise Line as a featured vocalist in their elegant Showroom at Sea productions.
Ms Beagle is a frequent guest artist for Italian festivals and concert series as she offers her live band show, "An Evening in Roma" With a passion for her own Italian heritage and love of Italian music, Amanda specializes in Italian and Italian - American repertoire of Connie Francis, Rosemary Clooney, Mario Lanza, Andrea Bocelli, Dean Martin, and many more. She made her NYC cabaret debut in 2017 at the famed Metropolitan Room and has entertained at the iconic Sardi's Restaurant in Times Square and Lake Chautauqua's Floating Stage.
A former Miss Ohio, Ms. Beagle competed live in Atlantic City for the title of Miss America 2005 where she was a non-finalist talent award winner. An advocate for arts integrated classroom curriculum and after-school programming, Ms. Beagle made promoting literacy through the arts her platform issue for Miss America. A longtime teaching artist for Youngstown State University’s SMARTS-Students Motivated by the Arts, Amanda helped facilitate the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s Creating Original Opera program with numerous Youngstown City School students. Ms. Beagle regards this time as some of the most rewarding and impactful work of her career. Ms. Beagle trained with Lincoln Center Education's Teaching Artist Development Lab and and joined the music faculty at Hamilton-Madison house on the Lower East Side.
Ms Beagle studied music and voice at Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music and had the privilege of studying Italian Opera and diction with Lorenzo Malfatti privately as well as at his prestigious summer studio program, The Opera Theatre of Lucca, Italy. Eager to develop her entrepreneurial skills, Ms. Beagle earned a Masters Degree in Entertainment Business through Full Sail University in Orlando, FL.
Ms. Beagle currently resides in New York City with her husband and maintains an active body of both voice students and pageant students in both New York and Ohio.
* Ms. Beagle is a proud member of The Actors Equity Association