For most artists in today’s climate, it is hard to make inroads especially when you are from overseas. There have been artists from Europe, China, Australia and other countries that have landed in New York realizing it is the heart of the entertainment world (outside of LA). Some make noise and are noticed; others return to their respective nations. This would not be the case of multi-talented artist Zoey Zo. Hailing from Taiwan she took on the entertainment field with much furor.
Earning her BFA at the National Taiwan Normal University from the Music Department and Performing Arts, she was trained in the classical field. But she knew there was something more fulfilling out there. Discovering her passion in other types of music, she headed to New York where she knew she could find her niche. Attending The American Musical and Dramatic Academy she studied musical theatre, acting, voice and dance. It was only a matter of time before she would showcase her talents.
Besides her singing skills she is an avid piano player. As an opera singer she showcased her vocals when she was invited to Italy and performed at Brancaleoni International Music Festival for the Opera “Puccini: Suor Angelica” in the role of Le Cercatrici and as a soloist for Meng-Chun Tsou Vocal Recital which took place at National Taiwan University Concert Hall.
Her talents were again noticed and gained her the role of Bald and Cherubino in “Opera highlight: Mozart’s Opera”, Oscar in “Two Worlds”. When it comes to opera, it is challenging to find an actor to display young character roles. It is not only required to have an advanced vocal technique, but also decent acting skills to perfect the role. With Zoey’s appearance, voice, and acting skill she fit it perfectly.
Zoey would keep enhancing her talents in her performance at the Long Island Children’s Museum with one musical “My Butterfly” playing the main character Shai and the play “Lyle the Crocodile” where she was part of a comedy duo. This was followed by her role as Christmas Eve at the Studio Theatre of Long Island in the musical “Avenue Q”. That play won three awards in the 2014 Tony Awards.
“It was a challenging role to play but I welcomed the opportunity. It is such an honor to portrait this spirit character of Avenue Q”
Zoey also took part in a concert at the Edison BallRoom for The 2021 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala. It was a huge honor for her to be a part of such a star-studded event. Now Zoey is working hard to build on her recent success and is open to showcase her talents on new projects in 2023.