“I grew up watching the glorious MGM musicals. My family loves musicals.” With family backgrounds from both Europe and Brazil Kiara speaks fluent english, portuguese and italian, and very good spanish and french. Education includes Santa Monica College in Los Angeles for Musical Theatre and innumerous singing, dancing and acting classes both in Brazil and the U.S. At 8, she started acting in film and TV in Los Angeles.
At 14, she discovered her talent for singing and started working small roles in professional theatre. At 17 she got her first important role as Luisa in the Off-Broadway show, THE FANTASTICKS in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her most recent role was as Christine in the smash-hit Broadway musical THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, in São Paulo, Brazil. “It was so amazing to star in the show that inspired me to sing.” Kiara saw the Phantom of the Opera at the age of 11 and was so enthralled that her mother bought her the cd.
It was singing along with that cd that her grandmother discovered her talent for singing. Other musical theatre credits include: Belle, in the Brazilian Disney production of BEAUTY & THE BEAST; the roles of Bessie and later on Elza in COLE PORTER ‘He never said he loved me’ in Rio de Janeiro and in Portugal; the Off-Broadway Kander & Ebb review THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND; Broadway in Café, both in Rio de Janeiro. And in Los Angeles she was Polly in THE THREEPENNY OPERA. Her voice can also be heard in Disney Classics in Brazilian Portuguese.
She lent her voice for Ariel to sing in THE LITTLE MERMAID I & II; the muse Clio in HERCULES: Mei, the emperor’s daughter in MULAN II, Angelique, singing and speaking voice in BEAUTY & THE BEAST, Enchanted Christmas, and gave voice to Cinderella’s thoughts in CINDERELLA II. In 1999 at the LaJolla Playhouse she played Thea in the very first workshop of the Michael Mayer / Duncan Sheik musical, SPRING AWAKENING. Her next role will be Ellen in the Boublil & Schönberg musical MISS SAIGON! Opening July, 2007 in São Paulo, Brazil." MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/kiarasasso Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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