Ya Han Chang performed with the Choir of Taiwanese Association in NY ( 大紐約區台灣同鄉會合唱團) on May 13th at Union Square during the Passport to Taiwan Festival stage programs. Her voice is just simply amazing that reminds us of the love of home, of our cherished moments with family.
Ya Han Chang was born and raised in Taichung, Taiwan. After receiving her BFA and MA degrees in vocal performance with a specialization in Opera from the prestigious Taipei National University of the Arts, she moved to New York in 2007 to further pursue her career in musical theatre.
A proud graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Ya Han is highly sought after on the regional theatre circuit, particularly in productions of The King and I (as “Lady Thiang”) and Miss Saigon (as “Gigi”). Her performances as these two iconic roles have gained wonderful reviews and praise from critics.
Her outstanding performance as “Lady Thiang” in Lyric Stage’s production of The King and I has even received special recognition from the Richard Rodgers Organization.
The name Ya Han Chang is also very familiar to Taiwanese audiences. In 2004, she was hand-picked by Dreamworks Pictures- China to record the song “Hero”, used in the film Shrek 2. She is also a company member and lead singer of the highly acclaimed and award-winning a capella group, Semiscon, with which she has toured all over the world; including performances throughout Asia, Europe and the United States.
In 2012, Ya Han made her New York City debut in an acclaimed reading of Bronze Mirror, written and directed by Broadway musical director Milton Granger. This year’s Passport to Taiwan festival proudly invited Ya Han as a guest singer with the Choir of Taiwanese Association in NY to celebrate Taiwanese American Heritage Week with all fellow Taiwanese in New York!
For more about Ya Han, please visit: www.YaHanChang.com
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