Alright, I didn’t really know anything about Eden Espinosa.
But as I started going down the YouTube rabbit hole, I just found there’s so much to love about her. The one thing I really loved was her cover of the Celine Dion hit “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs in 2009.
Espinosa returns to Palm Springs as one of the headliners for The Chase on April 9 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. To learn more or purchase tickets, go to www.daphealth.org/thechase
What I loved about the performance was she exudes joy and it felt like it was spending time with your friend at karaoke. Except my friends don’t have that gift of a voice that Espinosa has. Check out the link about.
What people might know most about Espinosa is that she was a member of the original cast of “Wicked” as she was standby for Idina Menzel in the role of Elphaba. She would return to the role numerous times, including the Los Angeles production at the Pantages Theater, which would become one of the most successful musicals in Los Angeles Theater history. During the LA run, Espinosa and the “Wicked” cast had a guest appearance on the TV hit show “Ugly Betty,” which starred Chase host Michael Urie.
For more recent performances by Espinosa, here she is with fellow Chase entertainer Seth Rudetsky in February for the Seth Concert Series.
In addition to stage, Espinosa was part of the animated series “Tangled,” and the song “Waiting In the Wings” won a 2020 Daytime Emmy.