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Sara Mann is an award winning vocalist and songwriter.

Growing up in Los Angeles, Sara began doing session work at the age of 13 for various commercials and films. After earning a BFA in Voice and Communications from Emerson College, she moved to NY and signed her first deal with MCA Records. Sara has been a featured singer (backup, duet and solo) for Harry Belafonte, Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Katharine Mcphee, Sheryl Crow, Leonard Cohen and Brian Setzer, among others, for the past 15 years.

Sara had a recurring role on NBC’s drama American Dreams as folk singer named “Joanne”. She made her Broadway debut in the musical Saturday Night Fever. She sings at Stephen S. Wise Temple during their High Holy days and various Shabbat services, and has been singing with the Metropolitan Master Chorale since 2013.
Sara is an accomplished piano & guitar player. A number of Sara’s original songs have been lent to several TV and film projects, including MTV’s Real World and Road Rules and the award winning independent feature film The Utopian Society.

She has released 2 full length albums, The End of You produced by Jeff Russo (of the band TONIC) and Lullabies produced by Doug Petty (Audra McDonald, Shawn Colvin) Proceeds to Lullabies go to the PKD Foundation, a non-profit foundation dedicated to finding treatments and a cure for polycystic kidney disease (PKD) a foundation near and dear to Sara and her family.

Some of Sara’s Film and TV credits include: Teen Beach Movie 2 (Disney), The Interview (Warner Bros), Shameless (Showtime), Annie (2014), The Book of Life (2014), The Muppets Most Wanted (2014) , The Good Wife (CBS) , Home Alone I, Home Alone 2 Lost in NY (Fox) , American Dreams (NBC), American Idol (Fox), Dancing with the Stars (ABC), Live with Regis and Kelly (ABC) , Live with Kelly and Michael (ABC), Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC), Royal Variety for the Queen of England (BBC), Miley Cyrus Live at the 02 Arena, The Cleaner (CBS), The Next (CW) , Kids Choice Awards, Country Music Awards

Sara and her husband Chef Alex Eusebio own Sweetsalt a restaurant in Toluca Lake, CA. They have 2 daughters and a puppy on the way.

sara’s resume

My Resume

more about sara

Imdb
PKD Foundation

press

May 6th, 2013 – Nashville Gab

news

happy february

posted February 19, 2014

2013 proved to be one of the most challenging years for me physically and emotionally. I had spinal fusion surgery from T2 to L4 (basically the nape of my neck down to my hips). I had to learn how to walk again, gained 3 inches of height and spent 1/2 the year resting in bed and trying to get my lungs back in shape.

One thing I didn’t realize before surgery was that my diaphragm and most of my torso would be shifted. My back muscles were filleted open and I was given 28 screws and rods to hold up my old crooked spine. I was used to singing in a certain body and when I tried to sing after surgery I could hardly hold out a note. It felt as though I had been hit by a truck. It’s been a long road to recovery. I decided to join a choir in order to help my breath control and what a difference it has made! I’m a member of the Metropolitan Master Choral and I couldn’t be prouder to be part of such a diverse group of talented vocalists. Being in this choir has helped my breathing control immensely (it does hurt to stand for so long, but i’m allowed to sit when needed). Our next shows will be March 22 & 23, see the website for more details.

On a more personal note, I can’t forget to mention my proudest accomplishments, my daughters Ruby and Matilda. Motherhood has been the most amazing life changing experience for me and I can’t believe how fast they grow and develop. Thank you to all my fans, friends and family for your kind words or support and encouragement. I am forever grateful.

I have just wrapped up a tour singing back up for Katharine Mcphee. Her new album is set to release this year and there should be more shows announced shortly. 

There are a ton of youtube videos with me in them if you’d like to watch. So far, 2014 has some very exciting things on the horizon. My voice can be heard on a recent episode of “The Good Wife” (check out the song!)

Also, you’ll be able to hear me on: The Muppets Most Wanted (March 21) and The Book of Life (Oct 17) with hopefully more to come! I’ve got a couple solo shows booked this year and please don’t forget my record “Lullabies” is available on iTunes!

my new record

posted April 24, 2013

In 2010, Sara was living her dream as a musician in Hollywood with a track record of success in the music business and had just learned that she and her husband were expecting twins. At her 36 week ultrasound the perinatologist noticed that one of the twins, her baby boy, had enlarged kidneys. An emergency c-section was ordered and a diagnosis of a disease they had never heard of was made. ARPKD.

When the twins, Ruby and Myles, were born, Ruby rested peacefully next to Sara, and over 20 doctors and nurses fought to help little Myles pull through. Several hours later Sara and Alex were given the news they feared most and they went to say goodbye to their son. Sara then began recording her album in 2012. On it, Sara and Billy sing Tears in Heaven, a perfect cover song for the album. “Making this record seemed like a cathartic and healthy thing to do, get me singing again and help me heal. Hopefully, it can help other parents as well. Knowing I am singing from the same heart as theirs…

Myles took his last breath at 4a.m. after living for only a few hours. He was diagnosed with ARPKD just the day before. After what seemed like a textbook pregnancy, my husband and I were at a 36 week ultrasound in shock at the size of our son’s kidneys. We were told he would probably not live. We were angry and had never heard of this disease before. Devastated and confused we were sent home to pack a hospital bag and pray.

I could hardly hum a tune after our son’s passing. I needed to heal physically and emotionally. I partnered with the PKD foundation to make a lullaby record for parents and children. Something they could give to others like myself, a family living with the disease, or for anyone who is mourning any kind of loss. There is a saying that music heals the heart and soothes the soul. I hope you find strength through this music like I did.

music

theendofyou
“the end of you”(released March 25,2008)

demos

Sara has recorded numerous IVR phone messages for various companies and is currently the singing voice for “Loke” the Rainbow Pal.

Some of Sara’s past voice work includes: Teen Beach Movie 2 (Disney), The Interview (Warner Bros), Shameless (Showtime), Annie (2014), The Book of Life (2014), The Muppets Most Wanted (2014) , The Good Wife (CBS) , Home Alone I, Home Alone 2 Lost in NY (Fox) , American Dreams (NBC), American Idol (Fox), Dancing with the Stars (ABC), Live with Regis and Kelly (ABC) , Live with Kelly and Michael (ABC), Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC), Royal Variety for the Queen of England (BBC), Miley Cyrus Live at the 02 Arena, The Cleaner (CBS), The Next (CW) , Kids Choice Awards, Country Music Awards

Vocal Demos

 

Vocal Reel (all songs) Singer songwriter (Sara Barielles)
Pop (Katy Perry) High belt (Celine Dion)
Ethereal Latin (Besame Mucho)
40′s Jazz (Put the Blame on Mame) Country (If I Die Young)
60′s Rock Country Pop

 

Voice Over Demos

Commercial Demo
IVR Demo
Animation Demo

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