Tzeitel is Toronto based Canadian singer, actress and songwriter.
She holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance - Music Theatre from NYU Steinhardt. In 2012, she performed at the Skirball Center for Performing Arts as Marie in The Most Happy Fella. Tzeitel performed much of the music that was cut from the original Broadway show which was reinstated in this production, including Marie's solos "Eyes Like A Stranger" and "Nobody's Ever Gonna Love You". Other credits include Ragtime (Sarah), 80s Solid Gold 2 (Paula Abdul/Whitney Houston/Irene Cara/Salt-N-Pepa), Once Upon a Mattress (Lady Larken), Godspell (Herb), City of Angels (Angel City Four Alto), Anne and Gilbert (Prillie/Trio), Fiorello! (Cutie/Striker), and more.
In July 2013, Tzeitel placed third at the National Classical Voice Competition hosted by the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers' Associations (CFMTA) while representing Ontario in Halifax, NS. In May 2013, Tzeitel was a finalist in Classical Singer Magazine's National (USA and Canada) Music Theatre Competition - University/Young Artist Category in Boston. She was a semifinalist of the 2014 Lotte Lenya Competition. Award highlights include being the 2009 winner of ORMTA's Provincial Vocal Competition, five-time consecutive winner of the NATS vocal competition (2005-2009), the
2007 winner of OMFA's Provincial Music Theatre Competition, the 2007 winner of the Vancouver Chamber Choir's Young Composers Competition, and ten years of awards and scholarships from the Ottawa Kiwanis Music Festival.
Tzeitel also worked as an Associate Producer with Yale Productions. Credits include "My First Miracle", starring Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock Saints), Quinton Aaron (The Blind Side), Matthew Rauch (Banshee), Valerie Cruz (The Following), Jason London (Dazed and Confused) and more, "Addiction: A 60's Love Story" starring Ian Harding (Pretty Little Liars), Evanna Lynch (Harry Potter franchise), Carol Kane (Annie Hall), and more.
Tzeitel began performing at six years of age, while being taught how to sing by her father. She instantly fell in love with music and the creation of art. She began studying voice with Susan Blyth-Schofield - who remains her teacher, coach and guide - at age 8. It was at this time she also began her studies in piano and music theory/composition with Cheryl Wallace through Music for Young Children, and later with Aviva Lightstone. Until her final year of high school she was an annual participant in Ottawa's Kiwanis Music Festival and the NATS competition, and also performed at music clubs such as the Ottawa West Junior Music Club and Laurentian Junior Music Club. For those ten years, Tzeitel prepared with her mother as her unofficial acting coach in both classical and music theatre repertoire.
Tzeitel is fluent in English, Spanish, French, educated in Italian and German, and is currently studying American Sign Language.
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