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Indie Artist Spotlight: Keala Settle

Keala "Chapter One" Noisewells
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Keala Settle made her Broadway debut in 2011 as Shirley in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, before going on to originate the role of Norma Valverde in Hands on a Hardbody which received rave reviews when it ran on Broadway in 2013 . Keala was nominated for the Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk and Tony Awards for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. She went on to perform in the revival of Les Misérables as Madame Thenardier and then starred in the Broadway musical Waitress in 2016. Keala has made the jump to film and starred in Ricki And The Flash in 2015 alongside Meryl Streep. She is also prominently featured in the ensamble cast for Hugh Jackman’s latest film, The Greatest Showman, which was released on December 20, 2017.
Ricki And The Flash Trailer 
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The Greatest Showman is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. The Greatest Showman is directed by exciting new filmmaker Michael Gracey, with songs co-produced and written by Tony and Academy Award winning and GRAMMY®-nominated duo Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (La La Land, Dear Evan Hansen), co-produced by GRAMMY®-nominee Greg Wells (Twenty One Pilots, Adele, Katy Perry) and executive produced by Tony andGRAMMY® Award winner Alex Lacamoire (Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen). The film stars Academy Award nominee Hugh Jackman alongside Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams, Zendaya, Zac Efron, and Rebecca Ferguson.

In the film  Keala plays Lettie Lutz, the bearded lady. The character is a composite character partly based on Josephine Clofullia and Annie Jones. As one of the stand out vocalists in the film, she is featured on three of the film’s musical numbers written by the acclaimed songwriting team of Pasek & Paul. Among them is the chart-topping soundtrack’s first single, “This Is Me.” 
 Keala Settle
“This Is Me” (Lyric Video From The Film)
From The Greatest Showman Soundtrack
Chernin Entertainment/Seed Productions/Laurence Mark Productions/TSG Entertainment/20th Century Fox/Atlantic Records

The Greatest Showman Trailer #1 (Featuring “This Is Me” Performed By Keala Settle)
Chernin Entertainment/Seed Productions/Laurence Mark Productions/TSG Entertainment/20th Century Fox

Hugh Jackman, Keala Settle, Zac Efron, Zendaya & The Greatest Showman Ensemble
“The Greatest Show”
From The Greatest Showman Soundtrack
Atlantic Records

 Hugh Jackman, Keala Settle, Daniel Everidge, Zendaya & The Greatest Showman Ensemble
“Come Alive”
From The Greatest Showman Soundtrack
Atlantic Records


Hugh Jackman, Keala Settle, Daniel Everidge, Zendaya & The Greatest Showman Ensemble
“Come Alive”(Clip)
From The Greatest Showman
Chernin Entertainment/Seed Productions/Laurence Mark Productions/TSG Entertainment/20th Century Fox

The 20th Century Fox musical film, received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song for “This Is Me.” The anthem recently saw a triumphant win at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards, taking home the award for Best Original Song – Motion Picture. Because of her work in the film, she will have an opportunity to perform her number “This Is Me” at the 90th Academy Awards ceremony this year.
Keala Settle With Hugh Jackman, Cynthia Erivo, Benj Pasek,  Justin Paul, Jeremy Jordan And The Greatest Showman Ensemble 
This Is Me” (The Greatest Showman Workshop/Table Reading For 20th Century Fox)
20th Century Fox

On January 11, 2018, Keala’s first EP titled Chapter One  was released and is now available for purchase through iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon Music and all other digital music platforms. Her second EP titled Chapter Two” will be available by March 2018.
Keala Settle And Hugh Jackman Promoting Chapter One

Keala 
“Til I Get To You”
From Chapter One
Noisewells 
Keala 
“Neither One Of Us”
From Chapter One
Noisewells 
Keala 
“Tennessee Whiskey”
From Chapter One
Noisewells 
Keala 
“Can’t Run Away”
From Chapter One
Noisewells 
Keala 
“The Rose”
From Chapter One
Noisewells