Aisha de Haas
Aisha de Haas is a versatile Broadway and jazz artist with the ability to sing in a variety of vocal styles. Most recently, Aisha toured North America as Medda Larkin in the 1st National Tour of Disney’s Newsies and is featured in the “live-capture” movie to be released in 2017. Graduating from Columbia College Chicago, where she was mentored by Sheldon Patinkin, Aisha’s professional career began with Little Shop of Horrors at the Royal George Theater, Four Saints In Three Acts with Chicago Opera Theater and several productions at The Goodman Theater. She returned to New York, where she was cast in her first Broadway show, Bring In Da Noise, Bring In Da Funk with Savion Glover. This was immediately followed by the Tony Award Winning production of RENT and Caroline, Or Change.
Off-Broadway, Ms. de Haas was seen in Nora Ephron’s Love, Loss And What I Wore and Stephen Sondheim’s Road Show. Her television appearances include Shades of Blue, Blue Bloods, Law & Order and The Today Show. Her movie roles include Across The Universe, RENT, The Secret Lives Of Dentists and Marci X. Aisha’s voice has been heard on commercial jingles for Chef Boyardee, McDonald’s, The Lottery and Cover Girl and several recordings including Dreamgirls In Concert, Caroline, Or Change, Chicago (the Motion Picture), Road Show and PopJazz.
A frequent soloist with symphony orchestras, Aisha played “Bloody Mary” in a concert version of South Pacific with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and has performed with such artists as Oleta Adams, Patti Austin, Smokey Robinson and Michael McDonald. Upcoming concert engagements include the Cleveland Orchestra, Colorado Symphony, Youngstown Philharmonic, Ocean City Pops and others.
Aisha’s own show, Jazzer at Heart, is a tribute to the music she grew up with, the music her parents loved and played – The Great American Songbook. She has also performed at jazz clubs and festivals around the country.