Kristi Holden

Board Executive Committee, Diversity and Inclusion Advisor

“She never feels more alive than at these moments. When onstage she fears nothing.”― Emily St

About Kristi

Kristi began her professional career in Los Angeles after studying opera and jazz vocal performance and receiving her Bachelor of Music degree from Cornish College for the Arts in Seattle, WA. Los Angeles theatre highlights include being a cast member in critically acclaimed productions at The Hollywood Bowl, Reprise! Broadway’s Best and local Civic Light Opera theatres. Some of her favorite roles include Julie in CAROUSEL, Johanna in SWEENEY TODD, Anne in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, Hodel in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and Lily in THE SECRET GARDEN.

For over 5 years Kristi starred as Christine Daaé in the multi-million dollar Las Vegas production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, directed by legendary Broadway director Hal Prince. She was honored by the Las Vegas Review Journal in their 2012 BEST OF LAS VEGAS awards as BEST SINGER on the strip for 2012, and Best Actress in a Musical from Broadwayworld.com. Soon after the Las Vegas production closed, Kristi was given the incredible opportunity to reprise her role with THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA World Tour performing across Asia and Europe.

Kristi has performed as a solo artist with the California Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Concert Hall and premiered in Los Angeles with ensemble GREEN the 9 piece song cycle, A HOPEFUL PLACE, written for her by Dan Redfeld (composer) and John Koladziej (lyricist). A gorgeous fully mastered recording with 18 of the top LA union musicians released by PARMA Recordings, is now available on iTunes and Amazon. Other concert work includes concerts of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Silent Film & a Broadway concert with Anthony Crivello and Susan Egan, both with New West Symphony. Kristi produced and performed in her own benefit concert, SINGING OUTSIDE THE LINES, while in Las Vegas to raise money for the Las Vegas chapter of FAMILY PROMISE, a wonderful charity that helps homeless families stay together while they get back up on their feet.

In addition to the release of A HOPEFUL PLACE, Kristi has contributed her voice on various recordings; Jason and Nolan Livesay’s SAME NEW THING ALBUM, Sean Dockery’s new age album SOJOURNS, and new arrangements by composer/orchestrator, Dan Redfeld, of the TITANIC and TWILIGHT film scores. Kristi’s voice has been described in reviews as a “creamy coloratura,” “transcendental,” “crystalline,” “packing glorious power,” a “gleaming instrument,” and by the Los Angeles Times, “golden-throated.”

In addition to the honor given by the LAS VEGAS REVIEW JOURNAL, Kristi has been recognized for her contribution to the Los Angeles theatre community with a Robbie Nomination (Julie in CAROUSEL, Cabrillo Music Theatre), two Inland Theatre Awards (Anne in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC/Johanna in SWEENEY TODD, Performance Riverside).

She was thrilled to be the Production Coordinator for MTG’s staged concert of MAME and of MTG’s fundraiser MTG REWIND at Rockwell Table & Stage.

She is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA and a proud member of the prestigious Los Angeles Musical Theatre Guild. Kristi also serves on the MTG Board of Directors.

 

Fun Facts

I'm proud to be an MTG member because


MTG is a family of incredibly dedicated & talented artists coming together to bring the love and inspiration of live theatre to the world. And boy do we have a lot of fun doing it!

Dream Role


Eliza Doolittle


Favorite Role I Have Played


Christine Daae & Julie Jordan

My Favorite Musical


Phantom of the Opera, of course!

Favorite MTG Show I Have Been In


Wonderful Town

Funniest / Most Memorable Thing That's Happened to Me on Stage


So many... but, a few of my funniest moments were while performing as Christine in the Las Vegas production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA during "Music of the Night." I ran by the boat as the Phantom (Anthony Crivello) came near me and my white gown lace got caught on the boat and tore off the gown for about 10+ feet, so it seemed, and Anthony had to pick it up while singing and rolled it up, gently of course, as he walked toward me and put it in my hand like it never happened. Another night, we had a new boat driver and it was parked in the wrong place once we arrived in the lair and the boat ended up chasing us around the stage while the driver repositioned it. And it never is great when Christine drops the ring on the floor at the end of the Final Lair at the end of the show and the Phantom has to pick it up off the floor. Oy.

Special Skills


Singing, Producing

Contact Info

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Representation

Theatrical Agent
Firestarter Entertainment
Nicole Pryor Dernersesian

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