Born in Los Angeles, California, Grammy-nominated artist Alexandra Silber grew up outside Detroit, Michigan.
She attended Interlochen Center for the Arts and continued her training at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, graduating with a degree in Acting. She graduated just days before her professional and West End debut as Laura Fairlie in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Woman in White at the age of 21.
Alexandra's British stage work includes Hodel in the Sheffield Crucible’s 2007 production of Fiddler on the Roof, and it’s subsequent West End transfer, and Julie Jordan in Carousel at The Savoy Theatre in London’s West End (for which she received critical acclaim, and received a TMA Award for Best Performance in a Musical). She also appeared at the BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall in as Lilli Vanessi/Kate in Cole Porter's "Kiss Me, Kate" with the John Wilson Orchestra to extensive critical acclaim.
Alexandra made her American acting debut in a revival of her portrayal of Julie Jordan for Reprise Theater Company in Los Angeles, and garnered an Ovation-nomination.
She made her New York theater debut portraying The Young Wife in the Transport Group’s Revival of Michael John LaChiusa’s Hello Again (Drama League Award), and later that year played-opposite Tony-Award winner Tyne Daly in Terrence McNally’s Master Class at the Kennedy Center, and made her Broadway debut in the same production (garnering a nod from Backstage for one of the great theater performances of 2011). She played Sara Jane in the highly-acclaimed Arlington—a new one woman, tour-de-force musical at the Vineyard Theater (Outer Critics Circle Nomination for Best Solo Performance); the full recording of which is available from Broadway Records.
Regionally she created the role of Jenny Cavilerri in the North American Premiere of Love Story at The Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, as Eliza Dootlittle in My Fair Lady at The Muny in St Louis opposite Anthony Andrews, and created the role of Countess Andreyni in Ken Ludwig's adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express at the McCarter Theater Center.
On screen she appeared in Stephen King's 1408 starring John Cusack, and has appeared as a Guest Stars on Elementary, The Mysteries of Laura and all three branches of the Law & Order series (SVU, Criminal Intent and the original).
Alexandra recently completed a run on Broadway as Tzeitel in the Tony-nominated revival of Fiddler of the Roof directed by Barlett Sher, starring 6-time Tony Nominee Danny Burstein as Tevye.
On international concert stages, Alexandra has offered multiple solo cabarets in cities across the globe, and was especially honored to be a part of Barbara Cook’s Spotlight Series at The Kennedy Center.
Alexandra made her Carnegie Hall debut singing the role of Nina in a concert performance of Song Of Norway with the Collegiate Chorale and American Symphony Orchestra. Other concert favorite include Pulitzer-Prize-winning David Del Tredici's World Premiere of "Dum Dee Tweedle" with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Lippa's oratorio "I Am Harvey Milk" at Disney Hall in Los Angeles with the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles, and Amalia Balash in She Loves Me with The Orchestra of St. Luke's at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts opposite Santino Fontana.
Alexandra was nominated for a 2014 Grammy Award for her portrayal of Maria (opposite Cheyenne Jackson as Tony) with the San Francisco Symphony. in a concert presentation of West Side Story, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas. This historic, first-ever concert presentation was accompanied by the first-ever full symphonic recording. She also performed on the 57th Grammy Award broadcast with Cheyenne Jackson.
As a writer, Alexandra's debut novel "After Anatevka: a novel based on Fiddler on the Roof" (chronicling what happens to the characters of Hodel and Perchik made famous by the Sholem Aleichem stories), and her most recent book White Hot Grief Parade (a poignant-comic memoir about losing her father to cancer when she was 18), are both published by Pegasus Books and available at all fine book retailers.
As a playwright, she has written modern language adaptations of three classic Greek tragedies through a commission by the Dutch Kills Theater. The first work she adapted, Sophocles' Antigone, premiered at the National Opera Center in New York City with a cast that included John Cullum, Peter Scolari, Alexandra Socha, Jason Tam, and Silber. The second work she penned, a modern English translation of Euripides' tragedy The Trojan Women, was given its first fully staged performance at the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, New York in June, 2015.
In the Spring of 2018 she completed a box office record-breaking run playing Guenevere in a new production of Lerner and Lowe's Camelot at the Shakespeare Theater in Washington DC, followed by her debut at Chicago Shakespeare Theater as Titania in Joe Dowling’s celebrated production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Alexandra is also an author of two books, an avid blogger and educator, and when she is not working, enjoys quoting the film "What About Bob?," and 'fan-girling' over Angela Lansbury -- but not necessarily in that order. She also has a fondness for crime drama, watermelon, and red shoes. She lives in New York with her famous cat, Tatiana.
Acting Company debut as the titular character in NELL GWYNN directed by Alan Paul on June 24, 2019.
Sally Bowles in CABARET at The Olney Theater outside Washington DC from Aug 28-Oct 13.