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 graduatedjust 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 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, followed by an appearance with The Orchestra of St. Luke's at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts as Amalia Balash in She Loves Me, marking the first time a musical had ever been presented at this venue.
Alexandra made her American acting debut in a revival of her portrayal of Julie Jordan for Reprise Theatre Company in Los Angeles, and garnered an Ovation-nomination.
She joined Tony Award winner Tyne Daly in Terrence McNally’s Master Class at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, directed by Stephen Wadsworth, and made her Broadway debut in the same production with Manhattan Theatre Club in the Spring of 2011 (garnering a nod from Backstage for one of the great theater performances of 2011).
Alexandra made her New York theatre debut portraying The Young Wife in the Transport Group’s Revival of Michael John LaChiusa’s Hello Again, and was nominated for a Drama League Award.
She debuted two of her solo cabarets entitled “London Still” and "Ex Libris," at the esteemed New York nightclub Feinstein’s at The Loews Regency, and was honored to be a part of Barbara Cook’s Spotlight Series at The Kennedy Center in December of 2011.
Immediately following, Alexandra made her San Francisco Symphony debut as Maria (opposite Cheyenne Jackson) in a concert presentation of West Side Story, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas-- this historic, first-ever concert presentation will be accompanied by the first-ever full symphonic recording, available to download May 20 2014, and in hard-copy June 10.
Alexandra made her feature film debut in Stephen King's 1408 starring John Cusack, before portraying Hodel in The Sheffield Crucible’s 2007 production of Fiddler on the Roof, and it’s subsequent West End transfer. She joined Fiddler on the Roof director Lindsay Posner once again, portraying Julie Jordan in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel at The Savoy Theatre in London’s West End. She received tremendous critical acclaim, and received Great Britain’s TMA Award for Best Performance in a Musical.
Last fall she portrayed Jenny Cavilerri in the North American Premiere of Love Story the Musical at The Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, and returned to New York in a highly-acclaimed performance of Arlington - a new one woman musical as part of the Inner Voices series, and has also appeared as a Guest Star on all three branches of the Law & Order series (SVU, Criminal Intent and the original).
Her solo concert "The Land Where The Good Songs Go" premiered at Feinstein's at The Nikko in San Francisco, after she made her Detroit Symphony Orchestra debut in Pulitzer-Prize-winning David Del Tredici's World Premiere of "Dum Dee Tweedle," before reviving her critically acclaimed performance as Sara Jane in "Arlington" at The Vineyard Theatre, and was been nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Solo Performance.
Alexandra appeared on the concert stage in July of 2014 at Disney Hall in Los Angeles with the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles in Andrew Lippa's oratorio "I Am Harvey Milk" as the soprano soloist, before appearing in the BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall as Lilli Vanessi/Kate in Cole Porter's "Kiss Me, Kate" with the John Wilson Orchestra to extensive critical acclaim.
Alexandra was nominated for a Grammy Award for her performance in West Side Story with the San Francisco Symphony, and performed on the 57th Grammy Award broadcast with Cheyenne Jackson. She also made her playwrighting debut with Dutch Kills Theatre and The Hangar Theatre, both of whom produced her adaptations of Greek tragedies Antigone and Trojan Women. She also played Eliza Dootlittle in My Fair Lady at The Muny in St Louis opposite Anthony Andrews.
Alexandra recently completed a run on Broadway as Tzeitel in the revival of Fiddler of the Roof directed by Barlett Sher, starring 6-time Tony Nominee Danny Burstein as Tevye, followed immediately by creating the role of Countess Andreyni in Ken Ludwig's adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express at the McCarter Theater Center.
Alexandra is also an avid blogger, writer, and teacher, 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.