New Year's Eve Extravaganza
Friday, January 1, 2021
Colleen Raye (NYEE 2020)
Colleen Raye is an accomplished singer, actress and entertainer. A native of Wisconsin, Colleen began singing at age 15 with her brother’s band and continued performing in college at UW Green Bay as vocalist for the UWGB Jazz Band, as well as the Lovell Ives Quintet and the Peter Polzak Jazz Trio. Colleen is also a classically trained soloist and has choral experience. After winning the Horace Heidt Jr Talent Contest, Colleen toured in the musical show group, Steve Grimm and Colleen Raye. Colleen and Steve married and had 4 children, all of them currently in show business. Colleen freelances as a soloist for big bands and orchestras and privately teaches vocal performance.
Colleen began her solo career later in life and has since starred in and produced several shows including several Girl Singer shows, A Musical Tribute to Patsy Cline, Belting Babes of Broadway, and An Evening At The Cabaret. She is currently working on a new show, Symphony at The Cinema.