Storm Large visited the Staller Center in 2015 and again in 2019, performing to sold
out Recital Halls both times. Her powerhouse voice blew audiences away and got the
entire house up on their feet. In 2019, she closed with a riotous version of
Bohemian Rhapsody,” getting the audience up on their feet and singing along.
Storm Large: musician, actor, playwright, author, awesome. She shot to national prominence
in 2006 as a finalist on the CBS show
Rock Star: Supernova
, where despite having been eliminated in the week before the finale, Storm built
a fan base that follows her around the world to this day.
Storm spent the 90s singing in clubs throughout San Francisco. Tired of the club scene,
she moved to Portland to pursue a new career as a chef, but a last-minute cancellation
in 2002 at the Portland club “Dante’s” turned into a standing Wednesday night engagement
for Storm and her new band, The Balls. It wasn’t long before Storm had a cult-like
following in Portland, and a renewed singing career that was soon to be launched onto
the international stage.
Highlights of the 17-18 season include debuts with the San Francisco, Pittsburgh,
Phoenix, Vancouver, Jacksonville, and RTÉ National Symphonies, as well as return engagements
with the Houston, Toronto, and Toledo Symphonies. Storm and her band, Le Bonheur,
continue to tour concert halls across the country. The 16-17 season included debuts
with the Atlanta, Baltimore, and BBC Symphony Orchestras, and the Los Angeles Chamber
Orchestra, as well as return engagements with National Symphony Orchestra and Detroit
Recent highlights include engagements with the New York Pops, Cincinnati Symphony
Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra, Memphis Symphony, and the Knights, as well as performances
at the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago. She joined Michael Feinstein as special
guest on the Jazz at Lincoln Center Popular Song series, as well as with Liza Minnelli,
Joel Grey, and the Pasadena Pops.
Storm made her debut as guest vocalist with the band Pink Martini in April 2011, singing
four sold-out concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center
in Washington, DC. She continues to perform with the band, touring nationally and
internationally, and she was featured on their CD,
. Storm has also sung with Grammy winner k.d. lang, pianist Kirill Gerstein, punk
rocker John Doe, singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer
She debuted with the Oregon Symphony in 2010, and has returned for sold out performances
each year thereafter. Storm made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2013, singing Weill’s
Seven Deadly Sins
with the Detroit Symphony as part of the Spring for Music festival. The
called her “sensational,” and the classical music world instantly had a new star.
In 2007, Storm starred in Portland Center Stage’s production of
with Wade McCollum. The show was a smash hit, earning Large glowing reviews. Her
next endeavor, the autobiographical musical memoir,
, played to packed houses in 2009 during its unprecedented 21-week sold out run in
Portland. Storm went on to perform a cabaret version of the show to critical acclaim
at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Adelaide Festival in Australia, and Joe’s Pub in
New York. Her memoir,
, was released by Simon and Schuster in 2012, named Oprah’s Book of the Week, and
awarded the 2013 Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction.