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Southern California native Janene Lovullo began her career in Los Angeles where, at age 19, she was cast as Maria in Downey Civic Light Opera’s West Side Story. Just after her professional stage debut, she was cast as an understudy and Booth Singer in The New York Shakespeare Festival’s The Pirates of Penzance, her first Equity show. In the years that followed, Janene toured with the company in the show’s 1st National tour as Kate and later joined the Broadway company as Maureen McGovern’s understudy for Mabel.
Janene Lovullo’s first solo album, This Moment, is a collaboration of some of the industry’s great musical talents. It was engineered by Academy and Emmy Award-nominated score mixer Dan Wallin; orchestrated by Tim Simonec, conductor and orchestrator to the 2010 Academy Award-winning score for Disney/Pixar’s UP; and was mastered at the Mastering Lab in Ojai, California by multiple Grammy Award winner Doug Saks. The album was originally intended to be a piano/vocal piece with arranger and music director Christopher Marlowe, whose impressive resume includes an 11-year association with the late Nancy LaMott.“I wanted This Moment to have the feel of a symphonic masterpiece,” says Janene. “My music director, Chris Marlowe, and I chose material from all the greatest composers we loved, from operetta, music theater, art song and The Great American Songbook. Then Chris took many of these songs and brilliantly arranged them so that the listener might hear and rediscover these songs in a new and creative way.”