Fans of sultry jazz and piano standards were thrilled by the recent announcement that Lady Gaga would be bringing her classics-inspired show back to PARK MGM Theater in October. Fortunately for those of us who dig deeper into the Las Vegas entertainment scene, that type of music has been with us all through the pandemic. Lush performances by the likes of Anne Martinez, Michelle Johnson, Amanda King, Ruby Lewis, Lisa Marie, and many more have been gracing the stages of Wynn's Delilah, Bellagio's Mayfair Supper Club, The Nevada Room, and The Space. Now there's a shining new talent on the scene, and her name is Hannah Brady.
Despite her relatively young age, Ms. Brady has racked up an impressive and lengthy resume. An accomplished dancer, vocalist, model, and actress, she's appeared on television, in commercials, and starred in countless live productions. Eagle-eyed folks might recognize her as the pink-haired party girl in advertisements for Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. But what Hannah really excels at are her own vocal showcases.
Many entertainers boast about having an international resume, but it's unlikely that theirs come close to Ms. Brady's. She's traveled the world on Royal Caribbean cruise lines, appearing in productions like "Pixels", "Starwater", and "Tease: Seduction at Sea". Broadway has welcomed the former Lambertville, NJ native to the stage in KINKY BOOTS and THE CAT'S PAJAMAS. The statuesque entertainer has lived in both India and China, the latter for a stunning production called "Evolution". Comprised of elements from shows like Le Reve, Fuerza Bruta, and numerous Cirque du Soleil titles, "Evolution" ran in a freestanding theater in Guangzhou, China. A massive undertaking, it assembled a multi-cultural cast of singers, dancers, and acrobats, and debuted on New Year's Eve 2014.
EVOLUTION rehearsal teaser: OCT Performance Media
As you can probably tell from the clip above, productions like "Evolution" require a great deal of athleticism, which Hannah has in spades. She can handle a two-point aerial harness, climb ropes, perform on silks, twirl a baton, and dance in stilettos....just not all at the same time. A former resident of Cancun, the one-time New Yorker speaks fluent Spanish, along with basic Hindi, Mandarin, and French.
Until recently, Hannah made her home in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. For the summer 2018 season, she debuted an all-new Paloma En La Playa (‘A Dove On The Beach’), which paid tribute to The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Donna Summer, and Ella Fitzgerald. Then there was GIRLS NIGHT OUT, a salute to girl groups across the ages.
Girls Night Out PV- A Tribute to Girl Groups Across the Ages
Ms. Brady happened to be visiting Las Vegas in March of last year when a certain pandemic hit. Thanks to the resulting shutdown, a planned two-week stay was extended indefinitely. In that time short amount of time, Hahhah's absolutely taken the city by storm. She's brightened the atmosphere at Venetian Resort, hosted Kenny Davidsen's BOWTIE CABARET at Tuscany Resort, performed numerous times at The Space, shared the microphone with Skye Dee Miles at NoMad Bar, and made a stunning debut in May at The Nevada Room alongside Swing It Girls, Paula Dione Ingram, and her friend Denita Asberry.
The response to Hannah's performance at The Nevada Room was so strong that they welcomed her back for a solo showcase in July. Entitled "Golden Era Evening", it's a versatile mixture of jazz, blues, and Broadway featuring Dan Ellis on piano...and Hannah's one-of-a-kind wit. Check out this riotous clip from a teaser performance with Christopher Lash.
"Long John Blues" - Hannah A. Brady
Since she's decided to settle in Las Vegas with her dog Pascal, Hannah has embraced the community as a true local. When not performing for audiences, she shares her talents through classes at Summerlin Dance Academy. Keep your eyes open, as Hannah frequently pops up throughout town as a lead vocalist for Entertainment Plus Productions. And she's always supporting fellow artists like Savannah Smith in their own ventures.
Now that most large-scale productions have announced their return, it's only a matter of time before casting directors discover the talents of Hannah Brady for themselves...and fight to have her in their own shows. Puerto Vallarta's loss will most certainly be Sin City's gain.
Hannah Brady will be performing at The Space on September 10th. To learn more, visit HannahBrady.com.