About Heather Moran
Ms. Moran is blessed to be musically surrounded with some of Chicago’s top musicians on the Chicago-land scene today. She is perfect for your bar, restaurant, wedding, cocktail hour, private and/or corporate event. She is equally at home in any size venue. She is not only a trained jazz singer with her own quartet, but she is a member of the vocal/guitar duo Gritman&Moran and the lead singer of the coolest rock band ever, Sister Moonshine. She is equally at home singing jazz, pop, rock, funk, soul and country. Her repertoire has no bounds.
Born and raised in Illinois, Ms. Moran has been performing for most of her life. She studied voice as a child at New Trier High School and Northwestern University in Illinois. As an adult, she studied opera at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pennsylvania, and the University of Colorado. She eventually returned to Chicago to earn a BA in theater from Columbia College.
Over the past several years, Ms. Moran has divided her time between her two loves: acting and singing.
As an actor, Ms. Moran has worked with numerous theater companies in Chicago, but most extensively with the Factory Theater, a storefront community theater company in their eleventh season with over 100 all original productions under their belts. She is also a Second City alumna skilled in improvisational theater.
As a singer, Heather has performed in many settings: nightclubs, weddings, other family events, private and corporate functions, and most notably, on Navy Pier's two premiere dinner cruise ships, Mystic Blue and The Odyssey. Some venues she has appeared at include: The Metropolitan Room in NYC, San Francisco's Empire Plush Room, Drury Lane Water Tower, Katerinas, The Hibiscus in NJ, Backstage Bar in Pittsburgh, Grant Park, Andys Jazz, Park West, The Acorn Theater in Michigan's Three Oaks, Café Luciano, The Field Museum, The Stonefire Restaurant, Tivoli, Tuscany-Wheeling, Websters Wine Bar, Magnum's Steakhouse, Davenports, Gold Star Sardine Bar, Martyr's, and Joy Blue. She just recently ended a 12-month engagement at Chicago Old Towns wonderful Bistrot Margot and can be seen frequently performing at Katerinas on Irving Park. She was also recently a regular performer at Tivoli Ristorante in West Chicago and frequently performs for the city of Chicagos Cultural Affairs department.
Recently, Heather was honored to open up for Bob Newhart with a full jazz orchestra to a sold-out crowd at the historical Chicago Theater.
Now Heather spends her time entertaining the entire Lake County area! She is a local favorite in Wauconda and for the last year and a half, she has appeared at Strawberry Moon Martini Bar in Wauconda. For the past two years, she has performed every Thursday night with her musical partner, Steve Gritman and Middleton's on Main. She also performs at other local favorite hangs, including Main Street Outfitters, Bliss, Chessie's Restaurant, Park Street, Copper Fiddle, The Waterfront in Burligton, WI, Mia Francesca's in Naperville and Main Street Outfitter.