Vocalist // Composer // Actress
Vocalist // Composer // Actress
LULU FALL is a singer, songwriter and actor currently based in New York. Lulu, a formally trained jazz vocalist with a musical theatre background, is one complete and unexpected package. As a product of Senegalese and Cameroonian parentage, her music reflects her global perspective by way of her American sensibilities.
Because Lulu has a background in musical theatre, she alternates between that and music. Among other shows, she was a performer in the Smithsonian’s American Songbook Program, and ensemble member in Studio Theatre’s adaptation of Passing Strange. She was also a featured ensemble member in the acclaimed hippie love-rock musical HAIR, both the first National tour and Broadway. Her off-broadway credits include: Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, the acclaimed Porn musical Pretty Filthy, and acclaimed folk-opera Hadestown. Lulu portrayed the character of Brenda in Capital Repertory’s production of Smokey Joe’s Cafe in Albany. With a degree in Jazz Studies, Lulu attended Michigan State University. Through this prestigious university, Lulu has had the opportunity to participate in Generations 2006—a biannual jazz workshop held in Frauenfeld, Switzerland.
Lulu Fall independently released her debut EP, It’s Official in 2009, both in Washington DC and London. Her title track single can be found on Spotify. Lulu also independently released a collaborative EP, Heal: Part 1, with the LF+JT (Lulu Fall and James Theory) project in 2015. Lulu's latest collaborative project album, The Unpaved Road, was released in August 2017 with writing partner Kris Johnson. This full-length album can be found on all major music platforms ( iTunes, Spotify, CD Baby) as well as the Artist Centric Music label website (www.artistcentricmusic.com). The latest video single from this album, entitled "Painfully Sober", was exclusively released by AFROPUNK. Some of Lulu’s music performances include the Winter Music Conference in Miami, FL, Blues Alley in Washington, DC, Langnau Jazz Nights Festival in Switzerland, Jazz Re:freshed in London and Cliff Bell’s in Detroit, MI. Lulu was a finalist in the 4th annual Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Jazz Competition. Lulu won the Mid-Atlantic Song Competition (MASC) and was awarded Gold and Silver for her songs “Fight” and “No Better” in the R&B category. Her single “Pretty For a Dark Girl” was awarded TOP 5 WINNER in the R&B category of the Great American Song Contest. Lulu was most recently in Broadway production of Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, and the off-Broadway productions of This Ain't No Disco and Wild Goose Dreams.
Lulu Fall Featured on NPR’s “All Songs Considered” Blog
Upon entering NPR’s 2019 Tiny Desk Contest, Lulu Fall’s entry video, “Between Two Worlds”, was among the judges’ favorites.
Great American Song Contest Winner
Lulu Fall's collaborative song, "Pretty For a Dark Girl" is a TOP 5 winner in the Hip-Hop/R&B category of the 19th annual Great American Song Contest.
AFROPUNK Premiers New Music Video
"Funky, eclectic, soul: 'Painfully Sober' by The Kris Johnson Group featuring Lulu Fall is an unexpected, high-energy track about ridiculous relationships and even more ridiculous feelings."
Broadway World announces New Single
"D.C. born vocalist/composer Lulu Fall, actress in the Broadway musical Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, and Kris Johnson, director of Jazz Studies at the University of Utah; trumpeter, soloist, and arranger with the Count Basie Orchestra, have just released the music video and single for 'Pretty For a Dark Girl' from their upcoming album 'The Unpaved Road,' which will be out via Artist Centric Music, LLC on August 22, 2017."
Lulu’s behind-the-scenes photography of her 3rd Off-Broadway show Hadestown are featured on playbill.com!
Mid-Atlantic Song Contest Winner
Lulu Fall’s collaborative songs “Fight” and “No Better” won in the 32nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Song Competition (MASC). Both songs snagged GOLD and SILVER in the Hip-Hop/R&B/Urban category.
Sarah Vaughan Jazz Vocal Competition Finalist
Lulu Fall is one of the five finalists in the 4th annual Sarah Vaughan Vocal Jazz Competition. She is set to compete on November 15, 2015 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ.
Amped-Sounds Review of HEAL
"Lulu Fall is simply breathtaking. I spent a few hours marveling in her vibrant vocal abilities and I’m still a little shellshock, better yet overcome with endorphins because her voice is just that damn good! She recently teamed up with producer/arranger/composer James Theory to drop one of the hottest EPs discovered this year, the incomparable Heal: Part 1."
Poping Cherry Blog Interview
"Keep this rose, it’s a shiny red secret… This night of wonders I found the power to escape reality. I kept this rose, found the power to fly through the stars and talk to our Holy Father. A velvet voice inside my soul told me the truth about happiness. I found happiness through God’s voice! And now I know the secret. It’s hidden inside music! Listen Lulu Fall. She knows my secret! She creates happy moments… Poping Cherry presents Lulu Fall!" (Interview: John Vlachogiannis)
DC Theatre Scene Interview
"I was so thrilled to hear that DC’s own Lulu Fall was cast in the National Tour of Hair, now playing through this weekend in The Kennedy Center’s Opera House. Lulu’s got it all – she’s a great singer, dancer, and actress, has a bubbly personality and is stunningly gorgeous. I couldn’t wait to see her in ‘The Tribe’, and when I did – she lit up the stage and let a lot of sunshine in. Lulu tells us about her ‘Hair-raising’ journey."