Eden Casteel

Rhode Island Based Voice and Piano Teacher

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Eden Casteel is perfectly cast as the title character, making a beautiful Victoria and handsome Victor and thrilling us with her fabulous voice.
— Cranston Herald
Count Victor Gryzynsky (Eden Casteel)  (photo Mark Turek)

Count Victor Gryzynsky (Eden Casteel)  (photo Mark Turek)

VICTOR/VICTORIA at OCEAN STATE THEATRE COMPANY

Victoria (as Victor) discovers her inner jazz baby in "Le Jazz Hot." (photo Mark Turek)

Victoria (as Victor) discovers her inner jazz baby in "Le Jazz Hot." (photo Mark Turek)

"Eden Casteel's Victoria is fabulous, waltzing through her musical numbers and trying to keep her identity a secret."

-- Will Demers, EDGEMedianetwork.com

Charles "Toddy" Todd (Bill Whitehead Jr.) gives Victoria Grant (Eden Casteel) man lessons in "Trust Me" (photo Mark Turek)

Charles "Toddy" Todd (Bill Whitehead Jr.) gives Victoria Grant (Eden Casteel) man lessons in "Trust Me" (photo Mark Turek)

Other special moments come when Mancini’s words spring to life in the trained voices of the cast, especially Eden Casteel, who plays Victor/Victoria, and Bill Whitehead Jr., as Toddy. Their solos and duets are charming, with Casteel’s voice soaring strongly on extended notes. Of note is her delivery of “If I Were a Man” and “Living in the Shadows.
— Susan MacDonald, Providence Journal
It’s a show that demands a versatile, strong female lead. She has to have a high soprano voice. Bonus points for a good British accent. Must dance, must be engaging, must be able to pass as male or female.
Director Amiee Turner hit the jackpot. Eden Casteel, an Ohio transplant turned local vocal coach, is perfect. Her Received Pronunciation is pretty much the only accurate accent in the production. Her voice is beautiful, her comic timing is spot on, and, once she loses the long dark wig, Casteel makes a very attractive vision in menswear.
— Kimberly Harper, WPRO-AM630.COM
Victoria (Eden Casteel) meets King Marchand (Christopher Swan) and sparks fly. (Photo Mark Turek)

Victoria (Eden Casteel) meets King Marchand (Christopher Swan) and sparks fly. (Photo Mark Turek)

Yearning for true love, Eden Casteel (as Victoria) mesmerizes King Marchand – and the audience – with her flawless singing voice.
Casteel shines throughout the performance displaying remarkable range and clarity, effortlessly slipping in and out of various octaves.
— Motif RI Magazine
The 1982 movie, on which the musical is based, starred Julie Andrews and was directed by Blake Edwards, who wrote the script for the stage adaptation. Casteel manages to sound a lot like Andrews in the show’s early moments and is quite convincing as a man. She also has an appealing chemistry with Christopher Swan, likable and charming as Marchan.
— Joe Siegel, Warwick Post

THANK YOU!

In August, I won the 2017 Motif Magazine RI Award for Best Actress (Professional Category) for my role in Victor/Victoria.

Thank you for your support!

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Voice Lessons, Vocal Coaching, Piano Lessons, Performance Coaching, and Musical Production.

Eden Casteel Music Studio, 81 Post Road, Wakefield RI 02879. Phone: 401-932-5589.