Sara Niemietz is a fan of the third person. If you were to bump into her in real-life, she would sing and strum you a tune, but for now, she’ll write you a sketch of her life.
Chicago-native Sara Niemietz moved to California over a decade ago, in search of creative opportunities. Since then, she has starred on Broadway (Carol Burnett’s Hollywood Arms), appeared in television and film (Akeelah and the Bee, Glee), recorded vocals for many scores and projects, released four albums, sang in Times Square before 50,000 people, and spent countless hours honing her craft.
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The last few years have been full of new ventures. Sara’s heartfelt songs and highly interactive approach to social media have garnered over nineteen million views and over a hundred fourteen thousand followers and subscribers across various new media platforms. In 2011, Ellen DeGeneres saw one of Sara’s videos and invited her to sing on The Ellen Show. That year, Richard Marx and Sara began a series of collaborations. She appeared on his A Night out with Friends CD/DVD set, as well as his Christmas Spirit record.
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In 2012, Sara collaborated with Emmy-award winning composer, W.G. Snuffy Walden, and released a new EP, Push Play. The two recorded another collection of Christmas songs, Christmas Favorites, which became available later that year. A few months later, BJ Thomas invited Sara to Nashville to record on his new album, The Living Room Sessions (released in Spring of 2013). Her writing and singing also appear in the end titles of several recent films (Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Conspiracy, In the Key of Eli, and Stetson: Street Dog of Park City).
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In 2013, Sara was thrilled to return to the Mark Taper Forum to play the role of Wanda in Enter Laughing, a one-night production, fundraiser, and tribute to Carl Reiner. That year, she was also invited to sing with BJ Thomas at the Grand Ole Opry. Her songs were heard on Delta Airline’s in-flight Singer-Songwriter channel for the duration of the summer. Sara’s rendition of “Turn! Turn! Turn!” was heard in the 2014 season of Under the Dome.
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Sara was honored to reprise the role of Wanda in the sold-out run of Enter
Laughing at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in 2015. Melissa
Manchester and Sara recently co-wrote “Feeling for You,” the first single from Melissa’s
new album, You Gotta Love the Life. Sara’s rendition of “At Last” was featured in ABC’s
Scandal Season 5 promo and her newest EP of original songs, Fountain and Vine, was
released. Sara was excited to join Postmodern Jukebox for two European tours,
performing in over thirty countries, and their US tours of over thirty states. Her videos with Postmodern Jukebox have garnered millions of views.
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In 2017, Sara released her newest single, “Monroe,” and began traveling to spread her new music in live shows.
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Sara enjoys playing guitar, bass, and piano, and is often engaged in both singing and writing sessions. She can be frequently found in her natural habitat: live shows.
Now that you’ve read her story, Sara hopes to tell you more some day soon – perhaps in the first person.