|Birth name Maneepat Myra Molloy|
Siblings Nina Molloy
|Name Myra Molloy|
Occupation(s) Singer, actress
|Born September 18, 1997 (age 18)Bangkok, Thailand (1997-09-18) |
Origin Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Website http://www.maneepat.com https://www.twitter.com/ManeepatMolloyhttps://www.instagram.com/MyraMolloy
Genres Pop music, Crossover music
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Maneepat Myra Molloy (Thai: มณีภัสสร มอลลอย; RTGS: Maniphatson; born 18 September 1997), nicknamed Myra (ไมร่า), is a Thai - American singer and actress, soprano, classical crossover and pop artist. In 2011 at age 13 Myra won the premier season of Thailand’s Got Talent with her performances of a combination of cross-over classical and Broadway songs. In August 2014 at age 16, she placed Top 6 on ABC television's Rising Star USA.
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Myra was born in Bangkok to an American father and Thai mother. She has a younger sister, Nina. From an early age, Myra made frequent trips to New York City where she fell in love with Broadway. She was fascinated by The Phantom of the Opera, more than once standing through the entire performance with her $26 standing-room ticket. She still tries to attend every musical that she possibly can.
Myra started playing violin when she was 5, later switching to the viola. She was a member of her school orchestra, as well as Senior and Chamber Choirs. Myra was the first vocal scholar at Shrewsbury International School Bangkok at age 9.
Myra began singing lessons at age eight. After two months, her teacher entered her for her first singing contest, representing her school in a nationwide competition, and she won first place. Her father posted a clip of her performance on YouTube and it went viral, receiving 3,000,000 views and ranked fourth place in jazz globally in 2009. Myra went on to win several prestigious Thai music competitions including a prize from the Princess of Thailand.
In 2011 when Myra was 13, she decided to enter the first season of Thailand's Got Talent. A big fan of the show in America and Britain, she enthusiastically went to the Thai auditions only a few miles from her home. In the competition she sang Time to Say Goodbye, Think of Me, Pie Jesu, and the Thai pop song "Star". Myra wowed Thai audiences winning the first season of Thailand’s Got Talent and creating a national fascination with Western classical-crossover music. The founder of Bangkok Grand Opera said he opened his new production company based on the increased interest in Western classical music as a direct result of Myra’s performances.
Since winning the competition in 2011, Myra has performed regularly with the Siam Sinfonietta Orchestra and Bangkok Opera. She regularly sings at major events including The Thai National Film Awards, The British Embassy Celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday, The Asia-Pacific ICT Awards, numerous music festivals and concerts, and regularly at corporate events for major international companies including Rolls Royce, Samsung, Johnson & Johnson, Shiseido and many more.
Myra has performed in Paris, China, Singapore, Thailand, and the United States singing in different languages including English, Thai, Chinese, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Latin. She enjoys singing classical, pop, musicals and Jazz.
In 2012 she landed her first major theatrical role, playing the young Reya in Reya the Musical, based on a popular work of Thai fiction by Thaithow Sucharitkul, music by Somtow Sucharitkul. Every performance of the musical sold out.
In late 2012, Myra sang from the audience at a David Foster concert in Bangkok, impressing him with her clear soprano voice. Later in the concert David invited Myra on stage to sing a duet with tenor Fernando Varela. David auspiciously commented, “I’m sure I will be seeing a lot more of you.” Then in April 2013 David invited Myra to perform with him in Malibu, California USA at the 65th anniversary of Israel.
Deciding to pursue her singing and acting career more seriously, Myra decided to move to Los Angeles on July 4, 2013. Myra started her junior at Beverly Hills High School in August 2013. (She already received her high school diploma from her English school in Thailand.)
In March 2014, she saw the Rising Star open call on the web. Myra decided to apply online and went to the audition in Los Angeles on April 15. After her callback audition, she made it to the final 32 contestants and was one of the 10 performers on the premiere episode of Rising Star on ABC on June 22, 2014. Myra placed sixth in Season 1 of Rising Star on August 17, 2014 at age 16.
Myra has participated in many prestigious events including performing for Ban Ki-Moon, the Secretary General of the United Nations at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York (December 2015) and the New Year countdown at Wat Arun in Bangkok Thailand (2015–16). Concerts include A Magical Night with Andrea Bocelli (2015), singing with Kenny G at the Kenny G River Jazz Festival (2014), and performing with David Foster at several concerts and events (2013–16).
Myra played the character Wish in HBO Asia’s original series Halfworlds II (2016). She also co-wrote and performed several songs for the series. In November 2016, Myra performed the songs and voice of Moana in the Thai version of the Walt Disney Studios animated film. Myra is currently a merit scholarship student at Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts where she is studying singing and song writing.