The Heather Moran Ensemble
50's, 30's, 40's, Big Band, Holiday Music, Jazz, Lounge, Stage Show, Standards, Swing
“Heather, you created the most amazing, beautiful, and meaningful atmosphere during our ceremony and cocktail hour. While Ryan and I were sharing our vows and reflecting on our connection we had tears in our eyes as you sang each song with such grace and love. The sun came out after a storm minutes before the ceremony and you continued to shine as our guests were amazed. I know this is cheesy, but totally true. I was so lucky to have you share your voice with our family and friends on the best day in our life. Thanks again. ” -Melissa: Bride
“Heather was a great addition to our event. I would recommend her for any occasion.” – Julie O'Leary: East Dundee Special Events
“You guys were just incredible!!!! You were a big part of making it a kick ass wedding!” – Chris K.: Bride
“Your voice is amazing and we loved the songs. We had numerous people ask who you were so maybe you will get some calls in the future from friends of ours. ” Deborah L: Bride
“I just wanted to say Thank You again for making our special day that much better. You sang beautifully and I have received so many compliments regarding the amazing job you did. So much in fact I think my friend Debbie will be contacting you regarding her wedding coming up this August. We have a lot of weddings coming up this year so if I have any other friends looking for a singer I will be sure to pass your name along. Thanks again for everything. You really helped take a lot of stress off of me that day.” - Erin R.: bride
“Thank you very much for making our wedding so special! Your beautiful singing added so much to our ceremony. We still get compliments about what an amazing singer we had at our wedding. Thank you!” – Debbie: Bride
“Heather Moran has the most beautiful voice. When she started to sing at our wedding I got chills and the tears started to flow. I turned around to look at my family and they had tears in their eyes. Her voice took our breath away and made our ceremony incredibly special for us, our family, and friends. Thanks again Heather for adding such a beautiful moment to our ceremony.” Lisa & Brandon: Bride and Groom
“You were great! Thank you so much. I hope to give you additional opportunities to perform in Itasca.” – Gigi: Event Coordinator
“Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding day absolutely amazing. Your voice was beautiful as always, and your rendition of Ave Maria was outstanding. I would recommend you to anyone! Thanks again, Heather!” - Corissa J.: Bride
Having Heather sing at our wedding added that extra personal touch. During the service and cocktail hour her beautiful voice made the day even more special. So many of our guests had already seen her perform around Chicago and bought her CDs - to have her sing at our wedding was wonderful. - Melissa and Scott G.: Bride and Groom
Born and raised in Illinois, Heather 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 music at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pennsylvania, and the University of Colorado. She eventually returned to Chicago to earn a BA in Musical Theater from Columbia College.
Over the past several years, Heather has divided her time between her two loves: acting and singing.
As an actor, Heather 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 fifty-seven productions under their belts. Heather is also a Second City alumna skilled in improvisational theater.
As a singer, Heather has performed in many settings: nightclubs, weddings, 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 Plush Room in San Francisco, Katerina's, Grant Park, Andy's Jazz, Park West, The Acorn Theater in Michigan's Three Oaks, Café Luciano, Webster's Wine Bar, Magnum's Steakhouse, Davenport's, Gold Star Sardine Bar, Martyr's, and Joy Blue. She just recently ended an 12-month engagement at Chicago Old Town's wonderful Bistrot Margot and can be seen frequently performing at Katerina's on Irving Park. She was recently a regular performer at Tivoli Ristorante in West Chicago and frequently performs for the city of Chicago's Cultural Affairs department.
Heather is currently singing in the critically acclaimed musical trio, 3 Girls 3, performing a nostalgic '40s show, a Burt Bacharach review, and a Christmas show. Frequently, Heather can be seen singing jazz with the Damian Espinosa Quartet and with Alan Gresick's eighteen piece Swing Shift Orchestra. She also performs with Shaken Not Stirred, a jazz quintet in the Northwest Suburbs. Heather is an active member of Chicago Cabaret Professionals and currently serves on the board as Co-Press Governor.