Diana Preisler - Blue Jupiter's Broadway Rockstar
Some label Diana as Blue Jupiter's fiery redhead, but her powerful voice defies categorization, easily spanning Broadway, jazz and pop.
Her expertise as an educator and coach make her the perfect complement for Blue Jupiter's award-winning arts-in-education program, A cappella University. In addition to Diana’s roles as manager, lead coach, educator and lead female singer in Blue Jupiter for over 10 years, Diana is one of the most respected a cappella performances coaches in this community.
Thousands of performers and students have already attended her most well-known workshop, "Rockstar 101", which focuses on stage presence, and performing outside of a performer's comfort zone, has been taught at High Schools, colleges and festivals all over the US and China. Behind the scenes, her passion and stage experience earned her the role of Artistic Manager for full-time professional a cappella group, Blue Jupiter.
From sitting on prestigious panels of experts, to being invited to coach groups to prepare for their biggest moments, due to her extensive professional performance background, Diana is looked to as the “performance guru of the a cappella community”.
Diana has sat on judging panels for prestigious a cappella competitions such as: the Harmony Sweeps, ICHSA’s, Aca Idol, the Bijou Blender, and the ICCA’s. Preisler is also co-producer of SingStrong, an international music festival.
Under Preisler’s coaching and management, Blue Jupiter rose to fame winning the Oreo Cookie commercial contest, produced by American Idol’s Randy Jackson. She has successfully helped Blue Jupiter on 6 tours to Asia, where they headlined at the Sands Casino in Macau, and worked with High School students at the Shanghai American school. They even sang for 10,000 US soldiers in Okinawa Japan, on July 4th. Blue Jupiter has thrived as headliners for corporate and private events, headliners for Royal Caribbean, and even perform with Blake Lewis of American Idol from time to time. Companies such as Microsoft, NOKIA, ABC Family, and the Weather Channel have featured Blue Jupiter’s voice to represent their largest events and commercial projects. Click Here to see Blue Jupiter lending their voices to sing an a cappella version of "All About That Bass" on Nickelodeon's new app.
For over a decade, Diana performed leading roles on Broadway stages in 48 states with National Broadway Tours such as "Fiddler On The Roof" and "A Christmas Carol." Regional roles across the US include Eva Peron in "Evita", Ado Annie in "Oklahoma", Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz”, Linda in “Blood Brothers” and Shelley in "Bat Boy, The Musical." Diana performed in the Broadway scene for 10 years before being asked to come on board to manage one of the top contemporary a cappella bands in the US.
If Diana's voice seems familiar it's because you've heard her before, many times. MTV, Coke, McDonald's, Herbal Essences, Priceline.com, Fisher Price, HGTV, VH1/Viacom and many more Fortune 500 companies have all chosen Diana's voice for their commercials. And if commercials aren't enough, she's also the voice "at the other end of the line." When calling in to many banks, credit card companies or phone-companies, Diana is the voice greeting you, representing the company’s first impression to clients internationally. New York locals and tourists will recognize Diana as the voice of the character animatronics featured at the famous "Jeckyl & Hyde" theme restaurants.
Oscar nominated movie “Chico and Rita” features Diana’s voice as one of two American characters, and she currently plays several recurring characters on Nickelodeon’s “Wallykazaam”. Young fans know Diana from the Cabbage Patch Kids movie, "Jump!" where she sang and co-starred with pop-singer, Jamie Lyn Spears.
One of the most recent and most exciting projects to date, Bright Starts toy company just launched a new toy line, of which Diana is the voice of the entire line; The Giggling Gourmet. Diana is the voice of "Cookie" the Giggling Gourmet an adorable singing and educational bear, with an entire line of kid friendly kitchen toys to accompany the bear, all featuring Diana's singing and speaking voice!
Diana holds a BA in Theatre Performance and Directing from the State University of New York at Oswego where she sang in the award-winning vocal ensemble, "State Singers" collegiate jazz a cappella group, under the direction of Stan Gosek.
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Diana - at a glance:
Voice Part: Female Lead
Role in the band: Singer, Artistic Director
Nicknames: Didee, Di, DJ Boots-D, Preisler, Miss Diana
Favorite Food: Pizza (gluten-free, of course)
Favorite Drink: Seltzer, Dunkin Donuts French Vanilla (large, cream & 3 splenda please)
Favorite Candy: Ummm...can I just say brownies?
Favorite Movie: Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Back to the Future, Anchorman/Zoolander (toss up)
Favorite TV Show: Hotel Impossible, 30 Rock, Arrested Development (bring it back, damn it!) The Profit and Shark Tank...of course.
I mayyyy be seen sneaking episodes of #RHOBH and #DanceMoms
Proudest Accomplishment: Being the voice of a an entire toy line, Becoming a mom, and then voicing several characters on her favorite TV show (Nickelodeon's Wallykazaam)
Most memorable moment in Blue Jupiter: Working with Randy Jackson at Henson Studios, then enjoyong a private tour of Jim Henson's muppet shop.
Three things people don't know about you:
Something on your bucket list: Learn to speak spanish fluently. Be a character on The Simpsons
Diana's Voice Over Demo
Diana's Singing Sampler