Nancy’s road to the Entertainment Business began in Maysville, Kentucky (the same home town of Rosemary Clooney), where she was one of seven sisters in a musically talented family. From the age of 3 being on the stage singing and dancing just seemed to fit!
Nancy began her professional career at 17 with “The Young Americans.” She subsequently toured nationally in such well known shows as “L’il Abner,” “Cabaret,” “Gypsy,” and “My Fair Lady.” Her talents caught the attention of Walt Disney Productions, where she was cast to perform in “the Kids of the Kingdom.” This led to being given the starring role of ‘sassy Slue Foot Sue” in Disneyland’s “Golden Horseshoe Revue”.
Nancy’s career led to performing with some of the greatest bands and orchestras led by legendary Leaders; Nelson Riddle, Tex Beneke, Ray Anthony, and Pat Longo. More recently, “Geo Valle’s Swing City Orchestra” and “Johnny Vana’s Big Band Alumni,” with whom she recorded two outstanding CD’s and video of their “Live from Las Vegas” show.
In addition to her work with Big Bands, Nancy has been a singer with the Famous “Chordettes,” performing popular 50’s hits. Her ongoing success brought tour performances with some of Rock n Roll’s most popular groups such as “The Crewcuts,” “The Four Preps,” “The Four Lads,” and “The Four Aces.”
Her recently released jazz combo CD “Songs in the Key of Love,” presently airs on over 200 radio stations worldwide. She also produced her own 17-piece Big Band CD “Hot Swing, Cool Jazz,” which has received rave reviews from Jazz aficionados around the world.
Apart from singing Nancy’s a gifted Actress, with a host of appearances in films and television. Her polished stage presence led to her being cast in 2009 as the leading lady in the Canadian Stage hit comedy “Viagra Falls,” which brought critical acclaim. Critic Danny Gasin, of “the Ontario Arts Review” proclaimed; “A highly professional actor, Nancy demonstrated thespian excellence.”
With a successful career that’s still going strong, Nancy lives to perform. Her beauty, captivating voice, and engaging personality have enabled her to truly connect with her audiences keeping them engaged and leaving with happy hearts. This is what makes Nancy the consummate professional that she is.
Nancy Osborne, Jazz Singer & Entertainer