WHO AM I ?
Born in France and raised in the US, bi-lingual Phoebe was homeschooled for most of her life. At the age of 9 her mom presented her with a choice of learning pages in books or doing theatre. Luckily she picked theatre… and that was the beginning of a love story.
Like all love stories, it was a little complicated. At one point there was heavy flirting with dance… Phoebe danced full time for a few years but realized that she missed singing.
As a teenager, Phoebe captured the French nation’s heart when the judges of The Voice turned their seats for her stunning rendition of the Etta James classic “Something Got A Hold On Me.” She went all the way to the finale, narrowly missing out on the title.
At the age of 14 she realized that nothing would take the place of musical theatre, the only place where she fills complete. After playing Alana in the First National Tour of Dear Evan Hansen, she can now be seen reprising the role on Broadway.
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS
Phoebe Koyabe is currently playing the role of "Alana Beck" in Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway.
MOMENTS OF HAPPINESS
WHAT'S THE BUZZ?
“Phoebe Koyabe maybe does the best work I’ve seen yet as Alana Beck, Evan’s plucky classmate who takes the Connor-memorial effort too far in order to bolster her own visibility and sense of purpose.”
- Entertainment Weekly
“Phoebe Koyabe brings out subtle shades of motivation in Alana, the awkward, overachieving schoolmate who turns grieving Connor into a social media phenomenon.”
- Bay Area Reporter
“Koyabe’s Alana widens the scope of teenage tribulations.”
- Los Angeles Times
“Phoebe Koyabe, lastly, offers lots of vim and vigor to the character of Alana Beck, an aspirational student who helps engineer the Evan-Connor social media pomp, yet is also perceptive enough to doubt it when inconsistencies are discovered in the faux-buddy story.”
- LA Excites
“Another newcomer making a terrific debut is Phoebe Koyabe as Alana Beck, an Elle Woods type who monetizes Connor’s suicide for maximum social media gain and her own popularity.”
- Hollywood Reporter
“And, Phoebe Koyabe, a home-grown talent from Chandler, shines as Evan’s type-A accomplice in the campaign for The Connor Project.”
- Broadway World
“Phoebe Koyabe does a great job as Alana, an energetic pleaser who has her own problems making the leap from acquaintance to friendship.”
- Buffalo News
“…while Phoebe Koyabe as Alana…contribute strongly, adding pathos and undertones of despair to roles that are basically comic relief.”
- Talkin’ Broadway
“Phoebe Koyabe excels as Alana, the super-focused A student, who grabs the chance to log in another extra-curricular activity. Touchingly, Alana wants to help others who feel invisible, like her.”
“School busybody Alana Beck (the terrific Phoebe Koyabe) … Koyabe’s Alana is a stunning portrait of a girl who also wants to be seen, even though her constant in-your-face presence seems to suggest she already is, which just goes to show just how skewed our perceptions are of people. Her role actually got my attention much more on this go-round, and it felt like a pleasant new discovery.”
- BroadwayWorld Los Angeles