Hanna-Liina Vōsa, a native Estonian musical theatre performer, has been called by The Los Angeles Times “a clarion-voiced singer who is going places!” She graduated, as the first Estonian, from the New York’s American Musical and Dramatic Academy in 2001 and is currently continuing her studies in the New School University.

 

Growing up in a small fishermen's village on the Northern coast of then Soviet country, Hanna-Liina spent her childhood playing outdoors building stone castles for snails or singing along to ABBA in her parents living room. Hanna-Liina is a little sister to her brother Timmo, who in 1994 survived on the most tragic shipwrecks in Europe's history when a cruise ship sailing between Estonia and Sweden sank with over 800 people on the board. Their parents are a former aknowledged folk dance couple, who in the 1960’s and 1970’s were Estonian cultural ambassidors performing all over “The Great" Soviet Union.

 

Hanna-Liina’s talent for singing was discovered early on when she became part of Ave Kumpas children's singing ensemble at the age of 3, following teenage years as a soloist at ETV Concert Choir, while actively participating in her Viimsi Secondary School musicals. After a choir trip to New York City in 1996 and seeing Julie Andrews in "Victor/Victoria" at the age of 16, she knew her future would wait for her in the city with the wonderful red fire escapes! 

 

After spending 10 years living her American dream life, which include playing the role of Sandy in “Grease” over 600 times all over North-America and Asia and acting opposite Sharon Stone in “Law and Order, SVU,” she is currently back in Europe, living in Tallinn, and keeping the Broadway spirit alive in the Finnish and Estonia’s productions of “The Phantom of the Opera” among numerous other productions.