Jane Lui is an actor, composer, and award-winning recording artist with three studio albums, singles, and a large body of work on YouTube Channel, Luieland (4M views). Bachelor of Music - San Diego State University School of Music, choral conducting emphasis.
Most recent acting credits include CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND (Pou) currently at Signature Theatre (NY), La Jolla Playhouse, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, & South Coast Repertory, VIETGONE (Huong) East West Players - nominated for Best Production, Best Ensemble at LA Drama Critics Circles 2019, and SECRET IN THE WINGS (original compositions & music direction) - Coeurage Theatre Co. nominated for Best Original Music at StageRaw Awards 2018.
As a recording artist, Jane recently raised $30,000 on Kickstarter for her album (Jan 2019). Her work has been featured on Virgin America In-Flight, MAKE: Mag, UPPERCASE Magazine, MTV Iggy, Huffington Post, Jezebel, and more. Music video Southern Winds, with her handmade miniature cardboard sets, received Kickstarter Staff Pick and won Best Music Video at Dublin Web Fest 2016. She has worked with Jason Mraz, Felicia Day, Tamlyn Tomita, Greg Pak, CDZA, AJ Rafael, and has toured internationally since release of album Goodnight Company (2011 Best Recording Nominee, San Diego Music Awards).
"I began acting & voice-over work in 2012, truly fell in love with the way they inform songwriting. I care deeply about my artistic evolution and believe in pushing my limits wildly." Jane is performing in CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND at Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2019 Season. She is working on her fourth album to be released in 2019 under project name SURRIJA (Sur-rye-ya).
Upcoming & Recent Projects:
- CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND (Pou) Actor, multi-instrumentalist, arranger. Currently Off-Broadway at Signature Theatre. La Jolla Playhouse Nov-Dec 2019, Oregon Shakespeare Festival Mar-Oct 2019 OSFashland.org
- VIETGONE (Huong) East West Players Nov-Dec 2018. Nominated Best Production and Best Ensemble in LA Drama Critics Circle 2019. Eastwestplayers.org
- SURRIJA. Recording artist & producer. Fourth album to be released April 2020. Tin Air Studio, Los Angeles. Surrija.com
- SECRET IN THE WINGS. Composer & Music Director. Coeurage Theatre Company. (Nominated Best Original Music, Stage Raw Award 2018)
- SOUTHERN WINDS. Producer, composer, Artistic Director. Best Music Video - Dublin Web Fest.
- CALL OF DUTY. Singer. Infinity Ward
- THE SOULMAN. Co-star. TVland.
- 67th EMMY AWARDS. Performer & Singer. Fox.
MUSIC. YouTube Personality - Luieland (30K Subs)
Original works and cover collaborations with Felicia Day, Greg Pak (Mavel/DC), CDZA (Jon Batiste), AJ Rafael, Tamlyn Tomita, Lynn Chen, Paul Dateh, Fala Chen, Furry Puppet Studio (Brooklyn), Paul McGinnis Puppetry (Muppeteer), Haley Jenkins, and many more.
- Southern Winds: Best Original Music Video - Dublin Web Fest 2016, featured on Virgin America In-Flight curated by Boing Boing, MAKE:Mag, UPPERCASE Magazine.
- Multiple works featured on Medium, Virgin America In-Flight curated by Boing Boing, CNN, Huffington Post, Jezebel, Reddit. (links below)
- Three successful crowdfunding campaigns for full-length album Goodnight Company ($11,600 from 200 backers on Pledgemusic), TLC Waterfalls cover video, and Southern Winds original music video (Kickstarter staff pick). Full-length album Kickstarter to be launched Nov/Dec 2018.
- Toured US, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Japan, Canada, Hong Kong.
- Albums and singles on all digital platforms including Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, Google Play.
Press & Features:
- Medium: Artist Feature
- Huffington Post: CDZA video feature
- Angry Asian Man: Hall & Oates cover video
- MAKE:Magazine : Southern Winds
- UPPERCASE magazine
- Jezebel: TLC Waterfalls cover video
Awards & Nominations:
- 2018 Stage Raw Awards: Best Original Music Nominee, Secret in the Wings
- 2016 Dublin Web Fest Best Original Music Video Winner, Southern Winds
- 2011 San Diego Music Awards: Best Recording Nominee, Goodnight Company
- 2008 San Diego Music Awards: Best Recording Nominee, Barkentine
- 2008 Kollaboration Acoustic Winner
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ACTING. Dramatic, Comedy, Musicals across genres
- (currently) Cambodian Rock Band (Pou) - Signature Theatre (Off-Broadway Jan-Mar 2020), La Jolla Playhouse 2019, & Oregon Shakespeare Festival 2019
- Vietgone (Huong, Thu, translator, hippie, asian girl, ninja) - East West Players
- Cambodian Rock Band (Pou) - Commissioned Premiere at South Coast Repertory
- The Sparrow (Shannon Baker) - Coeurage Theatre Company
- 67th Emmy Awards (Performer, singer) - Fox
- Odious (Annie) - CAPO Entertainment
- The Soulman (Co-star) - TVland
"...Awesome authenticity....her physical clownery dance moves as translator demands spotlight attention." - Broadway World Review on Vietgone
"...Lui quite simply transcends the stereotype of the sweet, obedient Vietnamese woman as the bawdy, tough as nails and ferociously devoted mother Huong. She’s also sexed up and funny as hell." - South Pasadenan on Vietgone
- Speaking languages: Cantonese (native), Mandarin, phonetic use of Japanese.
- Singing languages: Cantonese, Mandarin (pop and 60's Shanghais style) , French, Brazilian-Portuguese.
- Accents: Cantonese, Japanese English accents. American-California. English RP/Estuary. English-Cockney.
- Movement & Dance: Hip Hop, jazz, some tap. Stage combat & fake weapon training - Rifle, hand gun, knife, sais.
- Instruments: Piano, organ, guitar, percussion, hand drums, melodica, found instruments.
Contact: email@example.com // further contact info on resume
Websites // Social Media
- JaneLui.com // Surrija.com (coming soon)
- Twitter: @janelui
- Instagram: @surrija
- Soundcloud: SURRIJA - Original theatre compositions and past album tracks available for streaming.
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Since you've made it this far - a closer look at my tendencies.
Fav TV shows: The Americans, Peaky Blinders, anything Anthony Bourdain, The Office, Parks & Rec, Firefly, Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Who, Stranger Things, Friends, Arrested Development, Crazy Ex-Girlfriends, Sex and The City, Orange is the New Black, La Casa De Papel, Broadchurch, The West Wing, The Great British Baking Show, QI (Stephen Fry), Would I Lie To You (David Mitchell), all nature docs narrated by Sir David Attenborough.
Fav Movies: Amelie, The Labyrinth, Serenity, Pan's Labyrinth, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Life Aquatic, Best in Show, Leon the Professional, The Dark Knight, In The Mood For Love, 2046, Chungking Express, Princess Bride, Fifth Element, Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, Punch Drunk Love, Diving Bell & The Butterfly, Singing in the Rain, American in Paris, My Fair Lady, Monty Python and the Holy Grail...
Fav Animation: Kiki's Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Nausicaa, Princess Mononoke, Castle in the Sky, Porco Rosso, Avatar: The Last Air Bender, Samurai 7, Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, Full Metal Alchemist (Brotherhood), Samurai Jack, Animaniacs, Loony Tunes, Beauty & The Beast, Aladdin, Mulan, Moana, Persepolis, Ghost in a Shell.
Fav Books/Graphic Novels/Authors: Written on Body (Jeanette Winterson), Tales from Ovid (Ted Hughs), Dare Devil: Echo (David Mack), DayTripper (Gabriel Ba & Fabio Moon), Words on Life (Rainier Maria Rilke), Asterios Polyp (David Mazzucchelli), Japanese Notebook (Igort), Stella So (Hong Kong artist), anything by Neil Gaiman.
Fav Music/Artists: Bjork, Jon Brion, Imogen Heap, Múm, Feist, Fiona Apple, Tori Amos, Esthero, My Brightest Diamond, Kimbra, Massive Attack, The Cranberries, Antoñio Carlos Jobim, João Gilberto, Edith Piaf, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Keith Jarrett, Kings of Convenience, Jose Gonzalez, Iron & Wine, Jesca Hoop, Tom Waits, Patty Griffin, Hall & Oates, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Stevie Wonder.
Currently Reading: Grief is the Thing With Feathers by Max Porter. Hoping to get to London (The Barbican) or NY (St. Anne's Warehouse) to see Cillian Murphy star in its adaptation.
Christina Gandolfo, Joseph Bayot, Steve Ellington, James Ritts, Albert Chiang