Singer and Broadway star Linda Eder was perhaps the most popular new interpreter of theatrical songs to emerge during the '90s. Inspired by Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand from an early age, Eder gradually forged her own vocal style, recording seven albums between 1994 and 2004, when she branched out from show tunes with pop hits, standards, light swing, and adult contemporary ballads, each showcasing her extravagant vocal gifts. Eder began her career with a 13-week unprecedented win on Star Search and went on to become a Broadway star, playing Lucy in Jekyll and Hyde. She won a Theater World Award in 1997. This success coincided with the release of her first solo album, It's Time. Her other CD recordings include the 2006 release By Myself, a tribute to Judy Garland that showcases some of the most iconic songs in the American songbook, as well as Gold, Broadway My Way, It's Time, Storybook, And So Much More, and It's No Secret Anymore. In additional to her many successful solo albums, she has been featured in events ranging from the Opening Ceremony of the 2002 Olympics to a Bravo Holiday Special which was released on DVD.