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Ava nicole frances

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Ava Nicole Frances is truly a child of the world.  Born in Phoenix, Arizona of Native and Mexican descent (Pancho Villa is a relative!), and was raised in San Francisco by her two dads.  She (with her Croatian dad) are in progress to attain her Croatian citizenship, where her grandparents live and she loves to visit.   

She is currently based in NYC where she attends New York University.


Ava has been performing professionally since age 10.  She has wowed audiences in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York & London.  She is a two time Broadway World Cabaret Award winner: 2022 Best Debut Show and 2020 Best Junior Performer. 


Ava’s West Coast solo concert debut “Here’s Looking at You Kid” was the season finale of the Live at The Orinda Concert Series.  


Ava’s previous cabaret show “Mutual Admiration” with Charlo Crossley premiered in NYC to rave reviews at 54Below in 2022. In the same year Ms. Frances made her international debut in London in “Triple Threats” at The Crazy Coqs. A two-time alum and Ambassador for Michael Feinstein’s Songbook Academy, Ava was the proud recipient of the 2022 Songbook Spotlight Award. In 2021 Ava was a top five finalist on Broadway World’s Next On Stage Competition (Season 2).


“Nothing less than breathtaking… Ava Nicole Frances is clearly the future of the business”

Stephen Mosher,


“A powerhouse belter with a bright and youthful voice, Frances sounds perfectly capable of breezing through every impossible Broadway song out there.”

Thanasis Kalantzis, Cabaret Scenes 



During quarantine, Ava released two singles, “One World” and “I Am Your Child” with all proceeds donated to Save the Children’s Pandemic Fund.  A recording of “Mutual Admiration Live” was also released, all to critical acclaim.


“ Singing alone and together they (Ava & Charlo) are an intoxicating pair.”

Elliot Zwiebach, Cabaret Scenes


“This doesn’t come along everyday.”  

Stephen Mosher,


Ava’s musical theatre performances include Tracy - Hairspray, Diana Morales - A Chorus Line and Rona/Mother - The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.


Ava and her dad have been recreating iconic film and Broadway costumes as tributes to all the artists who have influenced her life and art. What began as a fun way to teach young Ava about the arts has turned into a Halloween tradition and an upcoming a book. 


“Here’s Looking at You Kid” is set to make its New York City debut on Oct.10, 2023 at 54Below.


Currently Ava attends NYU Tisch for Musical Theatre. Ava has never had any other dream than to perform and be a part of the theatre and its community. She is thrilled to be in NYC doing what she loves. Next stop Broadway!

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