ASUNTA. VOCALIST. ACTRESS. HOST.
Life in the entertainment field began for Asunta Fleming with a tour portraying Maria in West Side Story throughout New England. She was soon performing in concert with Doc Severinson at the Brevard Opera Center and landed a contract over thousands of other hopefuls from across the country as a "Kid of the Kingdom" with Walt Disney World Entertainment.
After being a casual host on PM Magazine, Asunta studied at the Burt Reynolds Institute working with Julie Harris, Vincent Gardenia, Charles Durning, Jerry Herman, Charles Strouse, Allan Arkin, George Chakiris, Annie Potts and many other luminaries under the direction of Charles Nelson Reilly. She landed her first national commercial with Boss Haag of The Dukes of Hazzard and went on to became the first host for Travelvision International on the Travel Channel.
In Hollywood, Asunta has continued working in commercials, films, TV (including Soaps) and Equity Waiver. She co-hosted Girl Talk, a very successful talk radio show, and narrated industrials. She was the voice for two characters along with 10-time Grammy Award winner Sandi Patty in an animated family feature film, The Lion Of Judah. Asunta has sung on four film soundtracks, including Possessed starring Chistopher Plummer and Timothy Dalton, recorded two CDs titled "With You" and "Spellbound," and published a book with Putnam New York.
In Florida, Asunta's portrayal of Lilli Vanessi/Kate in Kiss Me Kate garnered overwhelming critical acclaim for her vocal and comedic ability, welcoming her back to her first love – the stage. Since Kiss Me Kate, Asunta has performed as the Ghost of Christmas Past in The Christmas Carol, Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate, and both Molly and Miss Havisham in the musical adaptation of Great Expectations. She also tackled the challenging role of Salt Of Her Tears in the theatrical drama based on the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in the world premiere of How Katrina Plays. Recently, Asunta played the lead role of Rose in another world premiere musical Rose Bowl Queens under the direction of acclaimed director Kay Cole.
As a cabaret headliner, Asunta has performed in concert with Doc Severinson and has opened for Lorna Luft and Rosalind Kind. She has also performed her own cabaret shows at the Gardenia Club and at Sterling’s Upstairs at Vitello's in Los Angeles.
Asunta is involved with school systems furthering music education and bringing exposure to opera, operetta, art song and the Great American Songbook. Through her Voice Studio LA, she is guiding the development of dozens of young artists located across the country with her professional vocal coaching and career consulting.