Amanda Palmer is a performer, director, composer, writer, and musician who is best known for her role as frontwoman and pianist for the internationally acclaimed punk cabaret band the Dresden Dolls. In 2008, with the help of fellow pianist and producer Ben Folds, Palmer released Who Killed Amanda Palmer, her debut solo album, along with an accompanying art book of the same name with short stories by writer (and husband-to-be) Neil Gaiman.
Palmer recently wrapped up a two-year-long touring cycle that took her five-star-reviewed performance through Europe, the U.S., Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. After touring the world endlessly (live highlights include acting as support for Nine Inch Nails, Cyndi Lauper, and Debbie Harry) and delivering three critically hailed performances with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall, Palmer is settling down in her hometown of Boston this fall to work on the Kander and Ebb musical Cabaret with the legendary American Repertory Theater in the role of the emcee.
Palmer has won numerous Boston Music Awards (including Best Female Vocalist), has been included on the AfterEllen.com's list of "hot 100" celebrities, and has been named "the most stylish woman in Boston" by the Boston Globe. Palmer also tends a widely read blog and twitter feed and has been dubbed "the Social Media Queen of Rock 'n' Roll" by the Huffington Post.