GLORY was born and raised on Long Island, New York. Glory enjoyed an accomplished, record-setting career as a competitive swimmer prior to attending NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and The Lee Strasberg Institute.
Following her studies, GLORY was cast as Louisa in the off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks. When the producers were casting the 30th anniversary, national tour of the show, starring ROBERT GOULET, they brought GLORY back to play Louisa. She also toured in the first Japanese production of The Fantasticks with creators TOM JONES and HARVEY SCHMIDT. Jones noted, "How beautiful your voice is. It was always good, but now it is better than ever, like golden honey pouring from a cup."
After The Fantasticks , GLORY auditioned for the award-winning team of ARTHUR KOPIT and MAURY YESTON (known for their creation of hit Broadway musicals like Titanic and Nine ) . They were casting for their new show Phantom , based on Gaston Leroux's literary classic, "The Phantom of the Opera ". GLORY was cast to create the role of "Christine" in the production. Steven Holden (New York Times) wrote of her performance: "GLORY CRAMPTON has a glittering, silvery soprano…an angel's voice exquisite in every detail…".
GLORY became a sought after leading lady, going on to play such diverse roles as, "Lili" in the Off-Broadway revival of Carnival and "Guinevere" in Camelot . She appeared in 10 leading roles at the acclaimed Paper Mill Playhouse. The roles included "Eliza Doolittle" in My Fair Lady (opposite CHARLES SCHAUNESSEY), "Amanda Lanyon" in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde , and "Claudia Nardi" in Nine . Glory also recently appeared as "Luisa Contini" in Nine at Westchester Broadway Theater.
GLORY has also regularly performed at the Houston Theatre under the Stars where she worked with the acclaimed composer & lyricist JERRY HERMAN. She portrayed "Irene" in Hello Dolly (opposite LESLIE UGGAMS) and "Sarah Brown" in Guys and Dolls (opposite RICHARD KIND and Tony Award Winner Christiane Hoff). Glory has had the pleasure of performing several times for Former PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSH and his wife BARBARA BUSH. In April, 2011 they were in attendance as her personal guests when she was part of a fund-raising benefit for the Theatre.
In addition to her work in musical theatre, GLORY enjoys acclaim for her concert performances. JOSE CARRERAS (of The Three Tenors ) chose her to sing as guest soloist, with him, in concert at RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL with THE ORCHESTRA OF ST. LUKE'S. The concert was a sell-out. GLORY'S first solo CD, "Unusual Way" was released in 2011. The CD features Glory singing such Broadway standards such as I Could Have Danced All Night (My Fair Lady ), All I Ask of You (Phantom of the Opera) and Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes). She was thrilled to have the accompaniment of the LONDON NATIONAL SYMPHONY and to be able to record at the famous ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS in England. "It is dangerous listening to this CD, because it will take your breath away, Gorgeous!" noted WBAI Radio personality David Kenney.
In addition to her solo CD, GLORY has been featured on other recordings, including: "All the Love I Have - Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber ", National Symphony Orchestra (Jay Records) "The Musicality of Jerome Kern", National Symphony Orchestra (Jay Records) "Celebrate Broadway" (RCA), "Phantom" (RCA), "Unsung Irving Berlin, Unsung Musical"s (1,2, &3), "The Music of Peter Pan", and "A Broadway Christmas" (Varese Saraband)
Among GLORY'S notable private concerts is her performance in "White Christmas". The December 2009 Holiday Concert featured music by the late composer IRVING BERLIN. The concert was held at his home in New York City with members of the Berlin family in attendance. Interestingly, GLORY'S great grandfather A. BALDWIN SLOANE worked with IRVING BERLIN as a founding member of ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers). GLORY was featured at the recent Songbook series LINCOLN CENTER. She has also sung for the ROYAL CROWN PRINCE OF LUXEMBOURG, THE U.S. AMBASSADOR TO LUXEMBOURG and their guests.
GLORY has had the pleasure of performing with actors such as RON HOLGATE, KEVIN KLEIN, CHARLES BUSCH, SWOOZIE KURTZ and EDDIE BRACKEN. Her most recent TV appearance was on CBS's "The Good Wife."
GLORY reunited in the summer of 2011 with Tony Award Winner MAURY YESTON (" Titanic ", " Nine " and " Phantom ") in YESTON'S new, Off-Broadway production of Death Takes A Holiday. The summer was capped off with a performance in August at the famous Feinstein's in New York City.