Lavender Darcangelo, 24, is from Fitchburg, Massachusetts where she began singing at the age of 3, before she could even speak. In 2010 she joined a new mentorship program founded by Wil Darcangelo who, with his husband Jamie, would become her adoptive fathers in 2017. In July of 2019, a video of Lavender singing “Part of Your World” from the Disney film The Little Mermaid went viral, spurring media articles about Lavender and her new family throughout the world. She is currently working on her debut solo album called Puzzle, which, through its wide variety of songs and musical styles, will honor and raise awareness of the diversity within the autism community. Lavender has already designated the Doug Flutie Jr Foundation for Autism to receive a portion of the proceeds from the sales of Puzzle.
Watch Lavender's Performances!
Lavender performing The National Anthem at the Boston Bruins
Lavender Darcangelo - National Anthem
Congratulations to Flutie Fellow, Lavender Darcangelo, who did an INCREDIBLE job singing tonight’s National Anthem at the Boston Bruins “Hockey is for Everyone” game! Great job Lavender!!Posted by Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism on Thursday, February 27, 2020
Lavender and Wil performing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"
"Somewhere Over the Rainbow" - Lavender
This video will make your day! Lavender, a young woman who is blind and autistic, who sang the National Anthem for our 5K, visited our office today. Watch her brief interview with Nick Savarese - and stay tuned for an incredible duet of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" (at 1:10)!!Posted by Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism on Thursday, November 21, 2019