Lisa Brescia

Broadway: Elphaba in WICKED; Amneris in AIDA; Donna in “MAMMA MIA!” | http://www.lisabrescia.com

Lisa Brescia headshotOn Broadway, Lisa has starred as Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia!, Elphaba in Wicked, Cleo in Twyla Tharp’s The Times They Are A-Changin’, Amneris in Aida, and Marion Halcolmbe in The Woman in White. Additional New York credits include the role of Helena in All’s Well That Ends Well at the Public Theater’s Shakespeare Lab and Claire in Roundabout’s Ordinary Days. Regional credits include Tatiana Racon in the world premiere of Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy of Tenors (McCarter/Cleveland Play House), Hermione in The Winter’s Tale, Gertrude in Hamlet, Ivy in August: Osage County, Anna in Sister Play (The Magic Theatre), Victoria in Victor Victoria (Ogunquit Playhouse), Sally in Cabaret (PlayMakers), Kennedy Center’s Broadway: Three Generations – Side Show (Violet), Chicago’s Wicked (Elphaba), Into the Woods (Witch – PlayMakers), The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown (Mom – Orange County PAC), Evita (Eva), The Last 5 Years (Cathy), A Little Night Music (Petra – Goodspeed), and Brigadoon (Meg – Goodspeed). Lisa has been teaching and coaching actors for several years, frequently leading Master Classes at universities, and as head teacher and founder of The Actor’s Playgroup in NYC. Training: MFA in Classical Acting from ACA; American Academy of Dramatic Arts.