Nancy Anderson made her Broadway Debut as Mona in A Class Act and she played the roles of Helen and Eileen in the Broadway revival of Wonderful Town. PBS “Great Performances” audiences knew her for her Olivier- and Helen Hayes- Nominated performance of Lois/Bianca in the West End premiere of Kiss Me Kate. Nancy is also featured in the “Great Performances” broadcast of South Pacific in Concert at Carnegie Hall starring Reba McIntyre.
Off-Broadway, Nancy received a 2000 Drama Desk Award Nomination for her portrayal of all the Women in Jolson & Co at the York Theater and the 2005 Drama Desk Nominations as the title role in Fanny Hill. Other off-Broadway credits include all the female roles in Yank! as well as the New York revival of Ionescopade, both at the York Theatre.
Regionally, Nancy has played leading roles coast to coast, including the title role in Peter Pan and Ilona in She Loves Me(at Papermill Playhouse, NJ), Gloria in Damn Yankees (at Papermill and Fifth Avenue Theater in Seattle), Oolie/Donna in City of Angels at The Goodspeed Opera House, Miriam Aarons in Darko Tresjnak’s production of The Women at San Diego’s Old Globe Theater, Ordinary Days at South Coast Rep in Costa Mesa, CA, and Helen Hayes nominated performance in Side By Side By Sondheim at the Signature Theater in Arlington, VA. Other favorite roles include the title role in Sylvia at the Cape Playhouse, Polly in Crazy For You at the Pioneer Playhouse, Madeline in By Jeeves (Goodspeed, Geffin, Kennedy Center) and First Fairy in Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC as conceived by her boyfriend, celebrated director, Ethan McSweeny.
She has appeared with Michael Feinstein at Carnegie Hall in his Valentine Tribute Concert “Hooray For Love Songs” and is the 2011 winner of the Noel Coward Cabaret Award Competition. Nancy has performed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and she sings regularly at Town Hall in Scott Siegel’s Broadway by the Year series. She has appeared as a guest vocalist with Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, the Bob Hardwick Sound and is frequently seen at the legendary jazz club, Birdland with Ross Patterson and His Little Big Band featuring songs from her debut album, “Ten Cents a Dance”.
Nancy is thrilled to announce her continued involvement with the new musical Far From Heaven starring Kelli O’Hara and directed by Michael Grief. The score is by Scott Frankel and Michael Korie (Grey Gardens) with a book by veteran playwright, Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out). Nancy will reprise her role as Eleanor in the New York premiere at Playwrights Horizons in May of 2013.