Donna Drake

Acting for the Musical Stage - BFA Acting

Broadway: original production of A Chorus Line, Sophisticated Ladies, Woman of the Year, The Wind in theWillows, 5678-Dance, It’s so nice to be Civilized and the original production of The 1940s Radio Hour. She is co-writer and director for the acclaimed singing string quartet, Well-Strung. Having just returned from a debut at London’s West End, Leicester Square.

Awards: an Emmy nomination, 4 Drama Desk Nominations, A Mac Award Nomination, A Theatre World Award, and an Off Broadway Alliance Nomination. She choreographed Catherine Zeta Jones for the American Film Institute Awards, 2009 and The AFI 2011 honoring Morgan Freeman and starring Betty White. She directed a new children’s show; John Tartaglia’s Imaginocean.-- Off Broadway, National & International tours.

TV credits: The New Fangled Variety Show, Disney’s Johnny & the Sprites, AFI Awards 09,11, ABC TV’s Dear Alex & Annie, One life to live and The Edge of Night.

Regional credits: The Wizard of Oz, starring Mickey Rooney & Eartha Kitt; Romance In The Dark, starring Jennifer Holliday; Nothing Like A Dame, BC/EFA 2004-06, All the world is a Stage at Carnegie Hall. A Chorus Line national tour, AIDA, Chicago, Hairspray, Rent, Tommy, Damn Yankees, NEWSicle, Annie, Love Always, Patsy Cline, Smokey Joes Café, Sweet Charity, Honk!, Lucky Guy, Beauty & the Beast, Chess. National tour & documentary film for Varla Jean Merman, BOOBS! The musical, Christmas with the Crawfords, Andrew Sisters Stagedoor Canteen, Snail Road, Across the Pond, The Wiz, Little Shop of Horrors, The Buddy Holly Story, Monica’s Mixing Bowl and the New York 2012 production of The Medium, starring Jeff Roberson, aka Varla Jean Merman and John Tartaglia at 54 Below, NYC She is currently working on a new musical called FIFTH REPUBLIC. This musical was premiered at the 2011 NYMF Festival in New York City and is being developed for Broadway. Miss Drake is currently teaching Acting at PACE UNIVERSITY, New York City.