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Anika Larsen

 
Bio:
Anika has performed on Broadway in Avenue Q; Xanadu; All Shook Up; and Rent. Off-Broadway, she's been in Zanna, Don't!; Myths and Hymns; and Closer Than Ever. Anika wrote and performed in a musical called Shafrika, The White Girl about her childhood growing up in Cambridge, Massachusetts with 9 ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Anika has performed on Broadway in Avenue Q; Xanadu; All Shook Up; and Rent. Off-Broadway, she's been in Zanna, Don't!; Myths and Hymns; and Closer Than Ever. Anika wrote and performed in a musical called Shafrika, The White Girl about her childhood growing up in Cambridge, Massachusetts with 9 ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2022
Performer
  [San Diego, CA (Regional)]
The Old Globe Premiere Production, 2019
Elaine Miller
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Cynthia Weil
  [Off-Broadway]
2013
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
York Theatre Company Production, 2012
Performer [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
2012
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Transfer, 2009
Other Characters
Lucy the Slut
Kate Monster
  [Off-Broadway]
2009
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
Thetis
Euterpe
'40s Singer
Siren
Melpomene (Understudy)
Medusa (Understudy)
Clio/Kira (Understudy)
Calliope (Understudy)
Aphrodite (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2006
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Julie Lemmon
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2006
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Juan
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2005
Juan
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Ensemble
Miss Sandra (Understudy)
Natalie Heller (Understudy)
  [New York]
Workshop, 2004
Ensemble
  [New York]
Reading, 2004
Performer
  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2003
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2003
Other Characters [Replacement]
Lucy The Slut [Replacement]
Kate Monster [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Transfer, 2003
Roberta
Roberta
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 2002
Performer
  [New York]
Reading, 2004
Performer

Writing

Bookwriter
Lyricist
Playwright

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2022
Performer

  [San Diego, CA (Regional)]
The Old Globe Premiere Production, 2019
Elaine Miller

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Cynthia Weil

  [Off-Broadway]
2013
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
York Theatre Company Production, 2012
Performer [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
2012
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Transfer, 2009
Other Characters

Lucy the Slut

Kate Monster

  [Off-Broadway]
2009
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
Thetis

Euterpe

'40s Singer

Siren

Melpomene (Understudy)

Medusa (Understudy)

Clio/Kira (Understudy)

Calliope (Understudy)

Aphrodite (Understudy)

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2006
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Julie Lemmon

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2006
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Juan

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2005
Juan

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Ensemble

Miss Sandra (Understudy)

Natalie Heller (Understudy)

  [New York]
Workshop, 2004
Ensemble

  [New York]
Reading, 2004
Performer

  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2003
Ensemble

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2003
Other Characters [Replacement]

Lucy The Slut [Replacement]

Kate Monster [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Transfer, 2003
Roberta

Roberta

  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 2002
Performer

  [New York]
Reading, 2004
Performer

Writing
Bookwriter
Lyricist
Playwright

Anika Larsen Biography

Anika has performed on Broadway in Avenue Q; Xanadu; All Shook Up; and Rent. Off-Broadway, she's been in Zanna, Don't!; Myths and Hymns; and Closer Than Ever. Anika wrote and performed in a musical called Shafrika, The White Girl about her childhood growing up in Cambridge, Massachusetts with 9 brothers and sisters from different races and countries. She majored in theater at Yale University and is a proud member of Actor√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs Equity.
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Anika Larsen Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Anika Larsen, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Anika Larsen, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
 
Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Anika Larsen, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
 
The Lortels - 2003 - Outstanding Featured Actress
Anika Larsen, Zanna, Don't!

Anika Larsen News

Wake Up With BWW 6/3: ALMOST FAMOUS Broadway Transfer, Jenn Colella Returns to COME F Photo Wake Up With BWW 6/3: ALMOST FAMOUS Broadway Transfer, Jenn Colella Returns to COME FROM AWAY, and More!
by - Jun 3, 2022

Today's top stories include the Broadway transfer of Almost Famous, which will open this fall starring Anika Larsen, Solea Pfeiffer, Drew Gehling, and more! Plus, Jenn Colella will return to Come From Away this summer for a limited engagement, and more!

ALMOST FAMOUS Musical is Headed to Broadway This Fall, Starring Anika Larsen, Solea P Photo ALMOST FAMOUS Musical is Headed to Broadway This Fall, Starring Anika Larsen, Solea Pfeiffer, Drew Gehling, and More!
by Team BWW - Jun 2, 2022

Almost Famous, the new musical with book and lyrics by Academy Award and Grammy Award winner Cameron Crowe, based on his iconic film, will open on Broadway this fall. Learn who is in the cast, how to get tickets & more!

Photos: See Jose Llana, Anika Larsen & More at Prospect Theater Company's Spring Gala Photo Photos: See Jose Llana, Anika Larsen & More at Prospect Theater Company's Spring Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022

Prospect Theater Company's annual Spring Gala honored four extraordinary members of the Prospect and musical theater community with the first annual Muse Awards: Lia Chang, Naima Kradjian, Leonard Majzlin, and Grammy Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Kenita Miller.

ALMOST FAMOUS Musical Will Arrive on Broadway in 2022 Photo ALMOST FAMOUS Musical Will Arrive on Broadway in 2022
by Team BWW - Apr 29, 2022

It's all happening! The new musical Almost Famous will arrive on Broadway later this year, according to the show's official website. An exact timeline has not yet been announced.

André De Shields, Ali Ewoldt & More to Take Part in Prospect Theater Company's Sprin Photo André De Shields, Ali Ewoldt & More to Take Part in Prospect Theater Company's Spring Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 27, 2022

Prospect Theater Company announced today that its annual Spring Gala will feature performances and special appearances by Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Award winner André De Shields; Ali Ewoldt (The Phantom of the Opera); Drama Desk Award winner Gretchen Cryer; Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Award nominee Nick Corley and more.

Cameron Crowe & Tom Kitt to Join Anika Larsen for NYCCT's MEET THE PARENT Series Photo Cameron Crowe & Tom Kitt to Join Anika Larsen for NYCCT's MEET THE PARENT Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2022

New York City Children's Theater will host its third free live stream of their MEET THE PARENT series hosted by Broadway actress (and mom) Anika Larsen with guests Cameron Crowe and Tom Kitt. 

Prospect Theater Company To Hold Spring 2022 Gala At Edison Ballroom Photo Prospect Theater Company To Hold Spring 2022 Gala At Edison Ballroom
by Stephi Wild - Apr 14, 2022

Prospect Theater Company announced today that the return of their annual Spring Gala will honor four extraordinary members of the Prospect and musical theater community with the first annual Muse Awards: Lia Chang, Naima Kradjian, Leonard Majzlin, and Grammy Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Kenita Miller.

Billy Porter, Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth & More to Join STARS IN THE HOUSE Tel Photo Billy Porter, Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth & More to Join STARS IN THE HOUSE Telethon
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 18, 2022

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced today that their Stars in the House series will host a 10-hour telethon to raise money and awareness for those affected by the ongoing war in Ukraine. Donations of the event will benefit the International Rescue Committee and their humanitarian efforts for those affected by the war in Ukraine.  

Audra McDonald & Ann Harada to Join Anika Larsen For NYCCT Meet The Parent Event Photo Audra McDonald & Ann Harada to Join Anika Larsen For NYCCT Meet The Parent Event
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 27, 2022

New York City Children's Theater (NYCCT) - will host its second free live stream of their MEET THE PARENT series hosted by Broadway actress (and mom) ANIKA LARSEN with guests AUDRA MCDONALD and ANN HARADA.

Audra Mcdonald, Elizabeth Stanley, Lauren Patten, and More to Join STARS IN THE HOUSE Photo Audra Mcdonald, Elizabeth Stanley, Lauren Patten, and More to Join STARS IN THE HOUSE Tonight to Talk Omicron
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 20, 2021

Hosts Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley will be speaking tonight with CBS Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook, as well as Michael Mina (Chief Science Officer at EMed) and Kim Prather, Ph.D., (Distinguished Chair in Atmospheric Chemistry, UC San Diego) about the new Omicron variant and what it means for Broadway and beyond on tonight's episode of 'Stars In The House' to benefit The Actors Fund.

Anika Larsen Videos

VIDEO: Living Legend Ann Reinking Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge! VideoVIDEO: Living Legend Ann Reinking Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jul 28, 2020

Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars! Watch below as he chats with living legend Ann Reinking!

BWW Flashback: Celebrate BEAUTIFUL's Anniversary By Looking Back At Opening Night! VideoBWW Flashback: Celebrate BEAUTIFUL's Anniversary By Looking Back At Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 12, 2020

Today is truly one fine day because it is the sixth anniversary of the hit musical Beautiful opening at Broadway's Stephen Sondheim Theatre! In honor of the occasion, we're looking back at the cast and creative team feeling the earth move on the show's opening night! Check out the video to see Jessie Mueller, Anika Larsen, Jarrod Spector, and more celebrating the special night!

VIDEO: Colman Domingo, Anika Larsen and More Read Mozambican Children's Book for National Read Across America Day
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

To celebrate National Read Across America Day and as part of a global event celebrating the first ever original children's book created for Mozambique, non-profit organization CouldYou? has released a video of Broadway, TV, and film stars reading the 'Mr. Rabbit and the Well' aloud. Check it out below!

STAGE TUBE: Brian Stokes Mitchell Sings Touching America The Beautiful Plus RAGTIME
by Stage Tube - Jan 22, 2017

Watch Brian Stokes Mitchell stunning January 20th performance of at Concert for America. Stokes Mitchell started with a touching rendition of America the Beautiful, then transitioned into his signature RAGTIME tune Wheels of a Dream.

BWW TV: Exclusive Interviews 'From Broadway w/ Love' with Chita, Stokes, Norbert, Darren, Kelli, More
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 26, 2016

Last night, BroadwayWorld was at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Orlando, Florida for the 'From Broadway with Love' concert to benefit the Central Florida LGBTQ Community and the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting. We spoke with Chita Rivera, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Norbert Leo Butz, Darren Criss, Lilla Crawford, Anika Larsen, Carrie Manolakos, and (in a separate video below) Kelli O'Hara. 

VIDEO: Seth Rudetsky & James Wesley Explain How They Pulled Off Broadway for Orlando Project
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 23, 2016

On last night's CBS News, producer James Wesley, and his husband, Broadway's Seth Rudetsky, spoke to Dr. Jon LaPook about how they put together the Broadway for Orlando project to benefit Orlando's LGBT community.

VIDEO: Broadway for Orlando 'What the World Needs Now' on MAYA & MARTY
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 22, 2016

All-star members of the Broadway community came together as Broadway for Orlando to perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love,' on television for the first time on last night's MAYA AND MARTY on NBC

STAGE TUBE: Watch Preview of Broadway's Best Perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' on MAYA & MARTY
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2016

Broadway's top musical artists will appear on tonight's telecast of 'Maya & Marty' on NBC to perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love,' an updated version of the classic Burt Bacharach/Hal David song that is helping to support the devastated LGBT community of Orlando, Fla. Check out a preview of their performance below!

VIDEO: Broadway for Orlando Records 'What the World Needs Now'; Available Now
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 20, 2016

The charitable initiative Broadway for Orlando features an all-star roster of theater artists. Below, watch their recording of the new benefit single "What the World Needs Now is Love.'

STAGE TUBE: Michael Cerveris Offers Look Inside the 'Broadway for Orlando' Benefit Single Recording Session
by Stage Tube - Jun 15, 2016

An all-star roster of theater artists gathered today to record the new benefit single 'What the World Needs Now is Love' for victims of the Orlando Shooting. Broadway Records President Van Dean, Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced the single and the charitable initiative 'Broadway for Orlando' earlier today. This evening, Michael Cerveris uploaded a behind the scenes peek inside the recording studio on Facebook - check it out below!


Anika Larsen Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Anika Larsen been in?
Anika Larsen has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has Anika Larsen been in?
Anika Larsen has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Anika Larsen been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and Outstanding Featured Actress (The Lortels) for Zanna, Don't! .

What awards has Anika Larsen won?
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.

How many shows has Anika Larsen written?
Anika Larsen has written 1 shows including Shafrika, The White Girl (Bookwriter).

What is Anika Larsen next theatre project?
Anika Larsen's next show will be Almost Famous which opens on 10/11/2022 on Broadway.