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Ashley Park

 
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Ashley Park was most recently seen portraying the role of Ashley in the Peacock original series Girls5Eva. Previously, she portrayed the role of Mindy Chen in the Netflix series, "Emily in Paris. In the summer of 2009, Park was cast as Yvonne and an ensemble member in the Music Theatre Wichita ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Ashley Park was most recently seen portraying the role of Ashley in the Peacock original series Girls5Eva. Previously, she portrayed the role of Mindy Chen in the Netflix series, "Emily in Paris. In the summer of 2009, Park was cast as Yvonne and an ensemble member in the Music Theatre Wichita ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert Production, 2020
Millie
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2020
Jess
  [Off-Broadway]
Barrow Street Theatricals Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Guest Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2018
Gretchen Weiners
  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
National Theatre World Premiere, 2017
Gretchen Weiners
  [Off-Broadway]
Ars Nova Original Off-Broadway Production, 2017
Performer
  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere at Dallas Theater Center, 2017
Marian
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2017
Celeste #1/Theresa
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Theatre Broadway Revival, 2015
Tuptim
  [US Tour]
First National Tour, 2014
Gabrielle
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Ensemble [Replacement]

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert Production, 2020
Millie

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2020
Jess

  [Off-Broadway]
Barrow Street Theatricals Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Guest Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2018
Gretchen Weiners

  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
National Theatre World Premiere, 2017
Gretchen Weiners

  [Off-Broadway]
Ars Nova Original Off-Broadway Production, 2017
Performer

  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere at Dallas Theater Center, 2017
Marian

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2017
Celeste #1/Theresa

  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Theatre Broadway Revival, 2015
Tuptim

  [US Tour]
First National Tour, 2014
Gabrielle

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Ensemble [Replacement]

Ashley Park Biography

Ashley Park was most recently seen portraying the role of Ashley in the Peacock original series Girls5Eva. Previously, she portrayed the role of Mindy Chen in the Netflix series, "Emily in Paris.

In the summer of 2009, Park was cast as Yvonne and an ensemble member in the Music Theatre Wichita production of Miss Saigon in Wichita, Kansas. Park spent the next two summer seasons performing in various productions at the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera during which she earned her Equity card.

Park made her Broadway debut as a member of the ensemble in Mamma Mia! at the Broadhurst Theatre on February 17, 2014. She left the production on September 21, 2014.

From October 2014 to January 2015, Park portrayed Gabrielle in the original U.S national touring company of Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella.

Park then returned to Broadway on April 16, 2015 in her first leading role as Tuptim in the 2015 revival of The King and I at the Vivian Beaumont Theater and remained with the production until its closing on June 26, 2016. Park was featured as a principal soloist on the cast recording for which she was nominated for a Grammy Award.

In February 2017, she appeared in the Broadway revival of Sunday in the Park with George as Celeste #1 and Theresa alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, Annaleigh Ashford, and Ruthie Ann Miles.

In the fall of 2017, Park portrayed MwE in the off-Broadway musical, KPOP, at the Ars Nova. She was nominated for a Drama Desk Award and a Drama League Award and also won a Lucille Lortel Award for this role. Park left the production in October 2017 due to her beginning rehearsals for the Mean Girls out-of-town tryout and was replaced by Marina Kondo.

Park starred as Gretchen Wieners in the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical, Mean Girls, written by Tina Fey with music and lyrics by Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin, respectively. The show had its world premiere as an out-of-town tryout at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. from October 31, 2017 to December 3, 2017 in which Park originated the role of Gretchen Wieners. The musical, which is based on the film of the same name, began previews on March 12, 2018, and officially opened on Broadway on April 8, 2018 at the August Wilson Theatre in New York City. She received nominations for numerous awards for her role as Gretchen Wieners, including nominations for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, the Drama League Award, and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical.

In May 2018 Park was awarded the Clarence Derwent Award, an honor "given to the most promising female and male performers" in New York City, by the Actors’ Equity Foundation, along with Sean Carvajal. On March 10, 2019, Park left the production and was replaced by Krystina Alabado.
In June 2019, it was announced that Park would headline a "revamped" production of Thoroughly Modern Millie from May 6-10, 2020 for New York City Center Encores!. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the production was canceled. Park recently starred as Colette in a benefit concert presentation of Ratatouille the Musical, originated on TikTok, inspired by the 2007 Disney Pixar film.



Ashley Park Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Ashley Park, KPOP
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Ashley Park, Mean Girls
 
Drama League Awards - 2018 - Distinguished Performance Award
Ashley Park, Mean Girls
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Ashley Park, Mean Girls
 
The Lortels - 2018 - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Ashley Park, KPOP
 
Tony Awards - 2018 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Ashley Park, Mean Girls

Ashley Park News

Alex Timbers to Release Children's Picture Book BROADWAY BIRD Photo Alex Timbers to Release Children's Picture Book BROADWAY BIRD
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2022

Tony Award-winning director and writer Alex Timbers has authored a children’s picture book, Broadway Bird, a charming, irreverent, heartfelt story set in an all-animal version of Broadway, featuring illustrations by Alisa Coburn, which will be released on May 24, 2022.

BWW Interview: Busy Phillips & Paula Pell on What to Expect From GIRLS5EVA Season Two Photo BWW Interview: Busy Phillips & Paula Pell on What to Expect From GIRLS5EVA Season Two
by Michael Major - May 1, 2022

BroadwayWorld caught up with Busy Phillips and Paula Pell to discuss how they approached the singing and musical aspects of the show as comedians. The pair also reveled what audiences can expect from the new season, who they're channeling through their characters, and more.

BWW Interview: Sara Bareilles & Renee Elise Goldsberry on Relating to Their GIRLS5EVA Photo BWW Interview: Sara Bareilles & Renee Elise Goldsberry on Relating to Their GIRLS5EVA Characters
by Michael Major - Apr 30, 2022

BroadwayWorld caught up with Sara Bareilles and Renee Elise Goldsberry to discuss the highly-anticipated second season of Girls5Eva. They speak on their favorite days on set, the Broadway cameos, how they relate to their characters, and more.

BWW Interview: Jeff Richmond & Meredith Scardino Talk Broadway Cameos in GIRLS5EVA Se Photo BWW Interview: Jeff Richmond & Meredith Scardino Talk Broadway Cameos in GIRLS5EVA Season Two
by Michael Major - Apr 29, 2022

BroadwayWorld caught up with the show's creators, Jeff Richmond and Meredith Scardino, to discuss what viewers can expect from the new season. They also teased the Broadway cameos that audiences can expect from the upcoming season, including Ashley Park, Erika Henningsen, James Monroe Iglehart, and more.

VIDEO: Peacock Debuts GIRLS5EVA Season Two Trailer Photo VIDEO: Peacock Debuts GIRLS5EVA Season Two Trailer
by Michael Major - Apr 12, 2022

Peacock has released the trailer for the highly-anticipated second season of Girls5Eva, starring Sara Bareilles, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Paula Pell, and Busy Philipps. The new season will also feature James Monroe Iglehart, Grey Henson, Judy Gold, Mario Cantone, Andrew Rannells, Ashley Park, Daniel Breaker, Erika Henningsen, and more.

Grey Henson, James Monroe Iglehart & More Will Appear in GIRLS5EVA Season Two Photo Grey Henson, James Monroe Iglehart & More Will Appear in GIRLS5EVA Season Two
by Michael Major - Apr 6, 2022

Grey Henson, James Monroe Iglehart, Ashley Park, Erika Henningsen, Andrew Rannells, Daniel Breaker, and more have joined the second season of Girls5Eva. The Tina Fey series stars Sara Bareilles as Dawn, Renée Elise Goldsberry as Wickie, Paula Pell as Gloria, and Busy Philipps as Summer.

Photos: Stars Walk the Red Carpet for Opening Night of PLAZA SUITE Photo Photos: Stars Walk the Red Carpet for Opening Night of PLAZA SUITE
by Bruce Glikas - Mar 29, 2022

Just last night, two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick and two-time Emmy Award winner Sarah Jessica Parker made their return to Broadway in the long-awaited opening of Neil Simon's classic comedy about marriage, Plaza Suite under the direction of Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey.

Denée Benton, Gavin Creel, Ann Harada & More Join Encores!  INTO THE WOODS Photo Denée Benton, Gavin Creel, Ann Harada & More Join Encores! INTO THE WOODS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 24, 2022

New York City Center today announced additional casting for the third and final production of the 2022 Encores! season, Into the Woods (May 4 -15).

Carnegie Hall Announces Teen Musicians Selected For 2022 National Youth Orchestra Of  Photo Carnegie Hall Announces Teen Musicians Selected For 2022 National Youth Orchestra Of The United States Of America
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 11, 2022

Carnegie Hall today announced the names of the 109 outstanding young musicians selected from across the country for the ninth annual National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA). The members of the 2022 orchestra‚ÄĒages 16‚Äď19, hailing from 34 US states‚ÄĒhave been recognized by Carnegie Hall as being among the finest players in the country following a comprehensive and highly selective audition process.

The Broadway Women's Alliance's New Docu-series HERE'S TO THE LADIES WHO Launches Tod Photo The Broadway Women's Alliance's New Docu-series HERE'S TO THE LADIES WHO Launches Today
by Stephi Wild - Mar 11, 2022

On the eve of the two-year-anniversary of the Broadway Shutdown, The Broadway Women's Alliance and YesAnd Productions today announced that the first episode of the new docuseries Here's To The Ladies Who  is now available for streaming.

Ashley Park Videos

BWW Interview: Jeff Richmond & Meredith Scardino Talk Broadway Cameos in GIRLS5EVA Se VideoBWW Interview: Jeff Richmond & Meredith Scardino Talk Broadway Cameos in GIRLS5EVA Season Two
by Michael Major - Apr 29, 2022

BroadwayWorld caught up with the show's creators, Jeff Richmond and Meredith Scardino, to discuss what viewers can expect from the new season. They also teased the Broadway cameos that audiences can expect from the upcoming season, including Ashley Park, Erika Henningsen, James Monroe Iglehart, and more.

BWW Interview: Busy Phillips & Paula Pell on What to Expect From GIRLS5EVA Season Two VideoBWW Interview: Busy Phillips & Paula Pell on What to Expect From GIRLS5EVA Season Two
by Michael Major - May 1, 2022

BroadwayWorld caught up with Busy Phillips and Paula Pell to discuss how they approached the singing and musical aspects of the show as comedians. The pair also reveled what audiences can expect from the new season, who they're channeling through their characters, and more.

BWW Interview: Sara Bareilles & Renee Elise Goldsberry on Relating to Their GIRLS5EVA VideoBWW Interview: Sara Bareilles & Renee Elise Goldsberry on Relating to Their GIRLS5EVA Characters
by Michael Major - Apr 30, 2022

BroadwayWorld caught up with Sara Bareilles and Renee Elise Goldsberry to discuss the highly-anticipated second season of Girls5Eva. They speak on their favorite days on set, the Broadway cameos, how they relate to their characters, and more.

VIDEO: Peacock Debuts GIRLS5EVA Season Two Trailer VideoVIDEO: Peacock Debuts GIRLS5EVA Season Two Trailer
by Michael Major - Apr 12, 2022

Peacock has released the trailer for the highly-anticipated second season of Girls5Eva, starring Sara Bareilles, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Paula Pell, and Busy Philipps. The new season will also feature James Monroe Iglehart, Grey Henson, Judy Gold, Mario Cantone, Andrew Rannells, Ashley Park, Daniel Breaker, Erika Henningsen, and more.

VIDEO: Kelli O'Hara, Ashley Park & More in THE ACCIDENTAL WOLF Season Two Trailer VideoVIDEO: Kelli O'Hara, Ashley Park & More in THE ACCIDENTAL WOLF Season Two Trailer
by Michael Major - Dec 7, 2021

Topic has released the trailer for season two of The Accidental Wolf starring Tony-winner Kelli O'Hara, Ashley Park, Judith Light, Laurie Metcalf, Denis O'Hare, Marsha Stephanie Blake, and more. In The Accidental Wolf Season 2, six months has passed since Katie (O’Hara) answered a phone call that upended her life. Watch the new trailer now!

VIDEO: Watch Ramin Karimloo Sing 'Welcome to My World' from Burt Bacharach and Steven VideoVIDEO: Watch Ramin Karimloo Sing 'Welcome to My World' from Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater's SOME LOVERS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 26, 2021

Earlier this month, Broadway Records released the world premiere concept recording of SOME LOVERS - a concept recording written by six-time Grammy and three-time Academy Award Winner Burt Bacharach (Promises, Promises; Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) and Grammy, two-time Tony, and Olivier Award Winner Steven Sater (Spring Awakening, Alice By Heart). 

VIDEO: Lucy Moss Shares What it Was Like Directing RATATOUILLE: THE TIKTOK MUSICAL VideoVIDEO: Lucy Moss Shares What it Was Like Directing RATATOUILLE: THE TIKTOK MUSICAL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 15, 2021

BroadwayWorld sat down with Lucy Moss, the director of the viral hit Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical to discuss what it was like bringing the show from its TikTok origins to a fully-realized virtual concept production.  

VIDEO: Watch Sara Bareilles, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Ashley Park, and More in 'Famous VideoVIDEO: Watch Sara Bareilles, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Ashley Park, and More in 'Famous 5eva' from GIRLS5EVA
by Stage Tube - May 16, 2021

They're gonna be famous 5eva, 'cause 4eva's 2 short! Watch the members of Girls5eva (Sara Bareilles, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Busy Philipps, Ashley Park, and Erika Henningsen) in their brand-new music video 'Famous 5eva.'

VIDEO: Watch a New Musical Trailer for GIRLS5EVA, Starring Renée Elise Goldsberry VideoVIDEO: Watch a New Musical Trailer for GIRLS5EVA, Starring Renée Elise Goldsberry
by Stage Tube - Apr 6, 2021

When a one-hit-wonder girl group from the 90's gets sampled by a young rapper, its members reunite to give their pop star dreams one more shot. They may be grown women balancing spouses, kids, jobs, debt, aging parents, and shoulder pain, but can't they also be Girls5eva?

VIDEO: Ariana DeBose Sings Reimagined 'Shall We Dance?' For R&H Goes Pop! VideoVIDEO: Ariana DeBose Sings Reimagined 'Shall We Dance?' For R&H Goes Pop!
by Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2021

In celebration of the¬†R&H Goes Pop!¬†album drop this coming¬†Friday, March 26,¬†the video of¬†Ariana DeBose‚Äôs¬†pop-fueled reimagination of ‚ÄúShall We Dance?‚ÄĚ has been released.


Ashley Park Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ashley Park next theatre project?
Ashley Park's next show will be Thoroughly Modern Millie which opens on 1/1/9999 on Off-Broadway.

How many Broadway shows has Ashley Park been in?
Ashley Park has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Ashley Park been in?
Ashley Park has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Ashley Park been nominated for?
Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for KPOP , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Mean Girls , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Mean Girls , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Mean Girls Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical (The Lortels) for KPOP and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Mean Girls .

What awards has Ashley Park won?
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical (The Lortels) for KPOP.