Danielle Ferland

Birth Place: Derby, CT, USA

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Danielle Ferland is a talented actress who has made a name for herself both on and off Broadway. Born on January 31, 1971 in Westchester County, New York, Ferland began performing at a young age, and quickly developed a passion for the stage.

Ferland's first major role came in 1982, when she was cast as Little Red Riding Hood in the Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods." The show was a critical and commercial success, and Ferland's performance was widely praised for its energy and charm. She went on to reprise the role in the 1987 national tour of the show, and again in the 1991 London production.

In addition to her work in "Into the Woods," Ferland has appeared in a number of other Broadway productions over the years. In 1985, she played the role of Amanda Thripp in the original cast of "Matilda," and in 1998 she starred as Mary Lennox in the musical adaptation of "The Secret Garden." She has also appeared in productions of "Sunday in the Park with George," "A Year with Frog and Toad," and "All My Sons."

Ferland's talents have not been limited to the stage, however. She has also appeared in a number of films and television shows over the years. In 1984, she starred as Dorothy Gale in the made-for-TV movie "The Wizard of Oz," and in 1990 she played the role of Lisa in the film "Hudson Hawk." She has also made guest appearances on shows like "Law & Order," "The Sopranos," and "Rescue Me."

In addition to her work in acting, Ferland is also an accomplished voice actress. She has lent her voice to a number of animated films and television shows over the years, including "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," "The Lion King II: Simba's Pride," and "The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina."

Despite her many accomplishments, Ferland remains humble and dedicated to her craft. In a 2014 interview with BroadwayWorld.com, she spoke about the challenges of working in the entertainment industry, saying, "It's hard work, and it's not always glamorous, but it's something that I love to do. I feel very lucky to have had the opportunities that I've had, and I'm always looking for new challenges."

Ferland's dedication to her craft has earned her a loyal following of fans and admirers over the years. Her performances are often described as heartfelt and genuine, and she has been praised for her ability to bring depth and nuance to even the smallest of roles.

In recent years, Ferland has continued to work in both theater and film. In 2014, she appeared in the off-Broadway production of "Giant" at the Public Theater, and in 2017 she played the role of Mrs. Phelps in the Broadway production of "Matilda." She has also continued to work as a voice actress, most recently lending her voice to the animated series "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle."

Overall, Danielle Ferland is a talented and versatile actress who has made a significant impact on the world of theater and entertainment. Her performances are always engaging and heartfelt, and she has proven time and again that she is a force to be reckoned with both on and off the stage.

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Danielle Ferland STAGE CREDITS

[Off-Broadway]
Irish Repertory Theatre Production, 2012
Performer

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2008
Lydia Lubey

[New York]
Reading, 2006
Ensemble

[Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Concert, 2005
Performer

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Turtle

Squirrel

Mother Frog

Bird

Mole

[San Diego, CA (Regional)]
World Premiere, 1998
Estelle

[Broadway]
Reunion Concert, 1997
Little Red Riding Hood

[Broadway]
Reunion Concert, 1994
Louise

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1992
Pervenche

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1991
Mercy Lewis

[Off-Broadway]
Return Engagement [NYCO Revival], 1991
Fredrika Armfeldt

[Off-Broadway]
New York City Opera Revival, 1990
Fredrika Armfeldt

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1987
Little Red Riding Hood

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1985
Caddy Coupe

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1984
Boy bathing in the River

Louise

[Off-Broadway]
Playwrights Horizons Workshop, 1983
Louise (Act One)


Danielle Ferland Movies

[1987]Radio Days Child Star

[1995]Mighty Aphrodite Csandra

[2001]Sam the Man Ella

[2006]Slippery Slope Kevin

[2017]Wonder Wheel Birthday Party Guest

[2018]Diane Birdie Rymanowski

[2021]tick, tick... BOOM! Kim

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Registration Open for Mayo Performing Arts Center Spring Performing Arts School Classes

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Photos: THE LIGHTS ARE ON Celebrates Opening Night at Theatre Row

New Light Theater Project, in association with Embeleco Unlimited, is presenting the world premiere production of THE LIGHTS ARE ON, a new play by Owen Panettieri (he/him), directed by Sarah Norris (she/her), at Theatre One at Theatre Row for a special limited engagement this fall.

Danielle Ferland Will Lead THE LIGHTS ARE ON at Theatre Row

Danielle Ferland will lead The Lights Are On Off-Broadway next month. Performances will run October 7 - November 11, 2023 at Theatre Row. Learn more about the play and how to get tickets here!

Review: Danielle Ferland In SING FOR YOUR GHOSTS at The Green Room 42

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Lady Bunny's DON'T BRING THE KIDS Extended at The Green Room 42

THE GREEN ROOM 42 has announced that the Lady Bunny show “Don’t Bring the Kids,” an hour of jokes and demented song parodies from the New York drag legend, has extended its run due to popular demand.

Janine LaManna to Make New York Solo Concert Debut With BLACK & GOLD at The Green Room 42

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present the New York solo concert debut of beloved Broadway veteran Janine LaManna in “Black & Gold” for two shows on Saturday, June 10 and Monday, June 26, both at 7:00 PM.

Flotilla DeBarge to Present A BIG HUNK OF GHETTO at The Green Room 42 in June

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present NYC drag royalty Flotilla DeBarge in the special Pride evening “A Big Hunk of Ghetto” on Thursday, June 1 at 7:00 PM.

Listen: James Lapine, Chip Zien and Danielle Ferland Kick Off GIANTS IN THE SKY Podcast

The Broadway Podcast Network is launching new podcast, “Giants in the Sky: How Sondheim and Lapine Went Into the Woods” hosted by Ben Rimalower, makes its series debut. Listen now!

Drew Droege and Mitch Silpa's IT'S MITCH AND DREW… AND WE'VE NEVER FELT YOUNGER is Coming to The Green Room 42

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present comedy favorites Drew Droege and Mitch Silpa in “It’s Mitch & Drew… and We’ve Never Felt Younger!” on Sunday, June 18 at 7:00 PM.

Lisa Vroman to Present ON INGENUE... INGE-NOT-SO-NEW! at The Green Room 42 in May

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present internationally acclaimed soprano Lisa Vroman in “On Ingénue... Ingé-not-so-new!” on Saturday, May 27 and Monday, May 29, both at 7:00 PM.

Farah Alvin to Celebrate ON VINYL Album at The Green Room 42 in May

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present Broadway’s Farah Alvin, celebrating the release of her highly anticipated album On Vinyl, on Friday, May 19 at 7:00 PM. 

New Shows Added to The Black Box Spring Staged Reading Series in Englewood

From Now through April 30th, The Black Box presents an eclectic series of new and under-produced plays, many at the start of the 'incubation' process! These dynamic staged readings are being presented on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays - most starting at 8:00PM! 

Danielle Ferland to Make Solo Concert Debut With SING FOR YOUR GHOSTS at The Green Room 42

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present original Into the Woods star Danielle Ferland in her solo concert debut, “Sing for Your Ghosts,” with two shows on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21, both at 7:00 PM.

Chris Sarandon to Present Live Podcast Taping of COOKING BY HEART With Mario Cantone

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present Academy Award nominee Chris Sarandon and Tony-nominated actor and comedian Mario Cantone in a one-night-only live recording podcast episode of “Cooking By Heart” on Thursday, April 20 at 7:00 PM.

Spring Staged Reading Series Comes to The Black Box

From April 13th through April 30th, The Black Box presents an eclectic series of new and under-produced plays, many at the start of the 'incubation' process! These dynamic staged readings will be on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays - all starting at 8:00PM! 

James Jackson, Jr. and John-Andrew Morrison to Bring 5 QUESTIONS to The Green Room 42

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present James Jackson, Jr. and John-Andrew Morrison in “5 Questions with James and JAM – LIVE!” for three shows on April 17, May 15 and June 12, all Monday evenings at 7:00 PM.

The Ben Shanblatt Trio, Walter Deptuch and More Headline Black Box Fundraiser This Thursday Night

This coming Thursday, December 22nd starting at 7:30PM, The Ben Shanblatt Trio and NJ-based comedian Walter Deptuch will start off the evening before Broadway's Danielle Ferland (the original 'Little Red' in Into The Woods) and comedian Mark Riccadonna (who just headlined at The Borgata) take the stage. Acclaimed percussionist Billy Martin will also make a special appearance, with other guest performers also expected. Doors open at 7pm and tickets are $30 (general admission).

The Black Box Hosts Two Special Fundraising Events In Englewood

Tickets are now on sale for two special fundraising events, in support of The Black Box's 2023 Season of new and under produced works from world class writers and artists-in-residence.

Listen: SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED: THE NYC SESSIONS �" VOLUME THREE Out Now

Listen to Sondheim Unplugged: The NYC Sessions – Volume Three, the final installment of the monumental three-volume set dedicated to the oeuvre of iconic musical theater composer Stephen Sondheim.

Album Review: SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED (The NYC Sessions) Volume Three One Heck Of A Rewarding Listen

SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED (The NYC Sessions) Volume Three well captured, produced, and released.

Danielle Ferland FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Danielle Ferland has appeared on Broadway in 8 shows.

Danielle Ferland has not appeared in the West End.

Danielle Ferland has been nominated for the Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical award at the Drama Desk Awards for her performance in Into the Woods.

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