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Helen Jean Russell

 
Bio:
Helen's return to professional theater began in 1993 with Woody Guthrie's American Song at the Pope Theater in Florida. She sang on the Pope produced cast album and was a member of the cast of ...American Song for its 1994 European debut at Vienna's English Theatre. She toured the Austrian secondary ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Helen's return to professional theater began in 1993 with Woody Guthrie's American Song at the Pope Theater in Florida. She sang on the Pope produced cast album and was a member of the cast of ...American Song for its 1994 European debut at Vienna's English Theatre. She toured the Austrian secondary ... (read complete bio)
 

Helen Jean Russell Biography

Helen's return to professional theater began in 1993 with Woody Guthrie's American Song at the Pope Theater in Florida. She sang on the Pope produced cast album and was a member of the cast of ...American Song for its 1994 European debut at Vienna's English Theatre. She toured the Austrian secondary school system, performing the Guthrie inspired show for children, This Land is Your Land. The V.E.T. sponsored tour visited over 49 cities in Austria, Italy and the Czech Republic, bringing Woody to thousands of high school English students. She happily was invited to be part of the original cast of David Lutken's Woody Sez for it's 2007 debut in Edinburgh and for subsequent trips throughout the U.K., Europe and the States. At home in New York City, when not performing, she is a publishing consultant, teacher and musical director. Her debut album Holly Days was released in November 2008. She is at work on a second recording of folk songs.





Helen Jean Russell News

Weston Theater Company Presents WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE & MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE Photo Weston Theater Company Presents WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE & MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 22, 2022

Weston Theater Company takes audiences on a journey through our land and history with the toe-tapping and virtuosic WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE & MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE, playing September 28¬†‚Äď October 23¬†at Walker Farm theater.¬†

Weston Theater Company Announces Rebranding, HAIR, STEEL MAGNOLIAS and More for 86th  Photo Weston Theater Company Announces Rebranding, HAIR, STEEL MAGNOLIAS and More for 86th Season
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 14, 2022

Susanna Gellert, Executive Artistic Director of Weston Theater Company, formerly known as Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, announces the 86th season of Vermont's oldest, award-winning professional theater; and introduces audiences to Weston's rebranding. 

Breaking: Glenda Jackson, CURSED CHILD, THE BAND'S VISIT & More Win at the 2018 Drama Photo Breaking: Glenda Jackson, CURSED CHILD, THE BAND'S VISIT & More Win at the 2018 Drama League Awards!
by Nicole Rosky - May 18, 2018

The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Director) today announced the 2018 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. The nominations were announced this morning by Tony¬ģ Award winners Harriet Harris, Julie White and Tony¬ģ Award nominee Christopher Sieber at the official announcement event at Sardi's Restaurant, which was streamed live online right here at BroadwayWorld.com.

Breaking: THE BAND'S VISIT, ANGELS IN AMERICA, MEAN GIRLS, FROZEN, And More Earn Dram Photo Breaking: THE BAND'S VISIT, ANGELS IN AMERICA, MEAN GIRLS, FROZEN, And More Earn Drama League Nominations; See The Full List!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 18, 2018

The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Director) today announced the 2018 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. The nominations were announced this morning by Tony¬ģ Award winners Harriet Harris, Julie White and Tony¬ģ Award nominee Christopher Sieber at the official announcement event at Sardi's Restaurant, which was streamed live online right here at BroadwayWorld.com.

DOGFIGHT at Vienna's English Theatre Photo DOGFIGHT at Vienna's English Theatre
by Leah Windahl - Feb 20, 2018

The VET Youth Ensemble at Vienna's English Theatre presents DOGFIGHT. Set in the Vietnam War, DOGFIGHT follows a group of young American soldiers on the brink of deployment. As part of a cruel bet, they try to find the ugliest date, but Corporal Eddie Birdlace ends up finding something much more beautiful. DOGFIGHT features Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and a book by Peter Duchan. DOGFIGHT is set to open March 5th and will run through March 20th.

Westport Country Playhouse to Present WOODY SEZ in January Photo Westport Country Playhouse to Present WOODY SEZ in January
by Julie Musbach - Oct 12, 2017

Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie, a summer '17 off-Broadway hit, will have a limited engagement at Westport Country Playhouse, January 9 20. The joyful, touching, and tumultuous tale of America's greatest folk poet is told using Guthrie's own words and over two dozen of his indelible songs, including This Land Is Your Land, Union Maid, Deportees, and This Train Is Bound for Glory.

Stages Repertory Theatre Kicks off 40th Anniversary Season with ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Always…Patsy Cline, one of the most often performed stage productions in the U.S., makes a triumphant return to Stages Repertory Theatre-where it had its world premiere-to kick off the theatre's 40th Anniversary Season.

Stages Repertory Theatre Kicks Off 40th Anniversary Season with ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 12, 2017

Always…Patsy Cline, one of the most often performed stage productions in the U.S., makes a triumphant return to Stages Repertory Theatre-where it had its world premiere-to kick off the theatre's 40th Anniversary Season. Written by Stages' Founding Artistic Director Ted Swindley, and directed by Stages' current Artistic Director Kenn McLaughlin, the internationally-acclaimed musical is based on the true story of an unlikely friendship between the beloved country singer and a Houston fan.

Stages Repertory Theatre Presents LUNA GALE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Stages Repertory Theatre presents the regional premiere of award-winning playwright Rebecca Gilman's Luna Gale, a powerful family drama about a burned-out social worker who faces an increasingly complex moral dilemma as she tries to determine the best home for an at-risk infant. 

Stages Repertory Theatre Announces 40th Anniversary Season
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 12, 2017

Stages Repertory Theatre's 2017-2018 Season celebrates the theatre's 40^th Anniversary with a mix of world and regional premieres, fan favorites and stories that reflect Houston's vibrant, diverse community. The season features 3 world and 4 regional premieres, collaborations with New York's One Year Lease Theater Company and Houston's Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, Stages' inaugural Latina/o Theatre Festival, the 10^th anniversary of Stages' hallmark Panto holiday program for children and families, and a return to Miller Outdoor Theatre.