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Hollis Resnik

 
Bio:
Her Chicago stage appearances included Northlight Theatre's "Into the Breeches," Chicago Shakespeare Theater's "Nell Gwynn," Porchlight Music Theatre's "Sunset Boulevard", Candlelight Theatre's "Evita", Candlelight's "Little Shop of Horrors", Interplay's "Piaf", Ravinia Festival's "A Little Night ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Her Chicago stage appearances included Northlight Theatre's "Into the Breeches," Chicago Shakespeare Theater's "Nell Gwynn," Porchlight Music Theatre's "Sunset Boulevard", Candlelight Theatre's "Evita", Candlelight's "Little Shop of Horrors", Interplay's "Piaf", Ravinia Festival's "A Little Night ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2006
Muriel
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2003
Mrs. Meers
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Concert, 2000
Beggar Woman [Replacement]
  [Chicago]
World Premiere, 1996
Performer
  [US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 1988
Fantine

Photos

Hollis Resnik and Larry Adams Photo

Hollis Resnik and Larry Adams

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10/16/2019
Ambria Sylvain, Mandy Modic, Michelle Lauto, Hollis Resnik, Anna Brockman, Michelle O Photo

Ambria Sylvain, Mandy Modic, Michelle Lauto, Hollis Resnik, Anna Brockman, Michelle Owens, Molly Kral and Laura Sportiello

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10/16/2019
Hollis Resnik and Billy Rude Photo

Hollis Resnik and Billy Rude

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10/16/2019
David Girolmo and Hollis Resnik Photo

David Girolmo and Hollis Resnik

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10/14/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2006
Muriel

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2003
Mrs. Meers

  [Off-Broadway]
New York Concert, 2000
Beggar Woman [Replacement]

  [Chicago]
World Premiere, 1996
Performer

  [US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 1988
Fantine

Hollis Resnik Biography

Her Chicago stage appearances included Northlight Theatre's "Into the Breeches," Chicago Shakespeare Theater's "Nell Gwynn," Porchlight Music Theatre's "Sunset Boulevard", Candlelight Theatre's "Evita", Candlelight's "Little Shop of Horrors", Interplay's "Piaf", Ravinia Festival's "A Little Night Music", Northlight's "Grey Gardens" and much more.

She also starred as Muriel in the 2006 National Tour of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Mrs. Meers in the 2003 National Tour of Thoroughly Modern Millie, and in the 2000 Off-Broadway concert production of Sweeney Todd.

Hollis Resnik Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Musical
Hollis ResnikThe Light in the Piazza
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Musical Gold Star
Hollis ResnikCandide

Hollis Resnik News

CALL ME ELIZABETH To Be Presented At Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre This Month Photo CALL ME ELIZABETH To Be Presented At Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 1, 2022

Call Me Elizabeth, a one-woman show about the early life of Elizabeth Taylor, will be presented at Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre on Saturday, August 20 at 7:30pm and Sunday, August 21 at 2:30pm. The show, written by Kayla Boye and directed by Erin Kraft, comes to Evanston following a recent world premiere in the 2022 Hollywood Fringe Festival.

Photos: Porchlight Music Theatre's CHICAGO SINGS STEPHEN SONDHEIM Breaks Previous Rec Photo Photos: Porchlight Music Theatre's CHICAGO SINGS STEPHEN SONDHEIM Breaks Previous Records
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2022

Porchlight Music Theatre’s annual fundraising concert Chicago Sings celebrated the American theatre titan Stephen Sondheim at Chicago Sings Stephen Sondheim, held Monday, May 23 at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Check out photos from the event here!

CALL ME ELIZABETH To Have Live World Premiere In Hollywood Fringe Festival Photo CALL ME ELIZABETH To Have Live World Premiere In Hollywood Fringe Festival
by A.A. Cristi - May 12, 2022

Call Me Elizabeth, a one-woman show about the early life of Elizabeth Taylor, will have its live world premiere in the 2022 Hollywood Fringe Festival, running June 7-12, at The Zephyr Theatre.

Legendary Chicago Actress Hollis Resnik Has Passed Away Photo Legendary Chicago Actress Hollis Resnik Has Passed Away
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022

The great Chicago actress Hollis Resnik passed away this past Sunday at the age of 67. 

Porchlight Announces Cast of CHICAGO SINGS STEPHEN SONDHEIM, May 23 Photo Porchlight Announces Cast of CHICAGO SINGS STEPHEN SONDHEIM, May 23
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 14, 2022

Porchlight Music Theatre has announced the current roster of music theatre and cabaret talent performing in this year’s annual Chicago Sings fundraising concert, Chicago Sings Stephen Sondheim, Monday, May 23, at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Chita Rivera Joins Porchlight Music Theatre's Artistic Advisory Board Photo Chita Rivera Joins Porchlight Music Theatre's Artistic Advisory Board
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 25, 2022

Porchlight Music Theatre has announced that the 2021 ICON Award-recipient and Broadway legend Chita Rivera of New York City, New York has joined Porchlight’s Advisory Board.

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Jim Corti As Winner of the 2022 Guy Adkins Award Photo Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Jim Corti As Winner of the 2022 Guy Adkins Award
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 4, 2022

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce Jim Corti as the recipient of the 2022 Guy Adkins Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Music Theatre. The award will be presented during this year’s annual Chicago Sings fundraising concert, Chicago Sings Stephen Sondheim, Monday, May 23, at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), 220 E. Chicago Ave. This year’s Chicago Sings concert offers two opportunities to experience Chicago’s music theatre and cabaret performers saluting Stephen Sondheim.

Cast Announced For SISTER ACT To Reopen Mercury Theater Chicago Photo Cast Announced For SISTER ACT To Reopen Mercury Theater Chicago
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 8, 2021

Casting has been announced for the first Mainstage production of the 2021-2022 Mercury Theater Chicago season, Sister Act, based on the 1992 film. Sister Act features music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, and book by Bill and Cheri Steinkellne, and Douglas Carter Beane. 

CALL ME ELIZABETH to Premiere In The Edinburgh Fringe Festival This Friday Photo CALL ME ELIZABETH to Premiere In The Edinburgh Fringe Festival This Friday
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 5, 2021

‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčCall Me Elizabeth will stream as part of the 2021 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Written by Kayla Boye and directed by Erin Kraft, the one-woman show examines Elizabeth Taylor's early life, career and loves as she grapples with the culture of celebrity and her place as Hollywood's brightest star.

Mercury Theater Chicago Announces 2021-2022 Season Photo Mercury Theater Chicago Announces 2021-2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 9, 2021

The 2021-2022 Mercury Theater Chicago season has been announced. Mercury Theater Chicago welcomes audiences back in November to its beautiful home in the Southport Corridor with the feel-good blockbuster hit SISTER ACT directed by Reneisha Jenkins, featuring Chicago favorites Alexis J. Roston and Hollis Resnik. 

Hollis Resnik Videos

BWW TV: Hollis Resnik Sings 'With One Look' In SUNSET BOULEVARD At Porchlight Music T VideoBWW TV: Hollis Resnik Sings 'With One Look' In SUNSET BOULEVARD At Porchlight Music Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 16, 2019

Porchlight Music Theatre presents Sunset Boulevard at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts. Featuring music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics and books by Don Black and Christopher Hampton, Sunset Boulevard stars Hollis Resnik and is directed by Michael Weber, choreographed by Shanna VanDerwerker and music directed by Aaron Benham.

VIDEO: Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents NELL GWYNN VideoVIDEO: Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents NELL GWYNN
by Stage Tube - Sep 28, 2018

Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces the cast for the North American premiere of Jessica Swale's exuberant new comedy Nell Gwynn, September 20-November 4, 2018. The music- and dance-filled play took London audiences by storm when it debuted at Shakespeare's Globe, followed by a celebrated run on the West End. Director of the original London production, Christopher Luscombe, helms the new Chicago Shakespeare production. Star of Broadway and the West End Scarlett Strallen appears as Nell; Chicago leading actor Timothy Edward Kane performs the role of King Charles II.

VIDEO: Shakespeare Meets Elvis in Highlights from The Muny's ALL SHOOK UP
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2017

Set to the chart-topping hits of the King of Rock 'n' Roll, himself, Elvis Presley, and based on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, All Shook Up follows the story of Natalie, a tomboy mechanic with a longing heart, and Chad, a mysterious, hip-swiveling roustabout who is new to town and ready to shake things up. Set in the 1950s, and filled with secret crushes, hysterical shenanigans and matters of the heart, this is one Muny production that promises to have the entire family dancing in their 'Blue Suede Shoes.'

VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of The Muny's ALL SHOOK UP
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 13, 2017

Set to the chart-topping hits of the King of Rock 'n' Roll, himself, Elvis Presley, and based on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, All Shook Up follows the story of Natalie, a tomboy mechanic with a longing heart, and Chad, a mysterious, hip-swiveling roustabout who is new to town and ready to shake things up. Set in the 1950s, and filled with secret crushes, hysterical shenanigans and matters of the heart, this is one Muny production that promises to have the entire family dancing in their "Blue Suede Shoes."

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Marriott Theatre's SISTER ACT with Stephanie Umoh & Hollis Resnik
by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 2016

Chicagoland audiences will rejoice with The Marriott Theatre's first mainstage production of their 2016 Subscription Season, the heavenly Broadway musical comedy, SISTER ACT, currently in previews and opening February 17 for a run through April 3 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from SPRING AWAKENING at The Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jan 18, 2016

For three weeks only, The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, Chicagoland's longest-running professional musical theater, will present the ground-breaking musical SPRING AWAKENING. This special pre-season limited event, directed and choreographed by Marriott Theatre's Artistic Director Aaron Thielen, runs now through January 31st. Click below to watch highlights from the show!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Chicago Premiere of WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN!
by Stage Tube - Oct 8, 2014

In its first professional production since its Broadway debut, the musical comedy WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN makes its Chicago area premiere in a brand new production at Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, now through October 12. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action below!

STAGE TUBE: The Muny's THE ADDAMS FAMILY Remixs Beyonce's 'Pretty Hurts'
by Stage Tube - Aug 1, 2014

The St. Louis Muny's cast of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, which ran from July 14th through 20th, created a video remix of Beyonce's 'Pretty Hurts.' The remix is very much in the style of the show itself, as each of the actors is clad in creepy, kooky, monster-like costumes.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from THE ADDAMS FAMILY at The Muny, Starring Rob McClure, Jenny Powers & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 15, 2014

The Muny presents the fourth show of its 96th season, The Addams Family, directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, choreographed by Vince Pesce, with musical direction by Ben Whiteley. The show runs through July 20, 2014. Check out highlights from the production, starring Rob McClure and Jenny Powers, below!

BWW TV: Loni Anderson, Jo Anne Worley, Robert Townsend and More Red Carpet Arrivals of SISTER ACT at Pantages
by Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans - Jul 16, 2013

BWW TV Los Angeles Correspondents Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans were back on the red carpet speaking to the stars last week for the official L.A. opening of SISTER ACT at Hollywood's historic Pantages Theatre. Among the many celebrities in attendance, Sterling chatted with Robert Townsend, Shoshana Bean, Ruta Lee, Jo Anne Worley, Jaden Betts, Kate Linder, Dmitry Chaplin (So You Think You Can Dance), Jonathan Buckley (Host of the new NBC reality series Siberia), and SISTER ACT'S Ta'Rea Campbell (Book of Mormon, Lion King) who stars as Deloris Van Cartier. Check out the video below!


Hollis Resnik Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Hollis Resnik been nominated for?
Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Light in the Piazza and Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Candide .

What awards has Hollis Resnik won?
Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Candide.