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Lana Gordon

 
Bio:
Lana Gordon most recently appeared in Hadestown on Broadway. Previously she played Velma Kelly in Chicago on Broadway and tour. Lana was born in New London, Connecticut. In 1989, she studied dance at New York City's Alvin Ailey School on a scholarship where she excelled as a dancer. After that, ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Lana Gordon most recently appeared in Hadestown on Broadway. Previously she played Velma Kelly in Chicago on Broadway and tour. Lana was born in New London, Connecticut. In 1989, she studied dance at New York City's Alvin Ailey School on a scholarship where she excelled as a dancer. After that, ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Regional (US)]
Colony Theatre World Premiere, 2020
Lil Harden
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2019
Persephone [Replacement]
  [US Tour]
National Tour (2017), 2017
Velma Kelly [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2000
Soul Girl/Disciple
Disciple
Soul Girl
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Ensemble Dancer
Shenzi [Replacement]
Shenzi (Understudy)
Nala (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1996
Velma Kelly [Replacement]
Velma Kelly [Replacement]
Velma Kelly [Replacement]

Lana Gordon Biography

Lana Gordon most recently appeared in Hadestown on Broadway. Previously she played Velma Kelly in Chicago on Broadway and tour.
Lana was born in New London, Connecticut. In 1989, she studied dance at New York City's Alvin Ailey School on a scholarship where she excelled as a dancer. After that, Lana took part in a repertory ensemble directed by Sylvia Walters for over 3 years, before joining Donald Bird's ensemble “The/Group.” Lana then played the role of Dionne in the European tour of the musical "Hair." In 1997, Lana made her debut on Broadway as an ensemble original cast member in “The Lion King”, where she also played the role of Shenzi. Following this, she joined the cast of Broadway in the musical “Jesus Christ Superstar.” During the past 10 years she has had a very successful career performing all over Europe and the Middle East in various shows such as “Chicago” as Velma, “Sister Act” as Deloris, “Tarzan” as Kala, “West Side Story” as Anita, “Carmen Cubana” as Carmen, and at the Jazz at Lincoln Center in Qatar as a guest vocalist. Lana has also worked as a model in America, both in print and TV advertising, and as an independent vocal artist.




Lana Gordon News

Lana Gordon Returns to CHICAGO Tonight Photo Lana Gordon Returns to CHICAGO Tonight
by Stephi Wild - Nov 21, 2022

The Broadway company of Chicago will welcome back Lana Gordon in the role of “Velma Kelly” beginning tonight, Monday, November 21, 2022.

Review: HADESTOWN Exceeds the Hype at Benedum Center Photo Review: HADESTOWN Exceeds the Hype at Benedum Center
by Greg Kerestan - Nov 20, 2022

The gritty folk-opera sensation isn't the second coming of Hamilton, it's the second coming of RENT.

Review: HADESTOWN at Blumenthal Performing Arts Photo Review: HADESTOWN at Blumenthal Performing Arts
by Perry Tannenbaum - Nov 10, 2022

In a uniquely simpatico collaboration, composer-lyricist Anäis Mitchell and developer-director Rachel Chavkin have retold the Orpheus-Eurydice myth in a musical form that is slick and glitzy, with primal and profound truths lurking amid the razzle-dazzle.

Nathaniel Stampley, Lana Gordon & More Star In Musical Short Film STILL HERE Photo Nathaniel Stampley, Lana Gordon & More Star In Musical Short Film STILL HERE
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 10, 2022

MT Shorts, the award-winning creative production company behind 'Hey, Beautiful!' and 'High School Zoomiscal', has announced its next original musical short film, STILL HERE, starring Broadway's Nathaniel Stampley (Paradise Square, The Color Purple), Lana Gordon (Hadestown, CHICAGO) and featuring Nicholas Rodriguez (Company, Tarzan), Lance Roberts (The Music Man, My Fair Lady), Michelle Dawson (Spiderman, Mamma Mia), David Harris (Moulin Rouge, 3x Helpmann Award Nominee), and Natalie Roy (CBS's The Equalizer, Showtimes' The Affair), directed by Kaye Tuckerman (Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, Mamma Mia).

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns To The Green Room 42 With MOULIN ROUGE!, FUNNY GIRL, a Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns To The Green Room 42 With MOULIN ROUGE!, FUNNY GIRL, and More
by Stephi Wild - Nov 9, 2022

At This Performance…  will return to The Green Room 42 featuring standbys, understudies, and alternates From Moulin Rouge! The Musical; Almost Famous; Hadestown; Funny Girl; Aladdin; and Paradise Square.  

Review: HADESTOWN 'Mesmerizes and Captivates' During Weeklong Stand at Nashville's TP Photo Review: HADESTOWN 'Mesmerizes and Captivates' During Weeklong Stand at Nashville's TPAC
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 2, 2022

Mesmerizing and captivating are just two of the words that might best describe Hadestown, the Tony Award-winning best musical of the truncated 2019-20 Broadway season, which is now commanding ovations of rapturous applause from adoring fans at Nashville’s Tennessee Performing Arts Center during an eight-performance run through Sunday, November 6.

Lana Gordon Joins HADESTOWN National Tour as Persephone for a Limited Engagement Photo Lana Gordon Joins HADESTOWN National Tour as Persephone for a Limited Engagement
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 28, 2022

Lana Gordon, who previously starred as Persephone in Hadestown on Broadway (taking over the role from its originator, Amber Gray), will be joining the National Tour of Hadestown as Perseophone for a limited engagement through November 19. 

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns To The Green Room 42 Next Week Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns To The Green Room 42 Next Week
by Stephi Wild - Sep 2, 2022

AT THIS PERFORMANCE…  returns to The Green Room 42 featuring Standbys, Understudies and Alternates from INTO THE WOODS; DEAR EVAN HANSEN; PARADISE SQUARE; LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS; ROCK OF AGES and THE BEDWETTER.

Brandon Victor Dixon and Amra-Faye Wright Will Join CHICAGO This Month Photo Brandon Victor Dixon and Amra-Faye Wright Will Join CHICAGO This Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 1, 2022

Chicago will welcome back Amra-Faye Wright in the role of “Velma Kelly” and welcomes Brandon Victor Dixon in the role of “Billy Flynn” joining previously announced Angelica Ross as “Roxie Hart” starting Monday, September 12 at the Ambassador Theatre.

Kennedy Caughell, Jelani Remy, Lana Gordon & More to Star in MOZART: HER STORY " TH Photo Kennedy Caughell, Jelani Remy, Lana Gordon & More to Star in MOZART: HER STORY " THE NEW MUSICAL Staged Readings
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 23, 2022

Timeless Stage & Screen, Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings of MOZART: HER STORY – THE NEW MUSICAL, with book and lyrics by Tegan Summer and music and additional lyrics by Gregory Nabours.

Lana Gordon Videos

VIDEO: Meet New HADESTOWN Star Lana Gordon on Backstage with Richard Ridge Videoplay
VIDEO: Meet New HADESTOWN Star Lana Gordon on Backstage with Richard Ridge

by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Mar 13, 2022

Watch as Richard Ridge catches up with Broadway's newest queen of the underworld, Lana Gordon. Gordon stars as Persephone in Hadestown on Broadway.

VIDEO: Broadway Stars Sang For Hurricane Florence Relief in Raleigh Videoplay
VIDEO: Broadway Stars Sang For Hurricane Florence Relief in Raleigh

by Stage Tube - Oct 24, 2018

Performers from some of the biggest hits on Broadway recently raised funds for hurricane relief and recovery during the Broadway Sings for Florence concert on Monday, Oct. 22 at Raleigh's Meymandi Concert Hall in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

VIDEO: Brandy Norwood Talks Return to CHICAGO: 'Broadway Completely Changed My Life' Videoplay
VIDEO: Brandy Norwood Talks Return to CHICAGO: 'Broadway Completely Changed My Life'

by Caryn Robbins - Aug 16, 2017

Grammy Award winner Brandy Norwood stopped by NBC's TODAY to discuss her return to Broadway's CHICAGO in the role of Roxie Hart. 'I love Broadway,' shared the singer. 'It completely changed my life.' Watch the appearance in full below!

BWW TV: He Ran Into My Knife! Watch The Latest Fan Compilation of CHICAGO Videoplay
BWW TV: He Ran Into My Knife! Watch The Latest Fan Compilation of CHICAGO

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 28, 2017

He only had himself to blame! Following the release of similar Broadway super-edits, Chicago has come out with its own. Below, check out a compilation of various performances of a classic line from 'Cell Block Tango'!


Lana Gordon Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Lana Gordon been in?
Lana Gordon has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Lana Gordon been in?
Lana Gordon has not appeared in the West End


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