Lana Gordon

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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 Photos


[US Tour]
First National Tour, 2021
Persephone [Replacement]

[Regional (US)]
Colony Theatre World Premiere, 2020
Lil Harden

Original Broadway Production, 2019
Persephone [Replacement]

[US Tour]
National Tour (2017), 2017
Velma Kelly [Replacement]

Broadway Revival, 2000
Soul Girl/Disciple


Soul Girl

Original Broadway Production, 1997
Ensemble Dancer

Shenzi [Replacement]

Shenzi (Understudy)

Nala (Understudy) [Replacement]

Broadway Revival, 1996
Velma Kelly [Replacement]

Velma Kelly [Replacement]

Velma Kelly [Replacement]

Velma Kelly [Replacement]

Lana Gordon Movies

[2021]My Life Sidney

[2021]My Life Volume 2 Sidney

Lana Gordon Videos

Lana Gordon News

Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards; A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Leads Best Play!

Happy Holidays! The latest wave of standings have been announced as of Monday, November 27th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Review: HADESTOWN Captivates Edmonton

Amaya Braganza and J. Antonio Rodriguez star in this haunting, jazz-infused musical.

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns To The Green Room 42 This Month

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... returns to The Green Room 42 featuring Standbys, Understudies, and Alternates from MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, THE BOOK OF MORMON, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, WAITRESS, TITANIQUE, and SAW THE MUSICAL: THE UNAUTHORIZED PARODY. Join us on Monday, November 20th at 7 PM for this monthly residency showcasing Broadway talent.

Review: Wait for Your Turn to See HADESTOWN in Vancouver, It'll Be Worth Your While

HADESTOWN, the multiple Tony Award winning Broadway musical finally made its way to Vancouver this week. Asserting its dominance amongst the rest of the theatre scene in the city, HADESTOWN presented a tragic, thought-provoking love story that sparked the attention of audiences near and far. 

Review: HADESTOWN at The Paramount Theatre

I know what you’re thinking, Dear Readers. “Didn’t you just review this one?” Yes, it’s only been a little over a year since “Hadestown” came through town. But with the number of people I know personally alone who just could not get tickets last time, I’m not surprised it’s back playing at the Paramount. So here we are again. “But why see it again? And what more could you have to say?” First, I would see this show a thousand times and love every minute. And second, I could talk about this masterpiece from Anaïs Mitchell forever. But I’ll try and focus on this production.

HADESTOWN National Tour is Coming to Popejoy Hall in December

Get the latest news about the Broadway show Hadestown in this press release from Popejoy Presents. Discover the details and updates about this highly anticipated production.

HADESTOWN On Sale At Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts, Friday, October 27

The FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by VyStar Credit Union, presents Hadestown, the winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards including Best New Musical and the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, at the Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts, February 6-11, 2024.

Photos: First Look at All New Photos From the North American Tour of HADESTOWN

New production photos have been released of the Hadestown North American Tour, which has dates confirmed through May 2024. Check out the photos here!

HADESTOWN Will Return to Toronto in Spring 2024

Following a successful sold-out 7-week run this summer, Hadestown, the winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards including Best New Musical and the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will return to Toronto next spring, May 15 – 26, 2024 at the CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre for a strictly limited engagement. 

Review: HADESTOWN at Ahmanson Theatre

Rachel Chavkin’s staging is resourceful and inventive, packing major punches within Rachel Hauck’s deceptively-simple design. David Neumann’s choreography shines in moments of storytelling, defining locales and making electric the mundane act of sitting in a stool, but flounders during more formal dance breaks.

Interview: Lana Gordon's Happy to be Returning to HADESTOWN

The North American tour of Hadestown returns to the Ahmanson Theatre for a limited 16 performances starting October 3, 2023. Rachel Chavkin directs the cast of Amaya Braganza, Lana Gordon, Will Mann, Matthew Patrick Quinn, J. Antonio Rodriguez, Marla Louissaint, Lizzie Markson, Hannah Schreer, Sevon Askew, Ian Coulter-Buford, KC Dela Cruz, Jamal Lee Harris, Courtney Lauster, Colin LeMoine, Daniel Tracht, Cecilia Trippiedi and Racquel Williams. The newest member of the North American tour, Lana reprises her role of Persephone beginning with this Los Angeles engagement.

HADESTOWN is Coming to Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in 2024

HADESTOWN, winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is coming to Fort Myers in 2024. Tickets on sale October 6. Don't miss this acclaimed production!

HADESTOWN Comes to The North Charleston PAC in January 2024

Hadestown, the winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards including Best New Musical and the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will come to the Lowcountry in 2024. Learn more about the musical and find out how to get tickets here!

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... to Celebrate Its 20th Anniversary This Month

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... will celebrate its 20th anniversary at The Green Room 42 with Standbys, Understudies, and Alternates from various Broadway shows on October 23rd at 7 PM.

Tickets On Sale This Week For HADESTOWN in Albuquerque

Hadestown will come to Albuquerque in 2023. As part of the Popejoy Presents 2023-24 Broadway in New Mexico Season, the show will play Popejoy Hall for seven performances from December 6 - 10. Find out how to get tickets here!

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns to The Green Room 42 This Month

Stephen DeAngelis continues his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition in his monthly residency of AT THIS PERFORMANCE…

HADESTOWN Tour Will Welcome New Cast Members Next Month

The full cast has been announced for the upcoming third year of the North American Tour of Hadestown. Dates are now confirmed through May 2024. Find out who is starring in the cast, and where to catch the show at a city near you!

Video: Watch Highlights From the World Premiere of ON CEDAR STREET at Berkshire Theatre Group

Watch the exciting highlights from the world premiere of ON CEDAR STREET at Berkshire Theatre Group. Don't miss your chance to catch this limited-run show. Experience the mesmerizing performances and captivating story at one of the premier theatre venues.

Photos: See Lauren Ward, Stephen Bogardus & More in ON CEDAR STREET World Premiere at BTG

Get a first look at the world premiere of ON CEDAR STREET with stunning photos featuring Stephen Bogardus, Lauren Ward, and more. Discover the highly-anticipated new production through this captivating photo gallery.

Review: ON CEDAR STREET at Berkshire Theatre Group

Berkshire Audiences are fortunate that we often have opportunities to experience world premiere presentations like ON CEDAR STREET. While it is difficult to say what the future may hold for the new musical, it is safe to say that the production which continues on the Larry Vaber stage at Berkshire Theatre Group’s Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge through September 2, is a delightful way to spend one of the remaining summer evenings.


Lana Gordon has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

Lana Gordon has not appeared in the West End

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