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Lisa Brescia

 
Birth Place:
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
Bio:
For five years, Lisa toured worldwide as a "Mama" with The Mamas and The Papas with original members John Phillips and Denny Doherty. She is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, was a member of the Academy Repertory Company and the recipient of the Academy's Lawrence Langer Speech ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA

Bio:
For five years, Lisa toured worldwide as a "Mama" with The Mamas and The Papas with original members John Phillips and Denny Doherty. She is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, was a member of the Academy Repertory Company and the recipient of the Academy's Lawrence Langer Speech ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Heidi Hansen [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Underground Production, 2009
Claire
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Cleo
  [St. Louis, MO (Regional)]
St. Louis MUNY Production, 2006
Amneris
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 2005
Ensemble
Marian Halcombe (Understudy)
  [New York]
World Premiere, 2005
Anais Nin
  [New York]
Workshop, 2005
Liz
  [Chicago]
Chicago Production, 2005
Elphaba [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Elphaba (Standby) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Donna Sheridan [Replacement]
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2001
Amneris [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2000
Disciple
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
Amneris [Replacement]
Amneris (Standby) [Replacement]
  [Chester, CT (Regional)]
World Premiere, 2002
Performer

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Heidi Hansen [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Underground Production, 2009
Claire

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Cleo

  [St. Louis, MO (Regional)]
St. Louis MUNY Production, 2006
Amneris

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 2005
Ensemble

Marian Halcombe (Understudy)

  [New York]
World Premiere, 2005
Anais Nin

  [New York]
Workshop, 2005
Liz

  [Chicago]
Chicago Production, 2005
Elphaba [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Elphaba (Standby) [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Donna Sheridan [Replacement]

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2001
Amneris [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2000
Disciple

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
Amneris [Replacement]

Amneris (Standby) [Replacement]

  [Chester, CT (Regional)]
World Premiere, 2002
Performer

Lisa Brescia Biography

For five years, Lisa toured worldwide as a "Mama" with The Mamas and The Papas with original members John Phillips and Denny Doherty. She is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, was a member of the Academy Repertory Company and the recipient of the Academy's Lawrence Langer Speech Award and the Charles Jehlinger Award for excellence in acting.

Lisa Brescia Awards and Nominations

 
Kevin Kline Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical
Lisa BresciaAida

Lisa Brescia News

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns to the Green Room 42 This Month Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns to the Green Room 42 This Month
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2022

AT THIS PERFORMANCE…  returns to The Green Room 42 featuring Standbys, Understudies and Alternates from A STRANGE LOOP; HADESTOWN; MR. SATURDAY NIGHT; MRS. DOUBTFIRE; THE BOOK OF MORMON;  GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY and ROMEO & BERNADETTE on Monday, June 20th at 7 PM.   

Standbys, Understudies and Alternates From A STRANGE LOOP & More to Join AT THIS PERF Photo Standbys, Understudies and Alternates From A STRANGE LOOP & More to Join AT THIS PERFORMANCE... at The Green Room 42
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 6, 2022

Stephen DeAngelis will continue his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition of AT THIS PERFORMANCE‚Ķ‚ĄĘ to be held on Monday, June 20th ¬†at The Green Room 42, Green Fig, Fourth Floor, Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd Street), New York, NY 10036 at 7 PM.

AT THIS PERFORMANCE…  to Return to The Green Room 42 Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE… to Return to The Green Room 42
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2022

Stephen DeAngelis will continue¬†his¬†ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition of¬†AT THIS PERFORMANCE‚Ķ‚ĄĘ¬†to be held on¬†Monday, April 18th¬†¬†at¬†The¬†Green Room 42,¬†Green Fig, Fourth Floor,¬†Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd¬†Street), New York, NY 10036¬†at¬†7¬†PM.¬†

AT THIS PERFORMANCE...to Make Green Room 42 Return This Winter Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE...to Make Green Room 42 Return This Winter
by Gigi Gervais - Dec 1, 2021

¬†Stephen DeAngelis¬†continues his¬†ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition of¬†At This Performance‚Ķ‚ĄĘ¬†to be held on¬†Monday,¬†December 13th¬†¬†at¬†The¬†Green Room 42,¬†Green Fig, Fourth Floor,¬†Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd¬†Street), New York, NY 10036¬†at¬†7¬†PM.¬†

Small Shows With Big Plots You Must See! Photo Small Shows With Big Plots You Must See!
by BWW Features - Nov 14, 2021

While the large-scale musical tends to receive the most attention from audiences, oftentimes it's the small musicals that speak to us in the most impactful ways. For fans of emotional one act musicals and cult-classic Off-Broadway shows, we're rounding up what we think are some of the best small cast musicals out there!

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... to Return to the Green Room 42 Featuring Broadway Standbys, Un Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE... to Return to the Green Room 42 Featuring Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 21, 2021

Stephen DeAngelis is resuming¬†his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition of¬†AT THIS PERFORMANCE‚Ķ‚ĄĘ¬†to be held on¬†Monday, September 27th¬†¬†at¬†The¬†Green Room 42,¬†Green Fig, Fourth Floor,¬†Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd¬†Street), New York, NY 10036¬†at¬†7¬†PM.¬†

First Performance of ROW at Williamstown Theatre Festival Canceled Due to Inclement W Photo First Performance of ROW at Williamstown Theatre Festival Canceled Due to Inclement Weather
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2021

The previously announced Wednesday, July 14 first performance of Row at Williamstown Theatre Festival is being canceled as a result of continued inclement weather during the process leading up to the scheduled performance.

Williamstown Theatre Festival Cancels First Performance of ROW Due to Inclement Weath Photo Williamstown Theatre Festival Cancels First Performance of ROW Due to Inclement Weather Delays
by Stephi Wild - Jul 11, 2021

Row performances are scheduled to take place at the Clark Art Institute through Sunday, August 15. Learn more about the production and how to get tickets here!

Nikki M. James, Zachary Noah Piser, Micaela Diamond & More Join Williamstown Theatre  Photo Nikki M. James, Zachary Noah Piser, Micaela Diamond & More Join Williamstown Theatre Festival 2021 Live Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2021

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced additional casting and members of the creative teams for all three of their 2021 Live Season productions, which begins July 6 and will take place outdoors, socially distanced, and with safety prioritized.

Listen: Sutton Foster, Annaleigh Ashford & Craig Carnelia Join JOSH SWALLOWS BROADWAY Photo Listen: Sutton Foster, Annaleigh Ashford & Craig Carnelia Join JOSH SWALLOWS BROADWAY Season 2 Finale
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2021

Josh Lamon, in association with the Broadway Podcast Network, has announced the final episode of Josh Swallows Broadway Season 2, featuring Craig Carnelia, Sutton Foster, Annaleigh Ashford, and more is now publicly available from the Broadway Podcast Network, on the BPN App, or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. 

Lisa Brescia Videos

VIDEO: Roman Banks Takes Bows As The First Evan Hansen of Color! VideoVIDEO: Roman Banks Takes Bows As The First Evan Hansen of Color!
by Stage Tube - Dec 12, 2018

History was made at the Music Box Theatre today! Roman Banks made his debut as the title character in Dear Evan Hansen as the show's first Evan of color. Banks is currently the understudy for Evan, Jared and Connor. See video of his first bow below!

VIDEO: You Will Be Found with DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Thanksgiving Parade Performance VideoVIDEO: You Will Be Found with DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Thanksgiving Parade Performance
by Robert Diamond - Nov 22, 2018

Check out the cast of Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen on the 2018 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade performing 'You Will Be Found!' 

BWW TV: Watch Bonnie Milligan, Justin Matthew Sargent, Conor Ryan & More Rehearse for VideoBWW TV: Watch Bonnie Milligan, Justin Matthew Sargent, Conor Ryan & More Rehearse for Abingdon's CLOSER THAN EVER
by TV - Press Previews - Oct 17, 2018

Abingdon Theatre Company will soon present their special one-night-only gala event on Monday, October 22 at The Edison Ballroom.

VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Lisa Brescia, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Jessica Phillips and VideoVIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Lisa Brescia, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Jessica Phillips and Christiane Noll Sing 'Anybody Have a Map?'
by Stage Tube - Oct 4, 2018

For the first time ever, the moms of Dear Evan Hansen have teamed up to sing together!

BWW TV: Going Behind the Scenes at Rehearsal for the 2018 Jimmy Awards! VideoBWW TV: Going Behind the Scenes at Rehearsal for the 2018 Jimmy Awards!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 22, 2018

Preparations for the 2018 Jimmy Awards celebrating outstanding achievement in high school theatre around the nation are well underway and BroadwayWorld was on hand to bring you all the action from rehearsals! Check out BWW Correspondent, Katie Lynch, get all the behind the scenes scoop in the video below!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Kara Lindsay, Nicolas Dromard and More in NCT's MARY POPPINS
by Stage Tube - Jul 28, 2016

North Carolina Theatre announces the summer production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins. Leading the cast in her North Carolina Theatre debut is Broadway sensation Kara Lindsay as everyone's favorite nanny, 'Mary Poppins' alongside Nicolas Dromard. NC native Eric Woodall is set to direct with choreography by Ryan Kasprzak. NC Theatre's production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins will play July 26-31, 2016 at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

STAGE TUBE: Lisa Brescia, Kimiko Glenn & More Perform Songs of Alexander Sage Oyen at Lincoln Center
by Stage Tube - Nov 17, 2015

 On October 26th, 2015 at the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, award-winning composer/lyricist Alexander Sage Oyen was featured in the Broadway's Future Songbook Series - presented by Arts and Artists at St. Paul.

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Lisa Brescia, George Dvorsky and More in Highlights of Ogunquit's VICTOR/VICTORIA
by Stage Tube - Jul 6, 2015

It's the 20th anniversary of Broadway's tender and funny, smart and sexy Victor/ Victoria and the Ogunquit Playhouse is celebrating by mounting a full-scale glamorous production of the musical comedy, June 24 to July 18, complete with the original Broadway and touring sets designed by Robin Wagner and costumes by Willa Kim.  Check out a first look at highlights below!

STAGE TUBE: Erin Davie Sings Scott Alan's 'High' at 54 Below!
by Stage Tube - Feb 9, 2015

Scott Alan made his concert debut at 54 Below just last week on, January 19th with a slew of Broadway all-star talent, including 2014 Tony winners Jessie Mueller and James Monroe Iglehart, Tony nominees Joshua Henry andChad Kimball, as well as Lilla Crawford, Erin Davie, Mykal Kilgore, Natalie Weiss, Christine Dwyer, Julian Cihi, Danny Calvert, Elizabeth Stanley, Abby Mueller, Christiane Noll, Jessica Phillips, Lisa Brescia, Ashley Brown, Eden Espinosa, Marcus Paul James, Julia Murney, Marissa Rosen, Christina Cataldo and Galyana Castillo joined Alan. Below, check out Erin Davie's performance of 'High' at the concert!

BWW TV Excusive: Joshua Henry Sings Scott Alan's 'Behind These Walls' at 54 Below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 27, 2015

Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you an exclusive performance from the concert. Keep yourself warm on this snow day with 'Behind These Walls' sung by Tony nominee Joshua Henry. The song features an arrangement by Alan and a string orchestration by Allison Seidner.


Lisa Brescia Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Lisa Brescia been in?
Lisa Brescia has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

How many West End shows has Lisa Brescia been in?
Lisa Brescia has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Lisa Brescia been nominated for?
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical (Kevin Kline Awards) for Aida .