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Lisa Brescia

Birth Place: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA

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Lisa Brescia 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 Award and the Charles Jehlinger Award for excellence in acting.

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Lisa Brescia 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


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[2010]The Extra Man Female Teacher #1

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Open Calls and Opening Doors- Tips for the Audition Room

Broadway favorite Josh Lamon (The Prom, Groundhog Day, Finding Neverland, Elf, Hair) is sharing his advice for the audition room! How do you make yourself standout? How do you get casting directors to remember you? Read on!

Two Stephens College Conservatory Faculty Star in National Tour

Stephens College Conservatory for the Performing Arts faculty John Hemphill and Lisa Brescia are starring in the Dear Evan Hansen Broadway national tour. Brescia plays Heidi Hansen and Hemphill plays Larry Murphy.

Photos: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Takes its Final Bows on Broadway

Dear Evan Hansen, the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning musical, played its final Broadway performance on September 18, 2022. Check out photos of the cast taking their final Broadway bows!

Lisa Brescia Makes West End Debut in DEAR EVAN HANSEN

Lisa Brescia is making her West End debut as Heidi Hansen in Dear Evan Hansen, according to various reports.

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 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 PERFORMANCE... at The Green Room 42

Stephen DeAngelis will continue his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition of AT THIS PERFORMANCE…™ 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

Stephen DeAngelis will continue his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition of AT THIS PERFORMANCE…™ 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

 Stephen DeAngelis continues his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition of At This Performance…™ 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!

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, Understudies and Alternates

Stephen DeAngelis is resuming his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition of AT THIS PERFORMANCE…™ 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 Weather

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 Weather Delays

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 Festival 2021 Live Season

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 Season 2 Finale

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. 

Beth Leavel, Joshua Dela Cruz, Ali Ewoldt, and More To Join Act II Of 20 & UNDER SING 20 & OVER: A Virtual Celebration Of Broadway

Tony Award-winner Beth Leavel, Joshua Dela Cruz, and Ali Ewoldt, will be featured in 20 & UNDER SING 20 & OVER: ACT II, a virtual benefit concert celebrating Broadway musicals, written at least 20 years ago, by having young rising stars (ages 20 and under) pair up with Broadway stars from the Broadway or touring company of each show they are singing from.

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of March 1 - ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Orange Vinyl, and More!

This week's list includes a new limited edition orange vinyl of the 2017 revival cast recording of Once on This Island, as well as a purple vinyl edition of the 1964 cast recording of My Fair Lady. Plus, the latest volume of The Untold Stories of Broadway by Jennifer Ashley Tepper is now available!

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of February 15 - THE WELLSONGS PROJECT, Survival Guide For SIX Fans, and More!

This week's list includes The Wellsongs Project, featuring Kate Baldwin, Ethan Slater, and more. Plus, check out Don't Lose Your Head: Life Lessons from the Six Ex-Wives of Henry VIII, which has been described as 'An Unofficial Survival Guide for Fans of the Musical Six.'

Kate Baldwin, Ethan Slater, Jason Gotay and More Featured on THE WELLSONGS PROJECT, Released Today

Broadway Records today released THE WELLSONGS PROJECT, a collection of 16 new songs performed by an all-star broadway cast including Kate Baldwin, Christine Andreas, Lisa Howard, Ethan Slater, Jason Gotay, Margo Seibert, Allie Trimm, Lisa Brescia, Bradley Gibson, Halle Hunt, Marissa McGowan, Michael Mendez, Will Reynolds, and Vishal Vaidya.

BWW CD Review: THANKFUL: A BENEFIT ALBUM FOR JERAD BORTZ Provides Broadway Inspiration

BWW Review: THANKFUL: A BENEFIT ALBUM FOR JERAD BORTZ Provides Broadway inspiration on Rock-It Science Records

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of November 9 - JAGGED LITTLE PILL Book, MOULIN ROUGE! Songbook, and More!

Need something new to read, watch, or listen to? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases! This week's list includes a book of stories behind the musical Jagged Little Pill, the Moulin Rouge! songbook, and more!

Lisa Brescia FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Lisa Brescia has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

Lisa Brescia has not appeared in the West End

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical (Kevin Kline Awards) for Aida .

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