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Madison Claire Parks

 
Bio:
Madison Claire Parks is a Musical Theatre actress and singer most well-known for starring as Luisa in THE FANTASTICKS Off-Broadway at the Jerry Orbach Theatre in New York, for over 400 performances. Madison most recently completed her run as Lilli Vanessi / Kate in KISS ME KATE with The Arts Center ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Madison Claire Parks is a Musical Theatre actress and singer most well-known for starring as Luisa in THE FANTASTICKS Off-Broadway at the Jerry Orbach Theatre in New York, for over 400 performances. Madison most recently completed her run as Lilli Vanessi / Kate in KISS ME KATE with The Arts Center ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2006
Luisa [Replacement]

The Day Before Spring [Off-Broadway]



The York Theatre Company, 2019



Katherine Talbot 



Madison Claire Parks Biography

Madison Claire Parks is a Musical Theatre actress and singer most well-known for starring as Luisa in THE FANTASTICKS Off-Broadway at the Jerry Orbach Theatre in New York, for over 400 performances. Madison most recently completed her run as Lilli Vanessi / Kate in KISS ME KATE with The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Prior to that Madison starred as Portia in the West Coast regional premiere of SOMETHING ROTTEN! with Musical Theatre West directed by Something Rotten Broadway cast member Josh Grisetti. Madison has gained critical acclaim across the country as one of the top up and coming classical leading leading ladies of the time having stared in roles such as Laurey Williams in Rodgers & Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA! with North Shore Music Theatre and Musical Theatre West, Nellie Forbush in Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC, opposite Broadway's Ben Davis as Emile de Becque, with Rubicon Theatre Company and The Harrisburg Symphony, and Sarah Brown in GUYS & DOLLS with both Musical Theatre West and Theatre Under The Stars. Madison also starred Off-Broadway as Katherine Talbot in Lerner and Loewe's rarely done musical: THE DAY BEFORE SPRING with The York Theatre Company; the first time the complete piece was done in New York since its original run on Broadway in 1943. Other favorite roles include Cosette in LES MIS√ČRABLES, Hedy LaRue in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, Lady Larken in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, Marsinah in KISMET, Precious in STEEL PIER, and Daisy Mae in the Los Angeles adaptation of LI‚ÄôL ABNER. Madison, being one of the leading sopranos in concert work, is a frequent guest soloist with numerous orchestras and symphonies across the country from the Rochester Philharmonic to The Florida Orchestra, to The Grant Park Orchestra and Music Festival in Chicago, and many more. Madison is a third generation performer. Her mother is Broadway actress Karen Culliver and her grandmother is MGM Movie star Betty Garrett to whom she dedicates all her work and performances.





Madison Claire Parks News

Musical Theatre West Kicks Off The New Year With 9 TO 5 Next Month Photo Musical Theatre West Kicks Off The New Year With 9 TO 5 Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Jan 18, 2023

Fifteen years after it made its original appearance in the Los Angeles theater scene, 9 to 5, The Musical is debuting on the Musical Theatre West stage! Musical Theatre West (MTW), Long Beach's premier theater company, will bring some of Dolly Parton's award-winning music to life for its first show of the 2023 season.

Your RPO Kicks Off February With ROOTED IN ROCHESTER: A CELEBRATION OF BLACK COMPOSER Photo Your RPO Kicks Off February With ROOTED IN ROCHESTER: A CELEBRATION OF BLACK COMPOSERS
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 4, 2023

Your Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) kicks off Black History Month with a very special Philharmonics Series concert conducted by Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik. Rooted in Rochester: A Celebration of Black Composers takes place on Thursday, February 9 at 7:30 PM and Saturday, February 11 at 8 PM in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.

Lineup Announced For Broadway Direct #17 at the Vergennes Opera House Photo Lineup Announced For Broadway Direct #17 at the Vergennes Opera House
by Stephi Wild - Nov 21, 2022

Broadway Direct returns to the Vergennes Opera House for the 17th year with a spectacular lineup of performers on Friday, December 9, at 7:30pm.

Photos: Inside The Recording Studio Recording Johanna Telander's KALEVALA THE MUSICAL Photo Photos: Inside The Recording Studio Recording Johanna Telander's KALEVALA THE MUSICAL Original Concept Album 
by Stephi Wild - Aug 3, 2022

The wait is over! Listen and experience the magic of¬† Johanna Temalnder‚Äôs ‚ÄúKalevala The Musical‚Äôs‚ÄĚ Original Concept Album on all major music platforms. See photos from inside the recording studio as the talented cast members of Kalevala The Musical‚Äôs album use their creativity to leave their own impact on the world.

VIDEO: Go Inside the Recording Studio for KALEVALA; Available Today! Photo VIDEO: Go Inside the Recording Studio for KALEVALA; Available Today!
by Team BWW - Jun 24, 2022

The highly anticipated original concept album for Kalevala The Musical (book, music, and lyrics by Johanna Telander) celebrates its release today, June 24. The album features orchestrations by Finnish virtuoso Marko Hilpo, and is mixed by Jay Alton at Alton Audio, and mastered by Brian Lucey at Magic Garden Mastering.

Review: THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA at CCAE Theatricals 'is a gorgeous trip to 1950s Flor Photo Review: THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA at CCAE Theatricals 'is a gorgeous trip to 1950s Florence, Italy that should not be missed.'
by E.H. Reiter - Jun 19, 2022

THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA by CCAE Theatricals is a gorgeous trip to 1950s Florence, Italy that should not be missed. Full of soaring vocals, beautiful costumes and sets, and absolutely lush orchestrations played by a live orchestra this is a show that is fantastic from start to finish.  THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA through June 25 at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.

Photos: First Look At CCAE Theatricals' THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Photo Photos: First Look At CCAE Theatricals' THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 19, 2022

Young love and secrets, set against the backdrop of the enchanting city of Florence, Italy, takes center stage at California Center for the Arts, Escondido with the multi-award-winning musical The Light in the Piazza from June 17-25 in the Center Theater. Get a first look at photos!

Listen: Ramin Karimloo's New Single 'Väinämöinen Creates' From KALEVALA THE MUSICA Photo Listen: Ramin Karimloo's New Single 'Väinämöinen Creates' From KALEVALA THE MUSICAL Is Out Now
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 12, 2022

Kalevala The Musical's concept album team has released a single, 'Väinämöinen Creates,' featuring Ramin Karimloo, Ariel Neydavoud, and the cast. Listen here!

Exclusive: Ramin Karimloo Sings 'Väinämöinen's Soliloquy' From KALEVALA THE MUSICA Photo Exclusive: Ramin Karimloo Sings 'Väinämöinen's Soliloquy' From KALEVALA THE MUSICAL in the Studio
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2022

We're bringing you an exclusive look behind the scenes in the studio with Ramin Karimloo as he sings 'Väinämöinen's Soliloquy' from the upcoming Original Concept Album for Kalevala The Musical!

Photos: First Look The Light In The Piazza at the Center Theater Photo Photos: First Look The Light In The Piazza at the Center Theater
by Marissa Tomeo - Jun 4, 2022

Young love and secrets, set against the backdrop of the enchanting city of Florence, Italy, takes center stage at California Center for the Arts, Escondido with the multi-award-winning musical The Light in the Piazza from June 17-25 in the Center Theater. Produced by CCAE Theatricals, with a book by Craig Lucas and music and lyrics by Adam Guettel. Kari Hayter will direct. Tickets are available online at www.artcenter.org

Madison Claire Parks Videos

VIDEO: Go Inside the Recording Studio for KALEVALA; Available Today! Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Inside the Recording Studio for KALEVALA; Available Today!

by Team BWW - Jun 24, 2022

The highly anticipated original concept album for Kalevala The Musical (book, music, and lyrics by Johanna Telander) celebrates its release today, June 24. The album features orchestrations by Finnish virtuoso Marko Hilpo, and is mixed by Jay Alton at Alton Audio, and mastered by Brian Lucey at Magic Garden Mastering.

Exclusive: Ramin Karimloo Sings 'Väinämöinen's Soliloquy' From KALEVALA THE MUSICA Videoplay
Exclusive: Ramin Karimloo Sings 'Väinämöinen's Soliloquy' From KALEVALA THE MUSICAL in the Studio

by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2022

We're bringing you an exclusive look behind the scenes in the studio with Ramin Karimloo as he sings 'Väinämöinen's Soliloquy' from the upcoming Original Concept Album for Kalevala The Musical!

VIDEO: Quentin Garzon, Madison Claire Parks and Natalie Toro Sing 'Tuonela, Swan of B Videoplay
VIDEO: Quentin Garzon, Madison Claire Parks and Natalie Toro Sing 'Tuonela, Swan of Beauty' From KALEVALA

by Stage Tube - Jan 22, 2021

Quentin Garzon is back with another video, this time taking on 'Tuonela, Swan of Beauty', a song from an original Finnish Musical called Kalevala. He is joined by Madison Claire Parks and Natalie Toro.

VIDEO: Quentin Garzón, Madison Claire Parks and Diane Phelan Sing 'I've Decided to M Videoplay
VIDEO: Quentin Garzón, Madison Claire Parks and Diane Phelan Sing 'I've Decided to Marry You'

by Stage Tube - Jul 17, 2020

Quentin Garzón has released a new video in his Virtual Performance series, featuring himself, Madison Claire Parks and Diane Phelan singing 'I've Decided to Marry You' from A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At TUTS' Latin-Inspired GUYS AND DOLLS Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At TUTS' Latin-Inspired GUYS AND DOLLS

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 12, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Theatre Under The Stars' (TUTS) final Mainstage show of the 49th Season, Guys & Dolls!

BWW TV: THE FANTASTICKS Cast Returns to Broadway in Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 15, 2016

In attendance today was the cast of The Fantasticks(Dale Hensley, Rob Richardson, Andrew Polec, Madison Claire Parks) who performed the songs 'Soon It's Gonna Rain' and 'Never Say No.' Check out highlights below!

BWW TV: Chatting with The Stars Of S.T.A.G.E. 2016
by Michael Sterling - Jun 28, 2016

The Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event (S.T.A.G.E.) Benefit titled Sondheim 5, took place June 18th at Beverly Hills' beautiful Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in benefit of AIDS Project Los Angeles.  The much anticipated event, was once again directed by David Galligan.  Michael Orland served as Musical Director, with Choreography by Lee Martino; and BroadwayWorld TV's own Michael Sterling was on hand to talk to the stars just prior to their first of two performances.

BWW TV: Andrew Rannells, Charo and More in the 29th Annual Musical Theatre Benefit, S.T.A.G.E.
by Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans - Apr 18, 2013

A company of more than 25 stars of stage and screen entertained a packed house at the historic Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on Saturday night (April 6) at the 29th Annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event (S.T.A.G.E.). BWW TV's Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans of the JLE Media Group were on hand for an up close and personal look at the event , themed 'Broadway, My Way,' which raised more than $285,000 for HIV/AIDS direct care, education, and advocacy services offered by AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA). Check out the video below!