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Polly Baird

 
Bio:
Polly Baird, from Los Angeles, moved to New York City at age eight and began her training at the School of American Ballet. At seventeen, Polly made her Broadway debut with Phantom. She recently returned from playing Meg Giry in the National Tour. Much love to her two dogs, Lexie and Millie! (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Polly Baird, from Los Angeles, moved to New York City at age eight and began her training at the School of American Ballet. At seventeen, Polly made her Broadway debut with Phantom. She recently returned from playing Meg Giry in the National Tour. Much love to her two dogs, Lexie and Millie! (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [US Tour]
Revival Tour, 2019
Ensemble
  [Regional (US)]
West Coast Premiere at 5th Avenue Theatre, 2019
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1988
Ballet Chorus of the Opéra Populaire [Replacement]
Meg Giry [Replacement]
Ballet (Swing) [Replacement]
Performer (Swing) [Replacement]
Performer (Swing) [Replacement]
Meg Giry (Understudy) [Replacement]

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1988] [Replacement]
Dance Captain[Replacement]

Photos

Polly Baird and Laird Mackintosh Photo

Polly Baird and Laird Mackintosh

From: 
Date:
01/25/2018
Polly Baird and Laird Mackintosh Photo

Polly Baird and Laird Mackintosh

From: 
Date:
01/25/2018
Linda Griffin, Eric Giancola, Courtney Iventosch, Justin Peck and Polly Baird Photo

Linda Griffin, Eric Giancola, Courtney Iventosch, Justin Peck and Polly Baird

From: 
Date:
05/20/2015

 

Stage

Performances
  [US Tour]
Revival Tour, 2019
Ensemble

  [Regional (US)]
West Coast Premiere at 5th Avenue Theatre, 2019
Ensemble

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1988
Ballet Chorus of the Opéra Populaire [Replacement]

Meg Giry [Replacement]

Ballet (Swing) [Replacement]

Performer (Swing) [Replacement]

Performer (Swing) [Replacement]

Meg Giry (Understudy) [Replacement]

Productions

Dance Captain[Replacement]

Polly Baird Biography

Polly Baird, from Los Angeles, moved to New York City at age eight and began her training at the School of American Ballet. At seventeen, Polly made her Broadway debut with Phantom. She recently returned from playing Meg Giry in the National Tour. Much love to her two dogs, Lexie and Millie!




Polly Baird News

Jordan Donica, Maree Johnson, and Kanisha Marie Feliciano Join THE PHANTOM OF THE OPE Photo Jordan Donica, Maree Johnson, and Kanisha Marie Feliciano Join THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by Stephi Wild - Apr 25, 2022

The latest in The Phantom of the Opera Broadway casting news. Jordan Donica, who made his Broadway debut in PHANTOM playing 'Raoul,' will return to the role beginning Sunday, May 29 for a limited engagement.  Maree Johnson will return to the Broadway cast as 'Madame Giry' on Monday, May 16 and more.

VIDEO: Emilie Kouatchou Talks Starring as 'Christine Daaé' in PHANTOM on THE TODAY S Photo VIDEO: Emilie Kouatchou Talks Starring as 'Christine Daaé' in PHANTOM on THE TODAY SHOW
by Michael Major - Feb 24, 2022

After making history as the first black woman to play Christine Daaé in the Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, Emilie Kouatchou sat down with Sheinelle Jones on The TODAY Show to discuss her groundbreaking debut. Jones also sat down with casting associate Joseph Hayes to discuss the importance of diversity and representation on Broadway.

Photos: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 34 Years on Broadway Photo Photos: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 34 Years on Broadway
by Bruce Glikas - Jan 27, 2022

Just last night, The Phantom of the Opera celebrated its 34th anniversary! Emilie Kouatchou took over the role of Christine Daae beginning at last night's performance. She is the first Black actor to play the role on Broadway. Following the performance, the current Phantom, Ben Crawford, gave a speech honoring the show.

VIDEO: Ben Crawford Gives a Speech at THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's 34th Anniversary Cur Photo VIDEO: Ben Crawford Gives a Speech at THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's 34th Anniversary Curtain Call
by Stephi Wild - Jan 27, 2022

Last night, The Phantom of the Opera celebrated its 34th anniversary! Emilie Kouatchou took over the role of Christine Daae beginning at last night's performance. She is the first Black actor to play the role on Broadway. Following the performance, the current Phantom, Ben Crawford, gave a speech honoring the show.

Photos: Ben Crawford, Emilie Kouatchou and More Star in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on B Photo Photos: Ben Crawford, Emilie Kouatchou and More Star in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Broadway!
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 25, 2022

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will celebrate its unprecedented 34th Anniversary on Broadway tomorrow night, Wednesday, January 26 at 7PM at The Majestic Theatre.

VIDEO: First Look at Emilie Kouatchou as Christine in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Bro Photo VIDEO: First Look at Emilie Kouatchou as Christine in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Broadway
by Stephi Wild - Jan 25, 2022

Emilie Kouatchou will take over the role of 'Christine Daaé' in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, beginning on Wednesday, January 26 at 7PM.  Check out all new footage of her in the role!

Emilie Kouatchou Will Take Over as Christine in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA  Photo Emilie Kouatchou Will Take Over as Christine in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 17, 2021

Andrew Lloyd Webber¬†and¬†Cameron Mackintosh¬†announced today that¬†Emilie Koutachou¬†will take over the principal role of ‚ÄėChristine Daa√©‚Äô in the New York production of¬†THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA¬†on the night that the musical celebrates its unprecedented 34th Anniversary on Wednesday evening, January 26 at 7PM.

Video: Andrew Lloyd Webber Pays Tribute to PHANTOM Director Hal Prince Photo Video: Andrew Lloyd Webber Pays Tribute to PHANTOM Director Hal Prince
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 20, 2021

The New York return of The Phantom of the Opera is on the horizon and to celebrate the production's return, the show's legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber stopped by rehearsal.

Video: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Chandelier Takes Flight Once More Photo Video: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Chandelier Takes Flight Once More
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 20, 2021

The New York return of The Phantom of the Opera is on the horizon and the production celebrated its return to its longtime home, the Majestic Theatre, by hoisting its iconic chandelier above the orchestra once more. 

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of PHANTOM Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA Photo VIDEO: Watch the Cast of PHANTOM Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Michael Major - Oct 8, 2021

The cast of Phantom of the Opera performed a medley of the title-track and 'Masquerade' live in Times Square this morning on Good Morning America and we've got the video. Watch the current leads.

Polly Baird Videos

VIDEO: Emilie Kouatchou Talks Starring as 'Christine Daaé' in PHANTOM on THE TODAY S VideoVIDEO: Emilie Kouatchou Talks Starring as 'Christine Daaé' in PHANTOM on THE TODAY SHOW
by Michael Major - Feb 24, 2022

After making history as the first black woman to play Christine Daaé in the Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, Emilie Kouatchou sat down with Sheinelle Jones on The TODAY Show to discuss her groundbreaking debut. Jones also sat down with casting associate Joseph Hayes to discuss the importance of diversity and representation on Broadway.

VIDEO: First Look at Emilie Kouatchou as Christine in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Bro VideoVIDEO: First Look at Emilie Kouatchou as Christine in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Broadway
by Stephi Wild - Jan 25, 2022

Emilie Kouatchou will take over the role of 'Christine Daaé' in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, beginning on Wednesday, January 26 at 7PM.  Check out all new footage of her in the role!

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of PHANTOM Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA VideoVIDEO: Watch the Cast of PHANTOM Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Michael Major - Oct 8, 2021

The cast of Phantom of the Opera performed a medley of the title-track and 'Masquerade' live in Times Square this morning on Good Morning America and we've got the video. Watch the current leads.

PHOTO/VIDEO: Get A First Look At Shereen Ahmed, Laird Mackintosh & More In MY FAIR LA VideoPHOTO/VIDEO: Get A First Look At Shereen Ahmed, Laird Mackintosh & More In MY FAIR LADY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 18, 2019

The North American tour of Lincoln Center Theater's critically-acclaimed production of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady will open tomorrow, Thursday, December 19, at The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production! Check out all new photos and video!

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of Ahrens & Flaherty's LITTLE DANCER at the Kennedy Center
by Stage Tube - Nov 5, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the world premiere musical production Little Dancer in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater from October 25 to November 30, 2014. The musical features book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Lynn Ahrens, music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty, and direction and choreography by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. Press night is Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Check out highlights of the cast in action below!

STAGE TUBE: Inside Rehearsal for New Musical LITTLE DANCER, Featuring Susan Stroman, Rebecca Luker & More
by Stage Tube - Sep 25, 2014

LITTLE DANCER is inspired by the story of Marie van Goethem, a young ballerina who posed for Edgar Degas and became, inadvertently, the most famous dancer in the world.

BWW TV: 11,000 Performances and Still Going! THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Celebrates Another Milestone
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 9, 2014

The longest-running show in Broadway history, Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, directed by Harold Prince, has again made theater history, reaching the unprecedented milestone of 11,000 performances. A feat achieved by no other Broadway show, the 11,000th performance was celebrated last night at the Majestic Theatre, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to catch the special curtain call and backstage celebration with the company. Check out what Norm Lewis, Sierra Boggess and more had to say on the big night below!

BWW TV: 'PHANTOM MEMORIES: Part Four- A New Sound'
by Eddie Varley - Nov 22, 2008

In this the fourth 'webisode', you'll share the thrill of performing the show with the new improved digital sound system (added last summer) which was met with excitement from both the cast and the show's many fans.

BWW TV: 'PHANTOM MEMORIES: Part Three - The Audition'
by Eddie Varley - Nov 14, 2008

In celebration of the mega musical The Phantom of the Opera and its continuing hold over the hearts and minds of audiences across the globe, BWW TV took a trip 'beyond the lake' to visit with the production's talented leads.

BWW TV: 'PHANTOM MEMORIES: Part Two - Digging Deep'
by Eddie Varley - Nov 10, 2008

The Phantom of the Opera continues to haunt the Majestic Theatre eight times a week. In 'webisode' number two, the cast discuss how they navigate the deep and emotional relationships of the characters they play and what it takes to reach the power of 'the music of the night'.


Polly Baird Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Polly Baird been in?
Polly Baird has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Polly Baird been in?
Polly Baird has not appeared in the West End