Sara Gettelfinger

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Sara Gettelfinger
Born 1977
Louisville, Kentucky
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 1999 - present

Sara Gettelfinger (born c. 1977[1] in Louisville, Kentucky[2]) is American actress, singer, and dancer.

Early life and education[edit]

Gettelfinger was raised in Kentucky and Jeffersonville, Indiana.[2][3] She graduated from the Youth Performing Arts School at duPont Manual High School in 1995.[4] Gettelfinger studied at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where she earned a BFA in 1999.[5][6]

Career[edit]

Three weeks after moving to New York, Gettelfinger got her first professional acting role as "April" in the Helen Hayes Theatre Company's production of Stephen Sondheim's Company in Nyack, New York.[2][7]

Gettelfinger performed in regional theater across the country before landing her first Broadway role as "Bird Girl" in the musical Seussical. Her first starring role on Broadway was as "Carla" in the musical Nine with Antonio Banderas.[3]

Gettelfinger originated the role of "Jolene Oakes" in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,[8] with John Lithgow, Sherie Rene Scott, Gregory Jbara, and Joanna Gleason, briefly leaving the role to play "Little Edie" in the original off-Broadway run of Grey Gardens[9] (replaced by Erin Davie when the show moved to Broadway).

Gettelfinger is one of the singing trio Three Graces, which blends the musical styles of its three members' backgrounds: Broadway (Gettelfinger), Opera (Joy Kabanuck), and Pop (Kelly Levesque). Their first public performance was October 29, 2007 at the 2nd annual Cole Porter-Like Salon, a Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS benefit.[10] Early 2008 found the group on a 20 city tour (United States, Canada, and Mexico) with Paul Potts.[11] Three Graces' debut album release date was March 4, 2008.[12][13]

Gettelfinger will play the role of Morticia Addams in the national tour of The Addams Family.

Broadway credits[edit]

Off-Broadway[edit]

Regional theater[edit]

National tours[edit]

Television[edit]

Film[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fabulous and Fickle (Gettel)Finger of Fate". TheaterMania.com. c. 1977. Retrieved January 8, 2008. 26-year-old 
  2. ^ a b c d "DIVA TALK: Chatting with Scoundrels' Sara Gettelfinger Plus News of Mazzie, Skinner and Brightman". Playbill.com. September 30, 2005. Retrieved January 13, 2008. 
  3. ^ a b Broadway.com Star File[dead link]
  4. ^ "Manual High School Alumni Web Page > "Hall of Fame" > "D-G"". Retrieved January 8, 2008. 
  5. ^ "Communique Winter 2006" (PDF). CCM.UC.edu. p. 22. Archived from the original on September 22, 2006. Retrieved January 8, 2008. 
  6. ^ "UC alumni currently or recently on Broadway". UC Magazine. University of Cincinnati. Retrieved September 13, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Sara Gettelfinger: CCM grad dances through musicals". The Cincinnati Enquirer. May 27, 2001. 
  8. ^ a b "Gettelfinger bio". DirtyRottenScoundrelsTheMusical.com. 
  9. ^ "Gettelfinger Temporarily Leaves Scoundrels to Join Starry Grey Gardens Cast". BroadwayWorld.com. January 3, 2006. 
  10. ^ "BC/EFA's 2nd annual Cole Porter-Like Salon". Broadwaycares.org. October 29, 2007. Archived from the original on December 2, 2007. 
  11. ^ Three Graces official site - News[dead link]
  12. ^ Three Graces official site[dead link]
  13. ^ Newsday.com, see "Also in stores" paragraph, accessed 3/4/08[dead link]
  14. ^ a b c d e "Sara Gettelfinger Credits on Broadway". Internet Broadway Database. Retrieved January 8, 2008. 
  15. ^ "Gettelfinger Officially Named as Nine's New Carla". Playbill.com. October 13, 2003. Retrieved January 8, 2008. 
  16. ^ Broadway Yearbook 1999-2000. Retrieved January 7, 2008. 
  17. ^ a b NYCityCenter.org - Previous Seasons
  18. ^ Broadway Yearbook 2001-2002. Retrieved January 7, 2007. 
  19. ^ "Photo Flash: Grey Gardens at Playwrights Horizons". BroadwayWorld.com. February 16, 2006. Retrieved January 8, 2008. 
  20. ^ Papermill.org - History (page 32)
  21. ^ GreatLakesTheater.org History 2001-2002
  22. ^ Variety.com - Lone Star Love review
  23. ^ North Shore Music Theatre - Tom Jones 2004 (NSMT.org)
  24. ^ The Old Globe - Upstage Online Jan/Feb 2005 issue
  25. ^ "Windy City Will Sizzle Sept. 22, When Streamlined Fosse Tour Opens". Playbill.com. September 22, 1999. Retrieved January 8, 2008. 
  26. ^ a b "Sara Gettelfinger". TV.com. 
  27. ^ a b "Sara Gettelfinger". TV.Yahoo.com. 
  28. ^ "Review: 'Sex and the City'". TheaterMania.com. May 29, 2008. Retrieved September 8, 2008. 

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