Sophia Anne Caruso

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Sophia Anne Caruso
Born (2001-07-11) July 11, 2001 (age 17)
OccupationActress, singer, dancer
Years active2011–present
WebsiteOfficial website

Sophia Anne Caruso (born July 11, 2001[1]) is an American actress.

Career[edit]

Born and raised in Spokane, Washington, Caruso is a New York-based actress and singer. Her professional career began at the age of nine starring as Annie in Annie[2] and as Helen Keller in the Interplayers Theater's production of The Miracle Worker, directed by Oscar Award winner Patty Duke.[3]

In 2014, she originated the featured role of Charlotte van Gotheem, in the world premiere of Little Dancer with music by Stephen Flaherty, book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and directed by Susan Stroman at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.[4]

In 2015, Caruso earned a Lucille Lortel nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play[5] for her portrayal as Iris in the off-Broadway Jennifer Haley play The Nether, directed by Anne Kauffman at the MCC Theater.[6] The same year, she originated the role of "Girl" in the world premiere of David Bowie's Lazarus at New York Theatre Workshop in Manhattan.[7]

In 2016 she appeared in Janet Grillo's award winning film Jack of the Red Hearts.[8] Caruso then made her Broadway debut as The Girl in Joe Mantello's production of David Harrower's play Blackbird opposite Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams at the Belasco Theatre.[9] Later that year, she appeared in the Encores! staged concert production of Elizabeth Swados' 1978 musical Runaways at New York City Center.[10] In October 2016 she reprised her role as "Girl" in London in the King's Cross Theatre production of Lazarus[11] earning her a Whats On Stage Award nomination for "Best Supporting Actress in a Musical".[12]

In 2018 she was cast as Lydia Deetz in the Broadway-bound musical Beetlejuice.[13]

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Secondhand Lions: A New Musical Jane Regional, Seattle
2014 Little Dancer Charlotte Van Goethem Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.
2015 The Nether Iris MCC Theater, New York City
2015–16 Lazarus Girl New York Theatre Workshop
2016 Runaways Ensemble New York City Center
2016 Blackbird The Girl Belasco Theatre, Broadway
2016–17 Lazarus Girl King's Cross Theatre, London
2018 Beetlejuice Lydia Deetz National Theatre (Washington, D.C.)
2019 Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
2015 Jack of the Red Hearts Coke
2016 37 Lisa[14]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 The Sound of Music Live! Brigitta von Trapp
Celebrity Ghost Stories Young Jillian Barberie 1 episode[15]
Smash Young Norma Jean Episode: "The Phenomenon"
2018 Strangers Lily Episode: "The Big (Gr)apple"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Theatre[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2015 Lucille Lortel Award Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play The Nether Nominated
2016 Lucille Lortel Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical Lazarus Nominated
2016 Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical Lazarus Nominated
2016 Whats On Stage Award Best Supporting Actress in a Musical Lazarus Nominated

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