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September 6

October 30, 2022

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare

music and lyrics by Ingrid Michaelson
book by Bekah Brunstetter
based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks
choreographed by Katie Spelman
directed by Michael Greif & Schele Williams

Mary Ernster


MARY ERNSTER CHICAGO SHAKESPEARE: Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast, Glinda in The Wizard of Oz. CHICAGO: The Music Man, Titania in Another Midsummer Night, A Christmas Carol (Goodman Theatre); The Dead (Court Theatre); The Sound of Music, The Merry Widow (Lyric Opera of Chicago); My Fair Lady (Paramount Theatre); Most Happy Fella (Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook); The Merchant Of Venice (Oak Park Festival Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing (First Folio Theatre); The Light in the Piazza, The King and I, 1776 (Marriott Theatre); BROADWAY: War Paint. REGIONAL: Living on Love (Peninsula Players); Matador (Coconut Grove Playhouse). TELEVISION: Chicago Med, Chicago Justice (NBC), Empire (FOX), Love Hurts (ABC). EDUCATION: BA in music, University of Northern Colorado; MM, Northwestern University. AWARDS: 12 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations and 2 Joseph Jefferson Awards.

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