Marla Schaffel Biography (1969?-)

Born April 17, c. 1969; raised in Miami, FL; daughter of Marty and Bette Schaffel. Addresses: Publicist: Carrie Byalick, I/D Public Relations, 8409Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Actress, singer
Birth Details
April 17, 1969?
Miami, Florida, United States

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • One of the Cratchit children, A Christmas Carol, Coconut Grove Playhouse, FL, c. 1979
  • Natalya, The Matriarch, Juilliard School Theatre, New York City, 1990
  • (Broadway debut) Fantine/Swing, Les Miserables (musical), ImperialTheatre, New York City, 1991
  • Jennifer Rumson, Paint Your Wagon (musical), Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam, CT, 1992
  • Christina Alberta, Christina Alberta's Father, off-Broadway production, 1994
  • Anne, A Little Night Music, Main Stage, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA, 1994
  • Jane Wiley, Lucky in the Rain (musical), Goodspeed Opera House, 1997
  • Maria, West Side Story (musical), Westchester Broadway Theatre, New York City, 1997
  • Caroline Neville, Titanic (musical), Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York City, 1998-1999
  • Title role, Jane Eyre (musical), workshop productions, New York City, 1998, 1999, then Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 2000-2001
  • Judith, Glimmerglass (musical), Norma Terris Theatre, Goodspeed Opera House, 1999
  • Enter the Guardsman: A Musical Romance, Weissberger Theatre Group,Dimson Theatre, New York City, 2000
  • Maria, West Side Story (musical), Theatre-by-the-Sea, Mantunuck, RI, 2000
  • Billie Bendix, They All Laughed! The New Gershwin Musical, Goodspeed Opera House, 2001
  • Charlotte, Let Me Sing! (musical revue), George Street Playhouse,New Brunswick, NJ, 2002-2003
  • Appeared as Viola, Twelfth Night, Cabaret, Williamstown Theatre Festival; other regional performances include Anya, The Cherry Orchard;May, Fool for Love; Angie and Dull Gret, Top Girls; Alma (somesources cite Splendora), Summer and Smoke; and Perdita, A Winter'sTale; performed in staged readings of Camilla, In the Beginning, The Little Hours, and Snapshots, all New York City; appeared as Kate McGowan in a workshop production of Titanic. Also performsat benefit concerts and cabaret presentations.
  • Major Tours
  • Eva Peron, Evita (musical), U.S. cities, 1995
  • Title role, Jane Eyre (musical), U.S. and Canadian cities, between1995 and 1999
  • Eliza Doolittle, My Fair Lady (musical), U.S. cities, 2002
  • Maria Rainer, The Sound of Music (musical), U.S. cities, 2003
  • Film Appearances
  • Katie, I Love You, Don't Touch Me!, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1998
  • Beaver woman, Cradle Will Rock, Buena Vista, 1999
  • Television Appearances
  • Episodic
  • Tyler Smith, "Initiation," Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, syndicated, 1991
  • Tyler Smith, "Sunday at the Hotel with George," Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, syndicated, 1991
  • Radio Appearances
  • A Prairie Home Companion, National Public Radio, 1994
  • Albums
  • A Prairie Home Companion Christmas, 1994
  • Jane Eyre (original cast recording), 1997
  • Jane Eyre (original Broadway cast recording), Sony Classical, 2000
  • Member of the chorus for the soundtrack recording The Prince of Egypt.

Further Reference


    • Cleveland Plain Dealer, November 26, 2000
    • Columbus Dispatch, October 6, 2003
    • Detroit Free Press, September 29, 2003
    • Houston Chronicle, July 3, 2003
    • Miami Herald, February 25, 2001
    • Palm Beach Post, June 3, 2001
    •, January 26, 2001
    •,, December 11, 2000

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