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Donna Lynne Champlin Biography ((?)-)
Born in Rochester, NY; father, a scientist; mother, a technical writer.
- Betty Brown, No, No Nanette, Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam, CT, 1999
- Understudy for the roles of Mary Jane Morkan and Miss Molly Ivors, then Mary Jane Morkan, James Joyce's The Dead, Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1999-2000, then Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 2000
- Honoria Glossop, By Jeeves, Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 2001
- Daisy, Bloomer Girl, Encores!, City Center, New York City, 2001
- A townsperson, "The Mice," Louise, "Lavender Girl," and Gracie, "The Flight of the Lawnchair Man," 3hree, New York City and Los Angeles, 2001
- Older Helen, Hollywood Arms, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, 2002, then Cort Theatre, New York City, 2002-2003
- Francois/grandmother, My Life with Albertine, Playwrights Horizons, New York City, 2003
- Madame Matroppo, Very Good Eddie, Goodspeed Opera House, 2003
- Janet Reno, Monica, the Musical! (staged reading), Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 2003
- Mary Gallagher, First Lady Suite, Connelly Theatre, New York City,2004
Harold & Maude, Paper Mill Playhouse, NJ, 2004
- Sophie, Master Class, Roda Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley, CA, 2004
- Also appeared as May, Very Warm for May, Carnegie Hall, New York City; Hetty, Dorian, Goodspeed Opera House; Cordelia, Battle Cry ofFreedom, off-Broadway production; Viola, Twelfth Night; Johanna, Sweeney Todd; Leigh Hunt-Smith, Stars in Your Eyes, New York City; Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Pittsburgh, PA; Serena, Fame, TUTS; Lucy, The Threepenny Opera, MC Players Theatre; Mel, Dreams from a Summer House, Alliance/Indiana Rep; Cecile, The Game (staged reading), York Theatre; Siren, The Listening Post (staged reading), Primary Stages; in The Mystery of Edwin Drood;
Reunion, New York City; The Goodman, Ahmanson Theatre.
- Toured U.S. cities as Ruby Keeler, Jolson; Honoria Glossop, ByJeeves.
- (Original cast recording) Reunion a Musical Epic in Miniature, 2000
- (Cast recording) By Jeeves, Decca, 2001
- (Cast recording) 3hree, DRG, 2001
- (With others) Our Heart Sings, The Orchard, 2001
- Also recorded Carols for a Cure 2002;
Our Heart Sings;
The Lady and the Slipper;
Have a Heart.
Donna Lynne Champlin Official Site, http://www.donnalynnechamplin.com, July 13, 2004