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ALYSSA mCDONALD

ACTOR•SINGER•DANCER

About
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ABOUT ME!

ALYSSA MCDONALD is an actor, singer, and dancer based in Nyack, NY. Alyssa grew up in a very theatrical family (with her dad being a Broadway actor and her mom being a Rockette) and has always felt happiest on stage. She recently graduated with her BFA in Musical Theatre from Western Connecticut State University. 

During her time at WCSU, Alyssa has had the privilege of training with industry professionals such as Tim Howard, Justin P. Cowan, Chris Bolan, Ann Gerschefski, Phillip George, and Broadway veterans John Hickok, Liz Parkinson, Scott Wise, and Mary Ann Lamb.

Educational roles at WCSU include: 

Shelley in Bat Boy, Jennie Brinker in Allegro, Mollie Maggia/Opal in The Radium Girls: A Jaw Dropping New Musical, Ensemble in Head Over Heels, and Ensemble Swing in The Who's Tommy  and Sweeney  Todd.

Even before college, during her junior year of high school, Alyssa made great strides in the theatre world by winning Best Actress at the 2018 Roger Rees Awards and going on to compete in the 2018 Jimmy Awards (NHSMTA) at The Minskoff Theatre for her role of Doria in Smile.

UPDATES

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Forestburgh Playhouse Resident Company 2024!

Alyssa will be making her summer stock debut this June at the Forestburgh Playhouse! She will be a part of the Resident Company, playing Kaylee in The Promand ensemble in Escape to Margaritaville, Beautifuland Rock of AgesShe will also perform in a TYA production of Willy Wonkaand in multiple cabarets throughout the summer.

She is SO grateful for this opportunity and couldn't be more excited! 

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