Priscilla Squiers

Is happy to return to TheatreWorks where she was last seen as Abby in The Musicals of Musicals (The Musical!). Other TW roles include Rona Lisa in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Lilli/Kate in Kiss Me, Kate, Charlotte in A Little Night Music, Mrs. Kendal in The Elephant Man and Teenage Greek Chorus in How I Learned to Drive. Priscilla is indebted to Greg Chrzczon for reprising his role as Cosme and to Sonnie Osborne and TheatreWorks for guiding Florence and Cosme on this latest Souvenir journey. She sends special thanks to Ruth Anne Baumgartner and the Westport Community Theatre team for first bringing this production to life last spring.  Mille grazie!

A veteran of many area stages, Priscilla counts among her favorite recent credits Emma Goldman in Ragtime and Alice Beane in Titanic, both at the Warner Theatre; and Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd at Musicals at Richter.  Among her dramatic credits are Maria Callas in Master Class, the title role in The Belle of Amherst, Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Rosalind in As You Like It, Olivia in Twelfth Night, Kate and Agnes in two different productions of Dancing at Lughnasa, Nina in The Seagull, Annie in The Real Thing, Annie in The Steward of Christendom, Sally in Lips Together, Teeth Apart, Vivie in Mrs. Warren's Profession and the host of wacky women in the Connecticut premiere of Jeffrey.

Other representative musical roles include Anna in The King and I, The Baker's Wife in Into the Woods, Lucille Frank in Parade, Eliza in My Fair Lady, the title role in Annie Get Your Gun, Judy/Ginger in Ruthless!, Julie in Carousel, Guenevere in Camelot, Maria in The Sound of Music, Helena in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Lily Garland in On the Twentieth Century, Magnolia in Showboat, Dollyheart Talbo in The Grass Harp, Katisha in The Mikado, Pam in Baby and many wonderful women in A…My Name is Alice. Priscilla is a graduate of Bowdoin College and Harvard Divinity School. She thanks her stalwart husband Kyle Minor and her four wonderful children for their love, laughter and support, and she dedicates her performance to her late parents, James and Virginia Squiers, whose stars are shining brightly tonight.  She gives a special nod to her late grandmother and first acting inspiration, Helen Odell Squiers, who made her Broadway debut in The Skylark in 1921 with Gene Lockhart. Shall we make music?

 

Character / Production

Countess Charlotte Malcolm A Little Night Music

Lilli Vanessi/Katherine Kiss Me, Kate

Florence Foster Jenkins Souvenir

Rona Lisa Peretti The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Mrs. Kendall The Elephant Man

Mother Abby / Abby / Auntie Abby / Abigail Von Schtarr / Fraulein Abby The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)