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Donna Lynne Champlin
DONNA LYNNE CHAMPLIN Currently in the Broadway company of Billy Elliot, OBIE Award winner Donna Lynne Champlin has received critical acclaim for her work in the original Broadway companies of Sweeney Todd, By Jeeves, James Joyce's The Dead and most notably for her portrayal of "Older Helen" (based on a young Carol Burnett) in Hollywood Arms written by Carol Burnett and directed by Harold Prince. Other NYC/Off-Broadway credits include Master Class at the MET, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (OBIE Award), Bury The Dead, Flight of the Lawnchair Man (NYMF award, "Outstanding Performance"), Love Jerry (NYMF award, "Outstanding Performance"), First Lady Suite, My Life with Albertine, City Center Encores! Bloomer Girl, and Carnegie Hall's Very Warm for May. . A Princess Grace Grant winner and Presidential Scholar in the Arts, DL graduated with high honors from CMU and studied at Oxford on scholarship with an emphasis on Shakespeare and Chekhov. Her Upcoming work includes: an Off-Broadway production of Working and the Broadway bound musical of Pride and Prejudice. Besides recording, TV and film work DL also performs her own one-woman show Finishing The Hat regularly in NYC and around the country.

Bio as of June, 2009.

American Theatre Wing programs, interviews and/or credits include:

SpringboardNYC Mentor - 2007, 2009

Internet Broadway Database Listing (IBDB.com)