Colleen Welsh graduated from The Hartt School summa cum laude with a B.F.A. A Connecticut yankee in Washington Heights, she spends her time (that she’s not in rehearsal) playing the ukulele, baking, and perfecting the arts of sarcasm and cocktail crafting.
Colleen just returned to New York after playing the title role in The Drowsy Chaperone. She was also honored to be selected as “Hartford’s Next Sophie Tucker” and recently performed as the grand dame herself in conjunction with the new documentary “The Outrageous Sophie Tucker” at the Hartford Jewish Film Festival. Some other recent roles include Rona in “… Spelling Bee”, Princess Puffer in “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” and Blanche in “Brighton Beach Memoirs”.
|This past June/July of 2016, Colleen was lucky enough to play one of her dream roles: the title role in (strong) The Drowsy Chaperone (/strong)|
|After moving to the city in March 2016, Colleen performed some of her favorite songs in NYC's Cranky Cabaret.|
|Colleen was in six different productions as a member of Monomoy Theatre's Acting Company. Some of her favorite roles of the summer include Rona in ... Spelling Bee, Julia in Lend Me a Tenor, and Lady Catherine de Bourgh in Pride and Prejudice.|
|In April 2015, Colleen donned a corset as The Princess Puffer in The Mystery of Edwin Drood at the Handel Performing Arts Center.|
|In March 2015, Colleen performed the tribute cabaret opening for the film The Outrageous Sophie Tucker during Hartford's Jewish Film Festival. More information can be found on the Hartford Jewish Film Festival website.|
|Colleen appeared as Zerelda James in the staged reading of Outlaws at the Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals on January 16, 2015.|