HEATHER MICHELE LAWLER
Actor, Singer, VO Artist, Director, Teaching Artist and Dreamer
Proud Member of Actors Equity Association
Theatre and the arts are not only my chosen profession but my true passion in life. I'm most at peace with myself and the world when I am either performing, rehearsing or teaching the next generation about the arts. I believe that being involved in theatre and the arts makes everyone a better person no matter what field you are in.
MFA Acting/Directing- University of Missouri: Kansas City
BA Theatre: Acting- Coe College
Musical Theatre Certificate- American Musical and Dramatic Academy- NYC
Proud AEA Member!
Currently diving into "Audition Season" IYKYK! Hitting up EPAs and Appointments in NYC/Philly/Washington DC, Submitting Self Tapes etc to line up an exciting and artistic filled 2023 and beyond
Was cast as "The Narrator/Voice" of the new YouTube channel "Reddiful". Check that out by Clicking Here
I recently updated my Musical Theatre Performance Reel. Check that out here:
Had the honor and privilege of taking on the role of Becca again in Sarah Bierstock's incredible new play MAD (new working title "The Glue People") after previously reading this role at FST & in a Zoom reading during the pandemic. This staged reading was a part of the Fall Reading Series at The Contemporary American Theatre Festival directed by Merrimack Rep's Artistic Director Courtney Sale
Moved to Philadelphia, PA with my wonderful partner! We are loving our new (Sooooo SPACIOUS) apartment! So excited to dive into the Philly Theatre scene and yet still be close enough to NYC to visit friends and audition in the city when in person opportunities come back.
September 2021-May 2022:
Returned to the beautiful Norwegian Joy to reprise my role of Ethel McCormack in Footloose. I was also cast as a Featured Soloist (Suddenly Seymour, Memory, NYC- Star To Be, Mona in Best Little Whorehouse, Don't Cry For Me Argentina...etc) for the development and production of "Broadway Cabaret" alongside 7 other incredible artists and directed by the amazing Erik Jordan Young. This production ranked as #1 in Entertainment across all NCL fleets for 6 months in a row.
May 2020- OnGoing
50/50 Arts Production Company along with my
partner Ken Sandberg!
We have created Socially Distanced Cabarets,
Musical Parodies and Play readings and our largest project is our new Literary Comedy Podcast: Campfire Classics!
You can stream or download Campfire Classics now on iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Podbean,and Stitcher
Please visit www. 5050artsproduction.com for all the
information on our current and upcoming projects!
Sept 12, 2019- April 5, 2020:
Spent 6 months sailing the high seas on the beautiful Norwegian Joy playing "Ethel McCormack" in Footloose directed my the wonderful David Ruttera
I also served as the Show Captain and Standby for Katherine Reese in Wine Lovers: The Musical created a directed by the amazing Holly-Anne Devlin
When the Covid-19 crisis started I was quarantined on the Norwegian Joy with just my Footloose cast and crew. Our cast self disembarked on April 5th after 21 days of ZERO Covid-19 cases on our ship.
Created the role of Professor Sam Sutton in the World Premiere of Wednesday's Child by the wonderful Mark St. Germain and directed by Kate Alexander at Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, FL. The show has been published by Broadway Play Publishing Inc.
Participated in the Florida Studio Theatre NNPN Women in Playwriting Festival. I had the honor and privilege of playing Juliet in The Forest by Lia Romeo and Becca in Mothers and Daughters by Sarah Bierstock. I'm excited to watch these beautiful new works take life over the coming years.
Made my NYC directing debut with Ken Sandberg's new one man show "The Death of..." for The New York Theatre Festival/Winterfest. One of our reviews can be seen here.
Worked at Creede Rep Theatre in magical Creede, Colorado as Lizzie/Peggy/Martha in
Miss Holmes by Christopher Walsh. https://creederep.org/holmes/
KC Rep Origins/KC Festival: Read Stage Directions for the beautiful and moving new play by Dipika Guha, Unreliable directed by Marissa Wolf starring Blacklist and Broadway star Amir Arison.