(Photo credit: Craig Bailey)
Romeo & Juliet
(Photo credit: Joe Dafeldecker)
(Photo credit: Craig Bailey)
The Music Man
(Photo credit: Kaileigh Hyman)
Photos by Ted Ely Photography
Sydney (she/her) is a proud Chicago gal, born and raised on the north side of the city. She was raised in a house filled with music, and she grew up adoring the old movie musicals she would watch with her family. The theatre bug finally bit her as a 3rd grader when she played Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz- one of her favorite films. As a high schooler, she attended the Chicago Academy for the Arts as a part of their Musical Theatre program (which had been her dream since she was in 4th grade, and learned there was a performing arts high school in Chicago) . She went on to earn her BFA in Musical Theatre at Emerson College in Boston, MA. She also studied in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art's Musical Theatre Intensive.
Post grad, Sydney spent a season at Florida Repertory Theatre in Fort Myers, Florida. She appeared in their main stage productions as Fan & Catherine in "A Christmas Carol: The Tale of Ebenezer Scrooge" and as Jackie in "Hay Fever". She also appeared in the theatre's touring TYA shows as Juliet in "Romeo & Juliet", Sally in "The Cat in the Hat", and originated the role of Isabel in Eric Coble's adaptation of "Refugee".
Sydney now calls New York City home. Her most recent regional credits include Belle in "Disney's Beauty & the Beast" at New Bedford Festival Theatre, and the titular character in "Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley" at Playhouse on Park in West Hartford, CT.
In her spare time, Sydney loves walking around museums, people watching in Central Park, styling outfits, filling her brain with random pop culture trivia, watching old movies, and seeing as much theatre as she possibly can.
These are a few of my favorite things...
Movies: Roman Holiday, Almost Famous, Moulin Rouge, The Princess Bride, Bringing Up Baby, The Birdcage, Clueless, Star Wars, That Thing You Do, The Wizard of Oz
TV Shows: Pushing Daisies, Parks and Recreation, Big Little Lies, Stranger Things, Ted Lasso, Ugly Betty, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Schitt's Creek, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Books: Daisy Jones and The Six (Taylor Jenkins Reid), Auntie Mame (Patrick Dennis), To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee), The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton), The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (Carson McCullers), Leaving Time (Jodi Picoult), Scott Pilgrim (Bryan Lee O'Malley)
Musicals: West Side Story, Once, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, In the Heights, My Fair Lady, She Loves Me, Little Shop of Horrors, Spring Awakening, The Light in the Piazza
Artists: Fleetwood Mac, Marvin Gaye, Carole King, Prince, Sara Barielles, Glen Hansard, Rufus Wainwright, HAIM
Colors: Pink and yellow
Team: Chicago Cubs
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