Natalie Hill (B.M., 2004, Vocal Performance/Music Theatre), a January 2004 Grad, she was seen as "Shelly" and understudies Tracy and Velma in the 1st National Tour of Hairspay. Shortly after graduating, Natalie also starred as "Anita" in West Side Story at the Marriott Theatre in Chicago.
While at NYU, Natalie appeared in a Pre-Broadway run of Frank Wildhorn's Camille Claudel (With Linda Eder and Michael Nouri) at the Goodspeed Opera House where she also appeared in Brigadoon directed by former NYU professor, Greg Ganakas(2001). She recently created the role of "Bernadette" in the World Premier of Romeo and Bernadette at the Paper Mill and Coconut Grove Playhouses. She received a 2003 Carbonell Nomination for "Best Actress in a Musical" for her role in the Coconut Grove Playhouse production of Romeo and Bernadette.
Other Credits Include Footloose (Rusty, Natnl. Tour), Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with Liz Larsen (u/s and performed Narrator, North Shore Music Theatre--where she became a member of Actors Equity--thanks to Prof. Ganakas), Les Miserables in Concert (Eponine), and the Reading of Go Go Beach (Mindy).
At NYU, Natalie appeared as a freshman as Anita in West Side Story, Our Time: Voices of the New Millenium and as a Hot Box Girl/Havana Dancer in Guys and Dolls. Natalie has also performed in Japan and filmed Blue Ridge Falls (with Amy Irving, Tom Arnold, and Chris Issak) for Sundance. Originally from Utah, she was delighted to sing the National Anthem at the 2002 Winter Olympic Torch Lighting Ceremony.