Erika Amato

Erika Amato
AEA - SAG/AFTRA - AGVA

Agent: Carson/Kolker Organization
212-221-1517 barrykolkerorg@gmail.com


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Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue-Green
Height: 5'6''
Weight: 120
Vocal Range: Low C (C3) to High A (A5)      

NATIONAL TOUR
FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL (NETworks)
ROLE
MISS WILDE
DIRECTOR
SERGIO TRUJILLO


OFF-BROADWAY

THE SPHINX WINX (The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row)
SIGNS OF LIFE (Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre)



CLEOPATRA
BERTA PLUHAR
LE


MATTHEW HAMEL
JEREMY DOBRISH

OTHER NY THEATRE

NELL DASH (Hudson Guild Theatre)
DISTANT THUNDER (Staged Reading)
THE TEN MINUTE HAMLET (Staged Reading)
JACK LONDON: SEX, LOVE, AND REVOLUTION (NYC Fringe)
TOO HOT FOR HOLLYWOOD (York Theatre)
PARIS (Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble)
SOMETHING TO DANCE ABOUT (Staged Reading)
WAITING FOR LEFTY (Producers Club)
MARY THE MAGDALENE (Staged Reading)

THE MANY ADVENTURES OF TRIXIE TICKLES (U.C.B.)
(IN)FIDELITY (WOW Cafe Theatre)
TRIUMPH OF LOVE (Astoria Performing Arts Center)


LADY FANNY DASHWOOD
THELMA/ENSEMBLE
CHARLA WOODS
NINETTA EAMES
MABEL HARRIS
HARRIET
IRENE CASTLE
EDNA

RIVKA
TEACHER, ANNOUNCER, DOG

KAREN
HESIONE


DENNIS CORSI
LYNNE TAYLOR-CORBETT
CHRISTOPHER SCOTT
KIMBERLY EATON
BILL CASTELLINO
BARBARA VANN

GARY LYONS DIRECTOR

VICTOR CUENCA
RICHARD BURK
SHIRLEY SEROTSKY

JEFFREY C. WOLF
BRIAN SWASEY


REGIONAL THEATRE

BIOGRAPHY (East Lynne Theater Co - current production)
THE SECRET GARDEN (Arden Theatre Co)
A FUNNY THING...FORUM (The Wick Theatre)
BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS (Westchester Broadway Theatre)
INTO THE WOODS (Ocean State Theatre)
ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (Fireside Theatre)
HAIRSPRAY (Tuacahn)
ALADDIN (Tuacahn)
VILLAINS' VICTORY PARTY (Disneyland)
CINDERELLA (Fireside Theatre)
THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Fireside Theatre)
TOY STORY (Workshop)
HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS... (Fireside Theatre)
WHITE CHRISTMAS (Welk Resort Theatre)
THE THIEF (Workshop)
SLEEPING BEAUTY WAKES (CTG / Deaf West)
ANYTHING GOES (Candlelight Pavilion)
DISNEY PRINCESS FANTASY FAIRE (Disneyland)
SUNSET BOULEVARD (Hollywood Bowl)
SISTER ACT (Workshop - music by Alan Menken)
AND THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND (West Coast Ensemble)
THE SNOW QUEEN (Workshop - music by Alan Menken)
CASABLANCA (Actor's Fund Benefit, Pantages Theatre)
42nd STREET (Welk Resort Theater)
PAINT YOUR WAGON (Geffen Playhouse)
SNOW WHITE, AN ENCHANTING MUSICAL (Disneyland)
THE BUNGLER (West Coast Ensemble)
GEORGE M! (Fullerton Civic Light Opera)
MADLY, IN LOVE (Odyssey Theatre)
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Starlight Musical Theatre, San Diego)
SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE (West Coast Ensemble)
THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Saddleback Civic Light Opera)
NINE (Chance Theatre)
KNIGHT LIFE (Music Theatre Santa Barbara)
MACBETH (Quantum Theatre Company)
ONCE UPON A MIDSUMMER… (Golden State Theatre)
MUSEUM (Hollywood Repertory Theatre)


REGIONAL THEATRE
MARION FROUDE
MRS. WINTHROP
DOMINA
LELA ROGERS
THE WITCH
DOLLY TATE
VELMA VON TUSSLE
BEGGAR WOMAN
CRUELLA DE VIL
FAIRY GODMOTHER
ELSA SCHRAEDER
BO PEEP
MISS JONES
BETTY HAYNES
ROSA
BAD FAIRY, CLINIC DIRECTOR
RENO SWEENEY
LADY LILLIAN
ENSEMBLE
LA ROSA, NUN #2
WOMAN 3
SNOW QUEEN
FRENCH BAR PATRON
DOROTHY BROCK
CHERRY, SARAH
EVIL QUEEN, HAG
HIPPOLYTE
FAY TEMPLETON
WALLIS SIMPSON
HODEL
YVONNE, NAOMI EISEN
MARIA
LUISA
WENCH TRIO
WITCH, PORTER
HERMIA
FRANCOISE, GILDA

REGIONAL THEATR
GAYLE STAHLHULTH
TERRENCE NOLEN
BOB WALTON
JEREMY BENTON
KATHRYN MARKEY
ED FLESCH
DERRYL YAEGER
SCOTT ANDERSON
LINDA SIMMONS
ED FLESCH
ED FLESCH
STEFAN NOVINSKI
ED FLESCH
JON ENGSTROM
JAMES MELLON
JEFF CALHOUN
DOUGLAS AUSTIN
DENNY NEWELL
PETER HUNT
PETER SCHNEIDER
RICHARD ISRAEL
AMON MIYAMOTO
PETER HUNT
JON ENGSTROM
GIL CATES
ERIC SCHAEFFER
JULES AARON
ROB BARRON
DAVID GALLIGAN
JEANNETTE THOMAS
CALVIN REMSBERG
SHERYL DONCHEY
MARTIE RAMM
MICHAEL MICHETTI
MICHAEL ORDONA
ADRIANE COROS
JOSHUA CAMPBELL


FILM
FRIENDS AND STRANGERS
ENCHANTED (Walt Disney Pictures)
MISSION: ROMANCE
AMERICA TO THE MAX!
A COUPLE OF DAYS AND NIGHTS
BEPPO THE CLOWN
PICKING UP CHICKS W/HARLAND WILLIAMS
SMACK

FILM   

MARIE (LEAD)
SINGING VOICE
PARAMEDIC #2
VAMPIRE PARTY GUEST
JULA DIVA (LEAD)
MRS. SMITH (LEAD)
1st GIRL AT BAR
MR. SNOOPER (LEAD)

FILM

EDWARD CABAN
KEVIN LIMA
FRANK TURRISI
LOUIS IACOVIELLO
VAUGHN VERDI
VAUGHN VERDI
CHRIS HALL
VAUGHN VERDI


TELEVISION

DANGER RANGERS
WIN BEN STEIN'S MONEY
JEOPARDY!
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
SPARKLE LOUNGE
BRINGING UP JACK
QUANTUM LEAP

TELEVISION

SINGING VOICE
CONTESTANT (Winner!)
CONTESTANT
HERSELF (w/Velvet Chain)
HERSELF (w/Velvet Chain)
BECKY (CO-STAR)
Lt. GURI (CO-STAR)

TELEVISION

EDUCATIONAL ADVENTURES
VALLEYCREST PRODS.
VALLEYCREST PRODS.
DAVID SEMEL
GENE FEIN
PAMELA FRYMAN
JAMES WHITMORE, JR.

RECORDINGS, NIGHTCLUBS, CONCERTS, COMMERCIALS-------------------------------------------------------- LIST AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

AWARDS (partial list)
Best Actress (for "Nell Dash") - NY Winterfest Festival Nominee 2017
Best Actress in a Play (for "Biography") - BWW Award Nomination 2016
Best Actress, Leading Role, Musical (for "Into The Woods") - Critics' Pick - Best of 2015 Rhode Island
Best Actress in a Musical - Professional (for "Into The Woods") - BWW Award Nomination 2015
Best Featured Actress in a Musical (for "Sleeping Beauty Wakes") - Ovation Award Nomination 2007
Best Performance in a Musical (for "Anything Goes") - Inland Theatre League Award Nomination 2006
Best Performance in a Musical (for "Nine") - OC Weekly Award Nomination 2002
Best Performances of 2002 (for "Nine") - Orange County Register
Best Performances of 2002 (for "The Sound of Music") - Orange County Register
Best Vocal Performance - Flick Music Awards
Best Female Vocalist - LA Music Awards

TRAINING (partial list)
Song/Monologue Interpretation: Betty Buckley
Acting: Gordon Hunt - American National Academy for the Performing Arts
Master Class (Acting) - Jason Alexander - AIA Actor's Studio
Voice: Carolyn Paulus; - The Voice Studio (NYC); Calvin Remsberg - Calvin Remsberg Studio; Carly Moultrie - Moultrie Academy
Improvisation: Natasha Arnold - Comedy Sportz LA
Scene Study: John DeLancie - The Complex Studios
Voice-Over: Bill Ackerman - Kalmenson & Kalmenson

Vassar College - B.A. with Honors and Honors in Drama
Yale University - Summer Sessions in Drama, Voice, and Dance (Gifted and Talented Program)

SPECIAL SKILLS - Fluent French, some Italian, Russian, ASL; Dialects/Accents: New York, New Jersey, Boston, Texas, American Southern, Various British (R.P., London, Geordie, etc.), French, Italian, Russian, German; strong Improv skills; plays Piano, Recorder, Percussion, Guitar; Expert at Harmonies and A Cappella; Moves very well.

Erika is also the lead singer of indie rock band, Velvet Chain, best known for their appearances on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV show and Soundtrack Album.  www.velvetchain.com