Mini Bio (1)
Work past, current and ongoing with Philip Glass: A new piece Untitled composed expressly for Tara incorporating spoken monologues and songs accompanied by Philip Glass's ensemble, from a text by Arturo Behar. The piece will be performed in 2017 with a recording to follow released by Philip Glass. Past work :Book of Longing (Leonard Cohen/Philip Glass); The Whistleblower (Jerry Quickly/Philip Glass-New York and Amsterdam); vocalist for The Crucible (Broadway); The Bacchae directed by JoAnne Akalaitis (New York Shakespeare Festival); and the recording Tara Hugo Sings Philip Glass comprised of 12 songs (4 with lyrics by Hugo). Live concerts of the album include: London's RADA Festival; Bristol St George's Glassfest; Days and Nights Festival; and Philip Glass and Friends (Brooklyn and the Garrison Institute NY.) and most recently Monsters of Grace with Philip Glass and Laurie Anderson at the Carolina Performing Arts Festival.
Tara graduated the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art London and has worked extensively as a leading actress in the US, and in London notably as: Jenny in The Threepenny Opera (Laurence Olivier Award nomination) Donmar Warehouse; Madame Raquin in the critically acclaimed music adaptation of Therese Raquin; featured artist at the Kurt Weill Centenary (Batignano, Italy); and as herself in a solo cabaret evening directed by the late Alan Rickman. As a leading actress at regional theatres in America, she has appeared at the Guthrie Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Hartford Stage Company, and the Denver Center in classical and contemporary roles from Shakespeare, Ibsen, Chekhov, Shaw, Anouihl, and more. Her first role on Broadway was playing a witch and understudying Sigourney Weaver in MacBeth directed by Nicol Williamson. Other directors she has worked with include: Phyllida Lloyd, Imelda Staunton and Terry Johnson. Film: Kingsmen 2 (2017) directed by Matthew Vaughn; Richard Attenborough's In Love and War; Paul Greengrass' United 93; The Broken; A Second Wind; Hellboy; Big Women; 7 Wonders of the World -Panama; Midsomer Murders; Murder City; Submerged. Recordings: Tara Hugo Sings Philip Glass and Book of Longing (Orange Mountain Music), Threepenny Opera, Anything Goes, Therese Raquin (Jay Records)
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tara Hugo