Lisa Datz

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Film: Sheneneh and Wanda (developmental), Stumptown, The Perfect Holiday, Ghost Town, Spectropia

Television: Elementary, Live Announcer on VH-1 Do Something Awards 2012/2011, Law & Order, Hope & Faith, Law & Order, Law & Order: Trial By Jury, The West Wing, As The World Turns, All My Children, Guiding Light, One Life To Live, Blues Clues, Castle.

Broadway: Pam Lukowski in The Full Monty (Original Cast), Madeleine Astor in Titanic (Original Cast)

Off-Broadway: Melinda in In The Wings (Promenade Theatre), Rebecca in Weird Romance (York), Celeste/Helen u/s in Saturday Night (Second Stage), Yitzak in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Jane St Theatre)

Los Angeles Theatre: Mia/Beatrix/Black Mamba in For the Record: Taratino (SXSW Fest/Rockwell Stage), Linda/Amber in For the Record: Paul T. Anderson (Rockwell Stage)

Regional Theatre: Nan/Lina in Three Days of Rain (Portland Center Stage), Meg in Crimes of the Heart (Theatre Aspen), Elizabeth in Ace (Old Globe), Karl in The Pavilion (Penguin Rep), Julia in The Two Gentleman of Verona (Center Stage), Sam/Samantha in Empire (Stamford Center), Mattie in Heartland (Madison Rep), Pam Lukowski in The Full Monty (Old Globe), Violet in Violet (JEFF Award Nom, Apple Tree Theatre)

Workshops: Kate in Ballad of Little Joe, Mlma in Death Takes a Holiday, Paradise Found

Training/Education: BFA in Theatre and Musical Theatre at The University of Michigan, Boston University Theatre Institute, H.B. Studios with Austin Pendleton, Gary Griffin, Michael Rafter, Joan Lader, Liz Caplan, Marianne Challis, Eve Battaglia, Carol Walker, Randy Duncan, Judy Rice, Debra Draper, Margie Haber, Katja Blichfeld C.S.A, Steppenwolf West with Alexandra Billings and Linda Lowy C.S.A., Madonna Grimes, Gerald Scott

Lisa Datz is best known to NY audiences for her work on Broadway and Off in the original companies of TITANIC and THE FULL MONTY; HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, IN THE WINGS at the Promenade, WEIRD ROMANCE at the York Theatre Company, and Sondheim’s SATURDAY NIGHT at Second Stage. Lisa has been seen on screen in the feature films, The Perfect Holiday (produced by Queen Latifah), Ghost Town (dir. David Koepp), and Spectropia which appeared at the Lincoln Center Film Festival, as well as the featured role of sexy Russian spy “Olga” in a reading of the upcoming feature film, Wanda and Sheneneh, written by and starring Jamie Foxx. Lisa has also been seen on television in Law & Order, Hope & Faith, Law & Order: Trial By Jury, The West Wing, Guiding Light, As The World Turns, All My Children, One Life To Live, Blues Clues, as well as live announcing the VH-1 Do Something Awards in Los Angeles. She performed with rock legends Joe Jackson and Todd Rundgren in the anniversary concert of UP AGAINST IT at Joe’s Pub, wrote and produced DATZ LIFE with her older brother, musician Mike Datz at Ars Nova in NYC, as well as numerous projects with legendary composer Maury Yeston, composer of the feature film, NINE. She has performed in many regional theater plays including the roles of Meg in CRIMES OF THE HEART (dir. Michael Unger), Julia in TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA (dir. Irene Lewis), Kari in THE PAVILION (dir. Stewart Schulman), Elizabeth in Ace at the Old Globe (dir. Stafford Arima), Empire (dir. Clayton Phillips), Heartland (dir. Susan H. Schulman) and Violet for which she received a Jeff Award nomination for the title role. She currently divides her time between New York and Los Angeles working as an actress in film, television, and theatre, as well as her work as a Hip Hop/Jazz dancer in concerts and videos, voice overs and screenwriting.