Nancy Anderson made her Broadway Debut as Mona in A Class Act and she played the roles of Helen and Eileen in the Broadway revival of Wonderful Town . PBS “Great Performances” audiences know her for her Olivier- and Helen Hayes- Nominated performance of Lois/Bianca in the West End premiere of Kiss Me Kate. Nancy is also featured in the Great Performances broadcast of South Pacific in Concert at Carnegie Hall starring Reba McIntyre.
Off-Broadway, Nancy played Kelli O’Hara’s best friend in Frankel and Korie’s Far From Heaven at Playwrights Horizons. She received a 2000 Drama Desk Award Nomination for her portrayal of all the Women in Jolson & Co at the York Theater and the 2005 Drama Desk Nominations as the title role in Fanny Hill. Other off-Broadway credits include all the female roles in Yank! as well as the New York revival of Ionescopade, both at the York Theatre.
Regionally , Nancy has played leading roles coast to coast, including Adelaide in Guys and Dolls and Oolie/Donna in City of Angels (The Goodspeed Opera House), the title role in Peter Pan and Ilona in She Loves Me (at Papermill Playhouse, NJ), Gloria in Damn Yankees (at Papermill and Fifth Avenue Theater in Seattle), Miriam Aarons in Darko Tresjnak’s production of The Women (San Diego’s Old Globe), Ordinary Days at South Coast Rep in Costa Mesa, CA, and Helen Hayes nominated performance in Side By Side By Sondheim at the Signature Theater in Arlington, VA. Other favorite roles include the title role in Sylvia at the Cape Playhouse, Polly in Crazy For You at the Pioneer Playhouse, Madeline in By Jeeves (Goodspeed, Geffin, Kennedy Center) and First Fairy in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC as conceived by her husband, celebrated director Ethan McSweeny.
She has appeared twice with Michael Feinstein at Carnegie Hall and is the 2011 winner of the Noel Coward Cabaret Award Competition. Nancy has performed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and she sings regularly at Town Hall in Scott Siegel’s Broadway by the Year series. Nancy has enjoyed several appearances in the Lyrics and Lyricists series at the 92nd Street Y alongside such greats as Charles Busch and Sheldon Harnick. She has appeared as a guest vocalist with Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, the Bob Hardwick Sound and is frequently seen at the legendary jazz club Birdland with Ross Patterson and His Little Big Band featuring songs from her debut album, “Ten Cents a Dance”.