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Brenda Pressley photo portrait

Brenda Pressley

For the National:


For the National Theatre: Infinite Life (also Linda Gross Theater for Atlantic Theater Company)

On Broadway: The Lyons, The American Plan, Cats and Dreamgirls

Other theatre includes: Proof of Love, Surely Goodness and Mercy, Almost Home, The First Breeze of Summer, Mom, How Did You Meet the Beatles?, Seven Guitars, Fran’s Bed, Goodwill, Marvin’s Room, And the World Goes ‘Round – The Songs of Kander and Ebb and Blues in the Night Off-Broadway; we are continuous… at the Williamstown Theatre Festival; Flyin’ West at Wesport Town Hall Theatre; Skeleton Crew at Dorset Theatre Festival; Intimate Apparel at the McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton; Having Our Say at Long Wharf and the Hartford Stage; Trouble in Mind and In This House (also at Sundance Theatre Lab) at Two River; Black Odyssey at the Denver Center; The Old Settler at the Freedom Theatre and the McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton; Blues for an Alabama Sky at Cincinnati Playhouse and the Old Globe; Jar the Floor for Syracuse Stage; A Raisin in the Sun at Ford’s; and To Be Young Gifted and Black at the Kennedy Center


Iphigenia for Wayne Shorter and Esperanza Spalding


The Path, Body of Proof, Law & Order, Deadline, Law & Order: SVU, New York Undercover, Daddy’s Girl, Harambee, Educating Matt Waters, Lifestories, Brewster Place, The Good Wife and Elementary


Third Street Blackout, Detachment, 16 Blocks, Cradle Will Rock and It Could Happen to You


The Songs of Kander and Ebb – Outer Critics Cricle Best Actress Award

The Old Settler – Barrymore Best Actress Award


(Published November 2023.)