Erin Sullivan built her career playing the favorite blonde bombshells of the musical theatre repertoire. Sullivan performed around the country in the National Tours of Hairspray as Amber Von Tussle in over 300 performances, as Frenchy in Grease, and in The Wedding Singer and Shrek. She recently appeared in the developmental lab of a new musical Hazel: A Maid in America directed by the legendary Lucie Arnaz and choreographed by Chet Walker. Sullivan is currently in growing demand for commercial and television work, so look for her to appear on the small screen this year! She placed in the Top 25 on MTV’s Search for Elle Woods with Jerry Mitchell and Bernard Telsey. She is also developing and originating the role of Marilyn Monroe in a new Broadway-bound play by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Mark Medoff entitled Marilee and Baby Lamb: The Assassination of an American Goddess which had a short run at the Rio Theatre in Las Cruces, NM and enjoyed an exclusive VIP industry reading at Birdland in New York City. In 2014, she released her first book entitled Theatrical Baggage: A manual, workbook, and bible on how to survive a National Tour and Other Gigs. In the book, she imparts her expertise regarding life on the road to the actors of the next generation, and is available on Amazon.com and at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts bookstore. Sullivan graduated from the esteemed American Musical and Dramatic Academy.
The play “Marilee and Baby Lamb” is an adjunct stage rendition of recorded interviews and conversations co-producer Dennis D’Amico had with Lena Pepitone over a three-year period of time. Lena was Marilyn’s best friend, confidant and seamstress for the last six-and-a-half years of her life. Lena passed away four years ago (August 2011) and the endearing name “Baby Lamb” was a nickname Marilyn bestowed on her because of the curly black hair she had just like a “baby lamb.”