Erin Sullivan

AEA

Erin Sullivan built her career portraying the favorite blonde bombshells of the musical theatre repertoire. This season, however, Sullivan continues to expand her abilities, making her directorial debut for Grease at The Palace Theater in Wisconsin and producing new works with her company Wagon Wheel Productions, most recently putting on Joan Crawford in… “Flesh and Blood” by Joe Major. Sullivan performed across 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. Also this season, Sullivan will be seen starring as Marilyn Monroe in With Love, Marilyn, a one woman cabaret and tribute show, at The Klein Memorial Auditorium and Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts. Sullivan is no stranger to the role of the Hollywood starlet, as she starred in Marilee and Baby Lamb: The Assassination of an American Goddess, by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Mark Medoff, 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. 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. She placed in the Top 25 on MTV’s Search for Elle Woods with Jerry Mitchell and Bernard Telsey. 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, Erin 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.

Jun
2017

Jun-21
Grease
Director
The Palace Theater
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Sep
2017

Sep-09
With Love, Marilyn
Marilyn Monroe
The Klein Memorial Auditorium
Bridgeport, CT
Oct
2017

Oct-13
With Love, Marilyn
Marilyn Monroe
Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts
Wilmington, NC
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Marilee and Baby Lamb
We all know “Some Like It Hot”, “Candle In The Wind”, “Seven Year Itch”, the Playboy photos, “Happy Birthday Mr. President”, her ill-fated marriages to Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller, her fling with Frank Sinatra and the Kennedy boys, Norma Jean, “Bus Stop”, “Niagara”, “The Misfits” and bit parts such as Kubrick’s “The Killing” but do we really know Marilyn Monroe? We see the icon. We see the images – the headlines – the centerfold nudes. We see her in celluloid – comedic, enigmatic and dramatic. That was all she wrote – until now. A new play, in three acts, written by Tony award-winning playwright Mark Medoff, entitled “Marilee and Baby Lamb – The Assassination of Marilyn Monroe” will add startling insight into the twilight years and death of an American icon. This is a Marilyn story untold – now revealed.

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.” 

Hazel
Erin has been asked to reprise her role in the upcoming developmental lab of Hazel directed by Lucie Arnaz and choreographed by Chet Walker! Click here for the Broadway World press release. 
Theatrical Baggage now available for sale!
Available for sale on Amazon and The Drama Book Shop is Erin’s new book, THEATRICAL BAGGAGE: A Manual, a Workbook, and a Bible on How To Survive a National Tour and Other Gigs. A witty, tip driven guide based on Erin’s experiences on 6 national tours and regional contracts. Click here for the Broadway World press release. Click here to learn more and buy the book!
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