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Biography

Alysha Umphress (Hildy) has appeared on Broadway in the revival of On the Town, the original Broadway cast of American Idiot, and in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, and Bring it On!. Off-Broadway she has been seen in Make Me a Song (The Music of William Finn) and her regional credits include Pump Boys and Dinettes at Paper Mill Playhouse, Beaches at Signature Theatre, for which she received a Helen Hayes nomination, and On the Town and Funked Up Fairy Tales with Barrington Stage. In San Francisco she appeared as Sue in FAB!, receiving a San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for supporting actress in a musical. On television she has been seen in Law & Order: SVU, Nurse Jackie, Royal Pains, and in Grammy and Tony award telecasts. Her recordings include the new Broadway cast recording of On the Town, American Idiot, Bring it On!, Fugitive Songs, Alysha Umphress Live at the Laurie Beechman, and I've Been Played: Alysha Umphress Swings Jeff Blumenkrantz, available on iTunes and Amazon. A Bay Area native, Ms. Umphress is a graduate of the San Francisco School of the Arts and the Boston Conservatory. These performances mark her San Francisco Symphony debut.

(May 2016)