About Tanya Kay Perkins
Tanya played Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady. Director/Actor Michael Allison who played opposite Julie Andrews on Broadway says, “I’ve been in 30 different productions of My Fair Lady, and worked with many actresses, and I’m here to tell you Tanya Perkins is the most exciting talent I’ve ever seen in this role.” Jack Bunch said,” When I met Tanya, I had not been inspired as a director since working with Carol Burnette. Tanya has that rare combination of beauty, smarts, and wonderful comic timing. She is a wonderful singer and a magnificent actress. She can be my leading lady for as long as she wants!” Tanya was also nominated by the Denver Drama Critics Circle for “Best Actress in a Musical” for her role as Mrs. Mister in The Cradle will Rock. Other favorite leading and supporting roles include Brigadoon; Me & My Girl; Nuncrackers; A Little Night Music; The Gondoliers; Romance, Romance; No, No Nanette; Twelfth Night; Taming of the Shrew; Follies; Guys and Dolls.
Tanya’s most recent role, The Life of Mary Thomas, a one woman show about a single mother with two children fighting for their lives during the Ludlow Massacre of 1914, was a complete departure from any of her previous work and was met with rave reviews. “Playing this gut wrenching role would have been incomprehensible to me fourteen years ago. I loved comedy. My son unknowingly prepared me for this phenomenal opportunity.”
“I am a better actress than before having my son. I am a better singer after having taught others to do the same. My well of inspiration from which to draw is far deeper. Life unfolds and each change and experience gives greater dimension. Whether it reveals itself in motherhood, teaching, singing, acting, or something yet to be uncovered, life has continually unfolded in expressions that demand of me to overcome fear and limitation. This is what I long to pass onto my students.”
I feel like I was given the key to the Emerald City, and then…I got to see the Wizard. Thank you so much for your expertise and kindness.