LILA COOGAN

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About Lila

 

Originally from Ossining, New York, At the young age of 8, Lila was convinced by a friend to audition for a local youth theatres production of Annie for the role of Molly. Though she didn’t get cast, the head of the youth theatre saw potential in her and asked that she participate in their next production that year – Hansel and Gretel – Since then Lila has been pursing acting.

In 2006 she made her professional acting début in the American Girl Review in alternating between the roles of Hallie and Laura. In 2007, Lila had the honor of making her Broadway début as Jane Banks in Mary Poppins.

In 2008 Lila had the amazing opportunity of performing in the Actors Equity Fights Aids Benefit concert of Pamela’s First Musical in the title role of Pamela along side the brilliant Donna Murphy and Directed by Graciela Daniele at Town Hall in NYC. The show featured a Score by David Zippel & Cy Coleman and a book by Wendy Wasserstein. The show was sold out and received rave reviews. She then reprised the role of Pamela in the National Alliance of Musical Theatre festival that same year under the direction of David Zippel. 

After participating in many readings and workshops throughout her high school years, Lila attended Syracuse University. There she played Young Violet in SU Dramas production of Violet and Penny Lou Pingleton in Syracuse Stages production of Hairspray. She graduated in 2015 with a BFA in Musical Theatre. 

After graduating Lila made her professional television début in ABC’s What Would You Do? She can been seen in six episodes in a variety of parts as one of their undercover actors.

In August of 2018 it was announced the Lila would be originating the role of Anya in Stephen Flahrety, Lynn Aherns, and Terrence McNally’s 1st National Tour of their musical Anastasia under the direction of Darko Tresnjak. She debuted the production in several venues across the united states including The Kennedy Center. She is still with the production to date.

Lila Currently Resides in New York City.

 

RESUME

 
 

SAG/AFTRA & AEA

HAIR: Blonde     EYES: Hazel     Height: 5'1"

BROADWAY/NATIONAL TOUR

Anastasia 1st National Tour Anya Dir. Darko Tresnjak

Mary Poppins                                                     Jane Banks                              New Amsterdam Theatre (Dir. Richard Eyre)

READINGS & WORKSHOPS

Play It By Heart                                                   Young Jeannine                         Dir. Jaki Bradley (AMAS Musical Theatre)

Rise, The Tammy Faye Musical                          Tammy Sue                               Dir. Robert Longbottom

Little Dancer                                                        Marie (lead)                              Dir. Susan Stroman

Pamela’s First Musical                                        Pamela (Lead)                          Dir. David Zippel (NAMT)

Pamela’s First Musical                                        Pamela (lead)                           Dir. Graciela Daniele(Broadway Cares/Equity…Benefit)     

REGIONAL 

Hairspray                                                            Penny Lou Pingleton                  Syracuse Stage (Dir. Bill Fennelly)                                                                                    

Outloud                                                               Whitney (lead)                           Blueberry Pond Theatre (Dir. Gayle Hudson)                                                                                        

THEATRE 

Violet                                                                   Young Violet                               Syracuse Drama (Dir. Rodney Hudson)

Les Miserables                                                    Cosette                                      OHS Drama (Dir. Jessica Beattie)

APPEARANCES/LIMITED ENGAGEMENTS 

Miracle on 34thStreet                                        Susan Waverly                          Macy’s Puppet Theatre (Puppetworks)

FILM/TELEVSION

What Would You Do?                                         Episode List Available               ABC Televison 

EDUCATION/TRAINING

BFA Musical Theatre, Syracuse University: Tim Bond (Producing Artistic Director) and Ralph Zito (Department Chair)

The Tepper Semester in New York City

Voice:                                                   Ann Gulian, Ellen Lettrich, Mike Mitchell

Acting:                                                 Timothy Davis-Reid, Rodney Hudson, 

Voice Verse:                                         Holly Thuma, Malcolm Ingram

Ballet:                                                   Karen Mentor, Yuka Kawazu

 
 

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