Nancy Opel

Actor, Theater Actor

1957 –

16

Who is Nancy Opel?

Nancy Carol Opel is an American singer, actress, and teacher. She grew up in the Kansas communities of Prairie Village and Leawood, and graduated from Shawnee Mission East High School. She trained at Juilliard.

She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her performance as Penelope Pennywise in Urinetown. She has also appeared in Evita, Teddy & Alice, Sunday in the Park with George, Anything Goes, Triumph of Love, Gypsy and Fiddler on the Roof. She portrayed Kafka in the New York City debut of David Ives' one-acter, Words, Words, Words.

She most recently played three characters: the Mayor, Toxie's Mother, and a nun, in the rock musical The Toxic Avenger; she also played the title character in the first national tour of The Drowsy Chaperone. Her television credits include Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and Law & Order: SVU.

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Born
1957
Prairie Village
Also known as
  • Nancy Carol Opel
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Juilliard School

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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