Stratford debut: Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, Anne of Austria in The Three Musketeers and appears in The Merchant of Venice. Elsewhere: Kate in Good People (Hampton Theatre Company); Diana Sands in Diana Sands (Juneteenth Legacy); The Nurse in Equus with Alec Baldwin (Guild Hall); Octavia/Menas in Antony and Cleopatra (TWAS, N.Y.C.); Cordelia in King Lear, Joy/Mrs. Safran/Chrysler Building in The Tallest Building in the World (Luna Stage); Griselda/Jeanine/Nell in Top Girls (The Gamm); Catherine in Proof, Gladys in The Skin of Our Teeth, Nim in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Rose Rose in The Cider House Rules (Trinity Repertory Company); Virgilia in Coriolanus (Shakespeare and Company); Miss M’Dingane/Queen Victoria/Evelyn Mandela in In the Freedom of Dreams: The Story of Nelson Mandela (YPT). Training: Trinity Rep Conservatory, Brown University. Awards: Peter Kaplan Fellowship at Trinity Rep. Online: www.nehassaiu.com. Et cetera: Nehassaiu dedicates this season to her leading patron, her mom!
Meet Nehassaiu deGannes at Festival Friday Chats on August 23.