Chelsea PackardAssistant Professor of Music, Musical Theatre
- 221 Stearns
Chelsea Packard is an assistant professor of musical theatre, specializing in private voice instruction. Packard appeared in Kristin Chenoweth’s PBS Live Recording of her concert entitled Home, in which she and Chenoweth duetted on the song “Enough Is Enough.” She sings with the Grammy-nominated gospel choir, Broadway Inspirational Voices. She can be heard on the NBC Series Smash, any time there is an ensemble of singers. Packard was the original “Woman 2” in Pasek and Paul’s Edges, and can be heard on that cast recording as well.
As a teacher and clinician, Packard has worked with the following organizations: Joffrey Ballet, Broadway Classroom, Broadway Workshop, A Class Act NY, Brave Arts, Broadway for All, Broadway Teaching Group, and Broadway In South Africa. Her private voice studio in New York is an offshoot of her mentor’s; the Tony Award-winning Joan Lader.
Packard received her BFA in musical theatre from the University of Michigan. She is a proud member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA, and AGVA.
Her performing credits include:
BROADWAY/NEW YORK: Wicked (Elphaba understudy); Beautiful (Cynthia understudy); Hands on a Hardbody (Original Broadway Cast); Promises, Promises (Original Revival Cast); New York Spectacular @ Radio City (Jenna).
NATIONAL TOURS: Kristin Chenoweth Some Lessons Learned Album Tour (Featured Cast Member), Wicked (Nessarose Understudy).
SELECT REGIONAL: Marriott Lincolnshire: Legally Blonde (Elle Woods); Kansas City Starlight: Aida (Amneris); Buck’s County Playhouse: Meet Me In St. Louis (Esther), Summer of ’42 (Dorothy). Paper Mill Playhouse: A Funny Thing…Forum (Philia); Public Theatre NYC: Rock Bottom.