Claudia Perry

Actress - Singer - Composer - Lyricist

Writing & Directing Resume

CLAUDIA PERRY                              


Snow White – The Musical – 2011 – Kelsey Theatre, MCCC, West Windsor, NJ

With Musical Direction & Orchestrations by Eric Barnes, Choreography by Kristine Lewis and Costumes by Patricia Hibbert, I directed this delightful Professional non-Equity production.


Annie Jr. and the Premiere of Fame Jr. – 2011 The Theatre Arts Center, Doylestown, PA.

Along with Artistic Director, Kristine Lewis as Choreographer we presented Fame Jr. for the first time for MTI.

Director & Author of Additional Material

Hansel & Gretel – The Musical – 2010 – Kelsey Theatre, MCCC, West Windsor, NJ

With Musical Direction & Orchestrations by Eric Barnes and Choreography by Rex Henriques,

I directed this classic Fairy-Tale adding two new original songs for the 20 Minutes to Curtain Company.


Disney’s, “Beauty and the Beast” (2010-2011)

As director of Neshaminy High School’s winter musical I brought in my team of Musical Director, Eric Barnes and Choreographer, Rex Henriques.

Director & Book Doctor (2009)

Alice in Wonderland – The Musical – Kelsey Theatre, West Windsor, NJ

With costumes by Broadway’s David Toser and animal heads by TDF 2006 Award Winner, Martin Izquierdo, I directed a Professional non-Equity cast of 25 with a full pit orchestra for the 20 Minutes to Curtain Company.

Author (2008)

Jamaica – Prince Music Theater, Philadelphia, PA

I wrote the newly Adapted Script for the 1957 Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg Broadway musical, “Jamaica”, originally starring Lena Horne.  With help from the Yip Harburg estate, I was allowed to use other Arlen and Harburg songs for this new production.

Author & Actress

Hard Luck Dame (Book, Music, Lyrics by Claudia Perry)–American Theatre of Actors, NY

Chosen as a semi-finalist for the Samuel French Short Play Festival in NYC, it was produced by Manhattan Playwrights Inc., in whose production I also appeared.

Author & Director

Hard Luck Dame (Book, Music, Lyrics by Claudia Perry) Society Hill Sheraton, Phila, PA

I was commissioned to write and direct this Film Noir Musical by Bistro Romano Productions.


Author, Director, Actress (2002 -2004)

Putting Out the Fire – Catholic Hospitals East, St. Francis Medical Center, NJ 

With a Grant from the Robert Wood Foundation, I was twice commissioned to write and direct A Dramatization to Help Healthcare Workers Respond to Victims of Abuse, performed for the Nurses’ Day celebration.

Director – Drama Department (2005 – 2008) 

Bye, Bye Birdie, Fiorello! & Annie – Bristol Borough High School, Bristol, PA

For three years I created a Budget, hired the Musical Director, Choreographer, Stage Manager, Tech Director, Lighting Designer, Costume Designer and Pit Orchestra. I created the I.P.O.D.S. (I’m a Parent Of a Drama Student) booster organization to help with fundraising and set construction. I had a stage extension and an orchestra baffle built to help with the sound quality in the auditorium.  I designed the sets and directed three musicals.

Director – Drama Department (2003-2004)

The Boy Friend & Guys and Dolls – Conwell-Egan Catholic H.S., Fairless Hills, PA 

As Director I hired the Production Team, oversaw the Budget, had all the lighting instruments repaired, taught the Tech Crew how to build flats correctly, designed the sets and directed two musicals.

Assistant Director (2003)

Tied to the Tracks – Carl Sandburg Middle School, Langhorne, PA 

For this middle school musical I blocked the show, rehearsed the musical numbers and dramatically coached the lead actors.

Musical Comedy Coach (2002)

Musical Comedy Master Class – Walnut Street Theatre School, Philadelphia, PA 

I taught a Musical Comedy Master Class for Young Teens which culminated in a Musical Revue.

Acting Teacher (2002)

On-Camera ClassesFG Acting Studios, Woodbury, NJ 

I worked with Teens through Adults from Beginners to Advanced for Commercials, Film and TV We covered Improvisation, Monologues, Scene Work and use of props and products.

Author & Actress – (2001)

Doctors & Nurses – (Music & Lyrics by Claudia Perry) – Society Hill Sheraton, Phila., PA

I was commissioned to write this original Musical Revue, a Spoof on the Medical Profession.

Theatre Critic – (2001)

Theatre Scene – Comcast Online Communications, Inc. 

In my column I reviewed Philadelphia area offerings for PhiladelphiaInYourTown, Comcast‘s local Internet newspaper.

Author & Actress (1998)

Ai, Caramba! (Book & Lyrics by Claudia Perry – Music by John Amato & Claudia Perry)  Society Hill Sheraton, Philadelphia, PA

Commissioned by Bistro Romano Productions to write this new Latin Dance Musical, I also performed in this show which debuted in The Ballroom.


Author & Actress (1995-1996)

The Body Shop – (Music by Claudia Perry. Lyrics by Gary Hughes, Book by Bob Ost)

Westside Arts Repertory Theatre, NYC,

Artists in Residence Concert Series at Holy Cross Church in Kingston, NY

Dessert Series at Dutch Neck Presbyterian Church, Princeton, NJ

BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, NY, NY

As a member for seven years in the Advanced Composers Workshop at BMI, I wrote the music for and performed in this short musical about the afterlife

Musical Director (1994)

Tallulah – Bucks County Center for the Performing Arts, New Hope, PA 

I was Musical Director for this show which rehearsed in New York and was performed in PA.

New York — Delaware Valley (1985 – Present)

I have worked as an actress and a singer throughout the New York and Tri-State Area. For a complete work record please see my acting resume.


Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA — Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts

4 Year Actor Training Program at Pennsylvania State University

Improvisation, Scene Study & Monologues with Manuel Duque, Archie Smith, Richard Edelman


BMI – Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop – Member 7 years

Composer/Lyricist’s Advanced Workshop

Under the auspices of Tony-Award winning Composer Maury Yeston, I presented a series of songs from several original musicals.  Here I honed my craft as a singer/songwriter and learned the art of constructing the successful musical. 

Acting Classes in New York with Richard Edelman and Julie Bovasso

Scene Study and Monologues

Vocal Coaching – Richard Loatman – 10 years

Dance Training – Ballet – 4 years, Modern – 2 years, Tap – 1 year

Classical Piano – 8 years – Splendora Leone – Trenton, NJ

Recording Experience – Throughout my career I have recorded Demo tapes of all my original material working mostly in New York recording Studios.  Experienced in microphone techniques and mixing. Most recently I recorded my CD with Jazz Celebration Big Band, entitled, “Little Girl with a Big Band”.