Mady Brand is a stage actress and director-choreographer from Durango, Colorado who has been a part of the theatre community for over a decade. She is the founder of the Animas High School theatre program and a co-director of ThesNerd Productions. She has worked with Merely Players, Four Corners Musical Theatre Company, Henry Strater Theatre, Durango Arts Center, Diamond Dust Players, and Ohana Arts. She has received training with Ohana Arts in Hawai’i and through Bridge to Broadway online.
Her recent stage appearances include: Demeter in Cats (Ohana Arts Festival), Madame Thénardier and the Factory Girl in Les Misérables (Henry Strater Theatre), Disaster! (Four Corners Musical Theatre), 50th Melodrama Anniversary (Grand Imperial Hotel), Sense and Sensibility (Merely Players), and Mrs. Gibbs in Our Town (Merely Players).
Her notable performances in Zoom readings, during the COVID-19 shutdown, include: Rose in Gypsy, Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly!, Meg Giry in Love Never Dies, Diana in Next to Normal, Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof, Winifred Sanderson in Hocus Pocus, Carrie Pipperidge in Carousel, and Anya in Anastasia.
She recently choreographed Oliver! and 'Twas the Week After Christmas at the Durango Arts Center. She will be directing The Giver and Birds of Paradise as a part of the debut of the Animas High School theatre program, when theatre returns.
Outside of acting in theatre productions, she enjoys traveling, reading, studying history, cooking, and being an audience member of the theater. She is very fond of tea, plants, and everything old fashioned. She is also an original member of Malala's book club, Fearless.
"Patti LuPone's long lost daughter." — Tyler Gleason ⚉ "A younger Bette Midler." — Kate Hallal