"The best Judy Garland Chicago ever saw. Barring the real one.
Ingersoll soared... Simply magnificent... What a performance!"
ANGELA INGERSOLL: ENTERTAINER, ACTRESS, SINGER, COMEDIENNE
“I never really learned my right from my left. I have a decent sense of direction, but not left and right. Secretly, I always rub my index and middle fingers together, to feel for the pencil bump callus that I built up in grade school to help me find my right hand.”
Summer/Fall, 2016: Marriott Theatre presents the Pulitzer Prize winning musical comedy, directed by Broadway veteran and brilliant comedian Don Stephenson. Emily Loesser, married to Stephenson and the daughter of H2$ composer Frank Loesser, makes a cameo appearance in Marriott’s production as the voice of the book. Bolstering a hilarious supporting cast, Angela Ingersoll “steals the show” in a “brilliant,” “delicious,” and “dynamite” portrayal of sexy Hedy LaRue.
Steppenwolf Theatre Company and Second City Theatricals present the mercurial musical comedy THE PEOPLE VS FRIAR LAURENCE, OR THE MAN WHO KILLED ROMEO AND JULIET for Chicago’s Shakespeare 400 celebration. Second City veteran and writer Ron West directs and appears as as Lord Capulet, with Bruce Green (Friar Laurence), Devin Desantis (Romeo), Lauren Creel Sauer (Juliet), Jonathan Wagner (Mercutio), Angela Ingersoll (Benvolio), Roberta Duchak (Lady Capulet), Nathan Hosner (Prince Escalus), Greg Anderson (Tybalt), and Lisa McQueen at the piano.
Jeff Award-nominee and HIV+ director/producer Christopher Pazdernik returns with the second annual Chris’ Birthday Belt-Fest, a benefit concert for Howard Brown Health on Monday, May 16, 8:00 PM at Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway, Chicago. Once again, leading ladies from every theater in town, including numerous Jeff Award winners and nominees, will join together to belt for a cause!
April, 2016. Metropolis’ Annual Gala, Rolling Green Country Club. Michael and Angela Ingersoll, the husband and wife team behind the successful Artists Lounge Live concert series, led last year’s bash, raising generous dollars for vital arts and education programming. Angela flies solo as this year’s Celebrity Emcee and Auctioneer, with Michael currently touring with his hit PBS band Under the Streetlamp.
Trio channels Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Patsy Cline
Angela Ingersoll, who performs the songs of Judy Garland in the show “I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues: A Salute to Ella, Judy & Patsy,” has a simple formula for entertaining audiences. “We are just doing a concert and just being ourselves, presenting it with love,” said Ingersoll about the show that she performs with two other singers, “and that creates the magic.”
Trio performs Patsy Cline, Judy Garland and Ella Fitzgerald
Each songstress was a powerhouse. Each voice was immediately recognizable and unique. Had they ever shared a stage, it would have been a concert of titanic proportion… “I couldn’t help but notice these legendary women had similarly terrible lives,” said Angela Ingersoll, who packaged this show and performs Garland’s songs. “It’s pretty lonely being a legend.”
Stars Take the Stage
Having toured and performed in many impressive venues throughout her career, Angela was thrilled with the RAC stating, “I was overcome the second I walked into the space. I could hear myself take my first breath. To hear those acoustics – it’a any musician’s dream.” Her husband Michael added, “I tour 50 to 60 different performing arts center each year and I can tell you, it is very rare for a community such as yours to have a state-of-the-art facility in its backyard that is of this standard in quality and beauty.”
MUSICAL SALUTE HIGHLIGHTS 3 LEGENDS
“They are wonderful; they’re both dynamos and talented, and Michael’s production skills are off the charts and amazing. Angela’s not just simply a performer herself; she has many attributes. Her vocals are incredible, her acting is amazing and her writing takes you to another place. It takes you inside the minds of these individuals as they go through their life journeys.”
“I’m a lesbian. Plain and simple. I don’t make any bones about it.”
Angela was tickled pink to join loud and proud About Face Theatre for a special revival of their revolutionary smash-hit PULP. ABTS’s deliciously campy homage to the sultry, jazzy world of lesbian pulp fiction was resurrected for two nights only with an all-star Chicago cast. And wouldn’t you just know it, Angela appeared as the bad-girl. Bing. Bing Cherry. Written by Patricia Kane and directed by Jessica Thebus.
Angela was thoroughly delighted to join a magnificent group of artists bringing the Great American Novel to life on stage. Indiana Repertory Theatre presented F. Scott Fitzgerald’s THE GREAT GATSBY adapted by Simon Levy. Angela appeared as the desperately lovesick and crass floozy Myrtle Wilson. Naturally. “This project was particularly dear to my heart. It’s a story about running from your past, and coming back home. As an Indianapolis native, IRT was the cradle of several memorable and influential theatrical experiences in my youth. I was an ugly duckling who idolized several of the artists populating this organization. It’s an honor to join their ranks.”
Twas a glorious summer for Shakespeare in the Parks. And best of all, FREE FOR ALL. In the mash-up romantic romp SHAKESPEARE’S GREATEST HITS, Angela starred as Titania Queen of the Fairies (A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM) and Kate the Shrew (THE TAMING OF THE SHREW). CST’s annual Parks Tour is a cultural gem. Pictured: Actor Angela Ingersoll, CST Artistic Director Barbara Gaines, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Actor Tiffany Yvonne Cox.