Bio: Hannah Elless is making her Broadway debut! She comes to Godspell directly from the Broadway national tour of Mamma Mia! Her credits consist of work with several New York and regional theaters including her most recent appearance as Mary in the world premiere of Neil Bartram and Brian Hill's new musical, The Adventures of Pinocchio, at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

Favorite credits include: V-Day (NYMF, Urban Stages); The Giver (NAMT, New World Stages); Beautiful Disaster w/Leslie Kritzer (Joe's Pub); Living for Today, One More Sleep til' Christmas w/William Finn (Laurie Beechman Theater); Private Lives, The Emperor's New Clothes (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Lizzie in Baby (Actors Theatre Company); Ophelia in Hamlet (Epic Theater); Aricia in Phaedra (Whole Art Theater); Constance in The Three Musketeers (All Ears Theatre); Linnet Bird in Oscar Wilde At His Best (Rodeo Theatre).

Hannah is a native of southwest Michigan where she graduated from Western Michigan University with a BFA in Music Theatre Performance. Gratitude and love to God and family. Psalm 28:7

Role You're Playing:

Understudy

Hometown:

Kalamazoo, MI

Song You Sang at Your Godspell Audition:

A song that was originally a duet but I turned it into a solo, and "Bless the Lord" from the Godspell.

Something You Can Do That Others Can't:

Play a lot of instruments! My favorites are drums, guitar, piano and mandolin. I grew up in a big, musical family. Also, I can parallel park a 15-passenger van. (Did I mention the big family?)

First Broadway Show You Ever Saw:

I had seen several Broadway tours come through my hometown but my first New York Broadway show was The Little Mermaid.

Pop Culture Guilty Pleasure:

Top Chef! I am such a food dork.

Words of Wisdom for Aspiring Performers:

No theatre gig is too small. Work leads to work, so take the job!

Why you love Godspell:

For me it's about the music and the love that everyone leaves singing and sharing. And more than that, it's an amazing retelling of the greatest story in the history of the world!