“Sarah Parnicky brings to mind the great actresses of the golden age of musical theater who can sing, dance, and deliver laughs with a knowing nonchalance.”
— Detroit Examiner

...well sung and unusually well danced.

— Wall Street Journal

Sarah is an actress whose career began in dance (Western Ballet Theatre, Edge PAC) & then opera (Houston Grand Opera, Glimmerglass Festival) before bringing her to theatre in New York City.   Sarah  won the Broadway World Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her work as Maria in Cole Porter's YOU NEVER KNOW. RECENT THEATRE ROLES:  Mary Poppins (Kansas City Starlight), Ellie u/s (SHOWBOAT, HGO),  Billie (NICE WORK...TOUR, tv shoot). Marietta (NAUGHTY MARIETTA), Kim MacAffee (BYE BYE BIRDIE), Eileen (I LOVE A PIANO), Johanna (SWEENEY TODD), CAMELOT,  Velma (WEST SIDE STORY, Aspen Opera), Somewhere solo, Pauline (WEST SIDE STORY).  

Passionate about American contemporary music, Sarah actively reads and premieres new works in NYC. She sang Lili in DEAR ERICH a Jazz Opera by Ted Rosenthal, Snake & Angel voice (THE LION, THE UNICORN & ME by Jeanine Tesori),  premiered St. Agnes in Tom Cipullo's Insomnia.


Sarah started her career in dance as a Western Ballet Theatre apprentice and Edge PAC scholarship student.  DANCE ROLES: include: Solo Dancer (STABAT MATER by Jessica Lang Dance), Cygnet (SWAN LAKE), soloist (SILK & STEEL)  and Clara (NUTCRACKER).

Sarah holds a BM and MM in opera performance from the University of Southern California, studied at Aspen Opera Theatre, Songfest, was a Glimmerglass Young Artist, and began her career at Houston Grand Opera. OPERA ROLES: Thibault (DON CARLOS, Houston Grand), Musetta (BOHEME, Teatro dell'unione), Papagena (Aspen), Miss Wordsworth (ALBERT HERRING), Serpetta (LA FINTA GIARDINIERA), Zerlina (DON GIOVANINI), Papagena (THE MAGIC FLUTE), Princess (L'ENFANT), Tytania (MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM),  Barbarina (LE NOZZE).  CONCERT ROLES:  Handel's MESSIAH, Bach's JOHANNES PASSION, JAUCHZET GOTT, COFFEE CANTATA, and WEDDING CANTATA, Mozart's EXSULTATE JUBILATE, VORREI SPIEGARVI, Faure's REQUIEM, Schubert's MASS IN G.