Sarah Parnicky is an actress in New York City who 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 include: Mary Poppins (Kansas City Starlight), Billie (NICE WORK...TOUR, tv shoot), Ellie u/s (SHOWBOAT, Houston Grand Opera), Marietta (NAUGHTY MARIETTA), Kim MacAffee (BYE BYE BIRDIE), Eileen (I LOVE A PIANO), Johanna (SWEENEY TODD), Guinevere u/s (CAMELOT), Jet Girl/Somewhere Solo (WEST SIDE STORY, Aspen Opera, Riverside Theatre).
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 with Songfest in Malibu.
Following her theater idol's training path, Sarah started her vocal career in opera, performing Thibault (DON CARLOS, Houston Grand Opera) under the direction of John Caird, Musetta (BOHEME, Teatro dell'unione), Papagena (MAGIC FLUTE, Aspen Opera), Miss Wordsworth (ALBERT HERRING), Zerlina (DON GIOVANINI), Princess (L'ENFANT), Tytania (MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM), Barbarina, Susanna u/s (LE NOZZE) with Lina Wertmuller. Sarah has performed in solo recital at Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA, and performed extensively in concert, specialized in Bach, Handel, Mozart concert pieces.
Before acting/singing, Sarah grew up a professional dancer as a Western Ballet Theatre apprentice and Edge PAC scholarship student. Dance credits include: Solo Dancer (STABAT MATER by Jessica Lang Dance) at Glimmerglass, Cygnet (SWAN LAKE), soloist (SILK & STEEL) and Clara (NUTCRACKER) with Western Ballet Theatre. Dance continues to inform Sarah's role interpretations on stage.