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), Maria, then Velma, then Pauline/Somewhere Solo (WEST SIDE STORY, Aspen Opera, Riverside Theatre), Kim MacAffee (BYE BYE BIRDIE), Johanna (SWEENEY TODD), Guinevere u/s (CAMELOT, Glimmerglass), Eileen (I LOVE A PIANO), Marietta (NAUGHTY MARIETTA).
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 coming to New York City Opera, Snake & Angel voice (THE LION, THE UNICORN & ME by Jeanine Tesori, Glimmerglass Festival), & 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 as Thibault u/s (DON CARLOS, Houston Grand Opera) under the direction of John Caird & Patrick Summers, 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, specializing in Bach, Handel, Mozart concert rep.
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.