Sarah Parnicky is gaining notice as an emerging leading lady "in an impressive Off Broadway debut" creating Susanna/Sister Mary Jo in the New World Stages production of DESPERATE MEASURES (Winner of Outer Critics Circle & OBA Outstanding Musical, Drama Desk Outstanding Music & Outstanding Lyrics Awards). Regional credits include: SHOW BOAT (Houston Grand Opera directed by Francesca Zambello & conducted by Patrick Summers), Cole Porter's YOU NEVER KNOW (Broadway World Award & Andes Award for Best Actress in a Musical), MARY POPPINS (Kansas City Starlight), SWEENEY TODD (concert) & CAMELOT (Glimmerglass), WEST SIDE STORY (Aspen Opera, Riverside Theatre), I LOVE A PIANO, BYE BYE BIRDIE. Sarah also portrayed Billie in Kathleen Marshall's NICE WORK...on tour TV shoot.
Passionate about creating new works, Sarah recently workshopped WHEN WOMAN BECAME SEA with Robert O'Hara and Alaine Alldaffer & originated St. Agnes in the world premier of Tom Cipullo's INSOMNIA. Workshops include: Jeanine Tesori's THE UNICORN & ME (Glimmerglass Festival), DEAR ERICH a Jazz Opera by Ted Rosenthal coming to New York City Opera in 2019, and WILDE TALES (Glimmerglass Festival) by acclaimed film composer Laura Karpman.
Following her theater idol's training path, Sarah started her vocal career in opera in Verdi's french DON CARLOS (Houston Grand Opera) under the direction of John Caird & baton of Patrick Summers. She performed the canon of light lyric coloratura roles in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO & LA BOHEME (Teatro dell'unione directed by Lina Wertmuller), MAGIC FLUTE (Aspen Opera), ALBERT HERRING, DON GIOVANINI, L'ENFANT, MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. 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 soloist roles in STABAT MATER by Jessica Lang Dance at Glimmerglass, SWAN LAKE, and Clara in the NUTCRACKER with Western Ballet Theatre. Dance continues to inform Sarah's role interpretations on stage.