bio

Anne Norland is a singer, actress, dancer and teacher living in San Francisco, CA. She is originally from the Washington, DC Metro Area.

Most recently, Anne performed the role of Piggie in Elephant & Piggie’s We are in a Play with the Bay Area Children’s Theatre at the Children’s Creativity Theatre.

This summer, Anne played Sabine in Three Musketeers with Marin Shakespeare Company.

Norland created the role of Fly Girl in BACT’s original production of Fly Guy, the Musical. She is the recipient of a Theatre Bay Area award for Outstanding Female Actor in a Principal Role in a Musical for her performance as Clarice Starling in the San Francisco Premiere of Silence! The Musical, presented by Cloud 9 Theatricals, in association with Lang Entertainment Group and Ray of Light Theatre.

In DC, Anne was awarded a BroadwayWorld, DC award for her role as Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar at the Alden Theatre. Anne was also recognized with a DC Metro Theatre Arts honor for her role as Lucy Brown in The Threepenny Opera at the Greenberg Theatre.

Anne is a proud alum of American University, where she earned her degree in Musical Theatre & K-12 Performing Arts Education. She worked closely under the mentorship of Julie Sara Boyd. Anne is also a 2014 Hangar Theatre Lab Company 2014 and she participated in Signature Theatre’s Overtures Musical Theatre Institute, as well as the Broadway Theatre Project, under the leadership of Ben Vereen and Debra McWaters. Anne trained under Barbara Tirrell, Michael McElory, Kent Gash, and Jason Burrow at New York University as well as with Jen Waldman at the Jen Waldman Studio in New York City.

In addition to performing, Anne directs and music directs theatre performed by children—Annie, Frog & Toad at the Children’s Creativity Museum and Julius Caesar at the Stratford School. Past directorial gigs include abridged editions of Aristocats, The Phantom Tollbooth,  Honk, and James and the Giant Peach with Bay Area Children’s Theatre; You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Kilroy Was Here, and Guys & Dolls in FCPS; and Annie and Hair! in DCPS.

Anne is a full-time high school teacher at the Bay School of San Francisco, where she teaches Humanities and directs the theatrical performances. Prior to the Bay School, Anne taught Language Arts, Speech & Debate, Drama, and Visual Arts at the San Francisco Stratford School.

In her free time, Anne enjoys exploring San Francisco and hiking the beautiful surrounding areas. She looks forward to continuing her exciting performing and teaching career here in Northern California!