Lauren Haughton is thrilled to join the Broadway tour or WICKED straight from the Broadway production. She is the understudy for Nessarose and swing for the female ensemble. She hails from Atlanta, GA and made her Off-Broadway debut in FOOLS OF LOVE. Some of her regional favorites include Lola in DAMN YANKEES. Velma in CHICAGO, Belle in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Irene in CRAZY FOR YOU, and Texas in CABARET. She had the amazing opportunity to collaborate on new works including TURN OF THE CENTURY directed by Tommy Tune and starring Jeff Daniels, SAMMY at The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, and HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON at Maine State Music Theatre. Lauren is a graduate of the prestigious Syracuse University Theater Department and absolutely loves working with students as a Broadway Connectin Teacher! Her Broadway Connection classes have been praised across the country, "Our students grew technically and loved every minute of class with Lauren. We look forward to our next Broadway Connection!"
This was one of the best Master Classes ever! Shannon taught the kids exactly what they hoped she would! Please let me know next year's schedule ASAP! I am so very fortunate to have found Broadway Connection (and so are my students!) Thanks again for this great opportunity.” - V. Hartkopf
Thayne's positive outlook, sincere encouragement to each dancer and his obvious talent all packaged together made for an inspirational morning. He had so much knowledge to share and all the dancers came out motivated to work hard and be better. And I loved the fact that he had so much varied experience -- stage, tv, film, etc!” - S. Ferree