Madison Hertel

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Madison Hertel is a New York City based singer, actor, and dancer. Born and raised in Northern Michigan, she transplanted to the East Coast to obtain her BFA in Musical Theatre from Ithaca College.  There she performed in musicals including Fun Home (Alison), She Loves Me (Amalia), plays including Hookman (Lexi), Tatjana in Color (Antonia), and multiple dance concerts. Directly out of college, she worked and performed with The Glimmerglass Festival in their prestigious Young Artist Program. There, she was the Principal Dancer in Carmen, directed by Denyce Graves, Ensemble and understudy for Liesl and Louisa in The Sound of Music (dir. Francesca Zambello), and also originated the role of Bagheera in the world premiere of Kamala Sankoram’s new children’s opera, The Jungle Book. Up next, she will be performing in Carmen at the Portland Opera, and performing the role of Anybodys in Francesca Zambello’s production of West Side Story in Cagliari, Italy. As a dancer and choreographer, her upcoming work with co choreographer Aimee Rials is set to perform at The Gibney Center in October. The piece is curated in partnership with the nonprofit Invisible Histories Project and funded by the NYS DanceForce Choreographers Initiative.

Madison is a multidisciplinary artist, interested in all things that facilitate storytelling. Be that Shakespeare, commercial musical theatre, or devised/new plays, Madison brings a creative edge and a hungry drive to every team she joins.