Lance Olds

Lance Olds grew up near Seattle, acting/singing at a young age in the children’s chorus at Seattle Opera, doing plays with Seattle Children’s Theatre, A Contemporary Theatre, and Seattle Rep - (including being directed by Daniel Sullivan in Richard III). He then went to NYU Tisch School of the Arts, attending CAP21 and Classical Studio. Shortly after graduating (with honors) he spent a year traveling the US with the Footloose 1st National Tour (understudying Christian Borle) and became a company member of the NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players (with whom he’s sung principal roles, fight captained, and as of now performed 11 of the 13 G&S operettas). He continues that collaboration and will be performing in Patience, The Mikado, and The Pirates of Penzance during the 2023-24 NYGASP Season.  Other career highlights include Carnival! at the Kennedy Center (directed by Robert Longbottom), playing the anti-hero of episode 7 of MTV’s scripted series Eye Candy, and several years as a “swing” for the long-running off-Broadway show Naked Boys Singing! In addition to acting, Lance teaches ballroom, swing, line, and square dancing. With his ballroom dance expertise, he’s been hired as a principal dancer for several feature films: Kate & Leopold, Mona Lisa Smile, Stepford Wives, and Disney's Enchanted.  He also works with LEAP (Learning Through an Expanded Arts Program) bringing arts programming to NYC school children!