Quinn Lemley star of Burlesque to Broadway and The Heat Is On! A life in concert celebrating Rita Hayworth.
How does a nice Midwestern girl end up in sequins and feathers singing The Standards? Well, Quinn came out of the womb performing. By the age of four, she was starring at her parents chicken n ribs restaurant, The Buffy, hence the feathers, singing to the diverse customers from executives to the local flasher. Far Out Foxy Lady from A Far Out Land enhanced her desire for flashy glamour. Quinn’s passion and education for classic films, especially Rita Hayworth, Big Band, Broadway, Burlesque Music and Humor came from her best friend, Granny Lemley, who shared stories and music transporting Q into another world. By 16, in Bordeaux, France, she was the youngest opera student of the great diva, Christianne Castelli. When she started swinging O mio Babbino caro, it was evident Broadway, jazz and the The American Songbook were her calling! Her first femme fatale role was in The Great American Backstage Musical at Interlochen Arts Academy before heading off to the Big Apple at NYU.
This Hoosier turned New Yorker has appeared Off-Broadway in Israel Horovitz’ Barking Sharks; Sirens Of The Silver Screen; originated the role of Colette in Born To Rhumba! at the Duo Theatre; LaMar in Wanda and The King of Hair at the Abington Theatre. Broadway workshops of Rita!; Hollywood Goddess and a Turkish tour of David Ives’ Universal Language. She has appeared on television on “Good Morning America”, “Oprah, “Geraldo”, etc. On film she played a siren in the recently released film by Hudsons River Films “The Greatest Ears in Town – The Arif Mardin Story” .
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- Vanity Fair
“Drop Dead Gorgeous Looks and Glam Appeal”– Village Voice
“So good, this experience becomes a revelation” – Paper Magazine
“Dazzled with her voice and versatility” – Asbury Park Press
“Sexy, Spicy and Irresistible” – Swingtime Magazine
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Beginner to advanced
Quinn is an active speaker on The Creative Process: From Acorn to Oak Tree and a creativity coach. She gives performance masterclasses and teaches privately in New York City. She is a member of Toastmasters International.
Quinn Lemley, actress, vocalist, coach & producer has performed in major clubs and theatres internationally with her show SIRENS and her MAC Nominated theatre piece, RITA HAYWORTH THE HEAT IS ON! A Life in Concert and BURLESQUE TO BROADWAY, recorded 5 CD's and appeared on Geraldo! Oprah and Good Morning America. Quinn has been featured in "HOW TO BE A WORKING ACTOR" and a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts and Coach U! In addition to her performing, Quinn coaches privately and teaches on-camera acting and presentation skills privately and gives workshops around the country.