Master Class: Alice Ripley
About the Artist
Alice Ripley appears as Kathleen in the new Netflix half-hour comedy Girlboss. She has earned critical acclaim and won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical and Helen Hayes awards for her work as Diana in the Pulitzer Prize winning rock opera Next to Normal. Additionally, Ms. Ripley received Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations for her portrayal of conjoined twin Violet Hilton in Side Show. As part of the original Broadway casts, Alice also originated the Broadway roles of Janet Weiss in The Rocky Horror Show, Molly Ivors in James Joyce's The Dead, Betty Schaefer in Sunset Boulevard, the Specialist's Assistant in The Who's Tommy, and Bathsheba in King David, as well as having a long stay at the Imperial Theatre as Fantine in Les Miserables. 2016 saw Alice in the original Broadway cast of American Psycho.
TV spots include 30 Rock, Blue Bloods, Hee Haw and Royal Pains.
Ms. Ripley won three Best Acting awards for the indie musical favorite SUGAR!, which recently gained distribution and was presented on the 2016 festival circuit. 2017 will see the Broadway Records release of the music of SUGAR!. Other film credits include Sing Along, Isn't It Delicious, The Adulterer, Bear With Us, Temptation and Muckland.
Ms. Ripley is an accomplished musician and has written and produced her own music. Each fall, Alice returns to Buenos Aires for the annual Next to Casi Normales concerts, co-starring Jennifer Damiano and Fernando Dente.