About Anastasia Barzee
Ms. Barzee has starred on Broadway in numerous musicals and plays. They include: The Tony Award winning production of Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 as Lady Mortimer opposite Kevin Kline, The Tony award winning Urinetown as Hope, Jekyll & Hyde as Emma, and Miss Saigon as the American wife Ellen. She created and starred as Josephine in the West End production of Napoleondirected by Francesca Zambello. Back Stateside, Anastasia created the role of Betty Haynes in the Musical White Christmas directed by Walter Bobbie. Also with Bobbie directing, Anastasia played Lorna Moon in Golden Boy (musical) for New York’s City Center Encores series. For this portrayal, Ben Brantley of The New York Times wrote, “Ms Barzee has a pure-lined, heartfelt way with a song”, and the Daily News critic Howard Kissel wrote, ” Barzee is devastating, especially the way she catches every nuance of the haunting title song”.
Among her many regional credits are The Kennedy Center’s Sondheim Celebration production of Merrily We Roll Along. Her performance of the wronged wife Beth, who sings NOT A DAY GOES BY won her rave reviews and she was asked to reprise a performance of the song for Lincoln Center’s Sondheim Celebration Concert. She will also be singing at the Kennedy Center’s re-union concert next Summer (2012) in D.C.
In television, Ms. Barzee has guest starred on numerous shows including: Law & Order:SVU, White Collar, Law & Order, Murder She Wrote with Angela Lansbury, Get a Life (as Chris Elliot’s girlfriend), Herman’s Head (as Herman’s girlfriend) and more. She appeared in the 2010 Doug Liman feature Fair Game opposite Sean Penn.
She can be heard on original cast recordings of WHITE CHRISTMAS, NAPOLEON, and SUNSET BOULEVARD.