Brenna Caldwell, Actor
Brenna Caldwell is an actress based in New York City, originally from Oklahoma. Most recently seen as Sophie in Theatre Tulsa's production of MAMMA MIA, she was described as "a winning Sophie, mixing innocence and impetuousness in equal measure and demonstrating powerful, assured singing" - James Watts
In May 2020, Brenna completed her master’s in musical theatre performance at NYU in the voice studio of Jeremy Aye. She received her undergraduate degree in classical voice performance with a minor in German from the University of North Texas where she was a member of the Grand Chorus, University Singers, and the renowned A Capella Choir directed by Jerry McCoy. She also served as the soprano soloist and section leader at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Dallas while at UNT.
Credits: Glinda in THE WIZARD OF OZ (Artisan Center Theatre), Geminae in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM (LOOK Musical Theatre), GYPSY (LOOK Musical Theatre). NYU credits: Broadway Orchestra Concert featuring Lindsay Mendez, Rags, Classical Voice Collective French Cabaret, Teeny Tiny Julius Ceasar: Brutus II, Ligarius. Caldwell is also a recording artist, composer, and lyricist on the album Journey To Paradise with the One Sound Label featured in “Love is You” and “A Little More Time”.
Caldwell grew up in the home of a professional cellist, and intended to be one herself, prior to discovering her passion for voice in high school show choir. She was the principal cellist of the Tulsa Youth Symphony Orchestra (TYSO) and two-time TYSO concerto competition winner. She placed second in the prestigious Crescendo Awards and first in the OMTA Senior Auditions. A student of Brooks Whitehouse and Kari Caldwell, she remains an accomplished cellist and substitutes with the Tulsa Symphony and the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas.
Caldwell is passionate world traveler, self-acclaimed food snob, WSET 1 Certified (Wine and Spirits Education Trust), and dog mother to her beloved Shiba Inu, Babette.