Lynsey Shmukler (born circa 1966). Actress, choreographer.
She graduated fron Wits in 1987 with a BA Dramatic Art.
Lynsey began her career in 1976 at the age of ten as Brigitta in the Brickhill/Burke production of The Sound of Music. As a child she appeared in numerous stage and television shows. Since graduating her career has followed a varied path ranging from film, television commercials, to dance, cabaret and industrial launches.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
During her four years at Wits she devised, directed and choreographed a number of productions, most notably Laagerhythms for the 1986 Grahamstown Festival. She was also involved in the student productions of Happy as a Sandbag and Guys and Dolls.
For NAPAC she has appeared in Singin' in the Rain; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for PACT, assistant choreographer to Wally Green on Divorce Me Darling for Wits; she played Aida in Playboys (1990) and Bebe in A Chorus Line (1992). She appeared as Mimsie in Summer Holiday in 1998.
She did the choreography of Robin's A Cruise-Ou.
Work on film includes Reason to Die and Masque of the Red Death.
SACD 1977/78; 1980/81.
Playboys programme notes.
A Chorus Line theatre programme, 1992.
Summer Holiday programme notes, 1998.
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