Lynsey Shmukler

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Lynsey Shmukler (born circa 1966). Actress, choreographer.

Biography

Youth

Training

She graduated fron Wits in 1987 with a BA Dramatic Art.


Career

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

Performed in The Sound of Music (as “Brigitta” in 1976 for PACT and in 1977 for Brickhill-Burke), The Archon (1979), The Wonderful World of Make Believe, Night of 100 Stars.

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.

Awards, etc

Sources

SACD 1977/78; 1980/81.

Playboys programme notes.

A Chorus Line theatre programme, 1992.

Summer Holiday programme notes, 1998.


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