Annette Houlihan Verdolino was named “the secret sauce of Vegas’ theatre scene” by The Las Vegas Review Journal and is constantly humbled, bewildered, and grateful that she gets to slather herself across so many productions. She most recently inhabited the The Sandman at Majestic Repertory Theatre. Previously in Downtown Las Vegas, she has been seen as Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd and Margaret White in Carrie. She’s also remembered for terrifying her students in Miss Margarida’s Way at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Other credits include Iowa Housewife in Menopause the Musical (Vegas/National Tour), and Jack’s Mother in Into the Woods (LVRJ “Tony” Award).
Originally from Queens and a graduate of the High School of Performing Arts and NYU, she has emoted, camped, and sang through the finest in downtown NY, fringe, and cabaret (with Miss Coco Peru in My Goddamn Caberet, as Mother Helen Lawson in Blair Fell’s The Tragic and Horrible Life of the Singing Nun, originating the role of Bridget/Maggie in Lizzie: The Musical at HERE). Her own cabaret shows at NYC’s Don’t Tell Mamas and HERE include “Alone At Last” and “Doin’ It All For You,” and were extended by popular demand.
Additionally, her extraordinarily varied career includes being an internationally beloved burlesque emcee (as Blanche DeBris), working in London for several years (Blair Fell’s Burning Habits at the Drill Hall), and being carried around by Tarzan in Magic Mike. She is a proud member of AEA (thanks to originating the title role in Theatreworks USA’s Harriet the Spy) and SAG-AFTRA.