Annette Houlihan Verdolino

Annette Houlihan Verdolino was named “the secret sauce of Vegas’ theatre scene” by The Las Vegas Review Journal and is grateful to be slathered across so many local productions. Her first foray with A Public Fit was in Alabaster, playing the mystical goat, Weezy. She most recently camouflaged as Sheldon Wynn in A Very Vegas Christmas Carol at Majestic Repertory Theatre. She has been seen and heard in the Arts District as Fraulein Kaeseschwiess in The Sandman, Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, Margaret White in Carrie, the Commissioner in Accidental Death of an Anarchist, and terrifying 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 at NYU, she has camped through the finest in downtown NY, fringe, and cabaret: with Miss Coco Peru in My Goddamn Cabaret, as Mother Helen Lawson in The Tragic and Horrible Life of the Singing Nun, and originating the role of Bridget/Maggie in Lizzie: The Musical at HERE.

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 dual citizen of Ireland and the U.S. Do mo mháthair, mo sheanmháthair, mo aintíní, agus mo dheirfiúracha.