Director, Performance Institute

Education

Tracy studied at The Catholic University of America where she received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance.

Performing and Teaching Experience

Tracy has a number of performance credits from theaters across the country. Performances include Broadway: RAGTIME (revival); Signature Theatre: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (Charlotte), TITANIC (Alice Bean), LES MISERABLES (Fantine), GYPSY (Electra), THE BOY DETECTIVE FAILS (World Premiere), COMPANY (Sara); The Kennedy Center: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, PASSION, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, RAGTIME, ME, JANE (World Premiere); Shakespeare Theatre: CANDIDE (World Premiere adaptation by Mary Zimmerman); Goodman Theatre (Chicago): CANDIDE (same adaptation); Olney Theatre: ON THE TOWN (Hildy), CINDERELLA, RANCHO MIRAGE (World Premiere); Ford’s Theatre: 110 IN THE SHADE (Lizzie), RAGTIME (Mother); Studio Theatre: BACHELORETTE; MetroStage: THE LAST FIVE YEARS.

Non-Levine teaching experience include Overtures at Signature Theatre – Head of Vocal Division, Young Artist of America – guest artist and instructor, and ATMTC – voice and music director.

Tracy has also received a number of awards including: Helen Hayes Award, Outstanding Lead Actress in A Musical for Lizzie in 110 in the Shade (Ford’s Theatre, 2016); Helen Hayes Award, Outstanding Supporting Actress in A Musical for Charlotte in A Little Night Music (Signature Theatre, 2017); 7 additional Helen Hayes nominations; and a Member of Actor’s Equity Association since 2000, Member of SAG/AFTRA since 2009.

At Levine

Tracy became the Music Theatre’s Performance Institute Director in summer 2018.

Tracy’s teaching philosophy is: “I believe in Meisner’s philosophy of “living truthfully under imaginary circumstances,” and strive for truth in performing above all, whether it’s being true to the circumstances of the scene, or being true to one’s own instincts both emotionally and vocally. I value an “honest mess” over a “shiny lie” any day. I firmly support diversity in casting in all aspects–racially, gender, size, and ability. I honor the uniqueness of the individual, and the importance of the Ensemble.”