These may be four adjectives in the English language and taken out
of context don't have much significance, but when used
to describe an individual, they certainly make much more
sense. That individual is one of the leads in Jekyll
and Hyde, Christiane Noll.
Christiane embodies these fine attributes. Add in such
qualities as sense of humor, goal oriented, and adventurous,
you come to see who this fine actress is. Christiane says
the theater industry is "self-absorbing". An actor/actress
has to market themselves. Christiane has the marketable
qualities to move herself from what she describes as the
"new, up and coming, well rounded, understated performer"
to the well known star status.
Christiane is a versatile, multi-faceted actress who insists
she is not "a one trick girl."
Broadway is a milestone for Christiane who started singing
up on a step stool when she was a little girl. Both of her
parents were in the business. Her mother was an opera singer
and her father a conductor. Her parents, who are also her
support structure, helped instill values in how Christiane
now approaches the job. Christiane points out that, "unless
you have lived, felt, and experienced your emotions as well
as read and learned things, you have nothing to act, nothing
to draw on." Christiane has been involved with some wonderful
shows including Grease, Miss Saigon, and City of Angels. Her
involvement in these shows gave her what she refers to as
"life experiences." Christiane has made it to Broadway,
not just because of the support and experience, but also
because of her love and passion for the profession. It is
a passion that shines through in each one of her performances
as Emma Carew at the Plymouth Theater.
Jekyll and Hyde is Christiane's Broadway debut. First national
tours include Jekyll and Hyde (formerly Lisa Carew- original cast-
Joseph Jefferson Award nomination), Grease! (Sandy), Miss
Saigon (Ellen-original cast), City of Angels (Mallory/Avril),
and the international tour of South Pacific where she portrayed
Nellie Forbush, directed by Christopher Renshaw in Thailand.
Favorite Regional include: Jekyll and Hyde (TUTS/5th Ave. Theatre),
All Night Strut (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), Oliver
(Carousel Dinner Theatre), Cinderella, Annie, My Fair Lady,
The Student Prince, Sweeney Todd (Pittsburgh CLO), Encores!
Out of this World (City Center). TV credits include As The World
Turns. Christiane is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.
I met with Christiane in her dressing room after a matinee of Jekyll and Hyde...