Madison Claire Parks is a Musical Theatre actress and singer most well-known for starring as Luisa in THE FANTASTICKS Off-Broadway at the Jerry Orbach Theatre in New York, for over 400 performances. Madison most recently completed her run as Lilli Vanessi / Kate in KISS ME KATE with The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Prior to that Madison starred as Portia in the West Coast regional premiere of SOMETHING ROTTEN! with Musical Theatre West directed by Something Rotten Broadway cast member Josh Grisetti. Madison has gained critical acclaim across the country as one of the top up and coming classical leading leading ladies of the time having stared in roles such as Laurey Williams in Rodgers & Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA! with North Shore Music Theatre and Musical Theatre West, Nellie Forbush in Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC, opposite Broadway's Ben Davis as Emile de Becque, with Rubicon Theatre Company and The Harrisburg Symphony, and Sarah Brown in GUYS & DOLLS with both Musical Theatre West and Theatre Under The Stars. Madison also starred Off-Broadway as Katherine Talbot in Lerner and Loewe's rarely done musical: THE DAY BEFORE SPRING with The York Theatre Company; the first time the complete piece was done in New York since its original run on Broadway in 1943. Other favorite roles include Cosette in LES MISÉRABLES, Hedy LaRue in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, Lady Larken in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, Marsinah in KISMET, Precious in STEEL PIER, and Daisy Mae in the Los Angeles adaptation of LI’L ABNER. Madison, being one of the leading sopranos in concert work, is a frequent guest soloist with numerous orchestras and symphonies across the country from the Rochester Philharmonic to The Florida Orchestra, to The Grant Park Orchestra and Music Festival in Chicago, and many more.
Madison is a third generation performer and dedicates all her work to her grandmother, MGM Star, Betty Garrett. To read more about Madison's family legacy you can read more