Anita in West Side Story.
About the Artist:
Gabrielle McClinton is making her HGO debut. She has been performing Annie (understudy for Velma Kelly) on Broadway in the musical Chicago and will return to that show after HGO’s West Side Story run. McClinton understudied the role of the Leading Player in the 2013 Tony Award–winning musical Pippin. After covering the role for almost a year, she took over the role of the Leading Player for the first national Broadway touring company. Other roles include Whatsername in the first national Broadway tour of Green Day’s American Idiot, Molly in Peter and the Starcatcher at South Coast Repertory, and other roles at theaters including the Alliance, the St. Louis Muny, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She has performed in many readings and workshops in New York City under the direction of Jeff Calhoun, Charles Randolph Wright, Chris Messina, Joe Ricci, and Josh Rhodes. She has also guest starred on The Mentalist and has had roles in the films Fun Size and Won’t Back Down, starring Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Originally from Los Angeles, California, she made the move east to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she earned her BFA in music theater/acting from Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. She now resides in New York City.