Chrisse Roccaro
 
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Chrisse can be seen in the feature film Extraordinary Measures with Harrison Ford; in 'The Two Live Crew Job' in Season II of TNT Network's Leverage; and in the TNT series episode, The Librarians...And the Fables of Doom. She had two fabulous scenes with Reece Witherspoon in Wild that were left on the cutting room floor. She appears in "Beatlemania," the Oregon episode of Katie Letien's 50-state project on her YouTube Channel.


Chrisse Roccaro’s career as a character actress, singer and teacher, performing for stage, radio, television, and film, has spanned more years in Portland and New York than she's willing to count.


Recent appearances have included Charlotte in Lettice & Lovage; Ethel in Do I Hear A Waltz?; Fonsia in The Gin Game; All By Myself!, a solo Cabaret; Grandma Kurnitz in Lost In Yonkers; featured soloist in Bob Sterry's 2012 Atomic Summer Show and a set in 2 
evenings of Cabaret Chanteuse at Tony Starlight's Supper Club; Hannah the Matchmaker in Crossing Delancey; Clairee in Steel Magnolias; Beatrice in The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man in the Moon Marigolds; Doris in The Cemetery Club; Karen in Jake's Women; Gen. Cartwright in Guys & Dolls; Fr. Schneider in Cabaret; Grandmother in Women & Wallace; Saulina/Sally in Old Money; Monica in By the Bog of Cats; Mother in Da; Judy/Ginger in Ruthless; and Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit, for which she won a 2003 Drammy Award for Outstanding Achievement by an Actress in a Supporting Role and a 2003 OTAS Award for Best Actress in a Play. She created the role of Aunt Concetta in La Famiglia: Who Stole My Dead Husband?

Recent directorial credits include Love Is Enough; A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum; A Thousand Clowns; Brendan Behan One Acts; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; The Only Way Out Is Through (premier 09); The Road To Mecca; Three Viewings; Same Time Next Year; Side By Side By Sondheim; No Way To Treat A Lady; Quilters; Cabaret; and the opera, Rita, and Scenes from Mozart for Lewis & Clark College. She was musical director for the premier of Can't Say I Do, presented by Key Productions in January 2007.  She is a member of Vivace Voices/Fireside Carolers and has been a volunteer facilitator at The Dougy Center For Grieving Children and Families since 1997.

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