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Credits

DIANE HILL

AEA, SAG Eligible

HT: 5'4”   WT: 110   Hair: Blonde    

VOICE: Legit Soprano with strong low belt

Degrees: Ph.D.Theatre, Wayne State University

                Master of Arts Theatre, University of Michigan

                Bachelor of Music Voice, University of Michigan

Location: Detroit, Michigan

                Ready and Willing to travel

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Regional Theatre (representative)

The Fantasticks /  Hattie Mae (in new version with mothers instead of fathers) / Flint Repertory Theatre

Steel Magnolias  /  M'Lynn / Riverbank Theatre 

The Actors /  Jean Penny Seats

Jenny's House of Joy  /  Frances / The DIO / Review 

The Lifespan of a Fact  (Wilde Award Best Play)  /  Emily Penrose / Theatre NOVA / Reviews

A New Brain  /  Mimi / Theatre NOVA and The Ringwald Theatre / Review         CLIP

Miss Education  /  Belinda Roth / Obsidian Theatre Festival

Admissions  /  Sherri / Theatre NOVA / Reviews

The How and the Why (Wilde Award Best Actress)  Zelda / Theatre NOVA / Reviews

Follies in Concert  /  Phylis/ Theatre NOVA / Photos

The Totalitarians  /  Penelope Easter / Theatre NOVA / Reviews      CLIP

Wit (Wilde Award Best Actress) / Vivian Bearing / Breathe Art Theatre Project 

Next to Normal / Diana / Two Muses Theatre    CLIP

Company / Sarah / The Ringwald Theatre 

The Glass Menagerie / Amanda / The Theatre Company 

God of Carnage / Veronica / Two Muses Theatre 

Cabaret / Fraulein Schneider / The Theatre Company

The Light in the Piazza / Margaret / Two Muses Theatre    CLIP

Something Wicked this Way Comes / Mrs. Halloway /  Meadow Brook Theatre

The Revolutionists (Wilde Award Best Show)  / Olympe de Gouges / Theatre NOVA / Reviews

I Do! I Do! (Ann Arbor News Award Best Actress Musical) / Agnes / Kerrytown Concert House      CLIP

Be a Good Little Widow  Hope / Open Book Theatre Company

Steel Magnolias / Clairee / Two Muses Theatre 

PossessedDottie / Purple Rose Theatre

‘night, Mother (Rogue Award/Best Duo) / Mama / Breathe Art Theatre Project / Review

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change / Woman 2 / Two Muses Theatre     CLIP

Mame / Mame / Croswell Opera House   CLIP

Chapter Two w/ Robin Strasser / Faye / Cherry County Playhouse

Annie Miss Hannigan / Encore Musical Theatre          CLIP

Relatively Speaking /  Shelia / Smith Theatre

EpiphanyWoman / Tipping Point Theatre

Same Time, Next YearDoris / Two Muses Theatre and Cornwell's Dinner Theatre 

To Kill a Mockingbird  Miss Maudie / The Actor’s Theatre, Windsor

Mercy Seat Abbey / Capitol Theatre, Windsor

Goblin Market / Laura / Kerrytown Concert House      CLIP

The Odd Couple (female version) / Florence / Two Muses Theatre 

Nobody’s Gilgul / Justine Headrip / Jewish Ensemble Theatre

Anything Goes / Reno / Bonstelle Theatre     CLIP      Tap Dancing CLIP

Day in Hollywood/Night in the Ukraine  Nina / Cherry County Playhouse    Tap Dancing CLIP

Arcadia / Lady Croom / MorrisCo Art Theatre

Agnes of God / Agnes / Performance Network

A Little Night Music /  Charlotte /  Croswell Opera House

Shear Madness / Barbara, Mrs. Shubert / Detroit's Gem Theatre

Broad Strokes / Stephanie, PJ / New Works Festival 

Summer and Smoke / Alma /  Performance Network

Candide with Michigan Opera Theatre / Conchita / Dayton Opera Co and Detroit's Fisher Theatre 

Barefoot in the Park / Corie / Howmet Playhouse, Whitehall

Importance of Being Earnest / Gwendolen / Performance Network 

Norma w/ Joan Sutherland / Mezzo / Michigan Opera Theatre at Detroit's Masonic Temple

Quilters / Dana, Jody, Jane (us) / Meadow Brook Theatre

Threepenny Opera / Coaxer / Hilberry Theatre

2010 - present
2010 - present
Film & Television 

War Flowers with Christina Ricci | Supporting | Interlight Entertainment | Director: SergeRodnunsky  CLIP     

Girlhood | Principal | Director: Celia Harmelink
A Day in the Life
| Principal | Fresh Coast Films | Dir: Philip Brimer

Funjet Vacation Show (weekly TV spot) | Spokesperson | WDIV. Channel 4    CLIP

She Lights Up Well with Tsai Chin | Principal | Director: Joyce Wu                                        

Heartlock (feature film) | Supporting | Director: Jon Kauffman

Beyond the Pale (feature film) | Principal | Spleen Productions / Director: Victor Fanucchi  CLIP

midEASTmidWEST (short film) | Supporting | KOUPD’Cinema

Self Improvement (short film) | Principal |  Director: Karen Ostrovitz CLIP

Human Achievement (feature film) | Principal | Director: Dan Jones  CLIP

Voices (feature film) | Principal | AA Flash Films Productions

Linkin Park Music Video | Principal |  Tool of North America  CLIP                                                                                  

Commercial 

Industrial Film

SPOKESPERSON CLIPS : Beaumont / Student Assessment / Funjet TV show 

SPECTRUM HEALTH / Lead / Th3rd Coast Entertainment & Training

MACY'S  / Lead / Macy's Corporation                    

ASSET HEALTH /  Lead / Rare Medium Welldone Productions

MICHIGAN WORKS! / Lead / State of Michigan

BEAUMONT HOSPITAL / Spokesperson / Corporate Video Services   CLIP

T.E.A.M / Spokesperson / Media Genesis, Inc.             

SPARROW HOSPITAL / Lead /  Such Video, Inc.                                   

TEACHER’S DISCOVERY / Spokesperson (Ear Prompter) / Devise Creative Video Productions

COMPUWARE /  Lead / Mindfield Productions

TONY V’S SUNROOM /  Lead /  Temo

TRINITY HEALTH / Spokesperson (Ear Prompter) / CV Media Solutions

CNA LAWYERS / Lead / CV Media Solutions

FARMER JACK / Lead / Corporate Video Services

FORD / Lead / Production Alley

SKILLS, INC. / Lead /  Michigan Media Productions

K-MART / Lead / Dan Susko, Producer

RIVERSIDE HOSPITAL / Lead / Toledo, Ohio

K-MART / Principal /  Big City Productions

Nutrition for Aids Patients / Spokesperson / University of Michigan

THE SECOND SUIT / Lead / Inst of Continuing Legal Education

BUICK CENTURY / Product Preview Video / Jackson-Dawson               

ISUZU / Narrator and Product Specialist / Productions Plus 

                  

Voice-over      LISTEN TO DEMO 

CAMPBELL’S SOUP / Spokesperson / MARS Advertising

THE DESIGNATE / Radio Commercial / Radish Creative

FLAME HEATING / Radio Commercial / Grace and Wild, Greg Smith Producer

MIAMI CITY ZOO  / Narrator / Wall Street Productions

MICHIGAN NURSES ASSOCIATION / Principal role of Nurse / Dana Newhouse

NEWCOMERS WELCOME / Spokesperson for Video / Wilkinson Visual

DOW—Disaster by Fire / Played role of Ida Coons / Wall Street Productions                     

CHEVROLET / Spokesperson / Jackson-Dawson

“Plan-It” Promo CD / Character and Spokesperson / Human Pulse   

BUICK CENTURY / Spokesperson / Jackson-Dawson

CHEVY VENTURE / Spokesperson / Jackson-Dawson

EDEN FOODS / Spokesperson / Eden Foods

DON’T SMOKE CAMPAIGN / Character role  / Public Service Announcement

TV Commercials    

Extensive list available upon request--a few  CLIPS

Professional Training

Ph.D., Theatre—Wayne State University, Rumble Scholar;

Master of Arts, Theatre; Bachelor of Music, Voice—University of Michigan, Musical Comedy Scholarship

Additional Voice Training:  Twelve years of study with professors at University of Michigan and Wayne State

Dance Training:  Jazz, Ballet, and Tap at Dance Theatre Studio in Ann Arbor

Additional Acting Training:   Uta Hagen; Michael Chekhov Technique: Slava Dolgatchev, Lenard Petit, Joanna Merlin, Ted Pugh; Meisner Technique,  Purple Rose Theatre; Second City and Improvisation Workshops in Chicago, Toronto, New York; Classical Theatre Company of U of D; Audition Intensive with Claire Simon and Erica Daniels

SPECIAL SKILLS

Ear Prompter, Teleprompter, Voice Over, College Acting Teacher, Work with children well, Read Music, Legit Soprano with Belt, Play classical piano and folk guitar, Dance: Tap, Jazz, Salsa and Hip Hop, Experienced Choreographer, Dialects (British, Southern, Texas, Cockney, New York, German), Drive a Stick, Conduct Music, Cut Hair, Yoga, Roller Blade, Tennis Player

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