Anne Runolfsson is one of those rare artists whose unique versatility has allowed her a distinguished career not only in the theater, but also in recording studios, intimate cabaret spaces, and concert halls throughout the world.
The New York Times proclaimed, “Ms. Runolfsson has a flexible virtuosity, between ethereal melodiousness and piercing big-moment resonance,” while the LA Times called her “a savvy and thoughtful performer.”
She recently completed a two-year run on Broadway as the tempestuous diva Carlotta Giudacelli in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera, the longest running show in Broadway history. Hal Prince referred to her performance as a “revelation.” Prior to that, she made an absolute splash in Victor/Victoria as standby to Dame Julie Andrews and Liza Minnelli. She performed the title role over 120 times to great acclaim and went on to recreate the role in the National. Other Broadway and National Tour credits include the role of Roxane in the Tony-nominated Cyrano – The Musical and Fantine in Les Miserables. Off-Broadway and regional credits include A Little Night Music, Showboat, and Funny Girl.
Anne has appeared as a soloist at Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall (with Tenor Jose Carreras), The Kennedy Center, Town Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, The Russian Tea Room, The 92nd Street Y, and with The National Symphony, The Boston Pops, and many other orchestras.
Anne was awarded the MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabaret) award for Best Female Vocalist, and was a Drama League Honoree for her work in Cyrano – The Musical. Her many recordings include the International Cast Album of Les Miserables, Listen to My Heart, Broadway Musicals of 1933, and her solo debut recording, At Sea, which was critically acclaimed nationwide and can be purchased at annerunolfsson.com.
She is the proud mother of Tess Adams, who has already made her Broadway debut in Les Miserables and has sung with the National Symphony, the Utah Symphony, the Boston Pops, and the Seattle Symphony.
Anne Runolfsson joins the Cape Symphony on February 17 and 18 for Broadway Rocks!