Tara Hugo, singer, actress
Tara Hugo's first performance was I'm An Old Cowhand at age 7 in Amarillo Texas, her last Infinity by Philip Glass performed at the Coronet Theatre in London June 30th and July 1st 2023. She trained as an actress at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London under Hugh Cruttwell, and continued with Uta Hagen in New York. Tara began her career as a leading actress at the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, followed by other American theatres and New York theatres including Broadway.

As a Principal Singer for Philip Glass: Tara toured off and on for two years with Book of Longing, (Glass's collaboration with Leonard Cohen.) Comprised of 4 singers and 7 musicians, including Glass, the song cycle was conducted by Michael Riesman and staged by choreographer Susan Marshall. Other Glass work includes The Bacchae, directed by JoAnne Akalaitis at the NYSF, Philip Glass and Friends at the Issue Project Room Brooklyn and the Garrison Institute, NY, and City Winery NY, Glassfest Bristol UK, the RADA Festival London, Monsters of Grace celebrating the Composer's 80th birthday and Whistleblower by Jerry Quickley . For Glass's Days and Nights Festival: Tara Hugo Sings Glass 2013 and Amsterdam 2016. In 2017 the festival premiered Infinity by Glass and Arturo Bejar sung by Tara. After several cancelled live performances of Infinity due to the pandemic, the piece was filmed, to be released late 2021/2022. Solo work for Glass also includes an acapella recording for his score for The Crucible.

Theatre and Film: In London, after a series of successful engagements as a singer in her own show directed by Alan Rickman, Tara appeared at the Donmar Warehouse under Sam Mendes, and received critical acclaim for her Jenny Diver' in Phyllida Lloyd's Threepenny Opera (Laurence Olivier Award nomination). More London and EU shows include: Bilbao at the Batignano Festival, Banares for Bettina Jonic's Salon at the Royal Albert Hall, a guest artist for Henry Goodman's Metropolis Kabarett at the Royal National Theatre London. Happy End at the Nottingham Playhouse (American Express Award Nomination for Best Musical). The title role in Nirvana In Arthur Kopit's Road to Nirvana at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh (UK Premiere) , Jacqueline in Terry Johnson's production of La Cage aux Folles at the Chocolate Factory, Legacy Falls by James Burns, directed by Ian Poitier (London Offie Nomination; a transfer to the NYSF), Andrew McBean's Jaguar Extravaganza at Earls Court, Therese Raquin at the Finborough Theatre (transfer to the Park Theatre) Tara's first film role was as Gumshoe' in Richard Attenborough's In Love and War, which led to other film and tv work including United 93, Hellboy and most recently, Kingsmen: The Golden Circle and BBC's Silent Witness

Tara Hugo sings a wide range of music including contemporary, jazz, blues, and country, as well as her own lyrics and compositions, performed in the US and Europe and at the Cinegrill in Los Angeles where her father, a professional jazz musician, joined her. She later made a recording with her father Hugo Loewenstern, titled Music for Art, which includes the artwork of her mother, Mary Lou Loewenstern. Recordings available: Tara Hugo Sings Philip Glass (OMM), Book of Longing (OMM) Threepenny Opera (TER), Anything Goes (TER) Therese Raquin (TER)

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