Martha Wigmore

Last updated

October 12, 2020
 

Martha’s current news

Looking forward to performing again in 2021!! Voices on the Piedmont: Up and coming Twin Cities jazz vocalist Martha Wigmore is currently immersed in exploring the riches of the Jazz piedmont – the place of sophistication and the exceptional. Joined by Twin Cities favorites Jennifer Lund and Lori Bloomberg, with excellent Twin Cities musicians on piano and bass, and inspired by the heights of shared mentor, Vicky Mountain, Martha honors classic vintages and new creations, providing an enchanting evening of jazz.

Biography

In the past 15 years Martha has performed a rich blend of major dramatic roles and classically funny characters in the Twin Cities theatre scene, and performs frequently as Jazz and Church vocal soloist.

"Of special note, a homeless woman named Lady (Martha Wigmore) wanders in and out of the donut shop imparting her unique wisdom. She's a treasure in this play...Wigmore gives her impressive dignity and will steal the audience's heart in the final scenes" - Peggy Sue Dunigan, Broadway World Minneapolis - SUPERIOR DONUTS

"...The glue of this family, Linda Loman, the mother and wife, heartbreakingly portrayed by Martha Wigmore was nothing short of brilliant" - Roxy Orcutt - DEATH OF A SALESMAN

"Another shining moment during this act is the first appearance of Big Mama...[Wigmore] infuses the role with boundless energy and charm...The final act is a delight as Wigmore brings to bear all the energy of Big Mama. She transforms her character as she asserts herself in protection of Big Daddy..." - Mindy Mateuszczyk - CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

"Their mother Flo (played by Martha Wigmore) also gave an excellent performance, torn as she was between what's best for her daughters and her own regrets." - T. James Belich - PICNIC

"...the wizened, saddened, somewhat long-in-the-tooth (but ultimately redeemed) shelter supervisor, Martha Wigmore, stealing the show" - G. Dawson - THE POUND: A MUSICAL FOR THE DOGS

Résumé

THEATRE HIGHLIGHTS since 2005 --

Superior Donuts - Lady Boyle - Lyric Arts Main Stage, Dir. Matt McNabb

The Spitfire Grill - Hannah Ferguson - Lyric Arts Main Stage, Dir. Scott Ford

Death of a Salesman - Linda Loman - Bloomington Civic Theatre, Dir. Robert Neu

     Role Reprised: Lyric Arts Main Stage, Dir. Robert Neu

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Big Mama Pollitt - Lyric Arts Main Stage, Dir. Scott Ford

Over the River and Through the Woods - Aida Gianelli - Lyric Arts Main Stage, Dir. Scott Ford

     Role Reprised: Seasons Dinner Theatre, Dir. Thomas McCarthy

The Pound: A Musical for the Dogs - Ms. Hargreave - Imagined Theatre at the Minnesota Fringe Festival, Dir. Phil & Jules Darg

Major Barbara - Lady Britomart  - Anoka Ramsey Community College Theatre, Dir. Blayne Lemke

Taming of the Shrew - female Baptista - Lakeshore Players Theatre, Dir. Stephen P. Peterson

Picnic - Flo - Lakeshore Players Theatre, Dir. Connie Mills

Romeo and Juliet - Lady Capulet - Rosetown Playhouse, Dir. Philip Bologna

Arsenic and Old Lace - Aunt Martha Brewster - Elk River Community Theatre, Dir. Douglas Johnson

The Laramie Project - Several roles - Lyric Arts Main Stage, Dir. Robert Neu

Guys and Dolls - Arlene (Arvide) - Elk River Community Theatre, Dir. Warren Schueneman

Leading Ladies - Florence - Lyric Arts Main Stage, Dir. Robert Neu

Lend Me a Tenor - Julia Leverett - Lyric Arts Main Stage, Dir. Philip Bologna

Murder on the Nile - Miss ffoliot-foulkes - Lakeshore Players Theatre, Dir. Brian Sherman

Harvey - Mrs. Betty Chumley - Lakeshore Players Theatre, Dir. Mik Mikula

You Can't Take It With You - Mrs. Kirby - Lyric Arts Main Stage, Dir. Joe Hendren

Last Days of Wonder - Mother - Eden Prairie Players, Dir. Warren Sampson

Porch Revival - Martha Mae Thompson - Lakeshore Players 10MPF, Dir. Joe Hendren

Danny is Going to Die - Catherine Murphy - Minneapolis Fringe Festival, Dir. Nikki Wakal

Cheaper By The Dozen - Lillian Gilbreth - Lyric Arts Main Stage, Dir. Philip Bologna

Gold, No Sense, and Brrr... - Rosalie Anderson - Seasons Dinner Theatre, Dir. Thomas & Patti McCarthy

Working - Rose Hoffman - Lakeshore Players Theatre, Dir. Stephen P. Peterson

Rapture (Workshop) - Ann - Savage Umbrella, Dir. Heidi Jedlicka

 

VOCAL and VOICEWORK --

Church Soloist - (2003 to present) - First Church of Christ, Scientist, Excelsior & Second Church of Christ, Scientist, Minneapolis

Jazz Vocals with Voices on the Piedmont - Shows at Jazz Central, Minneapolis, MN

'Radio Talking Book' Reader - MN State Services for the Blind

 

EDUCATION

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Region 5 Festival 44 (2012):

Song Performance Workshop - Lynne Rothrock, Nashville

Monologue Workshop - Amy Attaway, Actors Theatre of Louisville

Anoka Ramsey Community College Theatre Department:

Acting Movement (2011) - Blayne Lemke

 

TRAINING

Jazz Vocal 'Singers Jam Session' course - since 2013, with Vicky Mountain at MacPhail Center for Music

Monologue Workshop - Robert Neu

Audition Workshop - Robert Neu

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