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Ruthie Baker

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November 16, 2021


Ruthie Baker recently moved back to the Twin Cities after nearly 10 years in NYC. She is currently in Melancholy Play with Theatre Elision at the Crane Theatre March 1-4th. This summer she will be back at the History Theatre for the 4th run of Glensheen. 

Previously she has been seen in Ruthless with Theatre Elision, Violet at Yellow Tree Theatre, Glensheen at the History Theatre and Cleo in Second Fiddle Productions The Most Happy Fella. Other recent projects include The Music Man at the Guthrie Theater, Christmas of Swing at The History Theatre, 9 to 5 the Musical at the Tent Theatre in Missouri and Sisters of Swing at the History Theatre. Ruthie has also worked with Riverside Theatre, Ocean Professional Theatre Co., Totem Pole Playhosue, Paul Bunyan Playhouse, Plymouth Playhosue, Nautilus Music Theatre and the MN Fringe Festival. In New York Ruthie did several readings with the Manhattan Theatre Club, Manhattan JCC, B Side Productions and the NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.  For more info on Ruthie please visit: www.ruthiebaker.com

 In 2014 she founded Second Fiddle Productions: A Staged Reading Series that breathes life into uncommon and rarely produced musicals.  Second Fiddle has featured more than 75 artists in it's 10 staged readings thus far: Meet Me In St. Louis, A New Brain, Chess, 110 In the Shade, Titanic, Drood, Little Women, The Most Happy Fella, Blood Brothers and the MN professional premiere of Baby.  

For more info on upcoming Second Fiddle staged reading seasons plesae visit: www.secondfiddleproductions.com



NYTB - Ruthie Baker "Mr Right Now"

Mountain Girl

Gorgeous - Ruthie Baker



Mezzo Soprano/ Belter  * Low D to High D (3 octaves)  *   Height 5’ 6 ½”  *  (952) 994 – 1254   *                    [email protected]  *  www.ruthiebaker.com                                                              


Melancholy Play                          Joan                                            Theatre Elision

Ruthless! The Musical                Miss Thorn                                   Theatre Elision

Glensheen                                  Docent/ Cop/ Cop Desk                History Theatre ('15, '16, '17, '18)

9 to 5                                           Doralee Rhodes                           Tent Theatre

Christmas of Swing                    Patty Andrews (originated)            History Theatre  (Dir. Ron Peluso)

The Music Man                          Ensemble, u/s Alma & Ethel          Guthrie Theater (Dir. John Miller Stephany)

Once Upon A Mattress               Princess Winnifred                        Sentry Theatre

Evita                                           Eva Peron                                      Wausau Grand Theatre

Into the Woods                           Cinderella                                       Paul Bunyan Playhouse

Sisters of Swing                         Patty Andrews                                Riverside Theatre 

Pride & Prejudice                       Ball Guest & Dancer                      Guthrie Theater (Dir. Joe Dowling)

Church Basement Ladies          Signe Engelson  (originated)          Plymouth Playhouse (Dir. Curt Wollen)

Here’s Killing You, Kid               Socialite                                          Ocean Professional Theatre Co.

Christmas of Swing ('12 '13)      Patty Andrews                                 History Theatre

45 Seconds from Broadway       Cindy                                               Totem Pole Playhouse

Sisters of Swing                        Patty Andrews                                  Totem Pole Playhouse

Ordway Extras                          Featured Vocalist                              Ordway Center for the Arts

Sisters of Swing                        Patty Andrews                                   Theatre La Homme Dieu

Aloha Flight 243: Rough Cuts   Carolyn                                              Nautilus Musical Theatre

Assassins                                 Emma Goldman                                 Minnesota Fringe Festival



Little Women: the Musical           Jo March                                    Second Fiddle Productions

The Most Happy Fella                  Cleo                                          Second Fiddle Productions

Baby                                              Pam                                          Second Fiddle Productions

Luck!                                             Gardener / Ensemble                Manhattan JCC (Dir. Michelle Tattenbaum)

Come Get Maggie                        Mrs. Wyberry / Sarah                Manhattan Theatre Club (Dir. Michael Berry)

Widow’s Cove                              Toy Bird                                      NYU Grad. Writing (Dir. Christopher Grabowski)


Jen Waldman Studio, NYC

B.F.A.  Musical Theatre - University of Wisconsin  - Stevens Point

Acting:                    Musical Scene Study- Jen Waldman, VP Boyle

                                 Scene Study - Mark Shanahan              

Voice:                       Musical Theatre – Andrew Bryne, Andew Cooke, Mat Eisenstein, Jasper Grant

                                 Pop / Rock – Mark Fifer , VP Boyle

Movement:              Musical Theatre - Vic DiMonda, Lainie Munroe

                                 Tap, Ballet -  Jim Moore, UW - Stevens Point

                                 Tap, Jazz, Ballet - Connie Muarry & Leah Rosch


The ASCAP Foundation Jerry Herman Legacy Series Scholarship                                  

          Presented by Jerry Herman & Karen Morrow.   Selection based on vocal ability & audition technique.

Special Skills:

Sight read, Flute (10 years), Dialects (British, Irish, New York, Scottish, Southern, Minnesotan), cartwheels, ice skates and makes a great peach cobbler.

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