Hollyn Gayle is an AEA actor, singer, and dancer based in New York City. Hollyn received her BFA in Musical Theatre from Western Illinois University. She is a fierce ingénue, giving characters with naiveté written into them a gritty, intelligent undertone. She's won two Best Actress Awards from Broadway World-St. Louis for her portrayals of Violet in Violet and Celia in As You Like It, both at Ozark Actors Theatre. Hollyn toured China and Bahrain in the international tour of The Wizard of Oz as the Dorothy understudy. The show played 11 cities, including Beijing and Shanghai, over three months.
Favorite professional credits include Violet in Violet and Minnie Fay in Hello, Dolly!, both at Ozark Actors Theatre, Beverly in Church Basement Ladies at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza, Bird Girl in Seussical at Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, and performing in the ensemble of Mary Poppins with Variety Theatre.
Hollyn enjoys reading, knitting, binge watching The Office, and proof reading everything her husband writes. 1 John 4:16. Check her out on Twitter & Instagram to keep up with her day to day: @hollyngayle
"There are several well-hewn performances, including Gayle’s strong portrayal of the indomitable title character, which she underscores with a beautiful voice on various tunes as well."
Violet - Ladue News
"Gayle steps into this demanding role and rises to the occasion, using her splendid singing voice to not only bring Violet to life, but to make sure the audience is hanging on her every word."
Violet - Rolla Daily News
Hollyn was back at The Fireside Theatre to understudy the role of Dorothy and perform in the ensemble of The Wizard of Oz. After performing on the National/International tour of The Wizard of Oz, she hit her 150th performance of The Wizard of Oz on this contract at the Fireside.
Hollyn was in Los Angeles filming a recurring co-star role on Seasick Studio's new TV series Parallel. Parallel is a ½ hour single-cam comedy that asks the question “What would you do if you could change one moment in your life?” Stay tuned for release dates.
Hollyn understudied the role of Beverly in Church Basement Ladies: A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement at The Fireside Theatre in Wisconsin. After performing the role of Beverly in Church Basement Ladies: Away in a Basement at the Playhouse at Westport Plaza, Hollyn was able to step in and perform the role of Beverly for over a week at The Fireside Theatre this past spring.