Kelly Ufford – Actress

Kelly_Ufford_Head_ShotA big Montana welcome to Kelly Ufford, Actress, from Wichita, Kansas! Spending her first season with the Bigfork Summer Playhouse, we’re excited to have Kelly join us. Get to know her a bit below!

What role(s) do you play at the BSP this season?
Miss Hannigan — Annie
Housekeeper — Man of La Mancha
Lulu Warnicker — Footloose
Ancestor — Addams Family

How long have you been at Bigfork Summer Playhouse?
This is my first season at BSP! I auditioned for the company this past February in Memphis, TN at the Unified Professional Theatre Auditions and saw them again in St. Louis, MO at Midwest Theatre Auditions. Both auditions were a comfortable experience and everyone seemed very personable in the callback room. This company has a great reputation and way of doing things. I am excited about being a part of my first repertory theatre experience!

Kelly_Ufford_Photo_2Please share your personal history with theatre.
I first started theatre when I was 9 years old. I did a theatre workshop as a Girl Scout, and one year later I was in my first show, Brigadoon. I performed all through middle school and high school at Music Theatre for Young People in Wichita, KS. I was very fortunate in high school to intern as a performer in a couple shows for Music Theatre Wichita.

I attended Ball State University, and I graduated on May 2nd with my B.F.A. in Musical Theatre. Before working at BSP, I worked at The Huron Playhouse in Huron, OH the summers of 2013 and 2014. One highlight of my performing experiences has been the opportunity at Ball State to work with two time Tony Award winner, Sutton Foster, as both a teacher and a mentor. This past March, I was in a cabaret in New York City at Joe’s Pub under her direction, and the direction of Broadway musical director, Michael Rafter.

What is your favorite thing to do in your “off” time while staying in Bigfork?
With it being my first season, I am very excited to explore the mountains and see what all Montana has to offer! I plan on visiting Glacier a few times, and I brought my passport, so there might possibly even be a quick trip to Canada on a day off!

What are your plans after the BFSP season ends?
Following this summer, I will be returning back to Wichita, KS and will be figuring out where I will be heading next!


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