Lauren Mufson is a singer, actress, entertainer and teacher. Her passion for live performance began early when at age 11 she chose to sing Janis Ian’s “At Seventeen” a capella for a community theater audition. Yes, it was the saddest song ever written. So she belted it. Merman-belted it. And found her joy.
Lauren starred as Donna in the Broadway and National Touring companies of Mamma Mia! Off Broadway she appeared in Kari Floren’s The Porch (Altered Stages) and Voices of Swords (Urban Stages), William Finn’s A New Brain (Lincoln Center), and Elizabeth Swados’ Groundhog (Manhattan Theater Club). She has originated roles in workshops at the Public Theater, BAM’s Next Wave Festival, Circle Rep Lab, NYMF Festival, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center as well as in the world premieres of Kiss of the Spider Woman directed by Harold Prince, Jason Robert Brown’s The Predators’ Ball in Florence, Italy, and The Book of Candy at Playwrights Theater of NJ. Regional theater credits include Aldonza in Man of La Mancha, Nancy in Oliver, Sarah in No Way To Treat A Lady, Sheila in Hair, leads in Smokey Joe’s Café, The World Goes ‘Round, Side By Side By Sondheim, and Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill.
Lauren has sung with concert orchestras, in piano bars, cabaret shows, benefits, as a volunteer with Hearts and Voices (an organization bringing live music to people with AIDS) and for countless special events (weddings, birthdays, bachelor parties, you name it).
In addition to her stage work, she has narrated audio books, appeared in print ads, TV commercials and has been featured on Law and Order: SVU, Unsolved Mysteries, and the Rosie O’Donnell Show.
BA with Honors in English Literature from Vassar College
Voice Training: Marden Bate, Carol Skarimbas, Lynda Sharmin, Patrick DeGennaro
Acting Training: Yale Summer Program (with Earle Gister), Vassar College, National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center (instructors included Morris Carnovsky and Lloyd Richards), Meisner Technique with Fred Kareman