Tara Hugo

Photography © Jillian Nelson, Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

Geoff Stanton


Tara was born in Hollywood while her father toured with a band, raised in Amarillo Texas, trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and is acclaimed for her work with composer Philip Glass. She is noted for a production and recording of the THREEPENNY OPERA at the Donmar for which she received a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for Jenny. Tara began acting at the renowned Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis playing title/lead roles in ROMEO AND JULIET, HAMLET, SAINT JOAN, KING LEAR, THE RIVALS, THE BEGGARS OPERA, PEER GYNT and MACBETH on Broadway. She recently garnered praise for Madame in the musical THERESE RAQUIN at the Park Theatre, and has starred in ROAD TO NIRVANA, HAPPY END, SPIN, LEGACY FALLS and LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Menier’s Chocolate Factory. With Philip Glass: BOOK OF LONGING with Leonard Cohen (International tour, Barbican and Lincoln Center NY), THE BACCHAE (NY Public Theatre), the recent Bristol GLASSFEST, his festival at Big Sur and a solo album produced by Glass called TARA HUGO SINGS PHILIP GLASS. Her repertoire includes Kurt Weill, jazz, theatre and modern music. Of her many tv/film roles, most notable are Gumshoe in Richard Attenborough’s IN LOVE AND WAR and as Kristin White in Paul Greengrass’s UNITED 93.

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