Tara Hugo

Photography © Jillian Nelson, Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

Geoff Stanton


Tara was born in Hollywood while her father toured with Tommy Dorsey and Harry James.  Her mother was an accomplished painter. Raised in Amarillo Texas, she trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and is acclaimed for her work with composer Philip Glass including INFINITY  performed by Philip Glass and his ensemble, starring Tara (Big Sur and London 2019). Recent acting work includes SILENT WITNESS; KINGSMEN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE; THERESE RAQUIN at the Park Theatre London and WHISTLEBLOWER by Jerry Quickly & Glass (NY & Amsterdam)  She’s noted for the THREEPENNY OPERA at the Donmar for which she received a Laurence Olivier nomination for Jenny (recording followed). Tara began as lead actress at the renowned Guthrie Theatre Minneapolis and in 3 seasons played nine leading/title roles including Juliet and Saint Joan.  She was a witch (and understudied Sigourney Weaver) in MACBETH on Broadway, played roles off-Broadway and in the UK at the Traverse Edinburgh, Nottingham Playhouse, Finborough Theatre, Edinburgh Festival, as Jacqueline in Terry Johnson’s LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at the Chocolate Factory, and Stephanie in James Burn’s & Ian Poitier’s LEGACY FALLS.  With Glass and Leonard Cohen: BOOK OF LONGING (World tour, Barbican, Lincoln Center, recording) with Glass and JoAnne Akailitis THE BACCHAE (NY Shakespeare Theatre Fest), with Glass & Michael Riesman GLASSFEST and MONSTERS OF GRACE and a solo album produced by Glass for his label called TARA HUGO SINGS PHILIP GLASS.  Other notable: her own concert evening directed by Alan Rickman, feature films IN LOVE AND WAR directed by Richard Attenborough and UNITED 93 directed by Paul Greengrass.

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