Amanda Horvath is a Chicagoland-native actress and singer, thrilled to be on board with the world’s first feminist equity musical theatre company working Social Media! She’s a recent Jeff Award-winner for her performance of Sara in the Chicago premiere of the rock musical Murder Ballad, with Bailiwick Chicago. Chicago credits include Tonya Harding in Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera (Underscore Theatre), Far From Heaven (Porchlight Music Theatre), Follies (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre), A Little Night Music (Writers Theatre), The Wild Party (Bailiwick Chicago), Hollywood’s Greatest Song Hits, Fiddler on the Roof, Merry Widow, & South Pacific (Light Opera Works), Smokey Joe’s Café (Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre), and Ragtime (Big Noise Theatre) for which she won the BroadwayWorld Chicago Award for Best Actress in her portrayal of Mother. She spent two summers on Cape Cod with the summer-stock College Light Opera Company where roles included Eva Peron (Evita), Lilli Vanessi (Kiss Me, Kate), Aldonza (Man of La Mancha), and Lalume (Kismet). When not in a theatre she performs with the Midwest’s only touring ABBA Tribute Band as Agnetha (aka the blonde one). Amanda began her music training at College of DuPage, and graduated from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University (BM Voice Performance) where she is an admission counselor by day!
“One reason I was eager to be a part of Firebrand is that women are so much more than the few archetypes we’re constantly painted as. We women have been fighting to tell our own stories through mens’ voices, words, stories, and direction for long enough.”