Farrell Parker




I am

Farrell got her start performing as a small, red-headed child in New Jersey, when family members would bribe her with cash to sing ‘The Sun’ll Come Out Tomorrow’ at holiday parties. She found an early love of dance and discipline with the New Jersey School of Ballet, (sautée-ing onto the Papermill Playhouse Stage in The Nutcracker) and discovered her comedy calling as a business student at Boston University, cast as all the old hags in student productions. Hungry for some actual acting training, Farrell moved to DC to achieve her MFA at the Academy for Classical Acting at George Washington University / Shakespeare Theatre Co.

In the DC-area, Farrell has made a career of performing personalities on stage: playing slinky starlets, shrill divas, fading femme fatales, and darlings desperate for fame. She has proven her versatility with Sondheim, Shakespeare, and the Second City alike. 

With the skills for developing new work – as a quick study with a deeply collaborative spirit – Farrell has helped bring to life 7 world premiere musicals and plays. She co-wrote and co-starred in the millennial musical “You, or Whatever I Can Get,” which won Best of Fringe when it premiered at the Capital Fringe Festival, and was subsequently nominated for the Helen Hayes Award for Best Original Play or Musical.  

Farrell’s voice can be heard on regional radio and online ads. She loves jazz music, standup comedy, and vegetarian cooking, and looks at life as one big creative pursuit.


they say

"forceful presence and vocal prowess...Parker registers an ice-queen magnetism"

Celia Wren
The Washington Post


Chris Klimek
Washington City Paper

"pitch perfect"

Andre Hereford
Metro Weekly

"Parker has a rock-belter's voice, and...is effectively unfussy"

Nelson Pressley
The Washington Post

"she sells every moment...and Parker is a crowd-pleaser"

Brightest Young Things

where to

See Me

Through the Sunken Lands

Kennedy Center Family Theatre
Mar 2-17, 2024
Tim J. Lord’s radio play transforms into a heartening world premiere musical following Artemis—a young girl who’s determined to fight to save her dying, flooded town with the help of Aunt Maggie… and a talking heron!

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