Hello and welcome to my website! My name is Ashlee Waldbauer and I am a theatre artist currently residing in New York City. I am a recent graduate of Texas Christian University where I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre.
I grew up in Vancouver, Washington where I began theatre at six years old and instantly caught the bug. Then, at the age of twelve, I moved onto professional theatre in Portland, Oregon where I started working with professional actors. Being able to work with experienced artists inspired me to better my craft and cultivate my passion for theater arts into a lifelong career. I am so thankful to have worked with many amazing professional theatre's in the area which include, Oregon Children's Theatre, Northwest Children's Theatre, Staged!, and Triangle Productions.
While at TCU, I was the President of Alpha Psi Omega, the theatre fraternity on campus, as well as the President of Senseless Acts of Comedy, an improvisation team at TCU where we performed every week for hundreds of students. Throughout my college career, I was able to delve into my many other interests in the theatre world which include playwriting, directing, choreography, and costuming. TCU gave me many opportunities to explore and grow in every area that I could get my hands on (feel free to take a peek at those pages as well.) Not only do I love theatre, but I have also found a new love for film as well. I have had the amazing opportunity to act in two films through TCU's Student Film Association, Sleeping Pills and Four Walls.
I have been very fortunate to have lived in the Dallas/Fort Worth area where the arts community is strong and plentiful. A few theaters I’ve had the pleasure to work with include Lyric Stage, Trinity Shakespeare Festival, Imprint Theatreworks, and Circle Theatre. The Dallas/Fort Worth area has been my home for four years and I have loved and cherished every minute of it...but it's time to push myself further and move on to bigger and better things! I have recently moved to New York City, and I can't wait to see what the future has in store.
Thanks for visiting, and check out what recent projects I've been working on/ what's next!
I am currently working on a virtual Seussical the musical with artists from all over the United States. I am very excited to be playing the role of Mrs.Mayor. The show will be online near the end of July. Stay tuned for more info on where you can watch the production online.
I will be playing Mary in "Dear Andrey," a digital song cycle using the music of "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812." This project is going to be a hybrid of musical theatre and film as it is rehearsed and filmed online. Stay tuned for more info on where and when to watch this song cycle online.
Before Broadway's shutdown, I performed as a TCU alumni at 54 below for the 2020 seniors showcase.
I had the amazing opportunity to play Antonia in the classic musical, Man of La Mancha at Lyric Stage in Dallas Texas. Production photos can be found on my media page.
I had the pleasure of being the host of the November show of Cabaret White. Myself and three other "child actors" in the Portland theatre community reunited to share our backstage secrets. Videos coming soon!