Kelsey Wang

Kelsey Wang

KELSEY WANG is excited to return for a third season at Third Avenue Playhouse, where she has previously designed The Gin Game, Isaac’s Eye, Irving Berlin’s I Love A Piano, Sylvia, and Madame Sherry in which she also sang the role of Bertha. Originally from Taipei, Taiwan, she first discovered her love for theater and music by attending traditional Beijing opera performances. Kelsey received her degrees in vocal performance and theater arts from Lawrence University, where she designed costumes for The Test, First Night, and the Opera Scenes program for three years. Currently based in Chicago, she has worked on premiere shows including An Almanac for Farmers and Lovers in Mexico (The Jades), Turtle (Redtwist Theatre), and a movement-based piece with Collaboraction. As a vocalist, Kelsey is particularly interested in promoting female composers and new music, having premiered several works in collaboration with composers from her alma mater. Her favorite performance credits include Lucy Lockit (The Beggar’s Opera), Cis (Albert Herring), as well as her parts in the ensemble-created pieces Expressions of Acceptance and Show Your Face(s): A Masque.