Charissa Bertels is a Broadway Actor
and Champion of New Musicals.
Charissa Bertels performed on Broadway and at Madison Square Garden in the Original Broadway Cast of Pasek & Paul's A Christmas Story and toured the country in the first national tour of If/Then, starring Idina Menzel, La Chanze and Anthony Rapp. As part of the singing ensemble for New York City Center Encores' productions of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Lady Be Good, her work can be heard on the subsequent cast recordings, featuring Megan Hilty and the legendary Tommy Tune.
Charissa starred to rave reviews in her original one-woman musical, My 80-Year-Old Boyfriend, at Merrimack Repertory Theatre (IRNE Award for Best Solo Performance) and Arizona Theatre Company. She is thrilled to reprise her role at the Human Race Theatre Company this summer. Her newest collaboration, The Uncivil Ones, features unheard female, trans, and non-binary voices from The Civil War and garnered the 2019 Special Mention for the Women in Arts & Media Coalition Collaboration Award. Each holiday season, Charissa looks forward to producing and starring as Jean Grey in the parody hit, X-MAS: A Merry Mutant Musical.