Caroline Wolfson

News


2019


  • "Caroline Wolfson, who puppets the scolding Fish, is particularly strong in this department, with a knack for clarity that is an overarching need in Theater for Young Audiences." (DC Theatre Scene, July 1, 2019.)


  • "Particularly good is Caroline Wolfson as the Fish, who delivers the poor creature’s warnings like a piscatory Cassandra, while bouncing all over the stage in a bowl or teapot." (DC Metro Theatre Arts, June 26, 2019


  • Caroline Wolfson won a 2019 Helen Hayes Award as "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical - Helen Production" for her role as Miriam in 1st Stage's production of Fly by Night. The show received 9 Helen Hayes Awards nominations, including winning the award for "Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical - Helen Production." Caroline's other production at 1st Stage, The Farnsworth Invention, received a 2019 Helen Hayes Award nomination for "Outstanding Ensemble in a Play - Helen Production. (The Washington Post, May 13, 2019.)

  • "Wolfson has an effortless stage presence and embodies the classic ingenue with a soaring, clear voice surrounded by innocence and intelligence. All those qualities were able to shine through as Jerusha matures into an independent, intelligent young lady of the early 1900s." (DC Theatre Scene, March 15, 2019.)  


  • "Wolfson wins over the audience by supplying Jerusha’s sparkling voice and personality, aided by first-act staging." (Metro Weekly, March 14, 2019.


  • "Prepare to be completely mesmerized and yes, enchanted, by two actors playing and singing roles that I swear could have been written just for them and their voices. Kurt Boehm (Jervis) and Caroline Wolfson (Jerusha) mostly sing the romantic story of a smart, quirky young orphan woman and her also young, but mysterious and extremely wealthy benefactor and the love that grows between them through handwritten letters over the years."  (The Zebra, March 12, 2019.


  • "Caroline Wolfson’s Jerusha is a revelation; with all of Jo March’s imagination, Anne Shirley’s spunk, and humor all her own, Wolfson is the heroine young girls dream of becoming. Her expressive voice, full of hope, is perfectly suited to the extensive score, played on a keyboard, guitar, and cello for a grounded, contemporary feel ... Thanks to evocative performances by Wolfson and Boehm, Daddy Long Legs is not to be missed." (Maryland Theatre Guide, March 11, 2019.)  


  • Caroline has been cast as Jerusha Abbott in Monumental Theatre Company's upcoming production of the off-Broadway musical, Daddy Long Legs. “We’re thrilled to be working with Caroline Wolfson and Kurt Boehm,” said Musical Director Marika Countouris, “Their voices bring Paul Gordon’s rich score to life making Daddy Long Legs a must-see.” (DC Metro Theatre Arts, February 12, 2019)


  • Caroline has been cast as Jerusha Abbott in Monumental Theatre Company's upcoming production of Daddy Long Legs running March 7 - 30. "Caroline Wolfson leads as the college-aged orphan Jerusha Abbott. Wolfson has recently been seen in As You Like It at Keegan Theatre and as Miriam in Fly by Night at 1st Stage, a role which earned her the 2018 Helen Hayes Award nomination." (Broadway World Washington, February 12, 2019



  • 1st Stage's The Farnsworth Invention received 6 Helen Hayes Awards nominations including "Outstanding Ensemble in a Play - Helen Production." Caroline played the roles of Agnes, Lippincott and Lennox in this ensemble.


2018


  • Caroline was nominated as a "Best Actress in a Musical, Small Professional Theatre" for her role as Miriam in 1st Stage's Fly By Night in the 2018 Broadway World Washington Regional Awards. (Broadway World Washington, December 2018


  • Caroline Wolfson will be the featured performer at Theatre Washington's upcoming Show Tunes & Cocktails at the Beacon Bar & Grill in Washington, DC on November 5. 



  • As You Like It comes to The Keegan Theatre; cast and creative team announced. "Acquiring the rights to produce this brilliant adaptation of As You Like It is a dream come true for Keegan," says Susan Marie Rhea, Keegan's Artistic Director." (Broadway World Washington, October 22.


  • Caroline Wolfson will play the role of Sylvia in Shaina Taub's musical adaptation of Shakespeare's As You Like It, a DC premiere, at The Keegan Theatre. As You Like It will be directed by Cara Gabriel and Josh Sticklin and was named one of the top 10 shows of 2017 by the New York Times. (Broadway World Washington, October 2.)


  • "Caroline Wolfson gives Miriam an earnest charm." (DC Theatre Scene, April 18, on Fly By Night.)

 


  • "The key characters in the story are two small-town sisters in the Big City, Daphne and Miriam (Farrell Parker and Caroline Wolfson) who move to New York from the hinterlands. Daphne seeks Broadway stardom; Miriam is content with working as a waitress. Both are given pleasant songs, particularly “Stars I Trust” for Miriam and “I Need More” for Daphne. Both actors shine in these and other vocals, and they create vivid, distinct characters as well as a credible sibling dynamic." (DC Metro Theatre Arts, April 15 on Fly By Night.)


  • "Exceptional performances by seven top-notch actor/singers; delightful comic timing; well-directed and choreographed movement; superb work by the small band; and a set design pleasing to the eye and highly flexible for the cast’s use." (DC Metro Theatre Arts, April 15 on Fly By Night.)


  • Caroline Wolfson will play the role of Miriam in Fly By Night, a musical at 1st Stage, directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer. The production opens April 12.  (March 20)


  • "1st Stage has brought together an incredibly talented cast and creative  team and produced a magnificent piece of intellectual theatre." (DC Metro Theatre Arts, February 20 on The Farnsworth Invention)


  • "An entertaining and smartly conceived production. The actors turn in workmanlike performances." (The Washington Post, February 20 on The Farnsworth Invention)


  • "The company is filled with some of the DMV's best players." (Broadway World Washington, February 19, on The Farnsworth Invention)



  • Caroline Wolfson is making her 1st Stage debut in The Farnsworth Invention, directed by Alex Levy. She will be playing the roles of Agnes, Lenox and Lippincott. (January 19)


2017

 

  • Caroline Wolfson is back at The Kennedy Center TYA in Me ... Jane, the new Kennedy Center-commissioned world premiere musical directed by Aaron Posner. She is the understudy for the role of Jane and the swing.  (November 18)

 

  • Directors Susan Marie Rhea and Christina A. Coakley have done an exceptional job with this production of Parade. The cast is perfection, and every scene flows with intensity and genuine emotion." (DC Metro Theatre Arts, March 16.)


  • Keegan Theatre presents Parade, opening March 11, with an accomplished artistic team and cast made up of audience favorites. (Broadway World Washington, February 27)


  • DC Metro Theater Arts names Theatre J's The Sisters Rosensweig one of the best of 2016 ensembles of a play in DC/MD/VA. Caroline played the role of Tess in this production. (January 2)


  • Caroline Wolfson will next perform in the musical, Parade, at The Keegan Theatre in Washington, DC (Lucille Frank, U/S and ensemble). The production is being directed by Susan Rhea and Christina Coakley and opens March 11. (http://keegantheatre.com/portfolio-item/parade/)


2016


  • Caroline Wolfson has been cast as a Squirelle in The Kennedy Center's National Tour of Elephant and Piggie's We Are in a Play written by acclaimed children's book author Mo Willems and directed by Jerry Whiddon. (She is also the Dance Captain for the show as well as the understudy for the role of Piggie.) As part of the Theatre for Young Audiences programming, the tour kicks off with a five-week run at the Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis followed by performances around the country. (Broadway World Minneapolis , August 23) (The Kennedy Center,  September 12)


  • Caroline Wolfson will participate in a new play reading, Vicehaven, as part of the Kogod Cradle Series, The Playwright's Arena, at Arena Stage. (April  23-24)


  • Caroline Wolfson will participate in a new play reading, Accepts With Pleasure, on April 11 as part of SigWorks Monday Night New Play Readings at Signature Theatre. The reading will be directed by Joe Calarco and was written by Dani Stoller. ​(April 18) www.sigtheatre.org/about/sigworks

 



  • "Rounding out the cast is Wolfson, whose performance grows on the audience. It is not until the final moments do we really get to see the depth of her character and what it means to be a Rosensweig woman." (Broadway World Washington, January 20)


  • "Caroline Wolfson is lovely as Sara's would-be Lithuanian Freedom Fighter of a teenage daughter." (DC Theatre Scene, January 20)


  • "Tess, played by Caroline Wolfson, and Tom, played by Josh Adams, are both thoroughly believable as idealists, yearning to undo the British class system and save Lithuania from the Russians." (DC Metro Theatre Arts, January 19)



2015



  • Review Roundup of The Fix: What the critics had to say. (Broadway World Washington, September 8)


  • "The verve of this whole cast keeps The Fix marching and sharply dancing (thanks to choreographer Matthew Gardiner) along to the snare-driven score directed by Jon Kalbfleisch, never letting me catch my breath, much less look at my watch." (DC Theatre Scene, August 21)


  • What this production has beyond the intensity of the entire cast's in-the -moment acting along with marvelous singing chops and in-synch fluid movements, are these: Eric Schaeffer's charged, shock-wave direction, the animated, very alive work of an 8-piece rock-show band ... and Matthew Gardiner's eye-popping, often heart-throbbing, sensual choreography that matches a lyric in each of the more than two dozen numbers in the score." (DC Metro Theatre Arts, August 20)


  • "Signature's cast and creative team work in overdrive to ensure The Fix provides an entertaining night of theatre. The production highlights its hardworking and versatile chorus, whose strong vocals and dance skills elevate. (DCist, August 21)


  • First Look at Rehearsals for Signature Theatre's The Fix. (Broadway World, July 27)


  • "Thirty-one of Washington DC's finest actors will join us next year for an extraordinary 2015-16 season. We couldn't be more excited." (Theater J, July 20)















  • Caroline Wolfson will make her Theater J debut in Wendy Wasserstein's The Sisters Rosensweig, directed by Kasi Campbell, in January. She will play the role of Tess.


  • Caroline Wolfson is one of five DC area actors featured in the Arts section of The Washington Post in the article, "When Art Doesn't Pay the Bills, a Actor Needs a Good Supporting Role" (May 26). She describes her "day job" as a standardized patient at two area medical schools to support her acting career.


  • Caroline Wolfson will play the role of Danielle (and u/s Deborah) in Signature Theatre's season opener, The Fix, directed by Eric Schaeffer, running August 12 through September 20.


  • Caroline Wolfson has been cast as the female swing for Signature Theatre's Cabaret, directed by Matthew Gardiner, opening May 12 and running through June 28.


  • Keegan Theatre's production of Hair received 4 Helen Hayes award nominations, including Outstanding Ensemble and Outstanding Musical; Caroline Wolfson played the role of Sheila.


2014


  • Caroline Wolfson was named a 2014 Best Actress in a Musical Honoree for her role as Dani in Dani Girl by DC Metro Theatre Arts. (December 28)


  • "... Jonathan Atkinson and Caroline Wolfson are great as the unwavering parents who will stop at nothing to find their puppies." (DC Metro Theatre Arts on 101 Dalmatians, November 25)


  • "The entire cast and production crew deserve many accolades for giving all of us anther delightful gift of engaging, charming theatre." (Maryland Theatre Guide on 101 Dalmatians, November 25)


  • Caroline Wolfson received 3 nominations for the 2014 Broadway World Washington, DC Awards: 2 Best Actress in a Musical nominations for Hair and Dani Girl; 1 Best Actress in a Play nomination for Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight.


  • Caroline Wolfson will be playing the role of Missis in Imagination Stage's upcoming production of 101 Dalmatians directed by Janet Stanford. The show opens November 22 and runs through mid-January 2015.


  • Caroline Wolfson will be performing in Imagination Stage's 2014 Annual Gala and Silent Auction, "Ready. Set. Change the World," on October 18 in Bethesda, MD. The performance is being directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer.


  • Caroline Wolfson has been signed by the Capital Talent Agency in Washington, DC. The agency represents theatre professionals based in DC, Maryland and Virginia.