Helen

Hedman

Biography

To step into the life of a character, to live that life, and to hold out your hand to the audience and say, “Come with me”… what an honor to be trusted with this. What a thrill to do it in such great company.

Everyman Theatre (Resident Company Member): Murder on the Orient Express, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Book of Joseph, Outside Mullingar, Blithe Spirit, Pygmalion, The School for Scandal, The Cripple of Inishmaan. Regional: Arena Stage: Watch on the Rhine, A Delicate Balance, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Women, The Caucasian Chalk Circle; Shakespeare Theatre Company: Lady Windermere’s Fan, A Woman of No Importance, The Country Wife, Camino Real, Romeo and Juliet; Round House Theatre: I’ll Get You Back Again, Rapture, Blister, Burn, The Chemistry of Change, The Rehearsal; Studio Theatre: The Year of Magical Thinking, The Bright and Bold Design; Signature Theatre: Escaped Alone, Crazy for You, Beaches (world premiere), Show Boat, My Fair Lady, The Sex Habits of American Women; Olney Theatre: Piaf, Triumph of Love, Omnium Gatherum, The Elephant Man; Rep Stage: The Seagull, Mrs. Farnsworth, Kimberly Akimbo; Ford’s Theatre: Sabrina Fair, A Christmas Carol; Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma: The Glass Menagerie, An Inspector Calls; International Shaw Conference: Press Cuttings; St. Louis Repertory: Canterbury Tales. Film/TV: Homicide, Silent Fall w/ Richard Dreyfuss, Birds, Beast. Education: Catholic University of America. Member of Actor’s Equity Association since 1976.

 

AWARDS

Winner 2018 South by Southwest Film Festival Jury Award, Beast
Helen Hayes nominations: Outstanding Actress, Piaf
Outstanding Ensemble: Show Boat and Beaches
Best Actress, City Paper’s Best of Baltimore 2005, Kimberly Akimbo
Best Production, City Paper’s Best of Baltimore 2004, The Seagull

Past Performances

Hannah Kelly, M. Scott McLean, and Helen Hedman in Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express. Photo by Teresa Castracane Photography.

Helen Hedman and Beth Hylton in Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express. Photo by Teresa Castracane Photography.

Bruce Randolph Nelson and Helen Hedman in The Importance of Being Earnest. Photo by ClintonB Photography.

Paige Hernandez, Danny Gavigan, Bruce Randolph Nelson, Carl Schurr, Katie Kleiger, Jaysen Wright, Helen Hedman, and Wil Love in The Importance of Being Earnest. Photo by ClintonB Photography.

Helen Hedman, Beth Hylton, Bari Hochwald and Hannah Kelly in The Book of Joseph. Photo by ClintonBPhotography.

Megan Anderson, Helen Hedman, Beth Hylton and Bari Hochwald in The Book of Joseph. Photo by ClintonBPhotography.

Helen Hedman in Outside Mullingar. Photo by Stan Barouh.

Beth Hylton, Bruce Randolph Nelson, Megan Anderson, Carl Schurr and Helen Hedman in Blithe Spirit. Photo by ClintonBPhotography.

Helen Hedman, Megan Anderson and Carl Schurr in Blithe Spirit. Photo by ClintonBPhotography.

Wil Love, Beth Hylton and Helen Hedman in Outside Mullingar. Photo by Stan Barouh.

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