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Linden Waddell made her Colony debut in Working, for which she received a Theatre LA Ovation Award nomination as Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Concurrently she appeared in The Colony's Pasions: A Latenight Cabaret. Linden produced and performed in the Colony Bonus Production Desire!, and produced the Bonus Production The Mousetrap, before taking a year-long hiatus to produce a baby boy. She returned to the stage in Neil Simon's I Ought To Be In Pictures, a staged reading for The Colony's 7 Plays in May series. She then portrayed Mrs. Molloy in The Matchmaker, winning a Drama-Logue Award for her performance. During The Matchmaker, Linden discovered she was pregnant with her second child, and had to fight off morning sickness (which can occur during matinee or evening performances) and also had to modify her corset.  Her daughter was born in May, 1998. Linden learned two roles in Dandelion Wine to facilitate marriage:  she played The Fortune Teller once so that Molly Beck could attend a friend’s wedding, and played Miss Fern for three weeks so that Colony member Judy Walstrum could attend her own wedding and honeymoon.  

Linden is a fourth-generation native Californian who has performed in over 50 musicals and operas throughout the Golden State. Los Angeles audiences have seen her as Jellylorum/Griddlebone (the comedic opera cat) in CATS at the Shubert Theatre, as Kate in The Pirates of Penzance at the Ahmanson, and as several characters including the poetess in A...My Name is Alice at the Center Theatre in Long Beach (Robby Award nomination). Other roles include Annie in Heartbeats, Fanny Stevenson in RLS: Recollections (world premiere); The Severed Head and Head Diva in Six Women with Brain Death... (Zony Award in Phoenix, AZ); Little Mary in Little Mary Sunshine; Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof; Carrie in Carousel; the Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors; the Old Lady in Candide; and she originated the role of Janet in Bruce Kimmel's Stages, for which she recorded the original cast album.

Linden has produced and performed her own one-woman cabaret act in numerous clubs, and produced, wrote, edited, and starred with partner Tim Bennett in their own comedy television show I Really Like Skunks. Linden has been featured in television and film, and has appeared in numerous commercials.

Linden produced and performed in two cabaret revues, What Every Woman Wants…to Sing and Naked Women…Baring Souls Through Song. She also studies and performs jazz.

Linden Waddell is represented by Buzz Halliday at Buzz Halliday and Associates, 8899 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048, (310)275-6028.
 
 

10/2004