Lauren Hugh is a Chicago local mixed Chinese-American stage/screen actor, singer, improvisor, sketch comic and writer originally from Chanhassen, Minnesota (home of Prince). She has a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Minnesota Duluth, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She was a soloist at Broadway in Bryant Park with the musical, Frankenstein (Elizabeth) which she performed Off-Broadway. You may have seen Lauren in A Christmas Carol at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Mamma Mia! at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, The Music Man (Alma Hix) at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres or as Beth in Little Women: The Broadway Musical at Artistry Theatre. Some other favorites she has worked on include Legally Blonde: The Musical (Pilar), Spring Awakening (Thea), Tribes (Sylvia), One River (Sharon/Claire), Charlotte's Web (Fern) and Romeo & Juliet (Benvolia) with North Dakota Shakespeare. Lauren has trained with ComedySportz Twin Cities (MN), Upright Citizens Brigade NYC and is currently in the Conservatory Training Program at The Second City Chicago. Lauren is an alumnus of the Acting Apprenticeship at the Actors Theatre of Louisville. When she's not performing you can find her writing & creating content for her food blog, hugh eats with you! (@hugheatswithyou), making cupcakes and cake pops for her business, Peace of Cake Bakery (@peace_of_cake_bakery) or in the writer’s room working on her web series with her friends (coming 2024)! Lauren is on the House Team ICARUS at iO Theater in Chicago and you can currently see them by buying tickets here. Lauren also often has shows with her indie team Outfront Storkhouse, make sure to follow along with her teams on Instagram!
Little Women: The Broadway Musical, Artistry Theatre - Bloomington, MN (Wells Film & Photo)
One River, University of Minnesota Duluth - Duluth, MN