Performing Members

Sarah Downs

Lyric-Coloratura Soprano

Soprano Sarah Downs has performed both operatic and theatrical repertoire in Europe and regionally, including with the Vertical Player Repertory in Brooklyn, most recently in The Dwarf, and the Bronx Opera, as well as in several concerts with the Professional Women Singers Association. She understudied the role of Marie in a production of The Student Prince starring Allan Jones. Sarah has also originated roles in a number of workshops and cabarets in New York City, including the roles of Carrie in Sister Carrie, Virginia Clemm Poe in Poe, and several of Bing Crosby’s leading ladies in a 3-person cabaret Bing Cherries, showcasing the songs 'the Bing' made famous.

Sarah toured North America as the understudy to Marie Osmond in The Sound of Music,

stepping into the role of Maria on some of the most beautiful stages across the country and Canada. She also toured nationally as Marion in The Music Man, and Glinda in The Wizard of Oz (a role some say she was born to play). Favorite roles include Eliza (My Fair Lady) (the role Sarah says she was born to play), the tap dancing ingenue Ruby (Dames at Sea), Lili (Carnival), and Pam (Baby).

Sarah also appeared in the Paper Mill Playhouse’s 1989 production of Showboat (when she was, clearly, a precocious infant), which starred the inimitable Eddie Bracken. The production was filmed for PBS’s Great Performances series, offering her a surprising amount of screen time. Her evocative and transcendent interpretation of the role of Mincing Miss is indeed a performance not to be missed.

Most recently, Sarah participated in the cabaret In Concert at the Metropolitan Room. She also can be heard as various leading ladies, and one piece of furniture, on cd’s produced by Stage Stars Records, including The Wardrobe (Beauty and the Beas) Velma von Tussle (Hairspray) Golde (Fiddler on the Roof) and Desiree (A Little Night Music), on the cd "Sondheim Solos', all of which are available at

Sarah studies voice with Susan Ormont and is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association.