Kelsee Sweigard is a New York City-based actor, singer, dancer, and musician. Native to Harrisburg, PA, her childhood was packed with lots of dance training, piano lessons, voice lessons - all while pitching on her school's softball team and competing year-round in various leagues as a champion swimmer. While in high school, Kelsee discovered what would become her greatest love of all: musical theatre.
As a student in Shenandoah Conservatory's BFA Musical Theatre program, Kelsee performed regularly in the school's mainstage/studio theatre productions, and got involved with many student-run projects. She learned to play guitar, and nurtured her love for singing pop/rock music styles. She spent two seasons with the on-campus summerstock, Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre, favorite credits including: Man of La Mancha, Shrek, Les Misérables, Chicago, Crazy For You, and Mary Poppins.
Her regional credits include Flat Rock Playhouse's How to Succeed...(dir./choreo. Richard J. Hinds) and Gypsy (dir./choreo. Amy Jones), and Rhetta Cupp in Great Plains Theatre's Pump Boys and Dinettes. Kelsee has performed worldwide as a production singer onboard Holland America Line, as well as with the B.B. King's All-Star Band At Sea. Her NYC workshop/concert credits include Ragtime (Ellis Island) and Agent 355 (music/lyrics Preston Max Allen), both directed by Sammi Cannold. She made her US National Tour debut as Pat in the final company of Kinky Boots (dir./choreo. Jerry Mitchell, set by D.B. Bonds, Rusty Mowery). Most recently, she played Maureen Johnson on the 20th Anniversary Tour of RENT (dir. Michael Greif, set by Evan Ensign; choreo. Marlies Yearby; music supervision Tim Weil). Kelsee is a client of CLA Partners Talent Management.