Elizabeth Parkinson

Elizabeth Parkinson is an American stage actress and dancer. She is best known for playing Brenda[1] in the original production of the musical Movin' Out. For this performance she was nominated for the 2003 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical,[2] the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical and won the 2003 Astaire Award for Best Female Dancer.[3][4]


Parkinson has performed with many ballet companies, including Joffrey Ballet and Twyla Tharp Dance.[5] She appeared on Broadway in the musical Fosse in 1999[6] and then in Movin' Out (2002).[7]

Parkinson appeared in the Stephen Sondheim and Wynton Marsalis Encores! concert, A Bed and a Chair: A New York Love Affair, from November 13 through 17, 2013 at City Center, New York City.[8]

She is the co-owner/co-director of Fineline Theatre Arts with her husband, fellow performer Scott Wise; the couple have one child.[9][10]


  1. ^ Willis, John; Hodges, Ben (2007-03-01). Theatre World. Hal Leonard Corporation. pp. 94–. ISBN 9781557837035. Retrieved April 17, 2012.
  2. ^ Hernandez, Ernio. "Photo Call: Tony Stock Up - Movin' Out Opens NASDAQ" playbill.com, June 6, 2003
  3. ^ "Elizabeth Parkinson" broadwayworld.com
  4. ^ Jones, Kenneth. "'Movin' Out' Sweeps TDF/Astaire Awards 2003", playbill.com, May 15, 2003.
  5. ^ "Dance; Twyla Tharp Looks To Brooklyn and Beyond" Archived January 14, 2016, at the Wayback Machine The New York Times (webcache.googleusercontent.com), February 11, 2001
  6. ^ Sommer, Elyse. "A CurtainUp Review;'Fosse' " curtainup.com, January 15, 1999
  7. ^ Parkinson Broadway credits ibdb.com, accessed November 10, 2013
  8. ^ Gans, Andrew. "Bernadette Peters Stars in Stephen Sondheim and Wynton Marsalis' 'A Bed and a Chair', Beginning Nov. 13" playbill.com, November 13, 2013
  9. ^ Parkinson biography Archived 2013-11-10 at the Wayback Machine finelinetheatrearts.com, accessed November 10, 2013
  10. ^ Simonson, Robert and Hernandez, Ernio. Original "Tony-Nominated Star Parkinson to Return to Broadway's 'Movin' Out 'Feb. 8" playbill.com, February 8, 2005.