Bio/Resume

Nanna Ingvarsson lives in the Washington, DC area with husband (actor Brian Hemmingsen) and son.

Nanna was nominated for a 2015 Helen Hayes Award, Outstanding Supporting Actress – Helen Production for her work as Eileen in the Scena Theatre production of The Cripple of Innishmaan.

She was also nominated in 2014 for two Helen Hayes Awards in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress – Helen Production for her work in both The Amish Project at Factory 449, and Terminus at Studio Second Stage. Nanna won the award for her one-woman performance in The Amish Project.

Her previous Helen Hayes Award win was in 1992 for her performance as Janet in the Woolly Mammoth Theater production of The Rocky Horror Show, in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical.

She has also received ensemble nominations for Solas Nua’s production of Scenes from the Big Picture, directed by Des Kennedy, and Forum Theater’s production of Angels in America, directed by Jeremy Skidmore (Part 1) and Michael Dove (Part 2).

Nanna is a recipient of a Boomerang Fund for Artists grant.

A sample of recent credits are listed below. A pdf of her complete resume can be downloaded here.

Theater Show Role Director
Studio Theater Terminus A Tom Story
Factory 449 The Amish Project All Holly Twyford
Scena Theatre Someone is Going to Come She Robert McNamara
The Cripple of Inishmaan Eileen Osbourne Robert McNamara
The Importance of Being Earnest Jack Robert McNamara
The Norwegians Betty Robert McNamara
The Marriage of Maria Braun Maria Braun Robert McNamara
Greek Wife Robert McNamara
Sink the Belgrano Maggot Scratcher Robert McNamara
The Maids Solange Gabriele Jakobi
Dark Dark Robert McNamara
After the Orgy Vulva Robert McNamara
Solas Nua Little Thing, Big Thing Martha Rex Daugherty
Woman and Scarecrow Scarecrow Des Kennedy
Scenes from the Big Picture Theresa Black Des Kennedy
Folger Theatre Richard III Duchess of York Robert Richmond
Constellation Theater Co. The Green Bird Queen Tartaliona Allison Stockman
Three Sisters Olga Allison Stockman
The Marriage of Figaro Marcelline Allison Stockman
The Oresteia Clytemnestra Allison Stockman
Forum Theater & Dance The Illusion Alcandre Mitchell Hébert
The Language Archive Mary Jessica Burgess
One Flea Spare Darcy Snelgrave Alexander Strain
Angels in America (Pts. 1 and 2) Angel, et.al. Jeremy Skidmore and Michael Dove
The Skriker The Skriker Kathleen Ackerly
Actors Theater of Washington Vampire Lesbians of Sodom Succubus/La Condesa Rick Hammerly
Longacre Lea Man with Bags Woman Kathleen Ackerly
The Keegan Theater The Beauty Queen of Leenane Maureen Mark Rhea
Washington Shakespeare Company Six Characters in Search of an Author The Mother Tom Prewitt
Death and the King’s Horseman Jane John Vreeke
Lady Chatterly’s Lover Hilda, et al. John Vreeke