Good Porpoise’s song parody mash-up video — in which Elisabeth sings while running late to a wedding — has been nominated for Best Funny Music Video at the Women’s Comedy Film Festival in Atlanta! It will screen there on Sat, Aug 17th, in the 1-4 pm block.
Sadly, all good things must come to an end, and Summerland (in which Elisabeth plays one of the three characters) must close its run at East Lynne Theater Company in Cape May, NJ. However, it is the only play in NJ recommended by The Newark Star-Ledger in its "Best Shows" Section (July 12, 2019)!
Reviews from Summerland are in! "Act Two belongs to Elisabeth [Ness, as Katherine Mumler]. Her power over the men is uncanny." - Exit Zero.
The dramatic short film Trigger - a Good Porpoise picture that stars Elisabeth in one of its two lead roles - will premiere at the Global Impact Film Festival in Washington, DC, in August!
She booked and recorded an internal VO gig for Ericsson/Axios; an inspiring video about empowering girls and women to enter STEM fields.
Listen to Elisabeth get interviewed on a fun and chatty episode of Podcasts Full of Women.
Elisabeth is portraying Katherine Mumler in the NJ Premiere of the new 3-character play Summerland. Catch it in Cape May, June 12-July 20!
Elisabeth voiced a socially-conscious talking dog for a promo animation!
Catch Elisabeth on the CBS / Dick Wolf drama, FBI, on Tuesday, April 2nd at 9 pm!
Have you heard Elisabeth’s new commercial voice-over demo?
Elisabeth has been really enjoying her rigorous animation VO class with the much-loved VO artist Paul Liberti!
She has been pinned for a wonderful voice-over gig, at the lovely studio HoneyMix!
She just booked and shot the film Cassandra, cast by Jamie Ember (of Alyssa Weinberg Casting - the casting office for CBS’s Happy Together).
As always, Elisabeth ended the old year — and rang in the new year — conducting a large choir that sang parody songs!
Elisabeth sang at Urban Stages in the charity benefit concert, The Best of the Harvard-Yale Cantata, on Thursday, Dec. 13, at 9 pm.
Check out Elisabeth’s new comedy demo!
In a new comedy song parody mash-up video, Elisabeth sings, inline skates, and runs late to a wedding! This one is very close to her heart… you might figure out why when you watch it…!
She will be speaking on the Movers & Shakers panel “Thriving as a Multi-Hyphenate Artist” as a benefit for the all-female Clutch Productions. Monday, October 1st.
Elisabeth just shot the lead role in the short dramatic film And So It Is. It was an incredible experience to work with an all-female team as part of the Women’s Weekend Film Challenge!
Her short dramatic film En Route screened at the Golden Door International Film Festival.
She sang a hilarious solo (among other songs) for Team Yale at 54 Below's annual Yale-Harvard Cantata concert. The performance was really well-received — and Yale won by two points!
She traveled to Africa with Good Porpoise Productions… quite an experience!
Elisabeth just played Nora in a closed reading of A Doll’s House.
She modeled for #portraits4good. Instagram is creating a positive impact!
The team from Going Public (SOHO International Film Festival) brought Elisabeth back to shoot a role for their next project, called Team Mars. It will be released soon!
Elisabeth gave a well-received speech at an event for Take the Lead, which is the force behind her "50 Women Can Change the World in Entertainment & Media" fellowship in LA.
Her film En Route -- a short dramatic film in which she plays one of the two lead roles -- screened at IndieWorks (NYC) July 2018! She enjoyed participating in the Q&A.
She shot a lead role in BJ Gruber's short online film, Choosing Beggars.
Elisabeth performed a lead role in a New Perspectives reading of playwright Rachel Schroeder’s moving newest work, “The Last Daughter.”
She shot a supporting role in the Chinese feature film June, which is headlined by two Chinese stars, Aaron Kwok and Miao Miao!
It's official: the Netflix film that Elisabeth shot a supporting role in -- Like Father -- will be released on August 3rd! Keep an eye out for her scene opposite the legendary Kelsey Grammer.
She booked a really fun voice-over gig: the voice of a talking dog who is very opinionated about the need for humans to have more empathy for each other.
Her company, Good Porpoise Productions, has created three mini-documentaries for non-profits in the first third of this year -- for the New York Theatre Workshop, Grace Institute, and CBSBB.
Elisabeth has been nominated for the Lead Actor (Female) Award at Blackbird Film Festival, for her work in the dramatic short En Route! The film is also nominated for a Life & Family Award, and was produced by her company, Good Porpoise Productions.
She just shot the emotionally-demanding lead role in the dramatic short film Trigger, which was written and directed by Riley Thomas.
She did a 3-day SAG industrial film shoot, portraying the sole character in SIMmersion's immersive training simulation program; it was a fascinating acting experience.
Elisabeth is thrilled to have been selected for Take the Lead's "50 Women Can Change the World in Entertainment & Media" fellowship leadership program in LA!
As always, Elisabeth spent New Year's Eve conducting a large choir that sang parody songs about the year!
Elisabeth has just joined Actors' Equity, thanks to her great summer at Shadowland Stages!
Elisabeth just got married! (In real life, not as a character... this time.) True to form, her wedding with Ed Nescot was quite a production...!
The New York Times just printed an article about a bride and groom - Elisabeth and Ed! Read the online version here: "It All Started With Smiles Across A Crowd"
Elisabeth just filmed the role of Rose in the Netflix film Like Father... with a scene opposite legendary actor Kelsey Grammer! The film will be released in 2018.
She recorded the voice-over narration for a WeWork industrial.
Reviews for her work in The Foreigner at Shadowland Stages:
"...Engrossingly portrayed by Elisabeth Ness…" -- Meet Me In The Greenroom
"...sassy wife Catherine (tough but tender Elisabeth Ness)…" -- Times Herald-Record
"Elisabeth Ness is excellent as the spoiled and petulant Catherine." - Sullivan County Democrat
"The lovely, determined Elisabeth Ness... is delightful." -- Aisle Seat
She is playing Catherine in the socially-conscious comedy The Foreigner at Shadowland Stages from July 21st - August 13th!
She recorded the voice-over narration for an IBM industrial.
Elisabeth won Best Actress in a Sitcom at the Rome Web Awards for her work in Redheads Anonymous! She and her co-writers also won the all-around Silver Excellence Award for Best Screenplay, in addition to winning Best Sitcom Screenplay.
Elisabeth played Brooke in the madcap Noises Off at Shadowland Stages in the Catskills! Reviewers call the show "pure comedy gold" and said "Elisabeth Ness hits all the right notes." Check out the press page for more quotes!
'Going Public' is an Official Selection at the SOHO International Film Festival!
She performed in the reading of a beautiful new film written by Kari Morris.
Elisabeth's got a brand-new website! ...You're looking at it right now.
She's been invited to perform multiple scripts in the Columbia MFA Directing program, and is really enjoying the experience.
She performed in the reading of a memorable new TV pilot by writer Nastasha Strang.
Elisabeth has a brand-new film reel! It features clips from her turn as “Sara” on the popular new CBS show, Bull. She also created comedic and dramatic film demos... just in case you're a singular-genre type.
'The Misunderstanding' has been accepted to the New York City Independent Film Festival! Elisabeth plays a lead role in the comedy, as seen on FunnyOrDie.
She continues to study weekly with the renowned Wynn Handman.
She performed a character, and soloed, in a flash mob-esque performance of "We Choose Love," by Beth Falcone.
Redheads Anonymous screened at the Katra Film Series Grand Finale, alongside the other Best Films from 2016! Elisabeth and the rest of the Redheads team felt honored to have won the Audience Award in August, qualifying them for the Grand Finale.
Her fourteen-minute speech at "March, Act, and Make an Impact" - a Maryland symposium the day before the Washington, DC Women's March - was well-received.
The new Riley Thomas series, "By the Book", premiered online! Elisabeth plays series regular character Marcy, a hard-working witch with a deep secret and fiery sense of justice. See Season 1 here.
On New Year's Eve, she performed a solo, conducted a choir... and got engaged! (Super-cute video to come.)
Elisabeth shot five days on CBS’s new hit show, Bull! She plays the role of Sara; the episode, “Too Perfect,” airs Tuesday, Dec. 6th at 9 PM. Make sure to check it out!
She just recorded Beth Falcone’s inspiring song, “We Choose Love,” at the beautiful MacIntyre Music Recording Studio.
She plays the lead role in an Elite Daily episode of Millennials of New York that has received over 116,000 views!
She shot a series regular role in the Office-meets-Hogwarts web series By the Book, written by Riley Thomas. Her character, Marcy, is a hard-working, fiery, passionate witch. Keep an eye out for its fantastic six-episode first season!
Elisabeth was a speaker -- along with a bunch of other young professional dynamos -- on the League of Professional Theatre Women’s Panel on Theatre and Media.
She plays the lead role in the sketch film The Misunderstanding, which got over 70k Vimeo views in one week, and was featured on the front page of Funny or Die!
She just shot the lead role in the indie comedy film Going Public, created by Steve O’Reilly and Andy Ferguson, and Artman Cooper Productions.
She’ll perform in a new work by Dramatists Guild Fund Fellows Greg Edwards and Ben Green at Playwrights Horizons on Sept. 19th.
Elisabeth’s web comedy Redheads Anonymous just won the Audience Award at NYC’s Katra Film Series!
Just added to the Stage/Singing Media Page: two new video examples of her stage work! A monologue from Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verona, and a clip of Schwartzy’s song “Woe Is Me” from 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
She just shot a lead role in a 72-Hour Film Challenge film called “Which Way Is Up”.
Redheads Anonymous screened at FilmFest 52 in Connecticut; HollyShorts in LA on August 17th, and IndieWorks in NYC on Sept. 13th!
Booked it! Elisabeth recorded numerous voice-overs for Rumble!
Her web comedy Redheads Anonymous won the Short Stop International Film Festivalaward for “Best Web Short”!
Booked it! Elisabeth recorded a voice-over gig for Heluva Good!
Keep an eye out: her national Wawa commercial may be playing on a TV near you!
Booked it!! Elisabeth will be playing a lead role in Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verona: the loyal, sassy, justice-minded Silvia! Performances are at Moose Hall Inwood Shakespeare (at the gorgeous Inwood Park Peninsula, NYC) June 8-25, and are free!
Redheads Anonymous is an Official Selection of the (aptly-named) Sunscreen Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Florida!
Redheads Anonymous has been nominated for the Best Webseries Award at the Blackbird Film Festival!
She performed Redheads Anonymous’s award-nominated song “Redheads Unite” live at the Indie Series Awards on April 6th, alongside Patrika Darbo, Jillian Clare, and a red-wigged Kevin Sebastian. It was internationally broadcast via a red-carpet and performance live stream!
Elisabeth shot the lead role in the short comedy film The Misunderstanding, by Journey’s End Productions!
Elisabeth liked UCB Sketch 101 so much, that now she is taking Sketch 201 there.
The Indie Series Awards have nominated the Redheads Anonymous song “Redheads Unite!” (in which Elisabeth sings) by Sam Carner & Derek Gregor for Best Original Song. The ceremony takes place in L.A. on April 6th.
Redheads Anonymous, the web comedy that Elisabeth created and plays a lead role in, will screen at YoungFilmmakers/NewFilmmakers NY on Tuesday, March 1st. The reception is at 5:30 PM, and the screening is at 6 PM, at Anthology Film Archives at 32 2nd Ave. And you may recognize her on the cover of their quarterly paper!
She is taking Sketch 101 at UCB, and loves it!
Elisabeth is thrilled to continue taking acting class with the legendary Wynn Handman.
Elisabeth conducted an 80-person choir, singing parodies (including lyrics she had written), on New Year’s Eve!
Redheads Anonymous won Web Short of the Month in TMFF!
Elisabeth just shot a SAG commercial for a much-loved brand!
Redheads Anonymous won the Best Webisode Award in the Tiny Film Festival!
Redheads Anonymous won the Audience Award at the New York Comedy Shorts Film Festival!
Elisabeth is now freelancing with Brandon Cohen at BAC Talent!
She recorded voice-over for an Alcon industrial, through CMD.
She reprised her role as the mysterious, otherworldly Miku in a workshop reading of a Riley Thomas play.
Elisabeth has been accepted into class with, and is now studying under, the legendary acting teacher Wynn Handman!
Her first day back in NYC, Elisabeth performed at the venerable Sardi’s in two industry readings of a new play. She enjoyed working with Myriam Cyr, Gregg Edelman, Kathryn Meisle, and Rachel Spencer Hewitt, among others!
Elisabeth spoke on the Brooklyn Web Fest panel of female-driven shows! The meeting of the minds occurred on Saturday, Oct. 10th, at the Made in NY Media Center.
Ravishly’s “Ladies we Love” column turned its eye on Elisabeth. Read it here!
VODzilla.co named Redheads Anonymous one of the top six web series at Raindance!
Have you ever wondered how to create a web series? Catch Elisabeth on the Raindance Web Fest panel “Web Series Creators” at the Apple Store in Covent Garden, London, on Monday, Sept. 21st. Moderated by Rochelle Dancel!
Redheads Anonymous is an Official Selection of NYC Web Fest and Brooklyn Web Fest!
Hello, Europe! Elisabeth will be representing Redheads Anonymous by speaking at the Irish Redhead Convention in Crosshaven, Co. Cork Ireland (Aug. 21-23); Redhead Days at Breda in the Netherlands (Sept. 4-6); and Redhead Day UK (Sept. 12) in London!
Elisabeth’s new web comedy Redheads Anonymous is an official selection of Raindance Web Fest (where she has received a Raindance Discovery Award nomination), Miami Web Fest (Best Actress Award nomination), and ITV Fest in Vermont!
The first season of Redheads Anonymous, the new web comedy that Elisabeth produced/wrote/acted in, received an incredible review from WebVee Guide! “Redheads Anonymous is a terrific example of what makes a good web show. The story is established quickly, it’s well-written, directed, and acted, all while being packaged in a bite-sized format.” [read more]
Elisabeth is honored to be named the Favorite Actress of the Week on the Indie Series Network, for her work in Redheads Anonymous!
She just booked and recorded voice-over for SIMmersion’s fantastic training videos.
Redheads Anonymous is a multiple-Web Series of the Week winner on the Indie Series Network!
Catch Elisabeth’s voice-over on a new set of television commercials for Trojan!
She performed in the Lincoln Center Avery Fisher Hall benefit concert for SeriousFun!
Elisabeth sang on the original studio cast album of the hit new musical Like You Like It! (She also sang in their concert at 54 Below last year.) Produced by Broadway Records, they recorded at the venerable Yellow Sound Lab (Avenue Q, Matilda).
You can catch her voice-over on a nationally-airing Trojan television commercial.
She performed in a sold-out concert reading of the beautiful new musical Girl/Group at the historic Jersey City Loew’s! Her character -- the ambitious, religious, foul-mouthed songwriter Beatrice Verdi who penned hit tunes at a young age -- was quite a force of nature.
Elisabeth booked a voice-over for a CarMax radio spot, through Sound Lounge!
Did you know that Elisabeth is also a producer, interviewer, and editor? She co-founded Good Porpoise Productions, LLC, which creates mini-documentaries for non-profits. Check out some of their most recent work here.
Check out new videos premiered by Redheads Anonymous -- the comedic web series that Elisabeth is creating!
A new Trojan ad features her voice-over, airing on a TV near you!
Elisabeth narrated a couple of corporate videos for Rumble.
Elisabeth performed at the Duplex on June 24th, in honor of songwriter Drew Fornarola’s birthday. Click here for the video!
She booked a voice-over gig for SIMmersion!
The Grid was awarded Best TV Pilot at the NYC International Film Festival!
Casting director Robin Carus cast her in the reading of the beautiful musical Far From the Madding Crowd.
Quick Cable brought her back as the voice for their on-hold phone system!
Elisabeth finally got to play her dream role, Logainne (Schwartzy), in an Actor-Own reading of 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee!
Check out her new collection of hosting clips from the educational industrial series TIPS (at the bottom of the “on-camera” page)!
She booked the voice-over for a fun, brand-new Trojan commercial!
The Grid is an official selection of the Garden State Film Festival.
Elisabeth booked the voice-over for a Bud Light Super Bowl commercial (airing in Canada)!
She performed an against-type role in the demo video of a musical written by a Grammy Award-winner!
Elisabeth has a bunch of brand-spankin’-new headshots!
Elisabeth performed the role of Miss Rixey in a reading of the Kaufman and Lardner play ‘June Moon’, directed by the esteemed Mark Shanahan!
Elisabeth booked the voice-over for an Irish character in a video game!
Elisabeth conducted a 98-person choir on New Year’s Eve, for an audience of 1,200!
Elisabeth is recording the voice of Keba in the Keba English Learning Game’s second series!
She performed a highly complicated comedic lead role in a reading of Max Mondi’s fantastic new play, You Deserve Me, produced by The Poet Acts.
The Grid received the Platinum Reel Award at the Nevada International Film Festival!
Elisabeth appeared in the world premiere workshop of ‘Truth in Lies’ on Oct. 30! It was a one-night-only immersive installation, in which she got to improvise one-on-one with patrons as they experienced a murder mystery.
The Grid made its NJ debut at the Golden Door International Film Festival.
She booked a voice-over video game gig.
Elisabeth has a brand-spankin’ new film reel!
Atlantic Theater press: a BroadwayWorld article quotes Elisabeth!
Elisabeth made her debut at Off-Broadway’s Atlantic Theater! The world premiere musical is based on a book by Molly Shannon (of SNL fame), and written by Drew Fornarola and Jeremy Dobrish. Tilly the Trickster ran Sept 21-Oct 13 at Atlantic Theater’s Linda Gross Mainstage Theater.
She narrated a corporate video for Rumble.
She shot a film under the auspices of Killer Films 20/20/20!
The Grid has been made an official selection of the Golden Door Film Festival.
Elisabeth was in a NYMF (New York Musical Theatre Festival) Special Event! Riley Thomas: Looking Forward performed at Off-Broadway’s Signature Theatre on 42nd St.
Elisabeth booked a voice-over gig for Bud Light!
Check out the new footage of Elisabeth singing “Look What Happened to Mabel”!
She performed in the workshop premiere of Bull Rider, up-and-coming playwright Rachel Schroeder’s MFA thesis play, at NYU’s Goldberg Theatre.
The Grid premiered as an official selection of the Hoboken International Film Festival -- in fact, it was one of five finalists for Best TV Pilot!
Elisabeth recorded voice-over for QuickCable’s phone on-hold system.
She performed a lead role in the final workshop reading of the play R U Nobody 2?.
Elisabeth shot the role of the lead character’s spunky, quick-witted (recurring) assistant, Lulu, on the awesome TV pilot Definitions. It has been submitted to the NY Television Festival -- fingers crossed!
She was a judge for the NJ State Thespian Festival.
She was brought in to audition for three of her favorite TV shows: HBO’s Veep, Netflix’s House of Cards, and NBC’s Law & Order: SVU after the CDs saw her work.
Elisabeth played a perfectionist beauty queen in the E.A.T. Notes From a Page Festival reading of the new musical Pageant Princess, at TaDa Theatre!
Her Upright Citizens Brigade Improv 301 class rocked UCB East! The show was a blast.
Elisabeth is now certified L1 in Alba Emoting! (It’s an acting technique that involves the science behind emotion.)
She is now freelancing with About Face Talent for voice-over and legit projects!
Elisabeth sang (alongside other alumni) in Yale University’s radio-play concert of Kiss Me Kate on January 19th, at 2 and 8 pm.
The Grid was well-received at a private standing-room-only screening in NYC!
Elisabeth performed in a workshop reading of the new musical Pieces.