Staub, Chelsea
Her Story

I grew up in Arizona where I spent most of my time reenacting "The Princess Bride" and living in the land of make-believe. When I was six years old, I watched my best friend's sister perform in a community play and I immediately wanted to try out for the next production. I was a nervous wreck during the entire audition process, but it all paid off when I was cast in my first role.. "child ensemble!" I had one line, but the second I heard the laughter and applause - I was hooked.

I signed up for a summer "That's Entertainment" camp where I met Marilyn Carroll, the camp director. Though I loved doing shows and was comfortable in the ensemble, I would always chicken out when it came time to audition for the lead roles. Marilyn pushed me out of my comfort zone when she cast me as "Annie," and I don't think I would have continued this path without her. With the confidence she gave me, I began to try out for bigger roles and eventually landed a Broadway tour with Tom Bosley. While rehearsing and performing with this amazingly talented cast, I realized I had "found my people" and this was what I wanted to do with my life.

For nine years, I did show after show and camp after camp while enjoying school activities and remaining a full-time student. There were countless nights when I was doing homework in the wings between song and dance numbers. But I still wanted more! At 15, I finally convinced my parents to take me to Los Angeles during my fall break to audition for something - ANYTHING! They agreed, thinking I would see how hard it was and would quit bugging them about it. As luck would have it, I booked a role on a TV series. and so it began.

Here are a few details about me and my career path. Thanks for your support and for helping me live my dream!