The legendary Chicago actress Hollis Resnik died this past Sunday at the age of 67, according to Chris Jones of The Chicago Tribune.
Northlight Theatre’s “Into the Breeches,” Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s “Nell Gwynn,” Porchlight Music Theatre’s “Sunset Boulevard,” Candlelight Theatre’s “Evita,” Candlelight’s “Little Shop of Horrors,” Interplay’s “Piaf,” Ravinia Festival’s “A Little Night Music,” Northlight’s “Grey Gardens,” and many others were among her Chicago stage appearances.
She also played Muriel in the Dirty Rotten Scoundrels National Tour in 2006, Mrs. Meers in the Thoroughly Modern Millie National Tour in 2003, and Sweeney Todd in the 2000 Off-Broadway concert version.
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Who was Hollis Resnik?
She was born and raised in Euclid, Ohio (a suburb of Cleveland), where she learned piano and vocal lessons as a child and sang in the Cleveland Symphony Children’s Choir.
She graduated from Euclid High School in 1973 after attending Russell H. Erwine Elementary and Shore Junior High School.
She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Denison University.
Resnik, a Chicago-based theatre performer, won the Sarah Siddons Award in 1992. She had a supporting role in the feature pictures Backdraft and Little Big Top, an independent film, and appeared three times on the television show Cupid. Resnik played Amy the “sympathetic therapist” in the Off-Broadway musical version of Wings in 1993.
She published “Make Someone Happy” in 2002, a CD of broadway, pop, jazz, and original songs.