Claudia Wicki performed with the Wisconsin Ballet Company as a teen and then accepted a scholarship to Harkness House for Ballet Arts in New York. She left New York to attend the University of Arizona, Tucson where she earned her BFA in Drama Production.
After graduation, singing in small clubs in Las Vegas and touring with a Top-40 Band, she returned to New York, where she played the comedy clubs and did summer stock at the Palace Theatre, Manchester New Hampshire playing such roles as Rosie Alvarez in “Bye Bye Birdie” and reprising the role of Morgan Le Fey in “Camelot”. After her second tour with a pop band, she ended up back home in Madison Wisconsin to perform in “South Pacific” and “The Sound of Music” at a local dinner theatre. Producer/Director, M. Seth Reines, then hired her at a pair of Equity dinner theatres in Kansas City. Now New Theatre.
She returned to LA. to choreograph and act in the summer season at Occidental College, realizing such roles as Nellie in “South Pacific”, the Fairy Queen in “Iolanthe”, Adelaide in “Guys & Dolls”, Mad Margaret in “Ruddigore”. While touring with Carmen Zapata’s Bi-Lingual (English / Spanish) Children’s Theatre, she was rushed in to replace an actress in “Pirates of Penzance” at a large Equity dinner theatre in Orange County California.
Claudia was then cast in an international company of “A Chorus Line” playing Kristine DeLuca for several months in Barcelona and Madrid Spain, in Castillian Spanish.
Upon return she joined the Group Repertory Theatre (GRT), founded by Lonny Chapman. There she worked in many original productions directly with the writers. One of these productions was a new musical called “RolePlay”(now Inside Out) in which she created the role of Chlo. (Doug Haverty & Adryan Russ).
In Switzerland, Claudia played the lead role of Lillie/Kate in “Kiss Me Kate”, and an ensemble role in “Company”. She starred in the Pulitzer Prize winning play, “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds”, appeared in Steve Martin's “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” and performed to sold out crowds in the internationally famous “The Vagina Monologues” among many other plays.
In Switzerland, she has worked on commercials for the Grand Casino Baden, an Internet marketing film campaign for a Danish Pharneceutical company, voice over for documentary films by Charlotte Eichhorn and Stephan Haupt, most recently a supporting role in the independent film “Transcending” with Snoog Pictures and a cameo role in "Horizon Beautiful" from Tellfilm.
She also wrote and produced a one woman show, Sentimental Journey, based on the films and music of Doris Day.
Name: Claudia Wicki
Lives in: Zürich (Kreis 6), Switzerland
Universtiy of Arizona