Charlotte Vaughn Raines
Charlotte Vaughn Raines is a native New Yorker. She was raised by parents who make their living in the performing arts, so she always had the bug. Dancing since the age of five and singing before she could talk, Charlotte thought for a long time that her future was going to be musical theater. In high school she discovered straight theater and Shakespeare which fueled her desire to be involved with all forms of theater. As an undergraduate in The University of Michigan's B.F.A. Acting program, Charlotte focused on her acting technique while continuing to take advanced dance classes and voice lessons. As a member of a stage combat troupe for 2 years, she became adept at roles that require strong physicality.
After moving back to NYC following graduation (with honors), Charlotte continued her Acting Training at the William Esper Acting Studio's two year intensive program. She has been working consistently since finishing the program in 2013.
Charlotte has a strong comedic acting side, as well as a contemporary, edgy vibe. She has a commanding stage presence, but is not afraid to be vulnerable when a role requires it. As a musical theater performer, her belt is is ALWAYS heard! Her singing style ranges easily from rock musicals to standards. She has much experience with musical theater dance (especially Fosse style) and a very strong ballet foundation.
Charlotte is a versatile actor with a unique way of viewing the world.
"Charlotte Vaughn Raines’ long-suffering Adelaide is comedic gold....."
"Charlotte Vaughn Raines owns her role as Sheila."
"Charlotte Vaughn Raines, as Adelaide, mix [es] healthy doses of humor and "nooo yawk" quirks with sincerity and a touch of heartache, keeping [her] character human. Raines shines in her showgirl numbers, especially the signature 'Adelaide's Lament... ' "
"Charlotte Vaughn Raines' Sheila stands out because of the attitude she projects at all times ...."