| Colleen Hawks lives in New York City and is married to actor Jeff Pierce. She originally hails from California’s Central Valley. She is a former California’s Junior Miss, and also Miss Stanislaus County. Colleen’s Broadway debut was in the smash hit SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE where she performed the role originated by DeLee Lively. She was also in the smash hit Broadway show THE BOY FROM OZ (soprano of the TRIO) starring Hugh Jackman and most recently in the Musical as Fairy Godmother and the Voice of the Bluebird.
After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree she moved to L.A. where she performed for Disney, playing such singing roles as "Snow White", "Cinderella" and "Ariel (The Little Mermaid)" both on TV and stage (including tours to London, Paris, Munich, Holland, and China). She has lived in Japan, Korea and Holland. She has also traveled worldwide performing on cruise ships; from the Amazon in Brazil, to Mexico, Canada, the South Pacific, Australia, Hong Kong, and Alaska.
Colleen’s Off-Broadway credits include Manhattan Theatre Club’s THE WILD PARTY by Andrew Lippa starring Taye Diggs, Idina Menzel, Julia Murney & Brian D'arcy James, DR. SEX (Phoebe), and a principal role in SHAKE THAT THING! (The Girl). Other NYC credits include principal roles in HURRY HURRY HOLLYWOOD! (Polly Sue – also at MTC) , A QUEER CAROL (Ghost of Christmas Past) and DELPHI OR BUST (Zircony). Broadway workshops include THE BOY FROM OZ, SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, and RUBIROSA.
In NYC opera productions Colleen has performed in CANDIDE at the New York City Opera starring John Cullum and Judy Kaye, an Amoricae Production of THE MAGIC FLUTE (Papagena) and BABES in TOYLAND (Jill) at Avery Fisher Hall.
National Tours include CRAZY FOR YOU (Polly Baker), and SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (Kathy Seldon); also International Tours of GREASE (Sandy); THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES (Mr. Ziegfeld's Favorite); and THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE (Mabel).
Regional credits: LEGALLY BLONDE (Paulette) at Music Theatre of Wichita, ANYTHING GOES (Reno Sweeney) Modesto Performing Arts at the Gallo Center, THE FULL MONTY (Vicki) at West Virginia Public Theatre, SUGAR (Title Role) at Westchester Broadway Theatre, THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS (Angel) at the Arvada Center in Denver, A CHORUS LINE (Val) at TUTS and The Arkansas Rep, OKLAHOMA! (Laurey) at Modesto Performing Arts, SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ (DeLEE) at Sacramento Music Circus & North Shore, ANYTHING GOES! (Bonnie/Erma - the gangster moll) at Seattle 5th Ave & Paper Mill Playhouse (starring Chita Rivera), and SOME LIKE IT HOT (Sugar Kane) at Stages St. Louis, and the Alhambra, FL).
Recordings include THE BOY FROM OZ ORIGINAL CAST RECORDING, EAGLE SONG, QEL FROMAGE, and LET IT SHINE with Terry Waldo. To purchase these albums, click on "RECORDINGS" on the "SHOWS" page.
Colleen has been seen in a National Shredded Wheat ad campaign and her Feature Film credits include THE GURU with Heather Graham and Marissa Tomei and THE NARROWS. She has been featured on CBS's As the World Turns and both LAW AND ORDER: C.I. and S.V.U.
Colleen enjoys directing, choreographing and teaching voice. She has numerous private voice students, regularly choreographs for the Bronx High School of Science's Spring Musical and is the Musical Theatre Director for Rutgers Summer Acting Conservatory.
Be sure to check out Southern Man:
Directed by Colleen Hawks-Pierce
Starring Jeff Pierce
written by Stuart Katz, Jeff Pierce, Colleen Pierce