Lana Schwartz is a 19-year-old performer, director and producer, who starred in the Off-Broadway musical ENDANGERED!, co-starred opposite Lakeith Stanfield in the short film TRACKS, played the title role in the concert presentations of the new musical RUTKA at Lincoln Center, and played her dream role of Fanny Brice in FUNNY GIRL at French Woods. Other favorite roles include Dot in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, Charity in SWEET CHARITY, Christine in BE MORE CHILL, Katherine in NEWSIES, and Tina Denmark in RUTHLESS.
Lana has been developing her craft in workshops and classes in both New York and Los Angeles. She is currently a Freshman at Harvard University. She attended middle school and high school at the Professional Performing Arts School (PPAS) in New York City. She is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors' Equity.
In 2019, Lana launched the non-profit organization Nxt Generation Theatrics, a theater company run entirely by teens. The organization was formed in order to create more opportunities to empower teens and to help the next generation gain experience and exposure to the arts by jumping in and managing every aspect of creating a theatrical experience. Their first production, NEXT TO NORMAL, ran Off-Broadway with sold-out performances in June of 2022, with Lana directing and producing, and with a team of 43 teens. It was followed by VIOLET in June of 2023, which was nominated for 8 Broadway-World Off-Broadway Awards, including Best Direction of a Musical and Best Production of a Musical. June of 2024 will see Lana directing and producing FUN HOME Off-Broadway as NGT's next production. She is so incredibly proud of the entire NGT team.
To learn more, visit NxtGenTheatrics.com and @nxtgenerationtheatrics on Instagram.