Lana Schwartz is a 17-year-old singer, actress, dancer, director and producer, who starred in the Off-Broadway musical ENDANGERED!, co-starred opposite Lakeith Stanfield in the short film TRACKS, played Nessarose in the pilot production of WICKED JR., 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, Little Red in INTO THE WOODS, and Tina Denmark in RUTHLESS.
Lana has been developing her craft in workshops and classes in both New York and Los Angeles, and is currently a 12th grader studying in 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 venture Nxt Generation Theatrics, a theater company run entirely by teens. All functions related to both the organization and its productions are performed by teenagers. 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, was in rehearsals when COVID hit and had to be rescheduled, but finally opened Off-Broadway in June of 2022, with Lana directing and producing, and with a team of 33 teens at the helm. In the interim, Lana and NGT also produced two online concerts, featuring performances by more than 30 rising teenage talents and raising money for four non-profit organizations. To learn more, visit www.NxtGenTheatrics.com and @nxtgenerationtheatrics on Instagram.