Lana Schwartz is a 14-year-old singer, actress and dancer, 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.
She has been developing her craft in workshops and classes in both New York and Los Angeles, and is currently a 9th grader studying in high school at the Professional Performing Arts School (PPAS) in New York City, where she previously was Salutatorian of the middle school.
She aspires to not only perform on Broadway and film, but also to record music and to write, direct and produce projects for stage and screen.
Lana has also recently launched the non-profit venture Nxt Generation Theatrics, a theater company run for teens, by teens. All functions related to both the organization and its productions will be 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. There will be public performances, which will be opportunities for the public to see what teenagers are capable of creating. To learn more, visit www.NxtGenTheatrics.com.