Amy Anzel is an American actress, presenter, producer, and television personality. A born and bred New Yorker, Amy now calls London home.
Amy has been in the entertainment industry for over twenty-five years – a career of more than two decades in theatre, film, and television, which has kept her not only on stage and in front of the camera, but also behind it. Her extensive acting credits complement a breadth of expertise at the helm of many productions as well.
In 2014, Amy produced the UK tour of Happy Days – A New Musical based on the much-loved American sitcom. Her extraordinary journey producing the show was captured on Channel 4’s four-part documentary series, The Sound Of Musicals. The series captured Amy’s trials and tribulations producing this UK tour – from raising the capital to assembling her cast including Sugababe Heidi Range, Cheryl Baker, and Emmerdale’s Ben Freeman to securing TV’s original Fonz Henry Winkler as her creative consultant. Amy left no stone unturned in making her vision into the reality that delighted and entertained audiences across the UK. The show went on to be nominated for nine Broadway World Awards.
Amy was the first commercial producer to raise a portion of her capitalization via crowdfunding. Many news organizations took an interest in this story, leading to several interviews about this subject including one with Lorna Dunkley on Sky News.
Amy’s other producing credits include the UK/ European premiere of Sideways: The Play, the UK/ European premiere of Harvey Fierstein’s Casa Valentina, the UK tour of Legally Blonde, Ezra Axelrod’s ‘Songs From The American Motel’ at London’s Leicester Square Theatre, and the 50th Anniversary production of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.
As an actress, Amy’s stage and screen performances have spanned the globe. Her credits include the European tour of Grease, the US National Tour of Annie, A Chorus Line at the Tel Aviv Opera House, Happy Days – A New Musical in Los Angeles directed by the late Garry Marshall, and numerous regional US productions. Her UK theatre credits include Steel Pier, Legacy Falls, Company, Cinderella opposite Jimmy Osmond, Crazy For You at the London Palladium, and An Evening of Johnny Mercer at the legendary Pizza On The Park
Amongst her film and television credits are Mrs. Zane in Kick-Ass 2, BBC’s Celebrity Bitchslap News, MTV’s Short Circuits written and directed by Nick Cannon, Witchwise, The Bachelor as well as hundreds of voiceovers, jingles, and commercials.