Danielle Liccardo-Massood


Danielle Liccardo began her theater training as an actress under the direction of Kathryn Gately (head of MFA acting at Northern Illinois University) and received extensive classical training at both The American Globe Theatre in New York City, and at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art Professional Shakespeare Conservatory (LAMDA).

Liccardo has worked commercially, off-Broadway, regionally, in voiceover and in film. New York roles include Lady Macbeth in TheBcam/MacBeth’ with Inertia Productions at The Flamboyan Theatre, The First Witch in Macbeth at The American Globe Theatre, Yelena in Uncle Vanya at Expanded Arts, the title role in Lysistrata, Carol in North of Providence at Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST), Gale in Life During Wartime (2001 New York OOBR award recipient) with Aaron Stanford at The Currican Theatre, Marla in Specter at The John Houseman Theatre and The Judith Anderson Theatre, Carmelita in Hagridden at Center Stage, Petroushka in Ballerinas at Manhattan Theatre Source, Rose in Scarecrow at The Judith Anderson Theatre, A Pretty Lady and A Crazy Woman in When Words Fail at The John Houseman Studio Theatre, Jackie O in The House of Yes, Sarah in The Mary Celeste at The Greenwich Street Theatre, and Rose in Croatoan at Center Stage in New York City.

Regional theater includes: Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Goneril in King Lear for the Hudson Shakespeare Company, Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream for the Harrisburg Shakespeare Festival and for the National Theatre, Rosalind in As You Like It (London), Don John in Much Ado About Nothing and the Chorus in Henry V, both for the Harrisburg Shakespeare Festival, Katherine in Henry V (National Theatre) and Rose in The One Stoplight in Hollis at The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in Connecticut.  

Directing credits include Out of Gas on Lover's Leap at the Flatiron Theatre in New York, Eric Bogosian's Suburbia at New York University and co-directing Henry V with Doug Durlacher for the Harrisburg Shakespeare Festival.

As a movement and style specialist Liccardo trained at Actors Movement Studio in New York under Loyd Williamson, and has coached privately, in film, off-Broadway and regionally in such plays as Henry V, Othello, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Tartuffe, The Elephant Man, Floating Rhoda and the Glue Man, A Hatful of Rain, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, Beirut, The Importance of Being Earnest, A New Television Arrives Finally with Daytime Emmy Award winner Tom Pelphrey, and Tennessee Williams's The Case of the Crushed Petunias. Liccardo has taught at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, and at Actors Movement Studio. She is the core movement specialist in the Rutgers Theater Department, at Maggie Flanigan Studio in New York City, and teaches advanced acting at Drew University in New Jersey.

She is the co-founder and artistic director of Inertia Productions, founded in 1998.

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