Mandy Bruno Bogue
Mandy Bruno Bogue is thrilled to be joining the creative team at CaPAA. She began her career at the age of six, when she enrolled in a children’s theater program. She quickly fell in love and was bitten by the theater bug. Mandy spent her youth in community and regional theater productions and eventually landed scholarships to Loyola Chicago and Otterbein Universities, where she studied musical theater and graduated with a BFA in theater and dance. During Mandy’s senior musical theater showcase in New York, she was seen by a casting director of CBS’s soap opera The Guiding Light and was soon cast on the famed daytime drama.
Her first year on the show, garnered Mandy an Emmy nomination for her performance as Marina Cooper, thus beginning a six year run on the show. This was just the start to her career on the small and large screen. Other TV and film credits include Blue Bloods, Friends and Romans, Perhaps Tomorrow (Edgemar Film Festival Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actress), and Price for Freedom. She can also be seen on the web series Best Sellers, and All’s Faire. In addition to her work on screen, Mandy works for Sesame Street and ESL, providing voices for their interactive Children’s Learning Programs.
Mandy’s true love. however. remains on stage, telling stories through live performance. Theater credits include playing Eponine in the Broadway revival of Les Miserables, and covering the role of Louise in the Broadway production of Gypsy. Off-Broadway, Regional and Touring production favorites include Maria in The Sound of Music, Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Marian in The Music Man (Carbonell nomination for Best Actress in a musical), Scottie Fitzgerald in This Side of Paradise and the monster’s bride Justine in Frankenstein.
Mandy is a credited screen writer and producer as well, with credits including co-writer and co-producer of the independent film Rock Story, (Best Story NorthEast Film Festival), in which she also stared in and wrote the film’s soundtrack. She is co-writer on the independent films Revelations in the Wilderness and most recently The Wall, based on the autobiographical story of a young woman who teaches theater in a maximum security men’s prison.
When Mandy isn’t on stage herself, she is nurturing young artists to fulfill their dreams. In 2001, while still in college, she developed and launched a curriculum at Swift Elementary School in Chicago, bringing creative arts to inner city middle school students. Mandy has worked as a resident artist, teacher and counselor for The Young People’s Theater Project, based in Portland, Oregon. She also coaches children and adults privately for auditions and professional growth. In addition, Mandy has been a guest teacher for TV/Film seminars in NYC.
With the many successes and experiences Mandy has received throughout her career, none are more rewarding to her than her roles of wife and mother to three amazing children, Flynn, Zeb and Zoe. She and her family currently make their home in Milford, PA. She is very excited to join the team at CaPAA and looks forward to the journey ahead!