"OUR WILL TO LIVE" • ANDRIS NELSONS • ANNETTE MILLER • Members of the BSO • the Symphony Hall debuts of music by Viktor Ullmann and Hans Krása • the North American premiere of the new TMF commission by the late ANDRÉ PREVIN • award recipient Norman L. Eisen • Monday, November 11 • Symphony Hall, Boston
It is an honor to have actress Annette Miller perform the dramatic vocal role of Viktor Ullmann's "Cornet."
Ms. Miller has performed on Broadway, off-Broadway, in Boston, at regional theaters, in film, and on television. She has been a leading actor at Shakespeare and Co. in Lenox, Massachusetts for twenty seasons. Most recently, she received the 2018 Berkshire Theater Critic’s Association Award For Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role for her portrayal of Katherine in “Mothers and Sons” by Terrence McNally, and in 2019 she played Gladys in “The Waverly Gallery.”
Ms. Miller originated the role of Golda Meir in "Golda’s Balcony" before it went to Broadway, for which she received both Boston’s Elliot Norton Best Actor Award and the Independent Reviewers of New England Best Actor Award. In Florida, she received the Carbonell Best Actor Award nomination for her portrayal of Vi in “August Osage County.” Other favorite roles include Maria Callas in “Master Class,” Madam Renevskya in “The Cherry Orchard,” Diana Vreeland in “Full Gallop,” Martha Mitchell in “Martha Mitchell Calling” (for which she received an Elliot Norton Best Actor nomination), Duchess of York in “Richard III,” Maria in “Twelfth Night,” and Grandma in “4000 Miles.”
Her film credits include "The Company Men," "Autumn Heart," "The Imported Bride Groom," "The Next Karate Kid," "The Eye Has to Travel" (a documentary on Diana Vreeland), and "See How She Runs." On television, Ms. Miller had recurring roles on "As The World Turns" and "Ryan’s Hope."
She has received the Gann Academy Award for Excellence in the Arts, the Boston Jewish Film Festival Award, the Zev Cohen Leadership Award, and the Excellency in the Performing Arts Award from the Boston Children’s Theater.
Ms. Miller studied with Stella Adler and holds a BA and MFA from Brandeis University. She is currently a Resident Scholar at Brandeis University Women’s Studies Research Center, where she wrote and continues to perform for “Now is Our Time: A Theatrical Collage on the Pleasures and Perils of our Third Chapter."