Carly Gendell made her Broadway debut at age 11. She portrayed the role of “Marcy” in the Original Broadway Cast of “School of Rock: The Musical.” Carly performed over four hundred times in the span of one year, and made friendships she will never forget. You can hear her on the Original Broadway Cast recording.
She then played the leading role in “Annie: The Musical” at Flat Rock Playhouse, the State Theatre of North Carolina, and The Ordway Center of Performing Arts in St. Paul, Minnesota. Carly loved Annie because of their similar personalities - optimistic, energetic, and spunky! She recently played the role of “Alison” in the North-East Debut of “A Walk on the Moon” at George Street Playhouse. Carly loved Alison because of her intellect, brutal honesty, and teenage angst.
Carly's passion is working on new theatre projects. Past readings and showcases include “A Walk On the Moon” (Alison), “Fly More than You Fall” (Olivia), “Corner of Bitter and Sweet” (Carol), and “The Perfect Fit” (Elizabeth). Her favorite TV/Commercial Voiceover work includes “Jessica Jones” (Season 3 Episode 10), “My Little Pony” (Principal Celestia Class Playset), and “Wordtastic” (Sarah).
She recently graduated from the Professional Performing Arts School as their 2023 Valedictorian and recipient of Excellence in Musical Theatre award. She will be attending Pace University in the fall to receive her BFA in Musical Theatre. In her free time, Carly likes to snuggle with her rescue dog, Minnie, shop at unique boutiques in New York City, and have picnics with her friends. She loves the movie “Tangled,” Ariana Grande, and the Strawberry Dragonfruit Refresher from Dunkin’.