Artist Bios

Monica West

Monica West

(Bio as of June 2019)

Monica West (Marian Paroo) returns to the Goodman, where she was last in the New Stages Festival reading of Birthday Candles. Chicago credits include Eastland, Moby Dick (Lookingglass Theatre Company). Off-Broadway credits include work at Roundabout Theatre Company (with Judith Ivey), Barrow Street Theatre, Cherry Lane and 59E59. West originated the role of Baby in Dirty Dancing at Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre. Regional credits include work with Guthrie Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Geva Theatre Center, Westport Country Playhouse and George Street Playhouse. Television credits include Chicago Fire, Law & Order and Underemployed. West wrote, produced and starred in Best Thing You’ll Ever Do (available on Amazon Video).

With Goodman Theatre

  • The Music Man The Music Man
    1819 Season
    Play by Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson; Based on a Story by Willson and Franklin Lacey
    Directed by Mary Zimmerman