Rena Gavigan
New York  Based Actor

"I Can Do Better Than That"

"Agony" by Jamie Maletz at Joe's Pub


Rena took the stage at JOE'S PUB in the
Ring of Keys Queering the Canon: Sondheim Concert! 


Rena returns to Arc Stages to play
Molly Aster in Peter and the Starcatcher!

This tale is a coming-of-age adventure story
about how a nameless orphan -- inspired by a remarkable and ambitious girl -- became the strange and celebrated hero that is the Boy Who Would Not Grow Up. 

From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair...and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

Directed by Stephanie Kovacs Cohen
Musical Direction by Adam Spiegel

Performances are March 24 - April 2 at Arc Stages.

Girl in Once

Photography by Olivia Michaels

Diana Morales in
A Chorus Line

Shelby in Steel Magnolias

"Rena Gavigan, who plays the kind-hearted strong
willed Shelby, and Kit Colbourn, who plays M'Lynne,
her passionate but stubborn mother, are both
perfect in their delivery of what each would be feeling
as a young woman facing a limiting disease, and as
the mom who only wants what's best for her."
- Josie Grant (Hudson Valley Ovation)

Photography by Louisa Vilardi

"The Wonderettes are led by the notably strong voices
of Rena Gavigan, as shy, sweet-natured Missy,
who self-effacingly keeps everyone in line...

...Ms. Gavigan (who I shared a stage with
nine years ago in Fiddler on the Roof at
Yorktown Stage) has a beautiful high register."

- Bruce Apar (Broadway World)

Missy in The Marvelous Wonderettes

Beth in Merrily We Roll Along

Photos by Liza Margulies

Helena in
Alls Well that Ends Well

The Bride in Adam & Evie at Circle in the Square Theatre School

The Bride in Adam & Evie