Pearl Rhein is an actor, musician, singer-songwriter & composer based in New York City. Last year she was singing, dancing and rocking the viola 8 times a week with the Original Broadway Cast of "Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812" starring Josh Groban (with 12 Tony nominations, the highest-nominated show of the season!). In 2016, Pearl was in the Shakespeare in the Park's historic first all-female cast of "The Taming of the Shrew" directed by Phyllida Lloyd.

With a BA in Acting from Ball State University and an MFA in Acting from UC San Diego, "The terrific Pearl Rhein" (Washington Post) is "an amazing musician" (Edge Boston) "possessed of a strong, clear voice" (theatreiseasy.com) who “impresses on the violin” (Philadelphia Inquirer). She is also a strong, goofy, emotionally generous and down-and-dirty feminist in love with language and music and storytelling and gender and play. Her ideal season would include Shakespeare, Caryl Churchill, Tracy Letts, and an original ensemble-produced play-with-music based on a really good book. Pearl is especially interested in (and good at, if she does say so herself in the third person) playing men, heightened language, humor, extreme physicality, dialects, acting through music and playing poor white trash.


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RECENT: “Agent 355” by Preston Max Allen, in residency at The Musical Theatre Factory!

The Culper Spy Ring famously helped George Washington win the American Revolution, but there’s one secret they never revealed; the identity of their female member. Now, an all-female/TGNC  punk band is infiltrating a museum exhibit on the Revolution to find the truth about the unknown woman that helped America’s first spy ring “outwit them all.” Challenging a history written by men, Agent 355  explores the loyalty, heritage, and courage of six real Revolutionary women whose stories, sacrifices, and secrets shaped the nation.

✨ FEATURING ✨
Laura Dadap
Cameron Anika Hill

Jessie Linden
Sydney Shepherd
Madeline Smith
Kristin Stokes
Debbie Christine Tjong 

and Pearl Rhein

General management by Simpson & Longthorne Theatricals
MTF Creative Producing Fellow – Maggie Snyder


Got a question about the show? Email agent355musical@gmail.com


Pearl is recently appeared in the critically-acclaimed SUCH THINGS AS VAMPIRES at People’s Light Theatre in Malvern, PA. Check out the trailer below, and read the rave reviews in The Philadelphia Inquirer and Talkin’ Broadway Blog!

SUCH THINGS AS VAMPIRES: A FOLK-PUNK DRACULA INOCULATION "Imagine Bram Stoker in a blender with Riot Grrrl feminism" - Co-Creator Mary Tuomanen September 20-October 31, 2018 For Tickets: https://bit.ly/2OGehk1

 RECENT: Pearl joined genius husband-and-wife band  The Bengsons  (NYTW's astonishing  "100 Days" ) for the  critically-acclaimed  new rock musical "The Lucky Ones" produced by  Ars Nova  at the Off-Broadway theatre  The Connelly!  The show opened March 31 and was extended before closing April 28. Pearl sang backup and played violin, viola, synthesizer, accordion, electric bass, banjo & lap dulcimer in the band!

RECENT: Pearl joined genius husband-and-wife band The Bengsons (NYTW's astonishing "100 Days") for the critically-acclaimed new rock musical "The Lucky Ones" produced by Ars Nova at the Off-Broadway theatre The Connelly! The show opened March 31 and was extended before closing April 28. Pearl sang backup and played violin, viola, synthesizer, accordion, electric bass, banjo & lap dulcimer in the band!