Chelsey Lee Gaddy


 Height:5’7” Weight: 140 lbs

Hair: Red Eyes: Blue

Vocal Range: Alto/belter

Selected Theatrical Experience



... Trailer Park Musical

The Seagull


God Of Carnage


The Taming of the Shrew

Stardust Supper Club

Man and Superman

A Tennessee Walk

Frankly Scarlett, You’re Dead

Who Done It Lucy?

Moonshine Murders

Dollywood’s Christmas on Ice

Country Crossroads

Twas The Night Before...

The Gemtones

Dreamland Drive In


The Cherry Orchard

Twelfth Night


The Little Engine That Could

Charlotte’s Web

Kiss Me, Kate




 Irina Arkadina



Soupy Sue

Curtis, Ft. Singer 


Anne Whitfield

Ambrosia Pilar



Lily Luke

Featured Singer

Featured Singer (Vocal Captain)

Featured Singer (Vocal Captain)

Sarah Baxter (Vocal Captain) 

Roxy (Show Captain)

Rhonda, Bertha (Swing)

The Mistress, (Eva Understudy)


Viola (Tour), Valentine


Little Blue Engine, Clown

Fern/The Goose/Spectator

Chorus/Too Darn Hot Soloist

ETC at 35 Below 

HART Mainstage 2015

ACT 2015

HART Studio 2015

HART Studio 2015

Attic Salt Theatre, 2014

HART Mainstage 2014

Montford Park Players 2014 

SART 2014

Montford Park Players 2014

SART 2013

Murder Mystery 2011, 12,13

Murder Mystery '11-14

Murder Mystery 2012-14

Dollywood Ent, 2011, 2012

Dollywood Ent, 2011

Dollywood Ent. 2009, 2010

Dollywood Ent., 2010

Dollywood Ent. 2009

SART 2009

The Delta Boys 2009

Burning Coal  2009

Burning Coal 2008

Dollywood Ent., 2006

SART 2004

SART 2004

MFA Graduate Studies, Florida Atlantic University and BFA Undergraduate Studies, Mars Hill College

A Thurber Carnival



Titus Andronicus

The Balcony

The Three Sisters

Bye Bye Birdie

Night of Broadway

Bus Stop               

A Bright Room Called Day



Into the Woods

The Pirates of Penzance

The Crucible

Children of Eden                           

9 Various Comedic Characters

Lead Soprano

Carrie Pepperidge

Lavinia Andronicus, Singer

The Envoy           

Maid/Russian Singer

Kim McAffee

Featured Soprano


Paulinka Erdnuss



Little Red Ridinghood


Abigail Williams

Storyteller/ Tree of Knowledge

FAU Festival Rep 2008

FAU Festival Rep 2008

FAU Festival Rep 2008

FAU 2007

FAU 2007

FAU 2007

FAU Festival Rep 2007

FAU 2007

FAU 2007

FAU 2006

MHC 2006

MHC 2006

MHC 2005

MHC 2004

MHC 2004

MHC 2002

Erwin High School Graduate, 2002. Scholarship Award named in honor "The Chelsey Award"

BFA in Musical Theatre,  2006.  MFA in Acting, thesis pending.

University Professor, Acting 1 and Voice/Speech

Lucille Ball Impersonator

Background Vocalist for Dolly Parton 2006, 2010, 2011

Appearance in Dollywood's 25th Anniversary Hallmark Special

Featured in Nationally Televised "Barnstormer at Dollywood" Commercial

IAAPA Winner: Best Streetmosphere Group 2010, The Gemtones (show captain)

IAAPA Winner: Best Edutainment Show 2012, Penguin Players Children's Musicals 

Directing/Coaching Experience (Florida Atlantic University)

Come Back to the 5 and 10,

The Three Sisters      

Charlotte’s Web

Night of Broadway

Dialect Coach           

 Assistant Director


Assistant Director


FAU 2008

FAU 2007

FAU 2007

FAU 2007

Technical Theatre Experience


Officer Buckle and Gloria

The Little Engine That Could

My Lucky Day



Box Office

Stage Manager


Stage Manager


Stage Manager


Assistant Manager

Dollywood Ent., 2006

Dollywood Ent., 2006

Dollywood Ent., 2006


So. Appalachian Rep Theatre, 2002-2006

Florida Atlantic University (MFA in Acting)

A Bright Room Called Day

Hunting The Basilisk


The Lady from Dubuque

The Three Sisters


The Balcony


Set Construction, Painter

Set Constuction, Painter

Props Running Crew, Dresser

Assistant Props Design

 Assistant Props Design

Academic Season, Festival Rep

FAU 2006


FAU 2006

FAU 2007


FAU 2007

 FAU 2007


FAU 2006-2008

Mars Hill College (BFA, Musical Theatre)

Once Upon a Mattress

Into the Woods

The Sound of Music

Side by Side by Sondheim

The Elephant Man

Props Master/Designer

Costume Crew/ Assistant Designer

Costume Crew

Stage Manager

Stage Manager

MHC 2005

MHC 2005

MHC 2004

MHC 2003

MHC 2002

Education and Instruction

Clyde A Erwin High School Graduate, 2002. BFA in Musical Theatre, Mars Hill College 2006

Pursuing MFA: in Acting at Florida Atlantic University to be completed

Vocal Training: Cynthia Perkins, Dr. Julie Fortney, Dr. Joel Reed, Bridget Connors, Mariah Johnson

Acting Training: Neil St. Clair, William Gregg, Chris Allison, Jean-Louis Baldet, Des Gallant

Dance/ Movement Training: Jim Gilleran (Basic Cha-Cha, Tango, Salsa, Merengue, Waltz) Rudy Roberson (Basic Jazz, Tap, Ballet) Meade Andrews (Laban, Alexander, Viewpoints), Clarence Brooks (Period Dance, Laban)

Special Skills and Honors

“The Chelsey Award”- Scholarship Named in honor,  Award Given each year at Erwin High School

Box Office Staff Experience (SART 2003-04), Piano Skills, Dialect Skills (Proper British, Cockney, Brooklyn, American Southern, Stage Standard, Irish, Brazilian), Alpha Psi Omega Theatre Honor Fraternity, Mars Hill College Choir and Showstoppers, Debra Hull Musical Theatre Scholarship Award, Publicity and Props Mistress (FAU), Fitzmaurice and Linklater Teacher, Vocal Captain- Dollywood Entertainment 2009-2011

Teaching Skills-Graduate Assistant FAU

Working with Actor’s on Children’s Theatre

Acting 1 and II

Voice 1 (Linklater and Fitzmaurice)

Speech 1 (IPA and Dialects)

Assistant Teacher, SETC 2008 Workshop: “Fun with Phonetic Pillows”