SARAH OAKES MUIRHEAD
is a Brooklyn-based theatre artist whose diverse passions and collaborative spirit have earned her hats as an Actor, Singer, Director, and Coach. Born and raised in New Jersey, Sarah traveled to Beantown to earn her BFA in Acting from Boston University, and then on to London to study Classical Acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Sarah is also a monologue coach for Boston-based "My College Audition," helping the next generation of theatre artists to pursue their dreams.
Proud member of Actors' Equity Association.
You Just Missed …
Sarah starred as Sophie Scholl in the New England premiere of “We Will Not Be Silent” at the New Repertory Theatre in Watertown, MA.
IRNE Nomination: Best Actress
Written by David Meyers | Directed by Jim Petosa
“Risking everything to stand up for social justice, German college student Sophie Scholl courageously led the only major act of civil disobedience against Hitler and his fascist regime. Scholl’s moral strength is tested while being interrogated for her crimes, leading her to question whether to save her own life or continue her righteous crusade. Based on true events, We Will Not Be Silent is a provocative and timely new work that examines the role of ordinary people in extraordinary times.”
“Muirhead's portrayal is beautifully nuanced. She is a worthy heroine, even when she succumbs to doubt and fear, and represents goodness in a world gone bad, offering hope against all odds.” -broadwayworld.com
“Muirhead’s vibrant and courageous performance celebrates Scholl’s heroic opposition to evil and prompts an indispensable question: Would we be willing to do the same?” - artsfuse.org
You Just Missed ...
Sarah originated the role of Madame Françoise de Graffigny in the world premiere of "Moving Bodies" as part of Theater For The New City's 2018 Dream Up Festival.
Written by Lorraine Liscio|Directed by Myriam Cyr
“Sarah Oakes Muirhead steals the show. In fact, her performance is worth the price of admission & then some. Finer comedic & dramatic fan-work alike is rare to be seen“
“Absolute stand-out is Sarah Oakes Muirhead. Funny, especially when she steps forward to introduce numerous correspondence: facial expressions, period-poses, gestures, voice-inflections, & the best hand-fan popping this side of RuPaul's Drag Race. She bettah WERQ.”