Natalie Tran began performing on stage at the age of five, when she appeared in The King and I directed by Rick Shiomi at Bloomington Civic Theatre (Artistry). Soon after, she was cast as a Lullaby League munchkin in the Children’s Theatre Company’s production of The Wizard of Oz, and Cindy Lou Who in Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas, a role she played for two consecutive seasons. She returned to Whoville to take on the role of Young Max, and reprised it the following year. Natalie also originated two world premiere characters at the Children’s Theatre Company: Standlee – the lead in Dr. Seuss’s The Sneetches, the Musical, and Tracy in The Abominables!
At the Guthrie Theater, Natalie had the privilege to play Amaryllis in The Music Man, Ngana in The South Pacific, Louise in Sunday at the Park with George, and Margaret Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility. She also played the role of Brigitta in The Sound of Music and Susan Waverly in White Christmas at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.
As a high school sophomore, she is active in school theatre, with most notable performances as Louise/Gypsy Rose Lee in Gypsy and Kate in Legally Blonde.
Natalie’s first encounters with singing opera were while performing with Mixed Precipitation’s productions of Agent Fidelio: A Picnic Operetta and King Arthur: A Picnic Operetta, and she feels incredibly honored to play the role of Cis in the Minnesota Opera’s production of Albert Herring.