Tracy Ann Chapel


Tracy was born in San Jose, California and there encouraged by her father, she dreamed of acting despite her incredible shyness. Consequently, while in grade school she began to learn about acting. She was in school plays and in her high school Senior Showcase where she played the mother in the play "Bad Seed." She studied classical and popular piano, toured with and sang in the church choir, worked backstage and on costumes for high school, college, and community theaters. She worked as a model and danced after moving to the San Francisco Bay area. She rode English saddle and dressage and owned a thoroughbred named Cappuccino in Woodside, California. She performed in dance troops Ballet Russe, Russia, and Almenrausch Schuhplattler dancing in locations all over the United States, Europe, South and North America. She trained to become a clown at the Pickle Circus owned, School of Circus Arts in San Francisco. She performed as Giggles for Make-a-Circus in San Francisco and for Studio One in Oakland, California. She also auditioned, applied for and was accepted to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus Clown College in Florida. Her favorite clown bit is  having a pie throw in her face usually by Ringling Brothers Circus clown, C. J. Gross also known as Squirmy. She has been as a stage actor on the weekends for the Renaissance Pleasure Fair in California performing as a Washer Woman, Fool, Sword Fighter, Sign Girl, and Bones Dancer. She attended classes in film, television, acting, voice-over, stand-up, and other skills weekly in San Francisco and San Jose, California. There she studied at The Lucile Bliss Studio, The American Conservatory Theatre (A.C.T.), Full Circle Productions and Billie Shephard Productions. She also trained with Neil Leibermann, “The Comedy Coach” while in San Francisco and joined acting unions: SAG, AFTRA, and AEA. She trained her voice classically with Alden Gilchrist and learned musical comedy vocals and popular songs under Barry Lloyd in San Francisco. She acted in film and theatre productions as Ann Deever in "All My Sons" by Arthur Miller for example and Rosalind Hay in "Moon Over Buffalo" by Ken Ludwig in San Francisco. She traveled to Rome, Italy to see her childhood dream location, The Sistine Chapel and later changed her name to Tracy Ann Chapel. Afterwards, she moved to Los Angeles, California to study acting with John Sarno who's mentor was Lee Strasberg, and Tracy Lynch Britton. She has acted in film and theatre productions in Los Angeles such as performing the lead role as Bea in "Lovers and Other Strangers" by Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna. She graduated with an Associate's degree in Culinary Arts and completed her internship working under French pastry chef, Dominique Delanghe in San Francisco. She earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts in October of 2017 graduating summa cum laude in Production and Digital Film with an emphasis in Screenwriting. Currently, she is living in West Hollywood, California with her cat, Charlie Chaplin.

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Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel

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Charlie Chaplin

Photo: Tracy Ann Chapel