Anne is a bicoastal actor, writer, and producer. In 2007, she attended The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City where she studied musical theatre. When she completed AMDA, Anne attended The New School, where she obtained a BFA in Musical Theatre. Most recently, Anne was seen in Theatreworks USA's National Tour of Junie B. Jones (Mom/May/Grace). She has appeared in two Off-Off Broadway shows, They Walk Among Us (MITF Oustanding Featured Actress Nominee) and The Godfather’s Meshuggner Wedding. Regionally, Anne has been seen in Shrek: The Musical (Fiona), A Christmas Story (Mother), A Chorus Line (Maggie), Cats (Jennyanydots), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Olive, NSA), Ordinary Days (Claire, NSA) Hairspray (Velma), The Drowsy Chaperone (Kitty), Crazy for You (Patsy), Company (Kathy), Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Shy), Spamalot, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Will Rogers Follies, Kiss Me Kate, Damn Yankees, Funny Girl, Oklahoma!, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Films include Zeus’s Muses and The Love Triangle. Along with acting, Anne is the Founder, Artistic Director, and the Executive Producer for Not So Artful Productions (NSA) and the Theatre Producer for 7-waves Entertainment. Anne also does physiotherapy on horses and is a certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist. She does both massage therapy and Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field Therapy on racehorses and hunter/jumpers. She is very active in and supportive of the retraining of off-the-track-thoroughbreds. Please continue reading for Anne's upcoming projects and feel free to connect via social media by clicking on the logos above. Thank you for visiting!
Anne is currently performing for Norwegian Cruise Lines aboard The Joy in their productions of Footloose and Elements.
Anne stars in Grosse Misconduct!
On May 14, 2018, Not So Artful Productions released GROSSE MISCONDUCT, a six-part digital series that depicts an eccentric Human Resources team as they navigate personal and professional struggles under the leadership of their high-maintenance director, Mitch Grosse.
GROSSE MISCONDUCT is a workplace comedy that veers from the dramatic to the absurd, and features two leading LGBTQ characters. Anne, along with creator and fellow co-writer/executive producer Colby Ryan, have been inspired by the new network series “Champions” and “Instinct”, the recent film “Love, Simon”, and the eagerly anticipated drama "Pose". They seek to spotlight more LGBTQ characters in leading roles, featuring narratives that show how alike we all are, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. To that end, GROSSE MISCONDUCT does not feature a coming-out story or anyone struggling with gender identity. These characters are living, loving, working, arguing and celebrating, and their stories can now be more accessible than ever – not just in film and television, but for a new generation of smartphone viewers with short attention spans!
Click on the poster to check out the series!
Over the past year, Anne has been performing music and standup at various venues throughout New York City. To the right is a video of her performing performing Joe Iconis' "Party Hat" at 54 Below with Ryan Scott Oliver and Lindsay Mendez's Actor Therapy. Below is a clip of her performing standup at the Comedy Cellar.
During the 2015 Christmas season, Anne portrayed the role of Mother in a musical based on the holiday film favorite, A Christmas Story. "Anne Schroeder, as the Mother, is perfect in her role as a 1940’s ‘stay at home mom’, whose primary ambition is the welfare of her family. Her rendition of “What a Mother Does” was moving and touching and made me long for those days when mom could fix anything." (Dee Jae Cox, Coachella Valley Weekly)
Candlelight Pavillion's cast of Crazy for You won StageSceneLA's Best Dance Ensemble award for the 2013-2014 season. The production featured original Susan Stroman choreography that was recreated by choreographer Dustin Ceithamer. Anne portrayed the role of Patsy, one of the "Leggy, glamours showgirls," that were, "dazzling in one precision tap number after another, in addition to acting and singing their roles like pros." (Steven Stanley, StageSceneLA)
Anne portrayed the role of Fiona in Shrek: The Musical at Palm Canyon Theatre December, 2013, in Palm Springs. A review said that Anne's "comic timing and strong voice are reminiscent of a young Carol Burnett, in “Once Upon a Mattress,” (Bonnie Gilgallon, CVIndependent.com).