Connie Saloutos Furlan
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Connie SaLoutos Furlan
- B.F.A. in musical theatre performance, University of Michigan
- M.A. in theatre and English education, College of Notre Dame
Previous Teaching Positions
- University of Vermont
- Clarke University
- Patapsco School of the Performing Arts
- Dance for Musical Theatre (all levels)
- Acting for Musical Theatre
- History of Musical Theatre
- Choreography for Pioneer Players Productions
Connie SaLoutos Furlan is a member of the academic staff at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. She was recently awarded LAE’s Excellence in Teaching Award at UW-Platteville. She is a member of Actors' Equity Association and has performed, choreographed, and assistant directed in professional theatres across the country. Her award-winning one-woman cabaret act has literally taken her around the world three times aboard the vessels of Royal Viking and Seabourne Cruise Lines. A three-time Carbonell Award recipient for her portrayals of Charity in Sweet Charity, Anita in West Side Story, and Maria in Lend Me A Tenor, SaLoutos Furlan has garnered a total of ten acting nominations. She has been nominated for Best Actress for her work as Young Belle in Little Me, Polly in Crazy For You, Aldonza in Man of La Mancha and Keely in Pete 'n Keely. Connie played leading roles in the National Tours of Steel Pier (Rita Racine), The Goodbye Girl (Paula), and Moon Over Buffalo (Rosalind). Favorite regional roles include Annie in Annie Get Your Gun, Roxie in Chicago, Molly in The Unsinkable Molly Brown, and Mame in Mame. She appeared in the 25th Anniversary production of Dames At Sea in New York City starring Kristen Chenoweth and has been a guest soloist with the Florida Symphonic Pops.
SaLoutos Furlan choreographed Mary Poppins, Shrek, Fiddler on the Roof, Nunsense, Grease, The Music Man, The Producers, The Taffetas, and Beauty and The Beast for the Heartland Festival in Platteville. She has staged works for both the Milwaukee Rep and Marcus Center stages. Connie choreographed 1776, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Drowsy Chaperone, Company, Godspell, Guys and Dolls, The Secret Garden, Into The Woods, Cabaret, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Anything Goes for the Pioneer Players at UW-Platteville. She received the Iowa Theatre Association's Award of Excellence for her work on Little Shop of Horrors for The Grand Opera House.