Tara Hugo

Photography © Jillian Nelson, Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

Geoff Stanton


Tara was born in Hollywood while her father toured with Tommy Dorsey and Harry James. Her mother was an accomplished painter. Raised in Texas, she trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and is acclaimed for her work with composer Philip Glass including INFINITY a solo spoken word and song piece performed by Glass, starring Tara. (INFINITY has been filmed by the Glass Organisation for a 2022 release.) Recent acting work includes WHO GOES THERE written by Tara and directed by Peter Francis James for the UNITED SOLO FESTIVAL 2021 in New York where Tara was presented with the BEST ONE WOMAN SHOW award at the November 2021 Gala. Also in New York notable work includes THE BACCHAE directed by JoAnne Akailitis for the New York Shakespeare Festival. In London and EU: Films include SILENT WITNESS; KINGSMEN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE, Richard Attenborough’s IN LOVE AND WAR, Paul Greengrass’s UNITED 93, Guillermo Del Toro’s HELLBOY. London and UK Theatre includes Madame Raquin in THERESE RAQUIN at the Park Theatre, Jacqueline in Terry Johnson’s LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at the Chocolate Factory, Stephanie in James Burn’s LEGACY FALLS, Nirvana in ROAD TO NIRVANA, Lil in HAPPY END, a lead role in SPIN, and a LAURENCE OLIVIER NOMINATION for Jenny for the THREEPENNY OPERA at the Donmar directed by Phyllida Lloyd. Her first London one woman show was directed by ALAN RICKMAN. After RADA, Tara returned to the US and began as a leading actress at the renowned Guthrie Theatre Minneapolis for 3 seasons and played roles that included Juliet, Saint Joan and Ophelia and then she went to BROADWAY to play a witch and to understudy Sigourney Weaver in MACBETH on Broadway, and was due to take over from Weaver, but the star and director, Nicol Williamson closed down the show. A tour with Glass and Leonard Cohen in BOOK OF LONGING meant performances at the Barbican, Lincoln Center, and all over Europe. And again with Glass & his Maestro Michael Riesman GLASSFEST and MONSTERS OF GRACE and an acclaimed solo album produced by Glass for his label called TARA HUGO SINGS PHILIP GLASS.

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