Donna Haley is a Broadway, Off-Broadway, Television, and Film actress. Donna's Broadway credits include Blanche in Brighton Beach Memoirs, and Frankie in Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. Donna has worked with such theater greats as Neil Simon, Mike Nichols, Vanessa Redgrave, Matthew Broderick,
and Arthur Miller, to name only a few. She has had a recurring role on Law and Order, and has performed the classics extensively, particularly Shakespeare, in prominent regional theatres across the USA and Canada.
As Director of the Warwick Actor Training School, Donna has developed courses in voice, movement, improvisation, character building, writing, and self-confidence and creative growth. Based on her training in improvisational theater (Second City, Chicago, and Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC), Donna created Jabberwalk, an improvisational theatre troupe.
Ms. Haley teaches private instruction, theater classes and workshops, special secondary programs, as well as teaching on the University level, (Parsons The New School for Design, NYC). She holds graduate degrees in Acting from the University of Michigan's Professional Theatre Program, and the University of Minnesota's Guthrie Theater Program.
For the past 15 years, Donna has conducted workshops worldwide in Communication Skills and Leadership Presence based on the skills of the actor. Her clients have included leaders of Fortune 500 companies, the Executive Education programs at Harvard and Columbia Business Schools, as well as government agencies.
Ms. Haley is an award winning painter both in oil and watercolor. She teaches Watercolor Classes as part of the curriculum at Warwick Actor Training School. Her art site is: www.donnahaley.com.
Donna has been named the Warwick Village Dramatis/Poet Laureate, 2018/2019. She is both humbled and proud to represent the artistic heart of the community she loves so well.
"Miss Haley, you were so fabulously real in your
performance -- you never made one wrong move
that said 'Actress' but gave us something utterly
pure and full of feeling.You make me remember
what it is that we go to the theatre to see and you
relight my enthusiasm for it."
– Garrison Keillor