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Two Degrees at the Guthrie Theater
Minneapolis Star Tribune: "Long capably embodies a woman driven by both rigorous logic and raw, almost palpable, grief." How Was the Show: "Emma Phelps [is] expertly played by Norah Long." Broadway World: "In the lead, Norah Long brings refreshing variety to the role of Emma: by turns she's messy, she's smart, she's clueless, she's tough, she's clear, she's needy, she's independent, and yes, she persists." Cherry and Spoon: "Norah Long is one of our best actors, period, and it's wonderful to see her tackle the role of a smart, mature, vibrant, messy woman. ...I've already mentioned Norah Long and how fantastic she is in the role, creating a full, flawed, complex, sympathetic character. You feel every raw emotion that Emma goes through, from grief to anger to hope, and everything in between. ...It is a strong quartet of actors with brilliant featured soloist Norah Long." St. Paul Pioneer Press: "Norah Long is adept at conveying the grieving wife (carrying almost a physical weight on her shoulders), the wronged friend (swallowing disbelief and dismay like it's a cup of poison) and the passionate climate scientist (hectoring, with fiery eyes, a Senate committee)." Matthew Everett: "The play in large part belongs to Norah Long as Emma. Because of the strength of Long’s performance, you never get lost in the timeline of the story. A great production of a great new script - a sexy, funny, sad, smart, human story with global consequences. I can’t recommend this play highly enough." Minnesota Playlist: "This show is sincere, to the f--ing point and the f--ing-point (which is different trust me), and brutally honest. Norah Long’s wonderfully-played Emma is an emotional two-step. Her hypocrisy is interesting to watch as she suffers, coalesces, and eventually triumphs. Long explores these feelings in big and little moments, but doesn’t force them with the big ideas. Emma’s actions are big, but Long plays the long game (no pun intended I swear) in showing us who she is with flicks of emotion that matter. You should run to this show."
Menotti's The Consul - TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY
Ordway Center with Nachito Herrera
2019 Yellow Tree Theatre premiere musical
Norah's solo CD available online
Give a listen to Norah's original arrangement of A Mighty Fortress, with Bill Chouinard creating the glorious pipe organ accompaniment! This track and others from Norah's solo CD View from Violet Hill can be purchased via iTunes or on Bandcamp.
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With over 100 leading roles under her belt, Minneapolis-based Norah Long has established ongoing working relationships with such premier companies as the Tony-Award-winning Guthrie Theater, St. Paul's Nautilus Music-Theater (dedicated to the development of new music-theater works), and Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, the nation's largest Equity dinner theater. Long has both a thriving musical and non-musical theater career, with classical credits from Strindberg to Shakespeare and contemporary credits from Goetz to Gilman. [read full bio]
Critical reviews of Norah's work are listed under the Press tab, and current event information can be found in the Box Office.
Recent Awards and Honors