Hemingway at the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 in November 2010.
January 1, 1984
|Occupation||actress and singer|
Geoffrey Hemingway (m. 2010)
|Awards||Theatre World Award: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying|
. . . we were only allowed to watch certain television programs, and we always watched movie musicals. That was one of the things we could watch. So, growing up, we used to put on little skits and do performances on the coffee table to imitate the movies we'd been watching, and then, I was the only one that actually took it seriously.
Hemingway attended an all-girls prep school just outside Philadelphia, Mount Saint Joseph Academy. A gymnast, she performed in multiple amateur theatre roles at the local community center, including adaptations of Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. She joined The Rainbow Company, a youth theatre company in Philadelphia, with whom she performed across the city. Hemingway said that she "was a member of that company for most of my high school years, and I think it was there that I realized that I really wanted to pursue it professionally."
International and regional theatre credits include The Snow Queen (Gerda/Ensemble) at the Prince Music Theatre, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Philia) at Center Stage, and Into the Woods (Cinderella) at the Annenberg Center.
Hemingway appeared in the Los Angeles transfer of the Donmar Warehouse production of the musical Parade, portraying Lila/Mary Phagan. Directed by Rob Ashford, the musical played at the Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, in September 2009, for a run through November 15, 2009.
She starred as Rosemary Pillkington in the 2011 Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, also directed by Parade's Rob Ashford. After previews from February 26, the show opened on March 27, 2011, at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, with Hemingway appearing alongside Daniel Radcliffe, Darren Criss, John Larroquette, Tammy Blanchard, Christopher J. Hanke, and Mary Faber. Steven Suskin in Variety wrote, "Newcomer Rose Hemingway is a delicious Rosemary, displaying sweet innocence mixed with an underlying sense of just what is going on in this '60s world of big business."Entertainment Weekly called her "sweet-voiced" and "button-cute". For her performance, Hemingway is a recipient of a Theatre World Award.
In November 2010, she married actor Geoffrey Hemingway, who had also appeared in the national tour of Mamma Mia!