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"One of the greatest standouts of this production was Lily Kaufmann – who plays Tracy’s bumbling sidekick, Penny Pingleton. Kaufmann, a Kansas City native and recent Florida State University grad, is hilarious in the role – humanizing a character that, ultimately, has an impressive transformation herself."
~Matt Riedl, The Wichita Eagle
"B.F.A. senior Lily Kaufmann rocks the show from curtain until bows as Natalie (or 'Ed'), with an intricate performance bursting with character. [...] There's a decisive humor that Kaufmann brings to the stage, one smartly bringing the show up higher than it has any right to."
~Trevor Durham, Broadway World
A lil' about lil
Thanks for bopping by. I hail from Kansas City and play pretend for a living. After I received my BFA in Music Theatre from Florida State University, and I now call New York City my home.
My 2019 was spent around the country with the National Tour of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, and I made my Broadway Debut in MEAN GIRLS in March of 2020. Previous summers have joyously been spent with the resident companies of Pittsburgh CLO, Music Theatre Wichita, and Broadway Dreams Foundation.
I am a proud member of Actor's Equity Association, and could not be more thankful I get to pursue my dreams each and every day.