Holly Sedillos spent most of quarantine gardening and will now only do shows while surrounded by plants. Previously, she split her time between the studio and various stages. Holly was last seen as Maria in West Side Story at the Savoy Theatre in Helsinki, Finland. Bizarre, but not a joke.
Other musical theater highlights include: Touring France and Morocco as Anaïs Nin in Anaïs, a Dance Opera created by L.A. locals: Cindy Shapiro and Janet Roston. Touring Agrabah as Jasmine in Aladdin: a Musical Spectacular! at Disney’s California Adventure. Consuelo in John Adams’s I Was Looking at the Ceiling and then I Saw the Sky with Long Beach Opera (co-starring a swaddled stuffed muppet). Nancy in Oliver! and Luisa in The Fantasticks! in other regional houses! She has appeared in several live-to-picture shows at the Hollywood Bowl as Mersister Aquata; a Bimbette, weak for Gaston; an Oompa Loompa; and a Sad Plush Tiger chasing a golden-ticket-wielding cowboy across the stage. Thanks for that, Richard.
Holly’s (significantly less ridiculous) classical stage, solo highlights include: 1st soprano with the LA Phil for both John Adams and Gustavo Dudamel in two performances of Adams’s Grand Pianola Music, Carmina Burana with San Bernardino Symphony and Anthony Parnther, Christopher Tin's Calling All Dawns at Carnegie Hall, Bach by Beltrami, and Jeff Beal’s score for Sunrise: A Tale of Two Humans with the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Grant Gershon. While not a solo, being in the company for LAMC’s Lagrime di San Pietro is a choral highlight. Holly regularly appears with Jacaranda Music, presents new works at the Hear Now! new music festival, and sings in prisons, both with composer Eric Genuis and L.A.-based organization, Street Symphony.
Holly has sung on over 60 scores. Solo highlights include John Powell’s end titles for the Scrat Tales shorts on Disney Plus, Michael Abels’s opening titles for Fake Famous on HBO, “The Wake” (Jeff Russo—Lucy in the Sky), “Ruby’s Theme” (Ben Wallfisch—Darkest Minds), "Tea and Seance" (Jeff and Mychael Danna—Adam's Family), and solos throughout Austin Wintory's score to video game Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. Holly has sung in the choir for films such as the Lion King, Star Wars VIII and IX, Minions, Us, and La La Land. In Sept of 2022, you will hear her prominently in Powell’s score for the feature Don’t Worry Darling. She was one of three sopranos on Danny Elfman’s new album Big Mess, and will appear with him at Coachella this year.
Holly developed her roots singing, acting, and playing French horn at Santa Monica High School and earned her BA in Music from Dartmouth college. She then completed the 2-year Meisner program at the Joanne Baron/D.W. Brown Studio in Santa Monica, while studying voice privately with Renee Sousa and Michael Dean. Her family and partner deserve medals for their support.