Temple University- BA Theatre Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, London - Post Graduate Degree
Barbara Tirrell has been a private acting coach for over 10 years. She has been a Teaching Artist with The Lincoln Center Institute for 25 years and a TA with the American Ballet Theatre for the last 4 years. As a professional actress, she can be seen as Edith Mauer in the first season of the hit HBO series BOARDWALK EMPIRE. Broadway/National Tour performances include WICKED (Madame Morrible), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Yente), ANNIE (Sophie/Mrs. Pugh/Frances Perkins). Off-Broadway she appeared in A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE (Mitzi Newhouse Theatre), NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (Vineyard Theatre Workshop), NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY (Atlantic Theatre Workshop), THE GRASS HARP, I REMEMBER MAMA (York Theatre-Mufti). Regionally she has worked at The Kennedy Center, The Guthrie Theatre, The Walnut Street Theatre, The Goodspeed Opera House, Pioneer Theatre Company, Casa Manana, The Coconut Grove Playhouse and The Riverside Theatre. Television audiences have seen her on Law & Order and Law & Order, SVU.