WINNER! Best Actress New York Theatre Festival 2017
"Claire Ganshert, whose portrayal of Vera is heartbreaking. She deconstructs right before our eyes without asking for pity. It is a flawless performance."
- TIMES SQUARE CHRONICLES Suzanna Bowling
With a television appearance on BROAD CITY (Comedy Central), Ganshert’s Film credits include BENJI THE DOVE (Fulton Street Productions), and LILY (Dir. Anna Loyd Bradshaw). Ganshert is a producer of Off-Off Broadway Theatre, and founding member of the New York City collaborative movement company, LAS.
Having graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in Theatre Performance and Interpersonal Communications, Ganshert has played several roles from Shakespeare to Stephen Adly Guirgis. She has continued her training at Maggie Flanigan Studio in New York City.
Born August 30, in Wisconsin, Ganshert started acting at age 5, and by the age of 11 landed her first role, playing Annie in Sandhill School's production of the famous musical, and then went on to Regional Theatre with Madison Family Theatre Company. After graduating from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Ganshert moved to New York City, where she dedicates herself to the career of acting, and remains inspired by those around her.