Erika Henningsen is best-known for her work on Broadway, originating the role of Cady Heron in the 2018 Tony-nominated musical, Mean Girls, for which she received an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination. She also won a Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Female) for her work. She made her Broadway debut as Fantine in the revival of Les Misérables, and appeared in the Broadway Lincoln Center production of Flying Over Sunset.
Erika starred as Beth in the musical Diner, based on Barry Levinson’s 1982 film of the same name, with music and lyrics by Sheryl Crow. The musical, directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, made its world premiere with a sold-out run at the Signature Theatre in Washington, D.C. She remained part of the production and its extended run when it was staged by the Delaware Theatre Company in December 2015.
Other theatre credits include: Hairspray (Penny), Carousel (Carrie), Chicago (Roxie), Show Boat (Kim Ravenal), South Pacific (Nellie), FOUND (Becka), Dear World (Nina), Mamma Mia! (Sophie). Erika has appeared in films such as “Interface”, “Bad Girls”, and “Wide Awake”.