Actor Lannette New is thrilled to announce that her television (and screen!) debut in the CTV production of "Plague City: SARS in Toronto" in which she played the supporting role of "Rosie", has won two Hugo Awards from the Chicago International Film Festival, including Special Achievement - Acting: Cast Ensemble.

Originally from Victoria, this now Vancouver based actor grew up on the stage. Lannette became "hooked on acting" when she was cast in her first acting role as Mrs. Claus in her grade 2 theatre production.

Lannette was involved in music and dance from a young age, performing in many shows as a dancer and a singer. A highlight was when she danced in the David Foster Celebrity Softball Game. In addition to singing and dancing, Lannette completed her grade 8 level of piano in the Royal Conservatory of Music with First Class Honours.

Lannette moved from Victoria to Vancouver in 1993 and expanded her musical theatre experience by performing in shows such as Miss Saigon (The Arts Club), The King and I, Lucky Stiff, Honk!, Flower Drum Song, and many others. Her love of acting led her to pursue her career in film and television. An early experience was singing in the Anne Murray 2002 Christmas television special.

Now represented by Lloyd Talent, Lannette is continuing her involvement in the musical theatre community while pursuing her film and television career.


CHOP SUEY SPECIAL #10 - Serving Up A Decade of Performances
JANUARY 23, 2010 - live performance

Please come out and support the Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre (VACT). CHOP SUEY SPECIAL #10 - Serving Up A Decade of Performances highlights the shows VACT has done in the last 10 years as a fundraiser for future productions. Included will be some sketch comedy acts, a condensed version of the popular Sex in Vancouver series, and a sing along with the cast of Flower Drum Song! Plus, there will be a screening of VAFF's documentary on the Flower Drum Song's rehearsals and opening night!

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Working with Dementia: Safe Work Practices for Caregivers
- instructional video

Lannette filmed an instructional video for Worksafe BC, showing caregivers how to deal with patients with dementia. The video can be seen and downloaded from the Worksafe BC website.

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