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ACTING

STAGE REEL

Represented by Pastorini-Bosby Talent Agency, Payton Daly has performed in more than 50 plays/musicals, acted in films and trained with top instructors in acting, voice and dance at The Juilliard School, Lee Strasberg Theater & Film Institute, Stella Adler Acting Studio, Stonestreet Screen Acting Studios (NYU), TUTS Humphreys School of Musical Theatre, The Kinkaid School, Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center, and Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute. She also takes private voice, piano, and Alexander Technique lessons. Whatever the role, she approaches it with a keen eye, focused mindset and sharpened pencil.

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PROJECT ARCHIVE

CINDERELLA

FAIRY GODMOTHER
In a magical kingdom, a kind-hearted young woman, guided by her enchanting fairy godmother, transforms from rags to radiance, challenging societal norms and capturing the heart of a charming prince. As the clock ticks toward midnight, their love story unfolds amidst the whimsical backdrop of a royal ball.
THE KINKAID SCHOOL (2024)

Theater Under the Stars Tommy Tune Award Nominations: 
FINALIST: "Outstanding Performer in a Leading Role" 
"Outstanding Actor" 
"Outstanding Singer" 

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JANE EYRE

JANE EYRE
A resilient orphan, Jane Eyre rises above her troubled past to become a governess at Thornfield Hall, but her forbidden love for the enigmatic Mr. Rochester and the dark secrets of the estate threaten to unravel her newfound happiness.
THE KINKAID SCHOOL UNDERGROUND PLAY (2023)

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TEN DOLLARDRINKS

STAR
Star, a recent Oscar-winning actress, has reluctantly agreed to meet her old acting friend, Bete, for a drink. Star knows her old friend is jealous of her success and through the torturous afternoon makes her confess it.
THE KINKAID SCHOOL ONE ACTS (2024)

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INTELLECTUALS

REESE
A Reese and Tara discuss the logistics of kissing.
USC SCHOOL OF CINEMATIC ARTS (2023)

MEAN GIRLS

REGINA GEORGE
In a high school ruled by social hierarchies, Cady Heron inadvertently disrupts the established pecking order and challenges the popular and formidable queen bee, Regina George. As friendships are tested and secrets unfold, Cady navigates a world of frenemies, backstabbing, social manipulation and the consequences of trying to fit.
WILDFISH THEATER (2023)

AVA MARIA

MARIA
Maria believes women can be friends, that they are not inherently competitive. Ava agrees. But which one of these totally noncompetitive women believes it more?
THE KINKAID SCHOOL ONE ACTS (2023)

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THE HELLOGIRLS

WOMAN 1
As America's first female soldiers, the Hello Girls serve as bi-lingual telephone operators on the front lines, helping turn the tide of World War I. They then return home to fight a decades-long battle for equality and recognition, paving the way for future generations.
THE KINKAID SCHOOL (2023)
TUTS Tommy Tune Award Nomination for "Outstanding Dancer" 

COOKINGWITH LARD

ACTOR 1 (GERRY, ELOISE, IRENE)
A once-quiet little Texas town is all abuzz and topsy turvy when no one can find El Rita Talbot, whose husband was found dead in their trailer this morning. Everybody who stops by Addie's Diner has a theory and a problem of their own. Cooking with Lard takes the daily life of small-town Texas women and deep-fat fries it to deliciousness.
THE KINKAID SCHOOL UNDERGROUND PLAY (2022)

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A CHORUSLINE

SHEILA BRYANT
In a Broadway audition, a diverse group of dancers bare their souls, vying for a coveted spot in the chorus line of a new musical and exploring the timeless sacrifices and dreams of aspiring performers.
WILDFISH THEATER (2022)

BE MORECHILL

THE SQUIP
Jeremy, a socially awkward teenager, discovers The Squip: a powerful supercomputer in the form of a pill, which promises to make him cool and popular but quickly spirals out of control. 
WILDFISH THEATER (2022)

DIRTY ROTTENSCOUNDRELS

JOLENE
Two con men, a beautiful woman and the elite of the French Riviera collide in a sexy and irreverent farce. 
STAGEDOOR MANOR (2022)

Stagedoor Manor Award for "Best Supporting Actress" 

THE MUSICMAN

MRS. SQUIRES
In a small, close-knit, Iowan community, a charming stranger with a dubious past promises to organize a boys' band and revitalize the town's spirit. As he encounters skepticism and romance, the residents grapple with his influence, leading to unexpected transformations and a celebration of the power of music.
SOUTHEASTERN SUMMER THEATER INSTITUTE (2022)

HEATHERS

HEATHER DUKE
Misfit Veronica Sawyer becomes entangled with Westerberg High's shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. When she rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark, sexy and dangerous J.D., their toxic romance spirals into murder, rebellion, destruction and all things angsty.
QUEENSBURY THEATER (2022)

WOULD YOU?

SAMARA
Jane, Ken and Jennifer have been unappreciated, overlooked and cast out. So when mysterious stranger Samara offers them a guilt-free life of power and wealth, are they ready to make the sacrifice for it?
THE KINKAID SCHOOL ON
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CARRIE

ENSEMBLE/CHRIS UNDERSTUDY
An awkward, tormented high school girl with telekinetic powers seeks acceptance, but when a cruel prank at the prom pushes her to the brink, the ensuing chaos and tragedy reveal the explosive consequences of teenage cruelty and repression.
THE KINKAID SCHOOL (2022)
TUTS Tommy Tune Award for "Best Technical Direction" 

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THE WOLVES

#25 (CAPTAIN)
A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.
THE KINKAID SCHOOL UNDERGROUND PLAY (2021)

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MEAN GIRLS

CADY HERON
Adapted from the 2004 film, Cady Heron, a new high school student, infiltrates a clique of popular girls known as "The Plastics" but ends up getting entangled in their drama and teenage girl dynamics.
STAGEDOOR MANOR MEAN GIRLS: HIGH SCHOOL EDITION WORLD PREMIERE (2021)
Stagedoor Manor Award for "Best Lead Actress" 

FREAKY FRIDAY

KATHERINE BLAKE
When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have one day to put things right again.
HITS THEATER (2019)

ROCKOF AGES

SHERRIE CHRISTIAN
The story of a small-town girl, a city boy, and a rock 'n' roll romance on the Sunset Strip.
HITS THEATER (2019)

ALL SHOOKUP

SANDRA
An Elvis Presley jukebox musical about a mysterious, leather-jacketed stranger who shakes up a small Midwestern town in the 1950s. Loosley based on Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare.
HITS THEATER (2019)

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FROZEN

ENSEMBLE
In the magical kingdom of Arendelle, two royal sisters grapple with the consequences of one's uncontrollable ice powers, leading to the accidental isolation of their realm in an eternal winter.
HITS THEATER (2019)

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the odyssey

ODYSSEUS
Odysseus embarks on a perilous journey home after the Trojan War, facing mythical creatures, gods' interferences, and personal trials. His resilience and cunning are tested as he strives to reunite with his family.
HITS THEATER (2018)

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ALADDIN

RAJAH
In the vibrant city of Agrabah, a young street urchin, Aladdin, discovers a magical lamp containing a genie who grants him three wishes. As he navigates newfound wealth and love, he must also contend with the villainous Jafar's schemes.
HITS THEATER (2018)

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MARYPOPPINS

MISS ANDREWS
Practically-perfect nanny Mary Poppins descends on the Banks family, bringing joy and enchantment to their lives. However, the arrival of the stern and disapproving Miss Andrews threatens to disrupt the newfound harmony.
HITS THEATER (2018)

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SHREK

DRAGON
In a fairy-tale world, an unconventional ogre reluctantly sets out on a quest to rescue a princess from a dragon-guarded tower, accompanied by a talkative donkey.
HITS THEATER (2018
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THE WIZARDOF OZ

GLINDA
Dorothy is swept away to the magical land of Oz, where she embarks on a journey to find the Wizard and return home.
HITS THEATER (2017)

ALICE INWONDERLAND

ALICE
Alice ventures down a rabbit hole and encounters a series of peculiar characters, each more eccentric than the last. As she navigates this surreal landscape, Alice grapples with the absurdity of Wonderland, questioning reality and embracing the unpredictability of her journey.
HITS THEATER (2017)

BEAUTY &THE BEAST

COGSWORTH
In a provincial town, a young woman finds herself in an enchanted castle, where she is held captive by a cursed prince who has been transformed into a beast. As they navigate their unlikely connection, the magical tale unfolds.
HITS THEATER (2016)

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HONK!

UGLY DUCKING
Ugly, initially rejected for being different, embarks on a quest of self-discovery through a series of adventures and encounters with various barnyard characters.
HITS THEATER (2016)

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CRAZY FORYOU

POLLY BAKER
In a sleepy Nevada town, a young banker with dreams of showbiz is sent to foreclose on a failing theater owned by the spirited Polly Baker. As love blossoms between them, the banker hatches a plan to save the day.
HITS THEATER (2016)

BYE BYEBIRDIE

URSULA MERKLE
In 1950s Sweet Apple, Ohio, chaotic events unfold when a rock-and-roll heartthrob is chosen for a farewell publicity stunt before his military service.
HITS THEATER (2015)

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THE MUSICMAN

MRS. PAROO
In a small, close-knit, Iowan community, a charming stranger with a dubious past promises to organize a boys' band and revitalize the town's spirit. As he encounters skepticism and romance, the residents grapple with his influence, leading to unexpected transformations and a celebration of the power of music.
HITS THEATER (2015)

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ANNIE

MISS HANNIGAN
During the Great Depression, a resilient young orphan escapes the clutches of a cruel orphanage overseen by the embittered Miss Hannigan. Embraced by a wealthy benefactor, the orphan's adventures unfold in a heartwarming journey of hope, optimism, and unexpected joy.
HITS THEATER (2014)

FROG &TOAD

SNAIL
Inseparable amphibian friends, one cheerful and the other more reserved, experience a year of heartwarming adventures and life's simple pleasures.
HITS THEATER (2014)

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WILLYWONKA

GRANDMA JOSEPHINA/OOMPA LOOMPA
In a magical chocolate factory, a young boy from a humble background embarks on a surreal adventure after winning a golden ticket. Guided by an eccentric chocolatier, he learns valuable life lessons in this fantastical musical journey.
HITS THEATER (2014)

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SEUSSICAL

WHO
In a whimsical world, characters from Dr. Seuss's stories embark on a fantastical journey, weaving together various tales.
HITS THEATER (2013)

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GREASE

PINK LADY
A greaser and a good girl navigate the challenges of high school social dynamics.
HITS THEATER (2013)

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SHOWSBEFORE2013

Performed from ages 3 to 8: Freckle Face Strawberry, Charlotte’s Web, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Snoopy, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, A Unicorn’s Tale, Case of the Stolen Stuff & Desert Disaster.
HITS THEATER, ALLEY THEATER, TUTS, MAIN STREET THEATER

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