Brandi Burkhardt Biography
Brandi Burkhardt (Brandi Lynn Burkhardt) is an American television and film actress, Broadway star, and former Miss New York. She attended New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Burkhardt first hit the small screen in 1997. This was after she competed in the Miss Teen USA pageant as Miss Maryland Teen USA. She never won the event though.
Later on, she moved to New York where she won the Miss Manhattan pageant. Her first major credit was the Jekyll and Hyde: Resurrection Tour. She starred in the role of Emma Carew. This version of Jekyll and Hyde was told in concert form. A new song, “If You Only Knew”, was written for her by Leslie Bricusse and Frank Wildhorn. The song is featured on the cast recording.
She eventually left the tour after accepting a contract role on the daytime drama Passions on NBC. SDhe first appeared on broadway when she was cast as Lucie Manette in the Broadway musical adaptation of A Tale of Two Cities. The broadway had an official opening of 18th September, 2008.
She also played Sophie Sheridan in the Broadway production of Mamma Mia. She began her run on January 27, 2009 replacing Allison Case. Burkhardt has starred in several other projects. Most prominently, Wonderland: Alice’s New Musical Adventure. She premiered the song “Once More I Can See”. She was also a part of the workshops and demos for Rudolf – the Last Kiss as Mary Vetsera.
In The Count of Monte Cristo recordings, she created the role of Mercedes. The role earned her a double platinum record for its European Release. The musical “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” was written specifically for her. The show has not yet however, had an official performance or recording yet. It is unknown the status of the project or if Burkhardt will star.
After touring the country in the musical Jekyll and Hyde, with the Resurrection Cast in concert form, Burkhardt joined the cast of the NBC daytime drama Passions as the mysterious Siren. She is also seen in the film Confessions of a Shopaholic. In addition, she has also done many guest spots on hit television shows.
Among the shows include; Mad Men, How I Met Your Mother, Boston Legal, Numb3rs, among others. From 2011 to 2015, Burkhardt played Crickett Watts on the hit CW show Hart of Dixie. She is currently recurring on Bravo’s Odd Mom Out.
Brandi Burkhardt Age
Brandi Burkhardt was born in Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America. She was born on 25th June, 1979. She is currently 40 years old as of 2019.
Brandi Burkhardt Height
The American actress has a perfect height. No wonder she won a beauty pageant. Brandi Burkhardt stands 5 feet 7 inches or 1.7 meters tall.
Brandi Burkhardt Net Worth
The beautiful actress has made a huge fortune from her career. Brandi Burkhardt’s net worth is approximately $2 million as of 2019. Her actual source of income is her professional acting career. Her appearance in several movies and television series has added some money from Broadway as well.
Brandi Burkhardt Dating | Brandi Burkhardt Husband
Brandi Burkhardt got married to the love of her life, jeweler Douglas Kazanjian on 29th June, 2014. The couple exchanged vows on the Annapolis Marriott Waterfront. The beautiful accassion was attended by family, friends, and select cast members of Hart of Dixie. The couple had dated for a while before they finally decided to say i do.
During her wedding, she wore a crown of jewels befit for a queen in her wedding to “Gem King” Kazanjian. walked down the aisle in the very tiara worn by Madonna back in 2001. The item, an Edwardian piece dating back to 1910, featured 765 old mine cut diamonds. It also weighed a whopping 78 carats.
Brandi Burkhardt Movies And TV Shows | Brandi Burkhardt Count Of Monte Cristo | Brandi Burkhardt Passions | Brandi Burkhardt How I Met Your Mother
- 2017 Odd Mom Out (TV Series)
- 2011-2015 Hart of Dixie (TV Series)
- 2014/II Some Kind of Beautiful
- 2014 Mad Men (TV Series)
- 2012 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series)
- 2011 What’s Life Got to Do with It? (Short)
- 2011 The Defenders (TV Series)
- 2010 Brothers & Sisters (TV Series)
- 2010 The Glades (TV Series)
- 2009 Numb3rs (TV Series)
- 2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
- 2006 Passions (TV Series)
- 2014 Home & Family (TV Series)
- 2014 Q N’ A with Mikki and Shay (TV Series)
- 2009 A Tale of Two Cities: In Concert (TV Special)
Brandi Burkhardt Interview
Q: You’re originally from Maryland. When did you decide that you wanted to be in the entertainment industry?
Brandi Burkhardt: I was a shy child. I had always loved to sing and act, but in the safety of my room, at home. I didn’t realize it was a viable option for me as a profession, until I got involved in pageants. I really needed that experience, and that stage, to find my confidence and begin the discovery of who I am, as an artist.
Q: Is it true that you’re a former Miss New York? Tell us about your experience with that.
Brandi Burkhardt: True story! Because I had been pretty sheltered as a kid, it’s pretty funny to think that I won Miss Manhattan, only 7 months after having moved to New York City to go to NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts. I then went on to win Miss New York. It was a year of huge growth for me! I traveled the state of New York performing and speaking on behalf of the Miss America Organization.
Q: You’ve done some theater on Broadway. How has this affected your approach to acting for film and television?
Brandi Burkhardt: The stage was my first love, specifically musicals. I love the interaction with the audience, and also the freedom it gives you as an actor to experiment and play. No show is ever exactly the same from one night to the next, which allows a lot of time to discover things. It really is the actor’s medium. Only the actors on stage truly control what the audience sees and experiences. In film and television, I get to experiment and play, but the ultimate performances seen at home, are the choices made by the editors, the directors, the producers. The fun thing for me about film and television, is that I’m not working on the same material for more than a day, usually.
Q: Currently, you’re on CW’s Hart of Dixie. How did you get introduced to the series and your role?
Brandi Burkhardt: My role on Hart of Dixie began as just a few lines in one episode, during season one. There was no way of knowing what a big part of my life Dixie would be, and how the series would introduce me to some of my best friends. For that and the surprise of it all, I am truly thankful. It has been fun to see it all unfold and develop in the way that it has.
Q: You play the role of Crickett Watts. What do you enjoy most about playing her on screen?
Brandi Burkhardt: I love how Crickett tries so genuinely. She acts first and doesn’t exactly think everything through. Her intentions are always good, and she puts effort into everything she does. I’d like to see her succeed a little more, for all of that effort, and heart.
Q: If you could create your own role and have the actors you choose in the film, what would it be and which actors would be on your list?
Brandi Burkhardt: I love historical fiction! I’d probably pick some kind of old English story like the King Arthur stories, and of course I would want Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Cate Blanchet, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, and Jennifer Lawrence all of my favorites!
Q: If you weren’t an actress, what career path would you take?
Brandi Burkhardt: I would be a food critic for the Travel Channel! I also have fantasies of being a lawyer, or in finance, something very “grown up”.
Q: When you’re not on set, what does a day of relaxation and fun look like for you?
Brandi Burkhardt: When I am not working, I love to be home, and have a day of not checking the time, or sitting in traffic!!! I also like to play tennis, and hike and do Pilates. I am also a sucker for a massage. So, an hour of pampering could be on the schedule!
Q: In regards to fashion, who are some of your fashion designers in your closet?
Brandi Burkhardt: Valentino, Lanvin, Dior, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, McQueen and Marant. It’s hard to choose just one. I loved playing dress-up as a kid, and I love being playful with fashion.
Q: Thanks so much for chatting with us. What other projects can we look forward to?
Brandi Burkhardt: I just finished shooting a scene with Salma Hayek for a film called How To Make Love Like An Englishman, and I am also working on an album, which I am very excited about. It has been years in the making!