Meet Anya Nebel

AnyawhiteshirtAnya Randall Nebel is the founder of Winters Lane Productions and has been a professional actress regionally, nationally, and internationally for the past 25 years. In 2004, she launched Winters Lane Productions (named after the street where her grandmother’s house stood) with the dream of bringing her theatre company to the Metropolitan Area to share and train the next generation of actors in the art of the craft of acting.

Anya also has directed theatre productions including: A Chorus Line, Evita, (Winner of the 2010 WATCH AWARD for Best Cameo in a Musical), and Rent (Winner of the 2009 First Runner Up Ruby Griffith Award).

In 2004 Anya appeared as Carol Ann in HBO's The Wire and was featured in the National Tours of Ain't Misbehavin', Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Little Shop of Horrors, BUDDY in Reno, NV. She also performed in the Russian and Japanese tours of Godspell.

In 2011 she was nominated for Best Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of, Velma Kelly in Chicago. She is also the Winner of the WATCH Award as Best Actresses in a Musical for her work as the Lead Player in Pippin. A few of her most memorable roles are as Queen in The Life, Aida in Aida, the Narrator in Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Dolly Levi in Hello Dolly.

She studied theatre at Otterbein College, in Westerville, Ohio and with the legendary Ossie Davis. Anya has even sung back-up for Bruce Willis at the Planet Hollywood opening.

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  • Anya Nebel makes the impossible look easy. This woman tackles every project with a dedication and a passion that is both breathtaking and contagious. When she smiles, she effervesces. She laughs her deep throaty laugh and you feel as though you have been taken to a speakeasy run by the toughest broad in town. The moment she begins to weave that velvet voice around you, it's over. She makes you feel – joy, pain, name it. Her commitment to her art is lifelong and a model of what a vocation should be. She is called the stage.

    I have had the pleasure, honor and great fortune to work with Anya as a performer, a director and as my employee. In every single one of these capacities she has been the genuine article. She is supportive and giving as well as demanding and forthright. If ever I grow up, I want to be just like her.

    Genevieve Williams
    Actress, Director, Producer, Arts Management Professional
    Washington, DC


  • To date I have worked with Anya Randall Nebel on several projects, and in different capacities. Generous is the word that comes to mind when describing the commonality in it all. She is always a generous actor. Giving from her heart and soul to give the best performance possible, and to be present for the creative process. She is generous as a director. She allows the actors to find the truth, always there with helpful hints and guidance as she steers a project to its fruition. Generous as a producer. Always there in full support of a project, 100%. Helping the creative team, the performers, and those involved in all capacities to bring a project to its stellar fruition. Last but not least, generous as a friend. The one quality that makes all the others shine even brighter.

    Vincent Musgrave,

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