Linden is a fourth-generation native Californian who has performed in over 50 musicals and operas throughout the Golden State. Los Angeles audiences have seen her as Jellylorum/Griddlebone (the comedic opera cat) in CATS at the Shubert Theatre, as Kate in The Pirates of Penzance at the Ahmanson, and as several characters including the poetess in A...My Name is Alice at the Center Theatre in Long Beach (Robby Award nomination). Other roles include Annie in Heartbeats, Fanny Stevenson in RLS: Recollections (world premiere); The Severed Head and Head Diva in Six Women with Brain Death... (Zony Award in Phoenix, AZ); Little Mary in Little Mary Sunshine; Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof; Carrie in Carousel; the Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors; the Old Lady in Candide; and she originated the role of Janet in Bruce Kimmel's Stages, for which she recorded the original cast album.
Linden has produced and performed her own one-woman cabaret act in numerous clubs, and produced, wrote, edited, and starred with partner Tim Bennett in their own comedy television show I Really Like Skunks. Linden has been featured in television and film, and has appeared in numerous commercials.
Linden produced and performed in two cabaret revues, What Every Woman Wants…to Sing and Naked Women…Baring Souls Through Song. She also studies and performs jazz.
Linden Waddell is represented
by Buzz Halliday at Buzz Halliday and Associates, 8899 Beverly Blvd., Los
Angeles, CA 90048, (310)275-6028.