Hayley Podschun has been a Broadway veteran since the age of 12 when she made her debut in The Sound of Music. Only a short time later, she began her long association with the musical Hairspray. Starting with the First National Tour, playing Penny Pingleton and Tammy, followed by New Line Cinema’s 2007 film, the Broadway company (both playing Tammy) and finally finished it off at Sacramento Music Circus; once again, playing Penny. Other Broadway credits include Roundabout Theatre Company’s Sunday in the Park with George, Pal Joey and Anything Goes. Previously, she was in the new Broadway musical Chaplin where she played Charlie's first wife, Mildred Harris. Hayley also starred off-Broadway, in the title role, of Freckleface Strawberry; based on the children’s book by author and Oscar nominated actress, Julianne Moore.
Hayley has been dancing since the age of five, immersing herself in jazz, tap, ballet, partnering, and competitive dance. In 2007, Hayley was Dance Spirit Magazines #1 choice to be their cover girl for the Broadway Issue. Her dance captain work, in Sunday in the Park with George, was highly noticed by the shows choreographer, Christopher Gattelli, that he offered her as assisting position for the musical 13. She has since helped Chris on a few other projects.
Currently, Hayley is touring the country by bubble playing her dream role of Glinda in Wicked. She will be out with the Second National Tour thru March of 2014.