Vanessa Ray: Credits, Bio, News & More | Broadway World (2024)


Vanessa Ray BIO

Ray earned her Actors' Equity Association card while performing the role of Rusty and singing "Let's Hear It for the Boy" in the musical Footloose. She played the role of Nemo in Robert and Kristin Lopez's Finding Nemo: The Musical at Orlando's Disney World. Ray played the character Olive Ostrovsky in the national tour of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. She joined the Broadway cast of Hair in its final year as Crissy, and sang the song "Frank Mills". She made her on-screen debut as Chris in the youth-oriented video short feature The Sparky Chronicles: The Map (2003).

Between 2012 and 2017, Ray appeared as CeCe Drake in the television series Pretty Little Liars.

In 2013, Ray joined the Season 4 cast of the CBS police procedural drama Blue Bloods as Officer Edit "Eddie" Janko, a role she has continued throughout the show's run.

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Vanessa RayDate:04/26/2024

From: Photos: Stars Walk the Red Carpet on Opening Night of THE GATSBY

Vanessa RayDate:04/26/2024

From: Photos: Stars Walk the Red Carpet on Opening Night of THE GATSBY

Vanessa Ray, Landon BeardDate:08/31/2022

From: Photos: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for AS YOU LIKE IT at the Delacorte Theater

Vanessa Ray, Landon BeardDate:08/31/2022

From: Photos: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for AS YOU LIKE IT at the Delacorte Theater

Vanessa RayDate:08/31/2022

From: Photos: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for AS YOU LIKE IT at the Delacorte Theater

Vanessa RayDate:08/31/2022

From: Photos: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for AS YOU LIKE IT at the Delacorte Theater

Vanessa Ray and Landon BeardDate:08/29/2022

From: Photos: KINKY BOOTS Celebrates Opening Night Off-Broadway

Vanessa RayDate:12/04/2017

From: Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for ONCE ON THIS ISLAND!

Vanessa RayDate:12/04/2017

From: Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for ONCE ON THIS ISLAND!

Vanessa RayDate:12/07/2015

From: Photo Coverage: SCHOOL OF ROCK Movie Cast Reunites on the Red Carpet!

Vanessa RayDate:12/07/2015

From: Photo Coverage: SCHOOL OF ROCK Movie Cast Reunites on the Red Carpet!

Vanessa RayDate:11/09/2015

From: Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for ALLEGIANCE!

Vanessa RayDate:11/09/2015

From: Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for ALLEGIANCE!

Vanessa RayDate:01/16/2015

From: Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for HONEYMOON IN VEGAS' Opening Night!

Vanessa RayDate:01/16/2015

From: Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for HONEYMOON IN VEGAS' Opening Night!

Vanessa RayDate:01/16/2015

From: Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for HONEYMOON IN VEGAS' Opening Night!

Vanessa Ray and David HullDate:01/16/2015

From: Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for HONEYMOON IN VEGAS' Opening Night!

Vanessa Ray and David HullDate:01/16/2015

From: Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for HONEYMOON IN VEGAS' Opening Night!

Vanessa Ray and CompanyDate:10/26/2013

From: Photo Flash: Caroline Bowman, Josh Young, Sean MacLaughlin and More Celebrate EVITA Opening at the Pantages!

Vanessa RayDate:10/26/2013

From: Photo Flash: Caroline Bowman, Josh Young, Sean MacLaughlin and More Celebrate EVITA Opening at the Pantages!

Kelly Sullivan (''General Hospital''), Eric Schneider (upcoming film IMAGINE) Vanessa Ray (CBS ''Blue Bloods''), Landon Beard (''Generation Um...'')Date:10/25/2013

From: Photo Flash: EVITA Celebrates Opening at the Pantages

Donna McKechnie and Vanessa RayDate:09/26/2010

From: Photo Coverage: 2010 BC/EFA Flea Market - Celebrity Tables!

Vanessa RayDate:09/26/2010

From: Photo Coverage: 2010 BC/EFA Flea Market - Celebrity Tables!

From: Photo Coverage: Baldwin, Luker, Rapp et al. in 'Broadway Stands Up for Freedom' Concert

Briana Carlson-Goodman, Kate Rockwell, Cailan Rose, Vanessa Ray, Catherine BrookmanDate:07/27/2010

From: Photo Coverage: Baldwin, Luker, Rapp et al. in 'Broadway Stands Up for Freedom' Concert

From: Photo Coverage: Baldwin, Luker, Rapp et al. in 'Broadway Stands Up for Freedom' Concert

Annaleigh Ashford, Jeannette Bayardelle, Kyle Riabko, Diana DeGarmo, Ace Young, Joshua Lamon, Vanessa Ray and The Tribe!Date:06/28/2010

From: Photo Coverage: HAIR Closes on Broadway

Ace Young, Vanessa Ray, Diana DeGarmo and the Tribe!Date:06/28/2010

From: Photo Coverage: HAIR Closes on Broadway

Ace Young, Vanessa Ray, Diana DeGarmo and the Tribe!Date:06/28/2010

From: Photo Coverage: HAIR Closes on Broadway

Ace Young, Vanessa Ray, Diana DeGarmo and the Tribe!Date:06/28/2010

From: Photo Coverage: HAIR Closes on Broadway

Ace Young, Vanessa Ray, Diana DeGarmo and the Tribe!Date:06/28/2010

From: Photo Coverage: HAIR Closes on Broadway

Vanessa RayDate:06/22/2010

From: Photo Coverage: NYMF Hosts 'Best of Fest' Gala Concert

Vanessa RayDate:06/22/2010

From: Photo Coverage: NYMF Hosts 'Best of Fest' Gala Concert

From: Photo Coverage: NYMF Hosts 'Best of Fest' Gala Concert

Vanessa RayDate:06/22/2010

From: Photo Coverage: NYMF Hosts 'Best of Fest' Gala Concert

From: Photo Coverage: NYMF Hosts 'Best of Fest' Gala Concert

From: Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Entertain Troops for Fleet Week!

From: Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Entertain Troops for Fleet Week!

From: Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Entertain Troops for Fleet Week!

Vanessa RayDate:04/21/2010

From: Photo Coverage: Leslie Jordan's MY TRIP DOWN THE PINK CARPET Arrivals@

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Vanessa RayDate:04/08/2010

From: Photo Coverage: Mayor Bloomberg Takes in HAIR

Diana DeGarmo, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Vanessa Ray with Audience MembersDate:04/08/2010

From: Photo Coverage: Mayor Bloomberg Takes in HAIR

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Vanessa RayDate:04/08/2010

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Diana DeGarmo, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Vanessa RayDate:04/08/2010

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Diana DeGarmo, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Vanessa RayDate:04/08/2010

From: Photo Coverage: Mayor Bloomberg Takes in HAIR

Diana DeGarmo, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Vanessa RayDate:04/08/2010

From: Photo Coverage: Mayor Bloomberg Takes in HAIR

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Vanessa Ray and Annaleigh AshfordDate:04/08/2010

From: Photo Coverage: Mayor Bloomberg Takes in HAIR

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Vanessa Ray and Emma ZaksDate:04/08/2010

From: Photo Coverage: Mayor Bloomberg Takes in HAIR

Vanessa Ray, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Wallace SmithDate:03/29/2010

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Vanessa Ray STAGE CREDITS

Hair

[Broadway]

Broadway Revival, 2009

Crissy [Replacement]

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

[US Tour]

First National Tour, 2006

Olive Ostrovsky [Replacement]


Vanessa Ray Movies

Finding Chance
[ 2008 ] Katrina

Nice Guy Johnny
[ 2010 ] Best Friend

Frances Ha
[ 2012 ] Random Girl #2

Not Waving But Drowning
[ 2012 ] Adele

The Last Day of August
[ 2012 ] Phoebe

Mutual Friends
[ 2013 ] Lucy

Wisdom Teeth
[ 2013 ]

Are You Joking?
[ 2014 ] Haley Lusky

Devil's Due
[ 2014 ] Suzie

All in Time
[ 2015 ] Rachel

The Rumperbutts
[ 2015 ] Ashlee

Serialized
[ 2016 ] Hannah Ryan


Vanessa Ray TV Shows

Bored to Death
Claudia

The Battery's Down
[ 2008-2009 ] Vanessa

As the World Turns
[ 2006-2010 ] Teri Ciccone

Damages
Tessa Marchetti, Young Woman

Nurse Jackie
Mrs. Donovan

White Collar
Maggie 'Rocker' Sheldon

Girls
Heather Travis

Pretty Dirty Secrets
CeCe Drake

Pretty Dirty Secrets
CeCe Drake

Suits
[ 2011-2012 ] Jenny Griffith

The Right Not to Know
Earthy Chick

The Mentalist
Cayce Robbins

My Day
Vanessa Ray

Pretty Little Liars
[ 2012-2017 ] CeCe Drake, Charlotte DiLaurentis, Charlotte Drake

Blue Bloods
[ 2013-2022 ] Eddie Janko, Eddie Reagan, Eddie Janko-Reagan

Vanessa Ray Videos

Vanessa Ray: Credits, Bio, News & More | Broadway World (53)TV Exclusive: THE BATTERY'S DOWN Reunites After Six Years; Watch Concert Highlights!

by Nicole Rosky - Oct 25, 2015

Vanessa Ray: Credits, Bio, News & More | Broadway World (54)VIDEO: New Trailer for Jake Wilson's ARE YOU JOKING? Film, Starring Slew of Broadway Vets

by TV News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

Vanessa Ray: Credits, Bio, News & More | Broadway World (55)STAGE TUBE: Diana DeGarmo Performs on CBS's The Early Show!

by Jessica Lewis - Jun 1, 2010

Vanessa Ray: Credits, Bio, News & More | Broadway World (56)STAGE TUBE: Diana DeGarmo Talks HAIR on CBS

by Robert Diamond - May 30, 2010

Vanessa Ray: Credits, Bio, News & More | Broadway World (57)STAGE TUBE: Bloomberg, Snooki, 'The Situation' on Stage with HAIR Tribe at Inner Circle Benefit

by Jessica Lewis - Mar 29, 2010

Vanessa Ray: Credits, Bio, News & More | Broadway World (58)

by Robert Diamond - Feb 17, 2010

Vanessa Ray: Credits, Bio, News & More | Broadway World (59)TV: New HAIR Cast Sings 'Let The Sun Shine In'

by Robert Diamond - Feb 16, 2010

Vanessa Ray: Credits, Bio, News & More | Broadway World (60)STAGE TUBE: THE BATTERY'S DOWN Series Finale Part Two

by Robert Diamond - Dec 2, 2009

Vanessa Ray: Credits, Bio, News & More | Broadway World (61)STAGE TUBE: THE BATTERY'S DOWN Series Finale Part Three

by Robert Diamond - Dec 2, 2009

Vanessa Ray: Credits, Bio, News & More | Broadway World (62)STAGE TUBE: THE BATTERY'S DOWN Series Finale Part One

by Robert Diamond - Dec 2, 2009

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Photos: Stars Walk the Red Carpet on Opening Night of THE GATSBY

And that's a wrap on the 2023/24 Broadway season! The final two shows of the spring officially opened last night, and BroadwayWorld was on the red carpet for The Great Gatsby as the VIP guests arrived at the Broadway Theatre. Check out photos below!

BLUE BLOODS to End With Season 14 Next Fall

CBS announced that its hit drama series BLUE BLOODS will return for a two-part 14th and final season starting on the Network, and available to stream live on Paramount+. A long-time anchor to the Network’s successful Friday night lineup, BLUE BLOODS is Friday’s #1 primetime program and the #3 broadcast drama on television.

Photos: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for AS YOU LIKE IT at the Delacorte Theater

The Public Theater presents its Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Public Works' AS YOU LIKE IT, running through Sunday, September 11 at The Delacorte Theatre. The production opened just last night and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big event. Check out photos from the red carpet arrivals.

Photos: KINKY BOOTS Celebrates Opening Night Off-Broadway

Just last week, the Off-Broadway engagement of the Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical, Kinky Boots celebrated its big NYC return with a splashy opening night at Stage 42. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and you can check out photos from the curtain call and after party below!

Terron Brooks Joins PINK LEMONADE STAND Podcast

Positivity pros Nicole Kaplan and Heidi Webster have a zest for life as they laugh their way through juicy subjects like relationships, work, wellness, and navigating those times when citrus got real . Welcome to The Pink Lemonade Stand, where the motto is 'Squeeze the Day!'

WGN America is Holding a BLUE BLOODS Fan Sweepstakes

Every fan for themselves! Starting today, WGN America fans can vote on their favorite episodes of “Blue Bloods” to be entered to win a trip to the Big Apple and visit the set of the long-running family police drama. The top ten episodes will air in a marathon on Saturday, December 1, starting at 1pm/12c.

CBS Announces Season Finale Storylines For 2017 - 2018

CBS announced today the season finale storylines for 2017-2018, featuring big reveals, dramatic conclusions and pending nuptials!

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day With a BLUE BLOODS Marathon on WGN America

Feel the luck of the Irish as you sit around the table with the Reagans this weekend for a St. Patrick's Day “Blue Bloods” marathon. Starting in the evening of Saturday, March 17 at 6:00 ET/5:00 CT and continuing into Sunday, March 18 at 6:00 ET/5:00 CT, WGN America will air eight hours of the fan-favorite procedural cop drama. The weekend marathon will feature the best moments from the past seven seasons.

Rebroadcast of BLUE BLOODS on 12/22 on CBS

When Danny accepts a side job as a bodyguard for a recently released ex-con who took the fall for someone else, he uses the opportunity to go after the real criminal. Also, Gormley's wife, Sheila (Cady Huffman), asks Frank to give Gormley a bigger command position, and Jamie and Eddie witness a lovers' quarrel between two cops that leads them to reflect on their own complicated relationship, on a rebroadcast of BLUE BLOODS, Today, Dec. 22 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 1/13/17.)

Rebroadcast of BLUE BLOODS on 12/22 on CBS

When Danny accepts a side job as a bodyguard for a recently released ex-con who took the fall for someone else, he uses the opportunity to go after the real criminal. Also, Gormley's wife, Sheila (Cady Huffman), asks Frank to give Gormley a bigger command position, and Jamie and Eddie witness a lovers' quarrel between two cops that leads them to reflect on their own complicated relationship, on a rebroadcast of BLUE BLOODS, Friday, Dec. 22 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 1/13/17.)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for ONCE ON THIS ISLAND!

The new Broadway production of Once On This Island officially opened last night, December 3rd, at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W. 50th street, NYC), and is directed by Tony nominee Michael Arden, and choreographed by the critically-acclaimed Camille A. Brown.

Freeform Announces Premiere Dates of Final Season of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS

To commemorate the series, Freeform will be launching a 150-day countdown to the final season of “Pretty Little Liars” starting on Saturday, November 19.

BWW Interview with Festival Award-Winning 'All in Time' Co-Director Chris Fetchko

'You need to have a good story, otherwise it doesn't matter what you shoot. You have to have a story that people respond to.” -- Chris Fetchko, Director, All in Time

Broadway stars and a host of musical presentations are on tap for the upcoming 2016-17 primetime television season. Included in THE LINEUP will be new series starring HAMILTON's Christopher Jackson, FROZEN's Kristen Bell and BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY star Stephen Pasquale.

ROCKWELL TABLE AND STAGE presents 'Just Come To This: The Songs of Adam Wachter' on Monday, May 23 at 8:00pm. The evening will feature works by up-and-coming musical theater composer/lyricist Adam Wachter, including original songs from his musicals Tarrytown and Zionsville, along with other favorites and new material written specifically for this night, all performed by a starry group of his obscenely talented, generous, and attention-hungry Broadway- and Television-star friends who have since all defected to the West Coast.

ABC Family Premieres New Episodes of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS Tonight

ABC Family announced today at New York Comic Con that it will be ringing in the New Year with all-new episodes of the returning hit original series “Pretty Little Liars,” set to premiere tonight, January 12 at 8:00 – 9:00 PM ET/PT.

Photo Coverage: SCHOOL OF ROCK Movie Cast Reunites on the Red Carpet!

Based on the smash hit 2003 film of the same title,School of Rock: THE MUSICAL, with music from the movie, as well as an original score byAndrew Lloyd Webberand lyricistGlenn Slater, a book byJulian Fellowesand direction by Laurence Connor, made its World Premiere on Broadway last night, December 6, at the Winter Garden Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and we're taking you inside the red carpet below!

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for ALLEGIANCE!

The new American musicalAllegianceofficially opened last night, November 8, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street, starring Tony and Olivier Award winnerLea Salonga(Miss Saigon, Les Miserables) in her long-awaited return to Broadway, 'Star Trek' iconGeorge Takeiin his Broadway debut at age 78, and Broadway and 'Glee' starTelly Leung.Allegianceis the vibrant and unforgettable story of one family's resilience in the face of seemingly-insurmountable odds, inspired by Takei's real-life experience as a Japanese American during World War II.BroadwayWorld was on the star-studded red carpet before the curtain went up, and you can check out photos from the celebrity arrivals below!

Whether you know her as the increasingly complicated serial murderer 'A' on ABC Family's PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, or as half of 'Jamko' on CBS crime drama BLUE BLOODS, chances are, unless you are a dedicated musical theatre fan, you might not know that Vanessa Ray is a musical theatre girl at heart. Before joining the cast of soap opera AS THE WORLD TURNS, which jump-started her TV career, Vanessa starred in regional productions, national tours, and on Broadway in shows like FOOTLOOSE, SPELLING BEE, and HAIR. Along the way, she became friends with Broadway's favorite singing, dancing videographer Andrew Keenan-Bolger, whom we have to thank for a lot of these videos!

TV Exclusive: THE BATTERY'S DOWN Reunites After Six Years; Watch Concert Highlights!

After six long years, the wait is finally over! The musical web series THE BATTERY'S DOWN, which wrapped up its final season in late 2009, has returnedfor a reunion special(which aired onHulu earlier this week) and a Joe's Pub concert, with performances from original cast members (and some very special guests). BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out highlights from the concert below!

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