Ann Sachs

New York City

I am a theatre person.

From 1969-1992 I worked as a professional actress, making my Broadway debut in 1977, opposite Frank Langella in the Tony Award-winning DRACULA. I played leading roles on Broadway and Off, and in our country’s resident theatres, performing in premieres of plays by Wendy Wasserstein, Jules Feiffer, Horton Foote, Gunter Grass and Eugene Ionesco. As an Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) member I collaborated with four other actresses and the singing group The Roches, to write MAMA DRAMA, published by Samuel French in 1990. And I'm (still!) the voice of Princess Leia on the STAR WARS Radio Series, originally broadcast on NPR. I think of myself as a creative collaborator.

From 1992 to 2012 I joined my husband, Tony Award winning designer Roger Morgan, in Sachs Morgan Studio: Theatre Design Specialists, an internationally acclaimed design firm. The Studio designs buildings from Broadway to Hollywood, from Disney to the Kennedy Center, and just about everything in between. I stepped down as President and CEO on January 1st, 2013, to focus on my newest venture: Theatrical Intelligence®. What is it? A system I've developed based on the theatre production model, that brings joy and creativity into your personal and professional lives – it's the fun part of being smart).

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) honored me in 2008 with its Lifetime Achievement Signature Award. In 2010, Roger and I were named Distinguished Members by the Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) at their annual Gala; this was personally meaningful to us as longtime members of that theatre. Currently I am honored to serve as Vice President of the EST Board of Directors.

Our greatest honor, however, is to be parents of Abigail and Sam, and Dave, by marriage. And now that Gabriel and Lucy have arrived (our GRAND-children, never-was-a-name-so-apt) we understand why we were born.

  • Work
    • Theatre Specialist
  • Education
    • Carnegie-Mellon University