Lily Narbonne is an actor and singer living in New York City, originally from rural Massachusetts. Growing up in an Irish-American family of musicians & storytellers, creativity or extroversion were commonplace…but at school (her haven) she had one of the best acting teachers a detail-oriented kid with a surprisingly “Kathleen Turner-ey” voice could ask for. He encouraged her, with British Farses & relationship dramas, and she never looked back. When two years before, she didn’t even know conservatories for theatre were a pursuable option for college study, Lily attended the Boston University School of Theatre, fiercely earning her BFA in Acting. She was awarded the Sir Rex Harrison Scholarship for “Emulation of Craftsmanship” for her work on Hermione in The Winter’s Tale and Mrs. Shinn in The Good Person of Szechwan. During the Classical Acting Semester at LAMDA, she fell in love with Jez Butterworth plays after seeing Mark Rylance in Jerusalem.
Lily then worked in many non-traditional and experimental theatrical works all over Manhattan. While she will forever be the artist who asks, “What is form?” she wanted to reconnect with her acting craft and traditional theatre. The California Bay Area had been calling Lily’s name since Chez Panisse friends taught her about fava beans, so she furthered her training in the MFA Program at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. And there, she truly found her feet. Notable roles were Juliet in Romeo & Juliet Educational Tour, Fabiana Aziza Cunningham in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, and the haunting Ghost of Christmas Past in Carey Perloff & Paul Walsh’s A Christmas Carol.