Miyuki Katya Miyagi
Hi there! My name is Miyuki Miyagi, and I am an Okinawan (Japanese) and Jewish American performer based in NYC. While my credits and resume to-date are currently more focused on my career as an on-stage performer (actor, singer, dancer, multi-instrumentalist), as an expert-level violinist and experienced vocal music director, I am also interested in off-stage work as a pit musician, conductor, or vocal music director.
Instruments: violin (professional), flute (advanced), guitar and piano (basic).
Other music skills: A cappella music direction and harmonizing, conducting, sight singing and sight reading.
Miyuki Miyagi is an actor-musician committed to activism.
Miyuki Katya Miyagi (she/her) is an Okinawan Jewish American actor, singer, dancer, and multi-instrumentalist. Miyuki grew up on Long Island, New York, and she is a graduate of Princeton University.
Miyuki has performed regionally with Tuacahn Center for the Arts, East West Players, 5-Star Theatricals, Capital City Theatre, The Barnstormers Theatre, Musical Theatre Guild, Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, and The Culver City Symphony, among others. Most recently, she played Natasha Rostova in the regional premiere of NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 at Capital City Theatre in Madison, Wisconsin. She also performed as the understudy for Jasmine and Mulan in Disney’s WHEN YOU WISH at Tuacahn Center for the Arts and as Peggy Maruyama in the West Coast Premiere of ALLEGIANCE with George Takei. She is currently working on a new version of LITTLE WOMEN in the role of Beth March.
Beyond her work as a singer, dancer, and actor, Miyuki is a versatile multi-instrumentalist. As a violinist, Miyuki has played with orchestras on many acclaimed stages, from Kodak Hall at Eastman School of Music to Carnegie Hall. Recently, she has enjoyed bringing her love for violin closer to her love of the theater. She was the violin player in The Actors Co-op’s 2018 production of SHE LOVES ME, and she has appeared as a singer-violinist with the political musical duo jackbenny.
Miyuki attended Princeton on a full, need-based scholarship. She studied politics, environmental studies, and theater. A lover of the interdisciplinary, Miyuki focused her academic research on analyzing social movements - and their ability to communicate their messages - through the lens of performance studies. Her passion still lies in the overlap of arts and activism - for art can break down any barrier.
Miyuki believes that the arts save. Her mission is to use theater to bring empathy, catharsis, hope, and truth to the communities where she performs and to the world at large.
- Bachelor’s Degree
- NYC/Tri-State Area
- LA/Southern California
Interested in touring?
- Music Director/Conductor (Baton)
- Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
- Instrumentalist/Pit Musician
- ACTORS EQUITY ASSOCIATION (AEA)
Person of Color?