Ashley Hughson
Singer, Actor, Commercial/ Animation Voice Actor
“Perhaps best of all is Ashley Hughson. The highlight of the Bickford Charlie Brown is her knock out performance of Andrew Lippa’s My New Philosophy. Hughson delivers this bouncy, rhythmic richly humorous song in high theatre style. She sings with a joyous buoyancy and pitch perfect vocal voluptuousness that today’s American Idol style monochromatic belters can only dream of achieving.”
– Bob Rendall,

Ashley Hughson (she/her) is an accomplished performer who began her professional career as a child actor, first appearing as Gretl in The Sound of Music and in the title role in Annie, both at Connecticut’s Coachlight Dinner Theatre. In more recent years Ashley’s stage credits include the national tour of Alice in Wonderland in the title role with American Family Theatre, NINE: In Concert (Olga), The IT Girl (Molly), You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Sally), Nunsense (Sister Amnesia), Gypsy (Agnes), Sound of Music (Liesl), and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Rosemary). In 2005, she made her NYC directorial debut with The Maginot Line for Aim High Productions.

On screen, Ashley has been seen in numerous national commercials for companies such as Wal-Mart, SureHealth, and Dick’s Sporting Goods. Her television appearances include Fear Thy Neighbor, BTK: The Hunt for a Killer, and Handmaid’s Tale.

Ashley received formal voice training with Laura Dekkers of Liz Caplan and Associates, as well as with Christopher Ryan, Salvatore Cicciarella and Dr. Stephen Powell. Formal theatre and dance training includes Drexel University, Elon University, Broadway Dance Center and Dance Express. Ashley holds a BA in Marketing from the University of New Orleans. In Toronto, Ashley has studied at LB Acting Studios and Switchboard Sessions. As an advocate for arts education, Ashley has worked as a children’s theatre instructor at the Warner Theatre Centre for Arts Education and has been Director of the Jr. Musical Theatre program at Canada’s Interprovincial Music Camp since 2017.

At home, Ashley loves doing yoga and running with friends, listening to true crime podcasts, and baking and cooking for her two children and husband Barry Hughson, Executive Director of the National Ballet of Canada.