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 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 has appeared on stage, including the US national tour of Alice in Wonderland in the title role with American Family Theatre, as well as in film, print and commercial work. Her favourite regional credits include featured roles in 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. She has also been featured in musical reviews at the Woodloch and Pocmont resorts in Pennsylvania and at Six Flags New England in Massachusetts.

Ashley received formal voice training with Laura Dekkers of Liz Caplan and Associates, as well as with Salvatore Cicciarella and Dr. Stephen Powell. Formal acting and dance training includes Drexel University, Elon University, Boston Casting Media Performance Institute, Broadway Dance Center and Dance Express. Ashley holds a BA in Marketing from the University of New Orleans. She has also been a children’s theatre instructor at the Warner Theatre Centre for Arts Education in Connecticut and the Hudgens Centre for the Arts in Georgia.

In 2014, Ashley relocated to Toronto, Canada to join her husband, Barry Hughson, who is the Executive Director of the National Ballet of Canada, and to continue her own career as a new member of Toronto’s vibrant theatrical and entertainment community.