Treva Tegtmeier

Awards and Accolades:

Scenie Award: Lead Actress, STEEL MAGNOLIAS
Scenie Award: Supporting Actress, A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS
Ovation Nomination: Best Ensemble, 33 VARIATIONS.
Ovation Award: Best Intimate Theatre Production, 33 VARIATIONS
LADCC Nomination: Best Production, 33 VARIATIONS
Robby Nomination: Best Supporting Actress, 33 VARIATIONS
Robby Award: Best Drama, 33 VARIARIONS
Sage Award: Best Ensemble, 33 VARIATIONS
Scenie: Outstanding Ensemble Performance, 33 VARIATIONS
Ovation Nomination: Best Actress in a Musical, SHE LOVES ME!
Dramalogue Award: Best Actress in a Musical, SHE LOVES ME!
Robby Nomination: Best Actress in a Musical, SHE LOVES ME!
Ovation Nomination: Best Musical, SHE LOVES ME!
Ovation Award: Best Play, 110 IN THE SHADE.
Robby Nomination: Best Actress in a Musical, 110 IN THE SHADE
Scenie Award: Best Actress in a Musical, 110 IN THE SHADE
Mail order Zombie Dead Letter Awards Nomination: Best Zombie in NOT EVEN DEATH
Nebraska Masquers Award: Best Supporting Actress in A SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS


Treva grew up on a farm outside Davenport, Nebraska, population 400.  (The population is now 300).  She is the youngest of 6 children and spent many hours singing and dancing for the cattle as well as putting on lengthy plays for her parents in the basement of their farm house.  Her mother, Wanda, was a voice teacher and so music was a important part of the household. At 10 she started dance lessons and her sacrificial parents drove two hours every Saturday to give her that opportunity. 


Treva graduated from the University of Nebraska with a BFA in Dance but spent much of her time doing plays within the Theatre Department.  She had the opportunity to study dance with Hanya Holm at Colorado College and started Acting professionally at the age of 18. 

Fun fact: Treva  represented Thayer County in the Miss Nebraska pageant her Freshman year.


After College She moved to Chicago where she had the great fortune to work extensively in Chicago Theatre. She had the opportunity to work with directors such as the two time Tony Award winner and Academy award nominee Frank Galati as well as Tony Award winner Robert Falls and Broadway director Gary Griffin.  Treva also attended the Second City Training Center where she fell in love with sketch comedy. 

Fun Fact: One of her teachers was Steve Carell.


After landing a role in MY LIFE, with Nicole Kidman and Michael Keaton, Treva decided to move to Los Angeles just 3 days before the Northridge earthquake.  As luck would have it she was staying with friends just a mile from the epicenter!  Upon arrival Treva booked ROSEANNE, X-FILES and continues to work in TV and film.   She enjoys doing commercials as well. Treva was awarded with The District Attorney’s Courageous Citizen Award by the City of Los Angeles for stopping to help a man being beaten by Gang members. Treva traveled to Cyprus, Armenia and France with the Christian band, New Hope and enjoyed working for Northern Lights Theatre in Wisconsin for several years. She is also a member of Actors Co-op in Hollywood.




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“David Schall Theatre audiences should expect to be controlling their sobbing and waterworks hearing Tegtmeier’s tearjerking monologue of M’Lynn. Brava, Ms. Tegtmeier. ” - BroadwayWorld

“Treva Tegtmeier gets to do a lot of the heavy lifting as M’Lynn, Shelby’s protective and caring mother, and she does it without breaking a sweat.” - Rob Stevens, Haines His Way

“Tegtmeier is maternal warmth personified as salt-of-the earth M’Lynn, and if her eleventh-hour emotional meltdown is as devastating as eleventh-hour emotional meltdowns get, leave it to Harling to follow it with Steel Magnolia’s laugh-gettingest surprise.” - Steven Stanley, StageSceneLA

“Tegtmeier excels as concerned and controlling mother M’Lynn, hitting just the right notes throughout.” - Stage Raw



"Tegtmeier's work, simple and true, seems born of an all-consuming dedication to individual moments which when compiled render a character arc that is the very essence of believability." - Dink O'Neal


"Tegtmeier mingles wistful desperation with delicacy of feeling..." -

"Tegtmeier's layered acting - equal parts moxie, angst and heartbreak - make her Lizzie a monumental achievement...Tegtmeier has the crowd eating out of the palm of her hand from the moment she arrives on stage." -

"The wonderful Tegtmeier makes a welcome return to the stage, investing Lizzie with equal parts aching loneliness and indomitable spirit in a performance of dramatic power and depth, with just enough self-depricating humor to season the mix, and a soprano by turns delicate and dramatic." -stagescenela

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"...with her extraordinary singing voice, Treva Tegtmeier is a torrid Lola whose lush sexiness makes 'Whatever Lola Wants' more a promise than a parody!" - F Kathleen Foley, LA TIMES

"Treva Tegtmeier is a hit as sultry seductress Lola. She covers the whole field, from a little pouty to a little lusty, in 'A Little Talent,' and though she doesn't get Joe's heart and soul in 'Whatever Lola Wants,' she has no trouble grabbing his and our attention! - Terri Roberts, BACKSTAGE WEST, Critic's Pick


"...and the luminous performance of Tegtmeier who sings as well as she acts and vice versa...The longing just oozes from Tegtmeier's 'Will He Like Me?' and her Amalia also instills a world of heartbreak into the sadly comical anthem to being stood up, 'Dear Friend'...One of the marvels of the show is watching Hinman and Tegtmeier become more personally drawn to each other as Amalia's blossoming attraction to Georg bursts forth in Tegtmeier's exuberant rendition of 'Vanilla Ice Cream.'" - Julio Martinez, VARIETY

"The thawing friction and eventual tenderness between Hinman and Tegtmeier is thoroughly convincing. Tegtmeier's voice is superbly expressive and musical." - Philip Brandes, LA TIMES

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