Franchelle Stewart Dorn has played leading roles at the Shakespeare Theatre Company, Arena Stage, The American Conservatory Theater, Yale Repertory Theater, Long Wharf, Great Lakes Theater Company, Cleveland Playhouse, Arizona State Theatre, Chautauqua Theatre, The Guthrie, OSF, Red Bull and recently at the Contemporary American Theater Festival.
Fran has also been featured on several television series including one of PBS' longest running series: Literary Visions. She fondly remembers her role as Dr. Rita Madison on NBC's Another World. Fran has been nominated for seven Helen Hayes Awards and received three. She has also won The Austin Critics' Circle Award for her performances in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Mrs. Warren's Profession, Edge of Piece and Medea. She has more than 400 voice-overs and on-camera appearances to her credit.
She received her acting training at the Yale School of Drama and is an acting professor in Theatre and Dance at UT.