Amanda Hudson

Amanda Hudson
Business Services Coordinator
108 Messick Theatre Arts Center
Mail Stop 553
East Carolina University



Amanda is the Business Services Coordinator for the School of Theatre and Dance and the ECU/Loessin Playhouse along with ECU Summer Theatre. During her time as an undergraduate at ECU’s School of Theatre and Dance, she played roles in many of the Playhouse’s productions including The King & I, South Pacific, Inherit the Wind, My Fair Lady, Damn Yankees, Footloose, Smokey Joe’s Cafe and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. After graduating from ECU with a BFA in Musical Theatre, Amanda taught theatre and chorus for Lenoir County and directed three full-length musicals for the Kinston Performing Arts Center: Big River, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. While performing the role of Sister Mary Hubert in Nunsense, Amanda took a trip to Atlanta to screen test for the movie musical adaptation of Hairspray. The connections made there prompted a move to New York City and bigger stages. For over a decade, she worked in the Big Apple as an actress, singer, make-up artist, and retail buyer/consultant. Amanda was in the original cast of the Off-Off-Broadway production of The Riant Theatre’s Dream Babies. She played a “Bitter Bridesmaid” for an episode of MTV’s Silent Library and performed in a number of cabaret shows in the West Village. As a make-up artist, she gave tips and created numerous looks for Time Out Magazine’s Halloween edition and has worked with professionals such as Emmy-Award Winner Eve Pearl, Vicki Starr, and Vincent James. Finding success and passion in the business world, Amanda returned to East Carolina to play a part in the creative machine that first fueled her dreams.

Since returning to ECU, Amanda has had the opportunity to perform as ‘Mama’ in ‘night, Mother directed by Bradley H. Peacock, funded by an URCA grant to raise awareness for suicide and suicide prevention. She was also featured in the 2023 Summer Theatre Benefit Concert, A Musical Evening of Jacques Brel.