Sophia Anne Caruso (born 11 July 2001) is an American-born actress and singer best known for originating the role of Lydia Deetz in the Broadway musical Beetlejuice from March 2019 until February 2020, a role for which she won a Theatre World Award.
Early Life and Career
Caruso was born on July 11, 2001 in Spokane, Washington, United State to Steve and Deena Caruso. She is the youngest of three children.
Her professional career began in 2011 at the age of nine when she played Helen Keller in the Interplayers Theater’s production of The Miracle Worker, directed by Patty Duke.
In 2014, Caruso originated the role of Charlotte van Gotheem in Little Dancer at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. In 2015, she received a Lucille Lortel nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play for her portrayal as Iris in the off-Broadway play The Nether at the MCC Theater. The same year, she originated the role of “Girl” in David Bowie’s musical Lazarus at New York Theatre Workshop in Manhattan.
In 2016, Caruso appeared in Janet Grillo’s film Jack of the Red Hearts. She then made her Broadway debut as The Girl in Blackbird at the Belasco Theatre. Later that year, she appeared in the ensemble of the Encores! staged concert production of Runaways at New York City Center. In October 2016 she reprised her role as “Girl” in London in the King’s Cross Theatre production of Lazarus for which she received a WhatsOnStage Award nomination for “Best Supporting Actress in a Musical”.
In 2017, Caruso originated the role of Lydia Deetz in a workshop of the musical Beetlejuice, reprising the role in the musical’s tryout at the National Theatre in Washington D.C. before starring in the Broadway production beginning in March 2019. She won a Theatre World Award for the role. Caruso left the show abruptly on February 19, 2020, reportedly using her contractual out in order to pursue work in television.
Caruso’s debut single “Toys” was released on May 22, 2020. The song was produced by Henry Hey, who worked with Caruso as the musical director of Lazarus, and Nick Littlemore of Empire of the Sun. She plans to release an EP. In July 2022, Caruso released another single, “Snow & Ice”.
Caruso has been cast to star alongside Sofia Wylie in the 2022 Netflix fantasy film The School for Good and Evil, an adaptation of the book series by Soman Chainani. Caruso will play the role of Sophie.
Parents and Family
Sophia Anne Caruso’s parents are Steve Caruso (father) and Deena Caruso (mother).
She is the youngest of three children to her parents.
Sophia Anne Caruso is currently single and not in an open relationship for now as she is still focusing on her career.
Sophia Anne Caruso is also not married.
Sophia Anne Caruso’s net worth as of 2022 is estimated at around $650, 000 – $1.5 million.
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