Ann Sachs worked as a professional actress from 1967 to 1992, before shifting her career to “the business of show business”, joining her husband, Tony Award winning lighting designer Roger Morgan, in Sachs Morgan Studio: Theatre Design Specialists. Ms. Sachs was President and CEO of the Studio until 2014, when she stepped down to focus on several writing projects; Mr. Morgan remains the Director of Design. Studio projects and clients range from Broadway to Hollywood, from Disney to the Kennedy Center, and just about everything in between.
A graduate of Carnegie-Mellon’s Drama Department, Ann made her Broadway debut opposite Frank Langella in the Tony Award-winning Dracula (and Roger designed the lighting). She played dozens of leading roles on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in many of our country's fine resident theatres: Playwrights Horizons, Roundabout, Trinity Rep, Arena Stage, Cleveland Playhouse and Long Wharf Theatre, performing in premieres of plays by Wendy Wasserstein, Jules Feiffer, Horton Foote, Gunter Grass and Eugene Ionesco. She is (still!) the voice of Princess Leia on the NPR Radio Series Star Wars, which has had a cult following for 30 years.
In 1998 Ann joined the Women Presidents Organization (WPO), an international peer advisory organization for successful women business owners, and served as Chapter Chair of a WPO Manhattan chapter from 2002-2013. Her newest venture is Theatrical Intelligence®, a process she developed that uses the theatrical production model to foster creativity in one’s personal and professional life; she’s currently developing a book on the subject. She's also writing a book about seven generations of her family, from 1817 to the present.
Longtime members of the Ensemble Studio Theatre (Roger was a Founder and Ann is currently Vice President of the Board) the two were honored by EST in May, 2010 as Distinguished Members at the theatre's annual Gala. It was deeply meaningful to both of them.
In 2008 Ann was honored by NAWBO-NY (the National Association of Women Business Owners) with their Lifetime Achievement Signature Award.
Ann and Roger have been personal and professional partners since 1970. They live in Manhattan, and are the parents of two grown children and two young grandchildren.