Ana Gasteyer is perhaps best known for her incomparable work on Saturday Night Live. During her six-year stint, she created some of the most iconic SNL characters, including middle school music teacher Bobbie Moughan-Culp, NPR radio host Margaret Jo, Lilith Fair poetess Cinder Calhoun, as well as spot-on impressions of Martha Stewart, Celine Dion, and Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Gasteyer headlined the NBC comedy series American Auto from executive producer Justin Spitzer (Superstore, The Office). American Auto is set in Detroit and focuses on Payne Motors, where shaking things up is the new CEO (Gasteyer), whose leadership, experience, and savvy are only slightly offset by her complete lack of knowledge about cars.
Gasteyer is also a highly accomplished singer and songwriter. She recently embarked on a Christmas tour in support of Sugar and Booze, her album of seasonal favorites and holiday originals, which topped numerous "Best Holiday Album" lists.
Inspired by the music from Sugar and Booze, Gasteyer produced an eight-episode original series for Audible, which she co-wrote with Mona Mansour. The series was voiced by Gasteyer, Maya Rudolph, Patti Lupone, and Rachel Dratch among others.
Gasteyer's first album, I'm Hip, received rapturous reviews. She has toured around the country with her "Happy Jazz" act since 2016 and had a two-week residency at the famed Cafe Carlyle.
On the big screen, Gasteyer has been seen in Amy Poehler's directorial debut, Wine Country, opposite her SNL friends and colleagues, and in Clea Duvall's Happiest Season, in which she co-starred opposite Kristen Stewart, Aubrey Plaza, and Victor Garber. On the small screen, Gasteyer recurred on the hit ABC series The Goldbergs. Additional notable credits include the acclaimed comedy hits Lady Dynamite from Netflix, TBS's People of Earth, ABC's Suburgatory, and HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Gasteyer was able to marry her phenomenal vocal talents with her acting skills in two of Fox's live musicals (A Christmas Story and Grease) as well as Showtime's Reefer Madness. She also dazzled on the enormous hit Fox musical series The Masked Singer as fan favorite, The Tree.
On stage, Gasteyer has starred on Broadway in Wicked as Elphaba, The Rocky Horror Show, and Tony-nominated shows The Royal Family and Threepenny Opera, and originated the role of Debra in David Lindsay-Abaire's Kimberly Akimbo at MTC. She also starred in Funny Girl, and earned a Jefferson Award nomination starring in Passion at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. At City Center Encores, she played the role of Mimi in A New Brain, opposite Jonathan Groff, and sang on that cast recording. At the Hollywood Bowl, she wowed as Miss Hannigan in the Tony-winning musical Annie with the LA Philharmonic.