Anya Randall Nebel is the founder of Winters Lane Productions. Anya has been doing shows locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally for the past thirty years. In 2004, Anya named the company after the street where her grandmother’s house stood. Anya wanted to bring a company to the Metropolitan Area and share with the next generation of actors the art of business, discipline and training.
When not onstage, Anya has directed several theatre productions: A Chorus Line, Evita, (Winner of the 2010 WATCH AWARD for Best Cameo in a Musical), Rent ( Winner of the 2009 First Runner Up Ruby Griffith Award). In 2004 Anya had her first televised speaking role as Carol Ann in HBO's The Wire. She has been featured in national tours of Ain't Misbehavin', Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Little Shop of Horrors, BUDDY in Reno, NV and in the Russian and Japanese tours of Godspell.
In 2011 Anya was nominated for Best Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of, Velma Kelly in Chicago. She is also the winner of a Washington WATCH award as best actresses in a musical for her work as the Leading Player in Pippin. Locally she has been featured as Queen in The Life, Aida in Aida, Narrator in Joseph, and Dolly Levi in Hello Dolly. She has studied theatre at Otterbein College, in Westerville, Ohio and studied with the late legendary Ossie Davis. In her long career, Anya has even done as much as sang back-up for Bruce Willis at a Planet Hollywood opening.