Ana Gasteyer to host the 2022 Spark Prize Breakfast!
Meet Our Host Ana Gasteyer
Ana Gasteyer is an actress, comedian and singer 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.
Ana headlines the recently premiered NBC comedy series American Auto set in Detroit and focused on Payne Motors. New CEO (Ana) shakes things up and her leadership, experience and savvy is only slightly offset by her complete lack of knowledge about cars.
On stage, Ana has starred in a range of theatre productions since her Broadway debut in the revival of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. In 2006, Ana starred in Wicked on Broadway as “Elphaba” and originated that role for the Chicago production. Her credits also include Tony-nominated Broadway productions of The Royal Family and The Threepenny Opera, Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues and MTC’s Kimberly Akimbo.
Ana is also a highly accomplished singer and songwriter. Her recent album of seasonal favorites and holiday originals Sugar and Booze topped numerous “Best Holiday Album” lists. Ana’s first album, I’m Hip, received equally rapturous reviews.
Ana and her husband Charlie McKittrick are proud Brooklynites who have called the borough home for 20 years.