Brandi Burkhardt is an American vocalist, actress and beauty queen best known for her television roles as a mermaid, Siren, on the soap opera Passions (2006) and as Crickett in the comedy-drama television series Hart of Dixie, since 2011.
Burkhardt's work spans the world of theatre, television, film, live concert performance and recordings. She played Sophie on Broadway in the smash Abba musical, Mamma Mia! and also created the role of Lucie Manette in her Broadway debut, A Tale Of Two Cities, a role which she reprised in London, for PBS, and for the cast recording.
Other theatre credits include Daisy Mae in Lil' Abner for Los Angeles's Reprise Theater Company the international touring production of Jekyll & Hyde: Resurrection, as Emma; and such shows as Romeo & Juliet (Juliet), Oklahoma! (Laurey) and Bye Bye Birdie (Kim).
On television, Brandi starred in NBC's long-running daytime drama Passions as Siren, daytime television's first mermaid, and has guest starred on Boston Legal, Numb3rs and Law & Order: SVU, The Defenders, Brothers & Sisters.
Her film credits include Confessions of a Shopaholic.
As a concert artist, Brandi has performed with some of the world's great orchestras, from Cincinnati Music Hall, to Disney Hall with the California Philharmonic, Atlanta Philharmonic, to the Budapest Symphony Orchestra.
Brandi had the privilege to sing for the President and First Lady for the National Theatre in the concert version of The Civil War.
She can also be heard as a guest vocalist on David Hasselhoff's This Time Around. Brandi represented New York in the Miss America Pageant in 2000.