Heather Townsend is an American actress and singer based in Chicago.

Her Chicago theatre credits are varied—from Shakespeare and Tennessee Williams to musical theatre and avant garde. Work includes productions with Mercury Theatre, Shattered Globe, Northlight, Remy Bumppo, Dog & Pony, Theatre Wit, Apple Tree, Next, and readings with the Goodman and Steppenwolf.  Heather is also an experienced cabaret performer.

Ms. Townsend is delighted to serve as a Porchlight Music Theatre's Artistic Associate, where she's also performed in productions of The Gifts of the MagiNine, Sunday in the Park with George and Macabaret.

A graduate of Columbia University and The University of Chicago Law School, Heather Townsend is a former lawyer turned proud wife, actor and mother of two.