New York born and raised Tess Adams made her Broadway debut at the age of seven as Young Cosette in the 2006 revival of the hit show, Les Misérables. Since then, she has sung with symphony orchestras all over the country including the Boston Pops, National, and San Diego Symphonies under the conduction of the late great Marvin Hamlisch.
During her adolescent years, Tess chose to focus on training and personal growth, rather than chasing professional work. Between the ages of 12 and 18, Tess fell in love with the 'work' of acting, graduating from programs such as Stella Adler Teen Conservatory, Atlantic Studio Young Actor's Program, Kimball Studio On-Camera Intensive, as well as tutelage from Beau Gravitte (The Actor's Studio) and Stephen Hamilton (Bay Street Theater). Recently, she spent a semester at the BADA London Theatre Program. With an in–house voice teacher (her mother, fellow Broadway vet, Anne Runolfsson), Tess grew up fascinated by the functions of the voice in relationship to the body. She is now a trainee of both Joy Hermalyn and Ruth Hennessy, with whom she studies the anatomical relationships of muscular tension, breath, and voice.
Tess will graduate from Quinnipiac University in 2021 as a member of the University Honors Program with BAs in Theater & English, as well as a minor in Marketing.