Beth Leavel Biography

Date of Birth: November 01, 1955 (61)
Birth Place: Raleigh, NC, USA
Gender: Female

Ms. Leavel received Tony, Drama Desk, NY Outer Critics Circle and LA Drama Critics Awards for her performance as the title character in The Drowsy Chaperone. Beth also received Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle nominations for her role as Florence Greenberg in Baby, It's You. Other Broadway roles include Emily in Elf, Donna in Mamma Mia!, Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein, Dorothy Brock in the revival of 42nd Street, Tess in the original company of Crazy For You, Mrs. Bixby in The Civil War, Ellie in Hal Prince's Showboat, and Anytime Annie (her Broadway debut) in 42nd Street. Ms. Leavel was also seen in New York City Center Encores! production of No, No, Nanette asLucille. She most recently starred in the World Premiere of the new musical, Prom, at the Alliance Theatre. She has performed the roles of Dolly in Hello, Dolly! at Cape Playhouse, Sally Adams in Call Me Madam at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, M'Lynn in Steel Magnolias at the North Carolina Theatre, and the much put-upon maid, Berthe, in Boeing-Boeing at the Paper Mill Playhouse, where she also originated the role of June Adams in The Bandstand. She recently made her NY Cabaret debut at 54 Below to sell-out audiences. Numerous Off-Broadway, regional theatre, commercials, and TV, including the final episode of ER. MFA from UNC-G. Proud mom to T.J. and Sam. Grateful to my boys @ BRS/GAGE.

Beth Leavel Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Beth Leavel, Baby It's You!
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Beth Leavel, Baby It's You!
 
Tony Awards - 2011 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Beth Leavel, Baby It's You!
 
Kevin Kline Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical
Beth LeavelAnnie
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Beth Leavel, The Drowsy Chaperone
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Beth Leavel, The Drowsy Chaperone
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Beth Leavel, The Drowsy Chaperone