Laura Bell Bundy recently concluded her run as the original Elle Woods in "Legally Blonde the Musical" on Broadway for which she received a 2007 Tony Nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical. She most recently starred as Sherrie Christian in the musical "Rock of Ages" in Los Angeles. On Broadway, Miss Bundy originated the role of Amber Von Tussle in the Tony Award-winning musical "Hairspray," and played Glinda in the smash hit "Wicked." Prior to that, she also originated the role of Tina Denmark in "Ruthless, The Musical!" which was a successful off-Broadway production for which she received the Outer-Critics Circle award Nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Musical and Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Musical. Regionally, Miss Bundy played Dainty June in "Gypsy" starring Betty Buckley, and toured with the National tour of "The Sound Of Music" starring Marie Osmond. She has been performing featured or leading roles in New York and Regional Theatre since the age of nine.
In addition to her theater work, Miss Bundy has been working consistently in film and television including "Happy Hour" for FOX, "Modern Men" for the WB, "Cold Case" for CBS, "Veronica Mars" for UPN, and "Strangers With Candy" for Comedy Central. She has also had leading roles in pilots such as "Dirtbags" for FOX and "All Grown Up" for CBS. Additionally, Miss Bundy played the role of Marah Lewis in "The Guiding Light" from 1999-2001.
Laura's film credits include "Dreamgirls", "Jumanji", "Life With Mikey", and "The Adventures of Huck Finn."
Laura's debut solo, "Y'alternative" Country album "Longing for a Place Already Gone" is her unique take as a singer/songwriter on some old favorites as well as original songs that will quickly become your new favorites!
She released a Christmas CD entitled "I'll Be Home For Christmas" where proceeds benefit the Kreative Kids Foundation and the Bluegrass Area Jazz Association (BAJA.) To purchase a cd, visit http://www.labrecordsmusic.com/