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Annaleigh Ashford

 
Bio:
Annaleigh Ashford is a Tony Award-winning actress perhaps best known for her work on television as Betty in SHOWTIME's critically acclaimed drama Masters of Sex, on Broadway as Lauren in Kinky Boots with Billy Porter, and most recently, as Dot in the revival of Stephen Sondheim's Sunday in the Park ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: November 01, 1985 (36)

Bio:
Annaleigh Ashford is a Tony Award-winning actress perhaps best known for her work on television as Betty in SHOWTIME's critically acclaimed drama Masters of Sex, on Broadway as Lauren in Kinky Boots with Billy Porter, and most recently, as Dot in the revival of Stephen Sondheim's Sunday in the Park ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [London]
2020 West End Revival, 2020
Dot
  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare in the Park Revival, 2017
Helena
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2017
Dot, Marie
  [New York]
New York City Center Concert Gala, 2016
Dot
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2015
Sylvia
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Essie Carmichael
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Lauren
  [Off-Broadway]
Second Stage Theatre Production, 2012
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2011
Maureen Johnson
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Production, 2010
Katie
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
Jeanie [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
Margot
Elle Woods (Understudy)
  [Chicago]
Chicago Production, 2005
Glinda [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Glinda [Replacement]

Photos

Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford  Photo

Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford

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Date:
09/26/2021
Annaleigh Ashford and  Jake Gyllenhaal  Photo

Annaleigh Ashford and Jake Gyllenhaal

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Date:
09/26/2021
Annaleigh Ashford, J. Smith-Cameron, Sarah Snook, Helene Yorke   Photo

Annaleigh Ashford, J. Smith-Cameron, Sarah Snook, Helene Yorke

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Date:
01/31/2020
Trey Eason, Annaleigh Ashford, Trevor Eason  Photo

Trey Eason, Annaleigh Ashford, Trevor Eason

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Date:
01/31/2020

 

Stage

Performances
  [London]
2020 West End Revival, 2020
Dot

  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare in the Park Revival, 2017
Helena

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2017
Dot, Marie

  [New York]
New York City Center Concert Gala, 2016
Dot

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2015
Sylvia

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Essie Carmichael

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Lauren

  [Off-Broadway]
Second Stage Theatre Production, 2012
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2011
Maureen Johnson

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Production, 2010
Katie

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
Jeanie [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
Margot

Elle Woods (Understudy)

  [Chicago]
Chicago Production, 2005
Glinda [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Glinda [Replacement]

Annaleigh Ashford Biography

Annaleigh Ashford is a Tony Award-winning actress perhaps best known for her work on television as Betty in SHOWTIME's critically acclaimed drama Masters of Sex, on Broadway as Lauren in Kinky Boots with Billy Porter, and most recently, as Dot in the revival of Stephen Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with George opposite Jake Gyllenhaal. She won a Tony Award, a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance as Essie Carmichael in the revival of You Can't Take It with You opposite James Earl Jones and Rose Byrne.

Ashford’s other television credits include Bad Education, Unbelievable, Versace: American Crime Story, Younger, SHOWTIME's Nurse Jackie and The Big C, as well as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Smash. She starred in EVIL and God Friended Me on the Network and THE GOOD FIGHT on CBS All Access. Television specials include Annaleigh Ashford: Live from Lincoln Center, Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration and The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again. She can be seen in the feature films Late Night with Emma Thompson and Second Act with Jennifer Lopez, among others.

Her additional Broadway credits include the title character in Sylvia opposite Matthew Broderick, Jeannie in Hair, Margot in Legally Blonde and Glinda in Wicked. Off Broadway credits include Helena in the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Maureen Johnson in Rent at New World Stages, and Marcy in Dogfight at Second Stage.

Annaleigh Ashford Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2018 - Distinguished Performance Award
Annaleigh Ashford, A Midsummer Night's Dream
 
Drama League Awards - 2016 - Distinguished Performance Award
Annaleigh Ashford, Sylvia
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2015 - Best Featured Actress in a Play Gold Star
Annaleigh Ashford, You Can't Take it with You
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Annaleigh Ashford, You Can't Take it with You
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Gold Star
Annaleigh Ashford, You Can't Take it with You
 
Tony Awards - 2015 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Gold Star
Annaleigh Ashford, You Can't Take it with You
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2013 - Best Featured Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Annaleigh Ashford, Kinky Boots
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Annaleigh Ashford, Kinky Boots
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Annaleigh Ashford, Kinky Boots
 
Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Annaleigh Ashford, Kinky Boots
 
Drama League Awards - 2012 - Distinguished Performance
Annaleigh Ashford, Rent
 
- 2011 - Theatre Finalists
Annaleigh Ashford

Annaleigh Ashford News

Wise Children's WUTHERING HEIGHTS Original Cast Recording Out Today Photo Wise Children's WUTHERING HEIGHTS Original Cast Recording Out Today
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2022

Broadway Records announced today the release of Wise Children‚Äôs Wuthering Heights. The musical based on Emily Bront√ę‚Äôs classic tale is available digitally now wherever digital music is sold.

Todd Buonopane Joins Jason Kravits For OFF THE TOP at Birdland Theater Next Week Photo Todd Buonopane Joins Jason Kravits For OFF THE TOP at Birdland Theater Next Week
by Stephi Wild - May 9, 2022

After sold-out shows in NYC last fall (and 2+ years after a star-studded week-long London residency) the award-winning, internationally acclaimed, completely improvised night of music and comedy returns to the Birdland Theater for one night only... and then moves on to London for two shows at The Crazy Coqs.

BWW Exclusive: GREASE: YOU'RE THE ONE THAT I WANT! Cast Reunites After Watching AMERI Photo BWW Exclusive: GREASE: YOU'RE THE ONE THAT I WANT! Cast Reunites After Watching AMERICAN REJECT
by Michael Major - Apr 25, 2022

Watch an exclusive reunion with the cast of the Grease: You're the One That I Want! reality competition series, including Kathleen Elizabeth Monteleone, Kate Rockwell, Laura Osnes, Ashley Spencer, Allie Schulz, Ashley Anderson, Matt Nolan, Chad Doreck, Kevin Greene, and Austin Miller.

Jason Kravits Brings OFF THE TOP! to New York and London in May Photo Jason Kravits Brings OFF THE TOP! to New York and London in May
by Stephi Wild - Apr 22, 2022

OFF the TOP! with Jason Kravits will play Birdland Theater on May 16th as well as The Crazy Coqs in London, May 27th-28th!

Meet the Cast of POTUS Photo Meet the Cast of POTUS
by Stephi Wild - Apr 14, 2022

Selina Fillinger's new Broadway comedy POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive, officially begins previews tonight, April 14. Meet the cast!

VIDEO: STARS IN THE HOUSE FOR UKRAINE Raises Over $139,000 Photo VIDEO: STARS IN THE HOUSE FOR UKRAINE Raises Over $139,000
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2022

Stars in the House for Ukraine, an 11+ Hour telethon of the weekly streaming show, raised $139,000 for the International Rescue Committee's humanitarian efforts for those affected by the war in Ukraine. That total is inclusive of a generous matching donation by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, which matched the first $50,000 worth of donations.

Meet the Cast of FUNNY GIRL Photo Meet the Cast of FUNNY GIRL
by Stephi Wild - Mar 26, 2022

The highly anticipated Broadway revival of Funny Girl is beginning performances tonight, March 26, at the August Wilson Theatre, ahead of an official opening on April 24. Meet the cast bringing this iconic show back to the stage!

Ben Stiller, Christine Baranski, Kristen Bell, and Many More Join STARS IN THE HOUSE  Photo Ben Stiller, Christine Baranski, Kristen Bell, and Many More Join STARS IN THE HOUSE 10-Hour Telethon For Ukraine
by Stephi Wild - Mar 24, 2022

More celebrity guests have been added to Stars in the House For Ukraine ‚Äď the 10-hour telethon to raise money and awareness for those affected by the ongoing war in Ukraine. Hosted by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, the show will air live on Saturday, March 26th from 12:00pm ET ‚Äď 10:00pm ET.

Billy Porter, Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth & More to Join STARS IN THE HOUSE Tel Photo Billy Porter, Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth & More to Join STARS IN THE HOUSE Telethon
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 18, 2022

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced today that their Stars in the House series will host a 10-hour telethon to raise money and awareness for those affected by the ongoing war in Ukraine. Donations of the event will benefit the International Rescue Committee and their humanitarian efforts for those affected by the war in Ukraine.  

Kristin Chenoweth, Norm Lewis & More to Take Part in Theatre Forward Gala Honoring Ke Photo Kristin Chenoweth, Norm Lewis & More to Take Part in Theatre Forward Gala Honoring Kenny Leon
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 8, 2022

On Monday, April 4, 2022, Theatre Forward, a non-profit arts organization based in New York City, will hold its annual gala at the Edison Ballroom, 240 West 47th Street, New York City to honor Tony and Obie Award winning director, Kenny Leon, and global financial services provider, Prudential Financial.

Annaleigh Ashford Videos

BWW Exclusive: GREASE: YOU'RE THE ONE THAT I WANT! Cast Reunites After Watching AMERI VideoBWW Exclusive: GREASE: YOU'RE THE ONE THAT I WANT! Cast Reunites After Watching AMERICAN REJECT
by Michael Major - Apr 25, 2022

Watch an exclusive reunion with the cast of the Grease: You're the One That I Want! reality competition series, including Kathleen Elizabeth Monteleone, Kate Rockwell, Laura Osnes, Ashley Spencer, Allie Schulz, Ashley Anderson, Matt Nolan, Chad Doreck, Kevin Greene, and Austin Miller.

VIDEO: STARS IN THE HOUSE FOR UKRAINE Raises Over $139,000 VideoVIDEO: STARS IN THE HOUSE FOR UKRAINE Raises Over $139,000
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2022

Stars in the House for Ukraine, an 11+ Hour telethon of the weekly streaming show, raised $139,000 for the International Rescue Committee's humanitarian efforts for those affected by the war in Ukraine. That total is inclusive of a generous matching donation by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, which matched the first $50,000 worth of donations.

VIDEO: Annaleigh Ashford Talks Working with Stephen Sondheim on LATE NIGHT VideoVIDEO: Annaleigh Ashford Talks Working with Stephen Sondheim on LATE NIGHT
by Michael Major - Jan 27, 2022

Annaleigh Ashford appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers last night to discuss the new season of B Positive, which is currently in its second season on CBS. During the interview, Ashford discussed her memories working with the late Stephen Sondheim during the 2017 revival of Sunday in the Park with George. Watch the interview now!

VIDEO: Watch Annaleigh Ashford in the Full B POSITIVE Opening Sequence VideoVIDEO: Watch Annaleigh Ashford in the Full B POSITIVE Opening Sequence
by Michael Major - Jan 6, 2022

The new titles debuted during season 2 to reflect the new direction of the show. This full version allows fans to see Annaleigh Ashford’s Broadway talent play out over the full theme song that was written by Chuck Lorre and Kevin R. Moore. Watch the new opening sequence here!

VIDEO: Watch Annaleigh Ashford Perform the Opening Sequence of B POSITIVE VideoVIDEO: Watch Annaleigh Ashford Perform the Opening Sequence of B POSITIVE
by Michael Major - Oct 27, 2021

CBS has released the new main titles for its original series B POSITIVE, performed by Annaleigh Ashford. The series also features Linda Lavin, Jane Seymour, Ben Vereen, and Priscilla Lopez. Watch the new video now!

VIDEO: Watch Sneak Peek of NYTW's 25 YEARS OF RENT: MEASURED IN LOVE VideoVIDEO: Watch Sneak Peek of NYTW's 25 YEARS OF RENT: MEASURED IN LOVE
by Stage Tube - Feb 26, 2021

A quarter century ago, Jonathan Larson's groundbreaking musical, RENT, opened at New York Theatre Workshop. From its humble beginnings at NYTW, this rock musical went on to shape a generation. What began in the East Village traveled to Broadway, across the nation and around the world. While we await showtime, check out a trailer for the big event!

VIDEO: Thomas Middleditch Shares His Past as a 'Theatre Dropout' VideoVIDEO: Thomas Middleditch Shares His Past as a 'Theatre Dropout'
by Stage Tube - Feb 4, 2021

Thomas Middleditch shares how the pandemic led to his obsession with Twitch, talks about his role on B Positive and dishes on his Canadian theater background.

BWW Exclusive: Watch Nick Cordero's Last Public Performance, 'Dear Hate'- The Single  VideoBWW Exclusive: Watch Nick Cordero's Last Public Performance, 'Dear Hate'- The Single Is Available Now!
by Stage Tube - Jan 20, 2021

Just yesterday, Americans paused to remember the 400,000 lives lost to COVID-19 in a special ceremony at our nation's capital. One of those lives was beloved Broadway veteran Nick Cordero.  Today, Broadway Records has announced the release of Nick’s last public performance, a song with the timely message that love conquers all despite the existence of hate.

VIDEO: Annaleigh Ashford Talks About Her Move to L.A. on THE LATE LATE SHOW VideoVIDEO: Annaleigh Ashford Talks About Her Move to L.A. on THE LATE LATE SHOW
by Stage Tube - Jan 13, 2021

James checks in with fellow Broadway alum Annaleigh Ashford who is currently starring on the CBS sitcom 'B Positive' and the two chat about Annaleigh's recent move to LA, her lack of athletic prowess and why she may still owe Blockbuster a new copy of 'All That Jazz.'

VIDEO: Annaleigh Ashford Talks B POSITIVE and More on THE LATE LATE SHOW VideoVIDEO: Annaleigh Ashford Talks B POSITIVE and More on THE LATE LATE SHOW
by Stage Tube - Jan 13, 2021

During last night's episode of The Late Late Show With James Corden, James checked in with fellow Broadway alum Annaleigh Ashford.


Annaleigh Ashford Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Annaleigh Ashford been in?
Annaleigh Ashford has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

How many West End shows has Annaleigh Ashford been in?
Annaleigh Ashford has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Annaleigh Ashford been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for A Midsummer Night's Dream , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Sylvia , Best Featured Actress in a Play (BroadwayWorld Awards) for You Can't Take it with You , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for You Can't Take it with You , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for You Can't Take it with You , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for You Can't Take it with You , Best Featured Actress in a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Kinky Boots , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Kinky Boots , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Kinky Boots , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Kinky Boots Distinguished Performance (Drama League Awards) for Rent and Theatre Finalists () for .

What awards has Annaleigh Ashford won?
Best Featured Actress in a Play (BroadwayWorld Awards) for You Can't Take it with You, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for You Can't Take it with You Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for You Can't Take it with Youand Best Featured Actress in a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Kinky Boots.