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Beth Leavel

 
Date Of Birth:
November 01, 1955 (66)
Birth Place:
Raleigh, NC, USA
Bio:
Tony, Drama Desk, OCC, L.A. Drama Critics award winner for her performance as the title role in The Drowsy Chaperone. Other Broadway: The Prom, Baby It's You! (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC award nominations), Bandstand, Elf, Mamma Mia!, Young Frankenstein, 42nd Street, Crazy for You, The Civil War, Show ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: November 01, 1955 (66)

Birth Place: Raleigh, NC, USA

Bio:
Tony, Drama Desk, OCC, L.A. Drama Critics award winner for her performance as the title role in The Drowsy Chaperone. Other Broadway: The Prom, Baby It's You! (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC award nominations), Bandstand, Elf, Mamma Mia!, Young Frankenstein, 42nd Street, Crazy for You, The Civil War, Show ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Chicago]
Pre-Broadway World Premiere, 2021
Miranda Priestly
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2018
Dee Dee Allen
  [St. Louis, MO (Regional)]
The Muny Revival, 2018
Rose
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Playhouse Revival, 2017
Miss Hannigan
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Mrs. Adams
  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere Production, 2016
Dee Dee Allen
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Playhouse World Premiere Production, 2015
Mrs. Adams
  [St. Louis, MO (Regional)]
The Muny 2015 Production, 2015
Aunt Eller
  [Broadway]
Broadway Return Production, 2012
Emily
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2011
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Florence Greenberg
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2010
Emily
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
The Drowsy Chaperone
  [Los Angeles]
US Premiere, 2005
Drowsy
  [Off-Broadway]
Musicals in Mufti Concert, 2005
Mary/Blanche/Jane/Nun
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2004
Aggie Ford
  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Aggie Ford
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Donna Sheridan [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2001
Dorothy Brock [Replacement]
Maggie Jones (Standby)
Dorothy Brock (Standby)
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1999
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1999
Mrs. Bixby
Mabel
  [Houston, TX (Regional)]
World Premiere, 1998
Mrs. Lydia Bixby/Violet
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1994
Ellie [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1992
Tess
Polly Baker (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1991
Beth
Beth
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 1990
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1980
Annie [Replacement]
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Equity Library Theatre Revival, 1983
Performer

Photos

Beth Leavel and OCC President David Gordon Photo

Beth Leavel and OCC President David Gordon

From: 
Date:
05/27/2022
Beth Leavel and Matt Doyle  Photo

Beth Leavel and Matt Doyle

From: 
Date:
05/27/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [Chicago]
Pre-Broadway World Premiere, 2021
Miranda Priestly

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2018
Dee Dee Allen

  [St. Louis, MO (Regional)]
The Muny Revival, 2018
Rose

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Playhouse Revival, 2017
Miss Hannigan

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Mrs. Adams

  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere Production, 2016
Dee Dee Allen

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Playhouse World Premiere Production, 2015
Mrs. Adams

  [St. Louis, MO (Regional)]
The Muny 2015 Production, 2015
Aunt Eller

  [Broadway]
Broadway Return Production, 2012
Emily

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2011
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Florence Greenberg

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2010
Emily

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
The Drowsy Chaperone

  [Los Angeles]
US Premiere, 2005
Drowsy

  [Off-Broadway]
Musicals in Mufti Concert, 2005
Mary/Blanche/Jane/Nun

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2004
Aggie Ford

  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Aggie Ford

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Donna Sheridan [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2001
Dorothy Brock [Replacement]

Maggie Jones (Standby)

Dorothy Brock (Standby)

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1999
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1999
Mrs. Bixby

Mabel

  [Houston, TX (Regional)]
World Premiere, 1998
Mrs. Lydia Bixby/Violet

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1994
Ellie [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1992
Tess

Polly Baker (Understudy)

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1991
Beth

Beth

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 1990
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1980
Annie [Replacement]

  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Equity Library Theatre Revival, 1983
Performer

Beth Leavel Biography

Tony, Drama Desk, OCC, L.A. Drama Critics award winner for her performance as the title role in The Drowsy Chaperone. Other Broadway: The Prom, Baby It's You! (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC award nominations), Bandstand, Elf, Mamma Mia!, Young Frankenstein, 42nd Street, Crazy for You, The Civil War, Show Boat.

Beth Leavel Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Beth Leavel, The Prom
 
Drama League Awards - 2019 - Distinguished Performance Award
Beth Leavel, The Prom
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Beth Leavel, The Prom
 
Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Beth Leavel, The Prom
 
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 Gold Star
Beth Leavel, The Drowsy Chaperone
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Beth Leavel, The Drowsy Chaperone
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Gold Star
Beth Leavel, The Drowsy Chaperone

Beth Leavel News

Cortney Hall and Matthew Rodrigues to Host Porchlight Music Theatre's ICONS GALA Photo Cortney Hall and Matthew Rodrigues to Host Porchlight Music Theatre's ICONS GALA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 19, 2022

Cortney Hall and Matthew Rodrigues of ‚ÄúChicago Today‚ÄĚ on NBC5 will be hosting¬†Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre fundraising event, the ICONS Gala.¬†The ICONS Gala, chaired by Joe Higgins and Scott Hoesman, will be Friday, Sept. 23 at 5:30 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago.

Elton John Says THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Musical Is 'Not Ready' Photo Elton John Says THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Musical Is 'Not Ready'
by Team BWW - Sep 8, 2022

Elton John appeared on BBC Radio2's Zoe Ball show this morning to discuss his current slate of projects including Tammy Faye, The Devil Wears Prada, and his recent collaboration with Britney Spears.

Jackie Burns, Teal Wicks, George Dvorsky and Curtis Wiley to Star in MY WAY: A MUSICA Photo Jackie Burns, Teal Wicks, George Dvorsky and Curtis Wiley to Star in MY WAY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 2, 2022

Casa Ma√Īana will kick off its 22-23 Broadway Season, presented by Frank Kent Cadillac, with My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra, September 10-17, 2022. Tickets are on sale now.

Fall Opportunities Abound For Area Youth At Centenary Stage Company Photo Fall Opportunities Abound For Area Youth At Centenary Stage Company
by Stephi Wild - Sep 1, 2022

The deadline to apply for the 2022 Fall Session of Centenary Stage Company's Young Performer's Workshop is September 9 and the program will run from September 10 through December 18.

Actors Theatre Of Indiana Opens 2022-2023 Season With NUNSENSE Photo Actors Theatre Of Indiana Opens 2022-2023 Season With NUNSENSE
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 30, 2022

Actors Theatre of Indiana¬†has¬†announced casting for¬†the first show in¬†their 2022-2023 season ‚Äď NUNSENSE: A musical.¬†

Applications for Centenary Theatre Company's Young Performers Workshop Being Accepted Photo Applications for Centenary Theatre Company's Young Performers Workshop Being Accepted Through September 9
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 22, 2022

The deadline to apply for the 2022 Fall Session of Centenary Stage Company's Young Performer's Workshop is September 9 and the program will run from September 10 through December 18.

Donna McKechnie Announced as Porchlight Music Theatre 2022 ICON Award Recipient Photo Donna McKechnie Announced as Porchlight Music Theatre 2022 ICON Award Recipient
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 16, 2022

Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre has announced this year’s recipient of the ICON Award is one of Broadway’s foremost singing and dancing leading ladies, Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie.

Photos: First Look At Christopher Sieber, Natalie Tenenbaum, and Natalie Joy Johnson  Photo Photos: First Look At Christopher Sieber, Natalie Tenenbaum, and Natalie Joy Johnson At Broadway And Vine
by Grace Cutler - Aug 14, 2022

Broadway and Vine, intersecting the best of Broadway with the best of Wine Country continued its vineyard concert series this week with Christopher Sieber.

Centenary Stage Company Now Accepting Applicants For Fall 2022 Session Of Young Perfo Photo Centenary Stage Company Now Accepting Applicants For Fall 2022 Session Of Young Performers Workshop
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 10, 2022

Centenary Stage Company's Young Performer's Workshop returns this fall from September 10 through December 18, and the deadline to apply is September 9. The Young Performer's Workshop is a 15-week theatre training program for performers ages 8-18. Each session culminates with a Festival of Shows performed by the students.

Review: THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA at Nederlander Theatre Photo Review: THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA at Nederlander Theatre
by Misha Davenport - Aug 8, 2022

What did our critic think of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA at Nederlander Theatre? Haute mess. Fashion weak. Prêt-à-poor taste. I could go on with the fashion puns all day, but suffice to say THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, the new musical which opened Sunday in not quite ready for the runway in its current state.

Beth Leavel Videos

VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night Of Broadway-Bound THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA In Chicago VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night Of Broadway-Bound THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA In Chicago
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 7, 2022

The world premiere production of The Devil Wears Prada, The Musical has officially opened in Chicago! The production began performances on July 19th, and celebrated opening night tonight, August 7th. The production runs through August 21st at Broadway In Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre. Watch the opening night curtain speeches from producer Kevin McCollum and director Anna D. Shapiro.

Photo/Video: Get A First Listen To The Songs Of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA; Cast Meets The VideoPhoto/Video: Get A First Listen To The Songs Of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA; Cast Meets The Press In Chicgo
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 13, 2022

The Devil Wears Prada, The Musical hosted a welcome press event at Chicago’s James M. Nederlander Theatre ahead of the musical’s world premiere. Check out photos of the cast meeting the press, get a first look at the cast in rehearsal, and listen to Elton John preview songs from the show!

VIDEO: Stars Unite to Celebrate 50 Years of Broadway at the Kennedy Center VideoVIDEO: Stars Unite to Celebrate 50 Years of Broadway at the Kennedy Center
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Feb 11, 2022

Tonight's the night! Broadway stars align at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts this weekend as they come together for two performances only (February 11 and 12) of 50 Years of Broadway at the Kennedy Center.

VIDEO: Audra McDonald & Will Swenson, Phillipa Soo & Steven Pasquale and More Talk Sp VideoVIDEO: Audra McDonald & Will Swenson, Phillipa Soo & Steven Pasquale and More Talk Spectrum Originals Series THE BITE
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 18, 2021

BroadwayWorld sat down with the creators and stars of the new Spectrum Originals series, The Bite to discuss what viewers can expect and more! Check out interviews with Audra McDonald and Will Swenson, Phillipa Soo and Steven Pasquale, Leslie Uggams, and The Bite's creators, executive producers and Writers Robert and Michelle King.

VIDEO: Watch Lesli Margherita, Brad Oscar, Patti LuPone & More in THE MUSICAL OF MUSI VideoVIDEO: Watch Lesli Margherita, Brad Oscar, Patti LuPone & More in THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!)...and More!
by Stage Tube - Apr 19, 2021

Just last night, The York Theatre Company presented an All-Singing, All-Talking, All-Virtual special benefit presentation of the Off-Broadway hit THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!)...and More!, available to view on demand through April 21, 2021.

BWW TV: Beth Leavel Salutes First White House Rescue Dog, Major Biden, With A Song VideoBWW TV: Beth Leavel Salutes First White House Rescue Dog, Major Biden, With A Song
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 12, 2021

Tony Award-winning actor Beth Leavel has teamed up with PETA to salute Major with an original show tune all about adoption and how to play safely with a rescued dog. President-Elect Biden famously had to wear a walking boot after tripping over Major.

Listen to a Sneak Peek of Beth Leavel's Fiction Podcast Debut on IN STRANGE WOODS VideoListen to a Sneak Peek of Beth Leavel's Fiction Podcast Debut on IN STRANGE WOODS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 30, 2020

Beth Leavel makes her fiction podcast debut as the focus of next Monday’s episode of In Strange Woods. Known primarily for her comedic roles, here Leavel makes a fierce dramatic turn with her tour-de-force performance as Sandra Howland-Pierce, estranged cousin to Howl, played by Tony Award nominee Patrick Page.

Broadway Rewind: Get Sparklejollytwinklejingley with Scenes from ELF! VideoBroadway Rewind: Get Sparklejollytwinklejingley with Scenes from ELF!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 22, 2020

Today we rewind to 2010, when Elf opened on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, where it played for 57 performances.

Broadway Rewind: Nobody Can Stop BANDSTAND at Broadway in Bryant Park! VideoBroadway Rewind: Nobody Can Stop BANDSTAND at Broadway in Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 16, 2020

Today we flashback to 2017, when Bandstand performed on the Bryant Park stage. Bandstand played for 166 performances at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, starring Laura Osnes, Corey Cott, Beth Leavel, Alex Bender, Joe Carroll, Brandon J. Ellis, James Nathan Hopkins and Geoff Packard.

Broadway Rewind: THE PROM Dances Its Way to Broadway in 2018 VideoBroadway Rewind: THE PROM Dances Its Way to Broadway in 2018
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 5, 2020

Today we rewind to 2018 when The Prom opened on Broadway. The Prom, directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, played for 309 performances at the Longacre Theatre.


Beth Leavel Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Beth Leavel been in?
Beth Leavel has appeared on Broadway in 12 shows.

How many West End shows has Beth Leavel been in?
Beth Leavel has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Beth Leavel been nominated for?
Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Prom , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Prom , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Prom , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Prom , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Baby It's You! , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Baby It's You! , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Baby It's You! , Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical (Kevin Kline Awards) for Annie , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Drowsy Chaperone Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Drowsy Chaperone and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Drowsy Chaperone .

What awards has Beth Leavel won?
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Drowsy Chaperone Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Drowsy Chaperoneand Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Drowsy Chaperone.