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Beth Leavel

 
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

Betsy Wolfe, Beth Leavel and Gavin Creel Photo

Betsy Wolfe, Beth Leavel and Gavin Creel

From: 
Date:
02/12/2022
Angie Schworer and Beth Leavel  Photo

Angie Schworer and Beth Leavel

From: 
Date:
12/10/2021

 

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

Centenary Stage Company Now Accepting Applications For Summer 2022 Session Of Young P Photo Centenary Stage Company Now Accepting Applications For Summer 2022 Session Of Young Performers Workshop
by A.A. Cristi - May 13, 2022

Centenary Stage Company's Young Performers Workshop returns this spring from July 11 through August 14, and the deadline to apply is July 8. This is a 15-week theatre training program for performers ages 8-18 that offers classes in dance, acting, singing, stage combat, technical theatre, and so much more.

Lyric Named Official Theatre of Oklahoma Photo Lyric Named Official Theatre of Oklahoma
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2022

Lyric Theatre has been named the Official Theatre of the State of Oklahoma. Gov. Kevin Stitt signed Senate Bill 1385, authored by Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd and House Majority Leader Jon Echols, bestowing the honor for the flagship theatre founded in 1963.

BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF! Gala Featuring Julie Halston, Telly Leung, Beth Leavel & More Photo BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF! Gala Featuring Julie Halston, Telly Leung, Beth Leavel & More Raises Record $475,000
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation’s 12th annual Broadway Belts for PFF! raised a record $475,000 in a new hybrid format on April 29. The sold-out gala at New York City’s Edison Ballroom, live streamed for the first time, is the single largest fundraiser in the Foundation’s history.

Deneé Benton, Matt Doyle, Norm Lewis & More to Take Part in New 42 FIND YOUR LIGHT G Photo Deneé Benton, Matt Doyle, Norm Lewis & More to Take Part in New 42 FIND YOUR LIGHT Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

Today, New 42 announced the in-person return of their annual gala, celebrating the power of the performing arts and arts education. The Find Your Light Gala will return to the  Plaza Hotel on Monday, June 6, 2022 at 7pm.

Photos: On the Opening Night Purple Carpet for A STRANGE LOOP Photo Photos: On the Opening Night Purple Carpet for A STRANGE LOOP
by Bruce Glikas - May 4, 2022

A Strange Loop has arrived on Broadway at last! The Broadway production of Michael R. Jackson's Pulitzer-Prize winning musical, opened just last week at the Lyceum Theater, directed by Stephen Brackett and choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly.

Wake Up With BWW 4/28: POTUS and MR. SATURDAY NIGHT Reviews, MACBETH Photos, and More Photo Wake Up With BWW 4/28: POTUS and MR. SATURDAY NIGHT Reviews, MACBETH Photos, and More!
by - Apr 28, 2022

Yesterday, POTUS and Mr. Saturday Night both officially opened on Broadway. Read the reviews here! Plus, new casting announced for Wicked, go inside rehearsal for Into The Woods at Encores!, and more!

Tickets On Sale For Beth Leavel, Taylor Iman Jones Led Pre-Broadway THE DEVIL WEARS P Photo Tickets On Sale For Beth Leavel, Taylor Iman Jones Led Pre-Broadway THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA In Chicago Tomorrow
by Alan Henry - Apr 27, 2022

The Pre-Broadway World Premiere will run for a limited five-week engagement, July 19 - August 21, 2022, at Broadway In Chicago’s James M. Nederlander Theatre. 

Lea Michele to Headline Broadway and Vine's 2022 Concert Series Featuring Jelani Remy Photo Lea Michele to Headline Broadway and Vine's 2022 Concert Series Featuring Jelani Remy, Ciara Renée & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 27, 2022

Broadway and Vine, intersecting the best of Broadway with the best of Wine Country will open its second season with Lea Michele (GLEE, Spring Awakening).  The Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee will make her Napa Valley performance debut at Carneros Resort’s Hilltop Vineyard on Tuesday, June 7th.

Telly Leung, Arielle Jacobs & Derrick Davis Join BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF! Photo Telly Leung, Arielle Jacobs & Derrick Davis Join BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022

Derrick Davis (The Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King, Carousel, Film's A Christmas Story, Can a Song Save Your Life), Arielle Jacobs (Aladdin, Wicked, Between the Lines, and In the Heights) and Telly Leung (Aladdin, Rent, TV's Glee, and Allegiance) will join the star-studded cast featuring previously announced performers.

Telly Leung, Arielle Jacobs, and More Join BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF Photo Telly Leung, Arielle Jacobs, and More Join BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF
by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2022

Arielle Jacobs and Telly Leung have been added to the lineup for the 12th annual Broadway Belts for PFF!, an unforgettable evening of entertainment featuring some of Broadway's hottest stars.

Beth Leavel Videos

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.

VIDEO: Original Broadway and London Casts of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Sing 'As We Stumble VideoVIDEO: Original Broadway and London Casts of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Sing 'As We Stumble Along (Reprise)'
by Stage Tube - May 27, 2020

 The original Broadway and London casts of The Drowsy Chaperone have reunited in song for a virtual fundraiser! The performers came together to sing 'As We Stumble Along (Reprise)'.

Broadway Rewind: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Shows Off All the Way to Broadway VideoBroadway Rewind: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Shows Off All the Way to Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 17, 2020

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge says, 'This episode of Broadway Rewind features a heart, a hustler and a hoofer.' We give you a sneak peek at the Broadway musical 'The Drowsy Chaperone', which welcomed back to Broadway, Tony Award winner Sutton Foster and introduced us all to Bob Martin as Man in Chair. We also met the cast of Mark St. Germain's play, 'The God Committee', but the episode starts at the opening night of Roundabout's production of Joe Orton's comedy 'Entertaining Mr. Sloane' which featured a stellar cast including Chris Carmack, Alex Baldwin and the late great Jan Maxwell, whom Richard Ridge says, 'was one of the greatest actresses of her generation'.


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.