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Erin Leigh Peck

 
Bio:
Erin Leigh decided she wanted to be an actress by the time she'd entered the first grade. At the age of 11, she got her Equity card playing "Laurie" in the First National Tour of Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs. The following summer, she spent a season as Jane Kaczmareck's daughter on the CBS ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: January 18

Bio:
Erin Leigh decided she wanted to be an actress by the time she'd entered the first grade. At the age of 11, she got her Equity card playing "Laurie" in the First National Tour of Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs. The following summer, she spent a season as Jane Kaczmareck's daughter on the CBS ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Out of the Box Theatrics and New York Theatre Barn's co-developmental production, 2019
Cast
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Theatre Barn Production, 2017
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2009
Sarah (Understudy)
Mayor (Understudy)
  [New York]
New York Musical Theatre Festival Production, 2006
J.J.
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 2002
Villager
Vampire and Creature of the Night
Villager, Vampire and Creature of the Night
Zsa-Zsa
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1996
Woman #1 [Replacement]
Performer (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1994
Performer (Swing) [Replacement]
  [New York]
Workshop, 2001
Lisa Houseman

Photos

Jean Kauffman, Taylor Lloyd, Erin Leigh Peck, Kelli Youngman, Kathy Voytko Photo

Jean Kauffman, Taylor Lloyd, Erin Leigh Peck, Kelli Youngman, Kathy Voytko

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05/13/2019
Veronica Reyes-How, Erin Leigh Peck, Harriett D. Foy
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Veronica Reyes-How, Erin Leigh Peck, Harriett D. Foy

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08/03/2017
Annie Dow, Veronica Reyes-How, Harriett D. Foy, Erin Leigh Peck, Jimmy Brewer
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Annie Dow, Veronica Reyes-How, Harriett D. Foy, Erin Leigh Peck, Jimmy Brewer

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08/03/2017
Jimmy Brewer, Erin Leigh Peck, Veronica Reyes-How, Harriett D. Foy
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Jimmy Brewer, Erin Leigh Peck, Veronica Reyes-How, Harriett D. Foy

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08/03/2017
Harriett D. Foy, Erin Leigh Peck, Veronica Reyes-How
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Harriett D. Foy, Erin Leigh Peck, Veronica Reyes-How

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08/03/2017

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Out of the Box Theatrics and New York Theatre Barn's co-developmental production, 2019
Cast

  [Off-Broadway]
New York Theatre Barn Production, 2017
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2009
Sarah (Understudy)

Mayor (Understudy)

  [New York]
New York Musical Theatre Festival Production, 2006
J.J.

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 2002
Villager

Vampire and Creature of the Night

Villager, Vampire and Creature of the Night

Zsa-Zsa

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1996
Woman #1 [Replacement]

Performer (Understudy) [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1994
Performer (Swing) [Replacement]

  [New York]
Workshop, 2001
Lisa Houseman

Erin Leigh Peck Biography

Erin Leigh decided she wanted to be an actress by the time she'd entered the first grade. At the age of 11, she got her Equity card playing "Laurie" in the First National Tour of Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs. The following summer, she spent a season as Jane Kaczmareck's daughter on the CBS primetime drama Hometown.

After high school, Erin Leigh attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts as a Drama major. She spent two years studying acting at Circle in the Square and two more at Musical Theater Works. She filmed a CBS after school special called Same Difference and spent a summer at the Berkshire Theatre Festival playing "Debbie" in Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing. But Broadway was beckoning, and after graduation Erin Leigh was thrilled to be cast in the First National Tour of Broadway's Grease. She performed in the ensemble and understudied the roles of Marty, Frenchy and Patty Simcox. Eventually, she moved on to the Broadway Company as a vacation swing.

Erin Leigh spent the next few years doing occasional film and TV appearances including As the World Turns, Guiding Light, One Life to Live, One True Thing and The Astronaut's Wife. She continued her dramatic training at the William Esper studio, and studied Musical Performance with NYU teacher and composer Craig Carnelia.

Her favorite role came along in 1998 when Erin Leigh joined the cast of I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. She played over 16 different characters each night to packed houses and loved being a part of this long-running, Off-Broadway hit.

In 2000, she traveled to LA and played Anthony LaPaglia's spoiled ex-wife on the John Goodman sit-com Don't Ask. The show was later revamped and re-named Normal, Ohio. She started recording demo albums for composers of new musicals, and filmed an episode of Law & Order, SVU. She also appeared in several national television commercials including those for Pilot Pens, Verizon and Subway, as well as radio spots for Herbal Essences and AFLAK.

In 2001 and 2002, Erin Leigh originated roles in several workshops of exciting new musicals. The first was "Lisa" in Dirty Dancing, based on the hit movie by the same name. She played the scheming "J.J." in the 60's Beach Party Musical Go-Go Beach, and the aimless "Pickles" in the wacky Great American Trailer Park Musical. But the role closest to Erin Leigh's heart has been "Polly" in the ground breaking Normal, starring Barbara Walsh. Co-written by Erin Leigh's I Love You, You're Perfect... co-star Cheryl Stern, Normal explores the struggles of a mother dealing with the breakdown of her "perfect and happy" family.

In 2002, Erin Leigh fulfilled a life-long dream to originate a role in a new Broadway show. She created the role of "Zsa-Zsa", the nerdy village girl-turned vixen vampire in David Ives, Michael Kunze and Jim Steinman's Dance of the Vampires at the Minskoff theatre. Erin Leigh played 117 performances and had a blast being a part of a legendary mega-flop. Immediately following the close of Vampires, Erin Leigh was thrilled to work on a piece she's admired for years, Little By Little by Brad Ross, Ellen Greenfield and Hal Hackady. She revived the role originated by Liz Larsen and the show is currently being looked at by producers and theatres for a future run.

While performing Little By Little, Erin Leigh and her husband Josh were blessed to learn they were expecting their first child. Mia Bobbe Penner was born on December 8, 2003. Mia had appeared "in utero" while a pregnant Erin Leigh taped an episode of Guiding Light, as well as television commercials for Resolve Spot Magic Carpet Cleaner and Payless shoes. At the age of 5 months, Mia joined her Mommy in a print add for Pediarix that is still being featured in magazines and on the web.

Today, Erin Leigh is keeping busy with demo recordings, benefits and commercials while spending most of her time with Mia. She recently taped a national network spot for AOL and another for Mohegan Sun. She is looking forward to returning to the stage soon, but for now is loving being a mom!




Erin Leigh Peck News

Digital Drama Series Returns For Season 2 On Amazon Photo Digital Drama Series Returns For Season 2 On Amazon
by Stephi Wild - Apr 18, 2020

Season 2 of After Forever picks up 6 months after Season 1 ended. Brian (2019 Emmy Award winner, Kevin Spirtas) is dating David (Mike McGowan) with whom he was set up at the end of Season 1 by his late husband's parents, Frannie and Carl (2019 Emmy Award nominee Anita Gillette, and Lenny Wolpe).

Five-Time Emmy Winning AFTER FOREVER Premieres Season Two Photo Five-Time Emmy Winning AFTER FOREVER Premieres Season Two
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 24, 2020

A standing room crowd gathered for a Season 2 Premiere launch last week at The Los Angeles LGBT Center's Renberg Theatre including Sam Harris, Bill Brochtrup, Lawrence Zarian, Gregory Zarian, Todd Sherry, Christopher J Hanke, Nick Adams, and Tony Award winning producer for Dear Evan Hansen, Scott Mauro.

Autumn Hurlbert, Janice Landry, Samuel Garnica And Amanda Robles Will Star In New Mus Photo Autumn Hurlbert, Janice Landry, Samuel Garnica And Amanda Robles Will Star In New Musical LOVE AND YOGURT
by Julie Musbach - Sep 20, 2019

Out of the Box Theatrics and New York Theatre Barn's co-developmental production of Aaron Morrill's Love and Yogurt will star Autumn Hurlbert (Something Rotten, Legally Blonde), Janice Landry (Dear Edwina), Samuel Garnica, and Amanda Robles (BSC's Into the Woods, Stages St. Louis' Man of La Mancha). The production will run from October 22nd through October 27th, 2019 at Theaterlab in New York City.

THE FLAMINGO KID's Ben Fankhauser Takes Over Instagram Today! Photo THE FLAMINGO KID's Ben Fankhauser Takes Over Instagram Today!
by Linnae Medeiros - May 25, 2019

It's time to head to the El Flamingo because Ben Fankhauser is taking over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story tomorrow, May 26th, at Hartford Stage's production of The Flamingo Kid! Be sure to tune in all throughout the day to get a look behind the scenes of a two-show day of this brand new musical!

VIDEO: Watch Samantha Massell and Jimmy Brewer Sing From THE FLAMINGO KID Photo VIDEO: Watch Samantha Massell and Jimmy Brewer Sing From THE FLAMINGO KID
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 23, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Flamingo Kid at Hartford Stage! ! In this new video, watch 'Never Met A Boy Like You' sung by Samantha Massell and Jimmy Brewer.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At THE FLAMINGO KID at Hartford Stage Photo VIDEO: Get A First Look At THE FLAMINGO KID at Hartford Stage
by Alan Henry - May 20, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Flamingo Kid at Hartford Stage! Check out video from the production below!

Exclusive Photos: Get A First Look At THE FLAMINGO KID at Hartford Stage Photo Exclusive Photos: Get A First Look At THE FLAMINGO KID at Hartford Stage
by Alan Henry - May 13, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Flamingo Kid at Hartford Stage! Check out exclusive photos from the production below!

VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For THE FLAMINGO KID at Hartford Stage, Starring Lesli Marghe Photo VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For THE FLAMINGO KID at Hartford Stage, Starring Lesli Margherita, Marc Kudisch And More
by Stage Tube - May 6, 2019

Hartford Stage will present The Flamingo Kid, which closes the 2018-19 season. Performances for The Flamingo Kid begin on Thursday, May 9, and run through Sunday, June 9.

Lesli Margherita, Marc Kudisch And More Announced For THE FLAMINGO KID At Hartford St Photo Lesli Margherita, Marc Kudisch And More Announced For THE FLAMINGO KID At Hartford Stage
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 1, 2019

Hartford Stage announced today the cast and creative team for the world premiere musical The Flamingo Kid, helmed by Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak. The musical, which closes the 2018-19 season, boasts an impressive cast of Broadway and regional theatre talent. Performances for The Flamingo Kid begin on Thursday, May 9, and run through Sunday, June 9.

Zachary Noah Piser Will Lead Reading Of EASTBOUND Produced By New York Theatre Barn Photo Zachary Noah Piser Will Lead Reading Of EASTBOUND Produced By New York Theatre Barn
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 2, 2019

To launch New York Theatre Barn's 12th season, the company will produce a reading of the new musical Eastbound on January 12th and 13th, 2019 led by Zachary Noah Piser (B'way: Wicked; Off-B'way: Sweeney Todd). With book and music by Cheeyang Ng (2018 Drama League Residency) and book and lyrics by Khiyon Hursey (2017 Dramatists Guild Fellow), Eastbound is the recipient of New York Theatre Barn's 2017 IMPACT Award.

Erin Leigh Peck Videos

VIDEO: Watch Samantha Massell and Jimmy Brewer Sing From THE FLAMINGO KID VideoVIDEO: Watch Samantha Massell and Jimmy Brewer Sing From THE FLAMINGO KID
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 23, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Flamingo Kid at Hartford Stage! ! In this new video, watch 'Never Met A Boy Like You' sung by Samantha Massell and Jimmy Brewer.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At THE FLAMINGO KID at Hartford Stage VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At THE FLAMINGO KID at Hartford Stage
by Alan Henry - May 20, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Flamingo Kid at Hartford Stage! Check out video from the production below!

VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For THE FLAMINGO KID at Hartford Stage, Starring Lesli Marghe VideoVIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For THE FLAMINGO KID at Hartford Stage, Starring Lesli Margherita, Marc Kudisch And More
by Stage Tube - May 6, 2019

Hartford Stage will present The Flamingo Kid, which closes the 2018-19 season. Performances for The Flamingo Kid begin on Thursday, May 9, and run through Sunday, June 9.

STAGE TUBE: DISENCHANTED! Cast Performs Post-Show Pop Medley
by Stage Tube - Mar 20, 2015

The original 'princess posse' of last fall's sold-out, NY premiere limited engagement of DISENCHANTED! just returned off-Broadway to Westside Theatre Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street) for an open-ended run. Below, watch them go 'pitch perfect' after a recent performance with an a cappella medley of some of their favorite pop hits!

BWW TV: Watch the Princess Posse in Action in DISENCHANTED!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 11, 2014

The new musical comedy DISENCHANTED! just made its New York premiere at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th St. at 9th Avenue). With book, music and lyrics byDennis T. Giacino, DISENCHANTED! is directed by Fiely A. Matias and features musical staging by Matt West (Lestat). BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action below!

BWW TV: Fairy Tales Get a Makeover in DISENCHANTED!; In Rehearsal with the Cast
by TV - Press Previews - Nov 15, 2014

The new musical comedy DISENCHANTED! will make its New York premiere in a limited 9-week engagement at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th St. at 9th Avenue) beginning previews on Wednesday, November 26, 2014. Opening night is set for Thursday, December 4, 2014. With book, music and lyrics by Dennis T. Giacino, DISENCHANTED! is directed by Fiely A. Matias and features musical staging by Matt West (Lestat). The company met the press earlier this week and you can check out interviews with the cast and a performance sneak peek below!

BWW JR: ELF
by Erin Leigh Peck - Nov 20, 2012

So with a happily thrown-in towel, I arranged for a few family visits to the most exciting holiday-themed shows in town. First on our list was ELF, the return of a seasonal Broadway musical based on one of my favorite films. This one is best for kids over five so I left my little guy to ponder religion at home while my nine-year-old and I headed down to the Al Hirschfeld Theatre with an open mind.

BWW JR: The Odd Life of Timothy Green
by Erin Leigh Peck - Aug 14, 2012

Limbo is coming. That long, seemingly endless expanse of time between the end of camp and the start of school. Some of us are lucky enough to be vacationing, but some of us are trapped. In the heat. Listening to that ongoing, juvenile chant: "I'm bored. I'm bored. I'm bored." In some cultures children say "What do I do NOW?" but it's all the same meaning: For the last two weeks of August through Labor Day, families need activities. Preferably ones that involve air conditioning. In the often fruitless search for movies you can actually enjoy with your kids, it's always nice to hit the jackpot, and tomorrow movie-goers across the country just may: The Odd Life of Timothy Green is a movie you can actually enjoy with your kids. And it will take up whole hour and 45 minutes. Plus previews.

BWW JR: MIRROR MIRROR Enchants
by Erin Leigh Peck - Mar 30, 2012

There are a few reasons a Broadway lover might be interested in Mirror Mirror, a family-friendly comedy that is more Brothers Grimm than it is Disney. First, Nathan Lane steals the show on more than one occasion, which is no small feat next to Julia Roberts shining as the overly-confident, Evil Queen in one of the best casting decisions of the year (so far). There's an original score by Alan Menkin which manages to support the film beautifully without sucking us back to Disneyland and then there's the whole issue of that OTHER Snow White movie set to be released this year. Remember the year of WILD PARTY?

BWW JR: THE BULLY Walking a Mile in Someone Else's Sandals With Socks
by Erin Leigh Peck - Jan 16, 2012

We've all had it happen to us. Some of us worse than others, but everyone who's lived past the age of eighteen has at some point in their lives been the target of a bully. For me it was a boy named Chris who used to torture me at the bus stop (are you reading this you jerk?). For a whole year of my life, I started out each morning being called names by a boy who I now realize was too insecure to just hang out and talk to other kids for ten minutes without diverting the focus off of himself. I wonder what it was he was so afraid of the rest of us seeing?


Erin Leigh Peck Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Erin Leigh Peck been in?
Erin Leigh Peck has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Erin Leigh Peck been in?
Erin Leigh Peck has not appeared in the West End