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Lauren Ward

 
Bio:
THEATRE INCLUDES: The Sound of Music (London Palladium); The Philadelphia Story (Old Vic); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Camelot (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); The Vagina Monologues, Elegies (Arts); Dubarry was a Lady (part of the Lost Musicals season at Her Majesty’s); Johnny Johnson (Lost ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
THEATRE INCLUDES: The Sound of Music (London Palladium); The Philadelphia Story (Old Vic); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Camelot (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); The Vagina Monologues, Elegies (Arts); Dubarry was a Lady (part of the Lost Musicals season at Her Majesty’s); Johnny Johnson (Lost ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [West End]
Original West End Production, 2021
Cynthia Murphy
  [West End]
West End Transfer, 2021
Miss Honey
  [West End]
2021
Miss Fleming
Veronica’s Mother
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Miss Honey
  [West End]
London Revival, 2006
Baroness
  [London Fringe]
London Revival, 2004
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2003
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Concert, 2002
Carrie Pipperidge
  [West End]
Lost Musicals Concert, 2001
Alice/Alisande
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2001
Young Sally
  [New York]
Workshop, 1999
Ensemble
Mrs. Lilly Cosden
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Arlene Murphy
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 1997
Martha Jefferson
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1994
Jenny Sanborn
Heavenly Friend
Julie Jordan (Understudy)

Photos

Sam Tutty, Lauren Ward Photo

Sam Tutty, Lauren Ward

From: 
Date:
10/25/2021
Lauren Ward & the cast of Heathers The Musical  Photo

Lauren Ward & the cast of Heathers The Musical

From: 
Date:
06/25/2021
 Lauren Ward (Cynthia Murphy), Rebecca McKinnis (Heidi Hansen) Photo

Lauren Ward (Cynthia Murphy), Rebecca McKinnis (Heidi Hansen)

From: 
Date:
11/17/2019
Sam Tutty (Evan Hansen), Rupert Young (Larry Murphy), Lauren Ward (Cynthia Murphy, Lu Photo

Sam Tutty (Evan Hansen), Rupert Young (Larry Murphy), Lauren Ward (Cynthia Murphy, Lucy Anderson (Zoe Murphy)

From: 
Date:
11/17/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [West End]
Original West End Production, 2021
Cynthia Murphy

  [West End]
West End Transfer, 2021
Miss Honey

  [West End]
2021
Miss Fleming

Veronica’s Mother

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Miss Honey

  [West End]
London Revival, 2006
Baroness

  [London Fringe]
London Revival, 2004
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2003
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
New York Concert, 2002
Carrie Pipperidge

  [West End]
Lost Musicals Concert, 2001
Alice/Alisande

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2001
Young Sally

  [New York]
Workshop, 1999
Ensemble

Mrs. Lilly Cosden

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Arlene Murphy

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 1997
Martha Jefferson

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1994
Jenny Sanborn

Heavenly Friend

Julie Jordan (Understudy)

Lauren Ward Biography

THEATRE INCLUDES: The Sound of Music (London Palladium); The Philadelphia Story (Old

Vic); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Camelot (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); The Vagina Monologues, Elegies (Arts); Dubarry was a Lady (part of the Lost Musicals season at Her Majesty’s); Johnny Johnson (Lost Musicals at Sadler’s Wells). On Broadway: Follies (Belasco); 1776 (Gershwin); The Heiress, Carousel (Lincoln Center). Off-Broadway: The New Moon (City Center Encores!); Carousel in Concert (Carnegie Hall); Time and Again (Manhattan Theater Club); Saturday Night (Second Stage); Wise Guys (New York Theater Workshop); Jack’s Holiday, Violet (Drama-Logue Award, Drama Desk Nomination. Playwrights Horizon); Exactly Like You (York). US regional: Compleat Female Stage Beauty (Philadelphia); Rough Crossing (Hartford Stage Company); The Glass Menagerie, As You Like It (Great Lakes Theater); Romeo and Juliet (Colonial Theater); She Stoops to Conquer (Walnut Street); The Royal Family, Tartuffe (Utah Shakespeare).

FILM AND TELEVISION INCLUDES: The Last Days of the Lehman Brothers, A Touch of Frost, Torchwood and regular role in the satirical comedy Broken News. In the USA: Law and Order: SVU, Joe Gould’s Secret, Story of Bad Boy.

Lauren Ward Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Lauren Ward, Matilda the Musical
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Actress - Musical
Lauren Ward, Violet

Lauren Ward News

DEAR EVAN HANSEN West End Run to Conclude This Autumn Photo DEAR EVAN HANSEN West End Run to Conclude This Autumn
by A.A. Cristi - May 27, 2022

The critically acclaimed, Olivier Award-winning Best New Musical Dear Evan Hansen will celebrate its final London performance at the Noël Coward Theatre on 22 October 2022, three years after its West End premiere on 29 October 2019 and a year after its return to the West End after the covid shutdown (26 October 2021).

 Photo
by Stephi Wild - Apr 1, 2022

WATCH: DEAR EVAN HANSEN West End Company Releases 'You Will Be Found' Music Video Photo WATCH: DEAR EVAN HANSEN West End Company Releases 'You Will Be Found' Music Video
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2022

The West End company of Dear Evan Hansen has released a music video for You Will Be Found.

DEAR EVAN HANSEN in the West End Extends Booking to 22 October Photo DEAR EVAN HANSEN in the West End Extends Booking to 22 October
by Stephi Wild - Jan 25, 2022

Producer Stacey Mindich announces a new booking period for the Olivier award-winning Dear Evan Hansen which reopened at the Noël Coward Theatre on 26 October 2021 and is now on sale to 22 October 2022.

Photos: Inside Technical Rehearsal For DEAR EVAN HANSEN in the West End Photo Photos: Inside Technical Rehearsal For DEAR EVAN HANSEN in the West End
by Stephi Wild - Oct 25, 2021

Dear Evan Hansen reopens at the Noël Coward Theatre on 26 October 2021 and is currently booking to 13 February 2022.

Jordan Fisher Will Return to DEAR EVAN HANSEN on Broadway; Full Casting Announced! Photo Jordan Fisher Will Return to DEAR EVAN HANSEN on Broadway; Full Casting Announced!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2021

The returning  casts have been announced for all three productions of Dear Evan Hansen, each of them featuring the  acclaimed actors who were performing the title role in March 2020 at the time of the shutdown.

Sam Tutty Will Lead DEAR EVAN HANSEN West End Return; Full Casting Announced! Photo Sam Tutty Will Lead DEAR EVAN HANSEN West End Return; Full Casting Announced!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2021

Sam Tutty returns to the role that won him the 2020 Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical.  He will be joined by returning cast members Lucy Anderson (Zoe Murphy), Doug Colling (Connor Murphy) and Marcus Harman (who will play Evan Hansen at certain performances), and more!

VIDEO: Carrie Hope Fletcher Unites with West End and UK Tour Heathers in New Promo Photo VIDEO: Carrie Hope Fletcher Unites with West End and UK Tour Heathers in New Promo
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2021

Produced by Bill Kenwright and Paul Taylor-Mills, Heathers the Musical, based on one of the greatest cult teen films of all time, starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, is back with a bang!

BWW Review: HEATHERS THE MUSICAL, Theatre Royal Haymarket Photo BWW Review: HEATHERS THE MUSICAL, Theatre Royal Haymarket
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jul 24, 2021

Before Clueless or Mean Girls came Heathers, a cult 1988 film satirising the explosive consequences of painful social pressures in an American high school. Laurence O'Keefe and Kevin Murphy’s award-winning musical version now bounces back into the West End for a 12-week run with a brand new vigour.

Photo Flash: See Christina Bennington, Jordan Luke Gage & More in the West End Return Photo Photo Flash: See Christina Bennington, Jordan Luke Gage & More in the West End Return of HEATHERS THE MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 25, 2021

Greetings, salutations and welcome to the West End 2021 class of Westerberg High. Leading the cast in the highly celebrated return of Heathers the Musical in the West End is Christina Bennington (Bat Out Of Hell) in the role of high school geek Veronica Sawyer and Jordan Luke Gage (& Juliet) as the dark and moody teen, Jason “J.D.” Dean. 

Lauren Ward Videos

VIDEO: Christina Bennington Goes Behind the Scenes at HEATHERS THE MUSICAL VideoVIDEO: Christina Bennington Goes Behind the Scenes at HEATHERS THE MUSICAL
by Stage Tube - Jun 19, 2021

Go behind the scenes with Bennington, as she takes you backstage at the musical, which reopens at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 21 June for a strictly limited 12-week run.

Broadway Rewind: MATILDA Gets a Little Bit Naughty on Broadway in 2012! VideoBroadway Rewind: MATILDA Gets a Little Bit Naughty on Broadway in 2012!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 18, 2020

Today we rewind to the opening night of Matilda on Broadway in 2012. The musical, which came straight from its Olivier Award-winning run in London, starred Bertie Carvel, Gabriel Ebert, Lesli Margherita, and Lauren Ward with Oona Laurence, Sophia Gennusa, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro in the title role. Matilda would go on the run for 1554 performances at the Shubert Theatre.

VIDEO: 70 West End Stars Including Paul Whittaker OBE and More Virtually Perform 'Do  VideoVIDEO: 70 West End Stars Including Paul Whittaker OBE and More Virtually Perform 'Do You Hear the People Sing?'
by Stage Tube - Apr 7, 2020

70 West End stars have come together to virtually raise their voice in song.  Watch the video below!

VIDEO: Opening Night of DEAR EVAN HANSEN in the West End VideoVIDEO: Opening Night of DEAR EVAN HANSEN in the West End
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2019

Take a look inside opening night for DEAR EVAN HANSEN in London's West End. Video below!

VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Shows Its Journey to the West End VideoVIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Shows Its Journey to the West End
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2019

Today is a great day, and here's why: Dear Evan Hansen is giving us a look inside the show's journey to London's West End. Check out the video to get a peek at the West End cast chatting with Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Michael Greif, and Steven Levenson, as well at the show's Broadway company!

VIDEO: Watch Abiona Omonua Perform 'I Hate The Bus' From West End's CAROLINE, OR CHAN VideoVIDEO: Watch Abiona Omonua Perform 'I Hate The Bus' From West End's CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 24, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the West End's Caroline, Or Change, the celebrated musical written by Tony Kushner, author of Angels in America, with a soaring score from Tony Award-winning Jeanine Tesori, which will run at the West End's Playhouse Theatre from 20 November 2018 to 9 February 2019.

VIDEO: Tim Minchin & MATILDA Cast Perform 'When I Grow Up' on CONAN
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 16, 2015

On last night's CONAN on TBS, composer Tim Minchin and the cast of MATILDA THE MUSICAL performed the number 'When I Grow Up'.

BWW TV: MATILDA's Tim Minchin Dishes on the Upcoming National Tour!
by Michael Sterling & Jordan Santacana - Nov 6, 2014

MATILDA THE MUSICAL will launch its national tour from Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre in 2015, and BroadwayWorld has the scoop on the upcoming production. Below, watch as BroadwayWorld's Michael Sterling chats with Tim Minchin about the upcoming engagement!

BWW TV Exclusive: A Day in the Life of MATILDA'S Lauren Ward!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 29, 2013

In the video below, MATILDA's Lauren Ward, who plays 'Miss Honey' in the new musical, spends a day in her New York City neighborhood as she meets friends for breakfast, goes shopping for birthday presents and more. Spend a day with Ward by clicking below!

VIDEO: Bernadette Peters Promotes 'Broadway Barks' on THE VIEW
by Oliver Oliveros - Jul 9, 2013

On this morning's THE VIEW on ABC, Bernadette Peters introduced adorable puppies that will be up for adoption at this year's 'Broadway Barks' event. Check out the appearance below!


Lauren Ward Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Lauren Ward been in?
Lauren Ward has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Lauren Ward been in?
Lauren Ward has appeared on London's West End in 7 shows.

What was Lauren Ward's first West End show?
Lauren Ward's first West End show was Du Barry Was A Lady which opened in 2001

What awards has Lauren Ward been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Matilda the Musical and Outstanding Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Violet .