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Laurie Beechman

 
Date of Birth: April 04, 1953
Date of Death: March 08, 1998 (44)

Birth Place: Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Stage Credits

  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1988
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1987
Fantine [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1982
Grizabella [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1982
Narrator
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 1981
Narrator
Narrator
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1981
Performer (Swing)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1977
A Star to Be
Bonnie Boylan
Cecille
Ensemble
Perkins
Sophie, the Kettle
  [East Haddam, CT (Regional)]
World Premiere, 1976
Performer
  [New York]
Reading, 1986
Miss Gardner


Laurie Beechman Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1982 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Laurie Beechman, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
 
Theatre World Awards - 1982 - Performance Gold Star
Laurie Beechman, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
 
Tony Awards - 1982 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Laurie Beechman, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Laurie Beechman News

News: WINTER RHYTHMS at Urban Stages Releases Full Lineup Photo News: WINTER RHYTHMS at Urban Stages Releases Full Lineup
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 27, 2022

URBAN STAGE's annual Winter Rhythms cabaret series has announced the full run-down of shows and acts to play in the 2022 season

Concord Theatricals Launches New Record Label, Concord Theatricals Recordings Photo Concord Theatricals Launches New Record Label, Concord Theatricals Recordings
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 18, 2022

Concord Theatricals announced the launch of its new record label, Concord Theatricals Recordings. The label will be the home to many of the finest cast albums and theater artist recordings, including Concord Theatricals’ previous releases with Concord’s Craft Recordings label.

Review: THE LINEUP WITH SUSIE MOSHER at Birdland Theater Retains Its Sparkle After Fo Photo Review: THE LINEUP WITH SUSIE MOSHER at Birdland Theater Retains Its Sparkle After Four Years
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 17, 2022

Amy Irving stopped by THE LINEUP, making the last episode of the year even more magical than it already was.

Let's Broadway Presents GOD, I'M A DANCER Photo Let's Broadway Presents GOD, I'M A DANCER
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 16, 2022

Let's Broadway presents God, I'm a Dancer; a love letter to all our favorite big-dance musicals. The fourth installment of the highly praised workshop/showcase series, will bring LB to the Laurie Beechman Theatre!

Antonia Kasper's 45 COFFEE DATES Comes to AMT Theater Next Month Photo Antonia Kasper's 45 COFFEE DATES Comes to AMT Theater Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Nov 15, 2022

Kasper Productions presents Antonia Kasper's 45 Coffee Dates, In search of my soulmate through cyberspace & beyond! is being presented Friday, December 15th at 7:00 pm, Saturday, December 16th at 7:00 pm Sunday, December 17th at 7:00 pm.

Feature: 30 Days Of Cabaret Gratitude - Day Thirteen: The Mavens Photo Feature: 30 Days Of Cabaret Gratitude - Day Thirteen: The Mavens
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 13, 2022

Broadway World Cabaret is looking at the work of two women we call THE MAVENS.

Amanda Reckonwith Returns To Pangea Next Month Photo Amanda Reckonwith Returns To Pangea Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Nov 11, 2022

International opera diva and Broadway legend in her own mind, ‚ÄúAmanda Reckonwith‚ÄĚ Returns! (after a 25 year retirement/rest cure) to razzle dazzle with high comedy and even higher notes!

Kim David Smith's A WERY WEIMAR CHRISTMAS At Club Cumming, December 18 Photo Kim David Smith's A WERY WEIMAR CHRISTMAS At Club Cumming, December 18
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 11, 2022

Performer Kim David Smith brings¬†his 4th annual presentation of¬†‚ÄúA Wery Weimar Christmas‚ÄĚ at¬†CLUB CUMMING Sunday, December 18.

Photos: THOSE GIRLS SING THE BROADWAY! (VOL.1) at The Laurie Beechman Theatre by Hela Photo Photos: THOSE GIRLS SING THE BROADWAY! (VOL.1) at The Laurie Beechman Theatre by Helane Blumfield
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 10, 2022

Broadway World Cabaret photographer Helane Blumfield catches THOSE GIRLS in action.

Review: GOLDIE DVER: SWEET BEGINNING Is a Reason For Thanksgiving at Laurie Beechman  Photo Review: GOLDIE DVER: SWEET BEGINNING Is a Reason For Thanksgiving at Laurie Beechman Theatre
by Ricky Pope - Nov 7, 2022

Ms. Dver looks great, sounds, great, and breezes through her treatise on gratitude with a light and confident touch. She is, as Cole Porter would say The Hostess With the Mostess’ on the Ball.

Laurie Beechman Videos

VIDEO: Broadway Sessions Celebrates Swings, Understudies & Standbys Videoplay
VIDEO: Broadway Sessions Celebrates Swings, Understudies & Standbys

by Ben Cameron - Mar 13, 2022

Broadway Sessions celebrated the superheroes of Broadway as they were joined by an incredible group of Swings, Understudies & Standbys. The stellar lineup included Holly Ann Butler (Come from Away, Diana), Mateo Lizcano (Dear Evan Hansen), Lindsay Roberts Greene (Phantom of the Opera), Yael 'Ya Ya' Reich (Hadestown), Noah Marlowe The Book Of Mormon) Kathy Voytko (The Music Man) and Rising Stars Reid Burton & Caroline Geringer.

VIDEO: Broadway Sessions Celebrates Black Excellence with 6th Annual Black History Mo Videoplay
VIDEO: Broadway Sessions Celebrates Black Excellence with 6th Annual Black History Month Show

by Ben Cameron - Feb 12, 2022

Broadway Sessions celebrated its 6th Annual Black History Month Show on February 17, co-hosted by Ben Cameron & Imari Hardon, in celebration of Black excellence, impact, influence and legacy on Broadway and beyond.

VIDEO: Broadway Sessions Returns to Spread Holiday Cheer! Videoplay
VIDEO: Broadway Sessions Returns to Spread Holiday Cheer!

by Ben Cameron - Dec 26, 2021

Nothing says 'holiday cheer' like the Broadway Sessions Holiday Show! It was an incredible evening full of performances from Paige Davis, Hannah Cruz, Avionce Hoyles, Kennedy Caughell, Patrick Page, Nathan Lucrezio, Javier Ignacio, Bre Jackson, Joel B New, Imari Hardon, Jessica Hendy, and teen vocal dynamo JJ Jenkins.

VIDEO: Nick Rashad Burroughs, Ben Fankhauser & More Celebrate the Return of Broadway  Videoplay
VIDEO: Nick Rashad Burroughs, Ben Fankhauser & More Celebrate the Return of Broadway Sessions!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 30, 2021

Broadway Sessions celebrated their long-awaited re-opening night this past Thursday, October 21, at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Hosted by Ben Cameron with music direction by Joshua Stephen Kartes, it was a joyful evening with performances by Broadway favorites.

VIDEO: Joe Iconis Fans Create 'Andy's Song' Tribute Video Videoplay
VIDEO: Joe Iconis Fans Create 'Andy's Song' Tribute Video

by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2020

The Twitter stans of composer Joe Iconis and his frequent collaborator and Be More Chill star, George Salazar, came together this week to create a tribute to the duo.

BWW Exclusive: AIN'T TOO PROUD Cast Belts It Out at Broadway Sessions! Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: AIN'T TOO PROUD Cast Belts It Out at Broadway Sessions!

by Ben Cameron - Mar 3, 2020

On 2/20 over at Broadway Sessions we were joined by some FIERCE cast members from Ain't Too Proud! Performers included Elijah Ahmad Lewis, Esther Antoine, Jamari Johnson Williams, Jelani Remy, Marcus Paul James, Morgan McGhee, Saint Aubyn, Shawn Bowers, Ta'Nika Gibson, Corey West, and Tiffany Frances along with guests Lindsay Gloriana Bohon, Anthony Fett and 'Rising Star' Jesse Michael Allison.

BWW TV: Broadway Sessions Belts It Out for Black History Month! Videoplay
BWW TV: Broadway Sessions Belts It Out for Black History Month!

by Ben Cameron - Feb 18, 2020

A few weeks ago over at Broadway Sessions we were joined by an incredible lineup of artists for our Black History Month Celebration! It was an amazing night full of beautiful moments from everyone involved. Performers included Nikki James (Tony Award-Winner), Olivia Donalson (Aladdin), Arica Jackson (Head Over Heels), Laurissa 'Lala' Romain (South Pacific), Kathryn Allison (Wicked), Brennyn Lark (Les Miserables), Antoine Smith (MJ The Musical), Brynn Williams (Spongebob), Carmen Ruby Floyd (Hello Dolly), Joy Woods (Little Shop Of Horrors), Olutayo Bosede (Moulin Rouge), Crystal Joy (Motown), Salome Smith (Little Shop Of Horrors), L. Steven Taylor (The Lion King), Imari Hardon (Avenue Q), Anthony Chatmon (Be More Chill), Ayana George (MJ The Musical), Anastacia McClesky (Waitress), Christiani Pitts (King Kong), Jay McKenzie (Beautiful).

BWW TV: EMOJILAND Cast Smizes Through the Latest Broadway Sessions! Videoplay
BWW TV: EMOJILAND Cast Smizes Through the Latest Broadway Sessions!

by Ben Cameron - Jan 29, 2020

This past Thursday at Broadway Sessions we were joined by cast & band members from Emojiland and just had an absolute blast! Performers included Heather Makalani (Aladdin), George Abud (The Band's Visit), Lena Gabrielle (Emojiland Music Director), Jacob Dickey (Aladdin), Tanisha Moore (Charlie and The Chocolate Factory), Jordan Fife Hunt (A Chorus Line), Ann Harada (Avenue Q), Laura Schein (Co-Writer and Star of Emojiland) with guest performers Isabel Stein and Zach Herman.  

BWW Exclusive: Rising Stars from DEAR EVAN HANSEN, HAMILTON & More Reunite at Broadwa Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Rising Stars from DEAR EVAN HANSEN, HAMILTON & More Reunite at Broadway Sessions!

by Ben Cameron - Jan 20, 2020

Last Thursday we had our first show of 2020 and what better way to kick off the New Year than our first-ever Rising Star Reunion! At every show we do, along with our Broadway performers who come to sing with us, we also showcase a young artist who has not yet tread the Great White Way! Many of our Rising Stars go on to do INCREDIBLE things and we were so happy to be joined by some of our favorite alumni! Performers of the evening include Hannah Cruz (Hamilton), Julian R Decker (Love Never Dies), Shawn Bowers (Ain't Too Proud), Mallory Bechtel (Dear Evan Hansen), Avery Smith (Beautiful), Roderick Lawrence (The Lion King), Britt Lenting (Phantom Of The Opera), Kate Corsaro, Nicole Vande Zande, Claire Saunders, Lillian Andrea De Leon, Sal Pavia, Jose Plaza, Josh Bardier, Gregory Sullivan, Lincoln Ward, Gina Santare, Mallory King & Dylan Hartwell.

BWW TV: Broadway Sessions Picks the Best of the Decade with Ariana Grande, Cyndi Laup Videoplay
BWW TV: Broadway Sessions Picks the Best of the Decade with Ariana Grande, Cyndi Lauper & More!

by Ben Cameron - Jan 4, 2020

@bwaysessions2019 is officially over and we wanted to take a moment to look back on some highlights from the past decade of Broadway Sessions. We're currently in the midst of our 12th Season and we could not be more grateful for all of our performers, audience members, open mic-ers, followers and supporters. It is an honor to be one of NYC's longest-running cabaret shows. Thank you to everybody for your continued support over the years, and we cannot wait to see what 2020 has in store! Be sure to follow along on our social media (@bwaysessions) We hope everybody has a safe and happy New Year!


Laurie Beechman Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Laurie Beechman been in?
Laurie Beechman has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Laurie Beechman been in?
Laurie Beechman has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Laurie Beechman been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat .

What awards has Laurie Beechman won?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.