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Lawrence Leritz

 
Birth Place:
Alton, IL, USA
Bio:
Audiences will recognize Lawrence Leritz from his roles in recent films including Love In Kilnerry (2022) co-starring as Deputy Rory, Julie Taymor's musical Across The Universe and with Matt Damon and Emily Blunt in The Adjustment Bureau. Television includes The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, opened the ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Alton, IL, USA

Bio:
Audiences will recognize Lawrence Leritz from his roles in recent films including Love In Kilnerry (2022) co-starring as Deputy Rory, Julie Taymor's musical Across The Universe and with Matt Damon and Emily Blunt in The Adjustment Bureau. Television includes The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, opened the ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2003
Producer
Choreographer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1981
Ensemble [Replacement]
Yussel
Ensemble [Replacement]
Yussel [Replacement]
Motel (Understudy)
Motel (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1975
Performer

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Producer
Choreographer
Choreographer
Producer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Producer
Choreographer
Choreographer
Producer

CAN-CAN- The Muny, July 4-10, 1983     Cast: John Reardon- Judge Aristide Forestier, Judy Kaye- La Mome Pistache, John Schuck- Boris, Lorene Yarnell- Claudine, Lawrence Leritz- Snake/Apache, Beth Leavel- Gabrielle, Christian Grey- Hilaire Jussac, Irwin Charone- Theophile,  Dave Johnson- Hercule, Raymond Fourine- Etienne, Brad Holiday- Judge Paul Barriere. 



 



Photos

Mercedes Ellington with her niece, Lawrence Leritz, Michael Lee Stever, Tony Wagg Photo

Mercedes Ellington with her niece, Lawrence Leritz, Michael Lee Stever, Tony Wagg

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Date:
12/09/2021
Legacy 2018 recipients Lori Tan Chinn, Lawrence Leritz Photo

Legacy 2018 recipients Lori Tan Chinn, Lawrence Leritz

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Date:
12/09/2021
Host Richard Skipper, State Fair''s Lawrence Leritz Photo

Host Richard Skipper, State Fair''s Lawrence Leritz

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Date:
11/17/2021
 Daniel Keith, Lawrence Leritz  Photo

Daniel Keith, Lawrence Leritz

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Date:
10/22/2019
Frank (Fraver) Verlizzo and Lawrence Leritz Photo

Frank (Fraver) Verlizzo and Lawrence Leritz

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Date:
06/19/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2003
Producer

Choreographer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1981
Ensemble [Replacement]

Yussel

Ensemble [Replacement]

Yussel [Replacement]

Motel (Understudy)

Motel (Understudy) [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1975
Performer

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Producer

Choreographer

Choreographer

Producer

[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Producer

Choreographer

Choreographer

Producer

CAN-CAN- The Muny, July 4-10, 1983     Cast: John Reardon- Judge Aristide Forestier, Judy Kaye- La Mome Pistache, John Schuck- Boris, Lorene Yarnell- Claudine, Lawrence Leritz- Snake/Apache, Beth Leavel- Gabrielle, Christian Grey- Hilaire Jussac, Irwin Charone- Theophile,  Dave Johnson- Hercule, Raymond Fourine- Etienne, Brad Holiday- Judge Paul Barriere. 



 


Lawrence Leritz Biography

Audiences will recognize Lawrence Leritz from his roles in recent films including Love In Kilnerry (2022) co-starring as Deputy Rory, Julie Taymor's musical Across The Universe and with Matt Damon and Emily Blunt in The Adjustment Bureau. Television includes The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, opened the 2017 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and Comedy Central's Night Of Too Many Stars performing in "Call Me Maybe" with Carly Rae Jepsen and Harvey Keitel. Others include Saturday Night Live, All My Children and talk shows including The Rosie O'Donnell Show, Maury, CNN's Show Biz Tonight and numerous commercials. Lawrence Leritz is also the star of the best selling exercise DVD, Total Stretch! With Lawrence Leritz.
Leritz appeared on Broadway in the Jerome Robbin's revival of Fiddler On The Roof, Fonteyn & Nureyev On Broadway and American Dance Machine. Lawrence was the producer and choreographer of the long running Off-Broadway smash hit, "Boobs! The Musical," which received unanimous rave reviews from all the major New York critics during the 2003-2004 season.
Lawrence began his career as a internationally acclaimed dancer working with the Who's Who of international dance: George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Alvin Ailey, Robert Joffrey, Ruth Page, John Neumeier, Tommy Tune and Sir Frederick Ashton, dancing with such major dance companies as The New York City Ballet, Hamburg Ballet, Chicago Ballet, Israel's Bat Dor Dance Company, Paris Opera and as guest artist throughout the world, including Placido Domingo's Los Angeles Music Center Opera.
As a Spectrum Records recording artist, Leritz scored a #1 dance hit single "Crank It Up" and recently headlined in Las Vegas at The Stardust Hotel.
Lawrence also produces for television, including the annual television event, Day Of Compassion, for which Time Magazine honored Leritz as their Local Hero 1996 for his work.





Lawrence Leritz News

Lawrence Leritz Will Direct All New Edition Of BOOBS! The Musical in Vancouver Photo Lawrence Leritz Will Direct All New Edition Of BOOBS! The Musical in Vancouver
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2022

Boobs! The Musical: The Saucy World Of Ruth Wallis is opening in Vancouver, British Columbia in September of 2022 with plenty of New York flowing through it!

Backstage Babble Hosts Special Guest Harvey Fierstein for 100th Episode Photo Backstage Babble Hosts Special Guest Harvey Fierstein for 100th Episode
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 13, 2022

Backstage Babble, hosted by 14-year-old theater aficionado Charles Kirsch, is proud to announce the publication of its 100th episode, featuring Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein.

Richard Skipper Presents A Tribute to Harvey Evans, January 7 Photo Richard Skipper Presents A Tribute to Harvey Evans, January 7
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 5, 2022

Richard Skipper will celebrate the beloved Broadway great Harvey Evans with guests Lawrence Leritz, Diane Findlay, Lee Roy Reams, Ronald B. Young, Loni Ackerman, Pamela Meyers on Friday, Jan 7th at 7PM EST/ 4PM PST.

Photos: Inside The 13th Annual DANCERS OVER 40 Legacy Awards Photo Photos: Inside The 13th Annual DANCERS OVER 40 Legacy Awards
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 9, 2021

Dancers Over 40 returned to 'live' events this Fall with the 13th Annual Legacy Awards and Holiday Dinner on Monday, December 6, 2021.

Photos: Inside Dancers Over 40's CELEBRATION OF TOMMY TUNE At Actor's Temple Photo Photos: Inside Dancers Over 40's CELEBRATION OF TOMMY TUNE At Actor's Temple
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 17, 2021

Dancers Over 40's celebration of Tommy Tune and DO40 author Kevin Winkler’s book, Everything is Choreography: The Musical Theater of Tommy Tune! Sold out! Over 120 in attendance at the Actors’ Temple Theatre in NYC. Two panels, three performances, videos, and a premiere video from ADM21 rounded out the evening.

Lawrence Leritz, Bill McCauley & More to Join RICHARD SKIPPER CELEBRATES Photo Lawrence Leritz, Bill McCauley & More to Join RICHARD SKIPPER CELEBRATES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 6, 2021

Broadway's Lawrence Leritz, Bill McCauley and Stephen Currens will join friends, family and colleagues to salute the life and career of the great ICM literary agent Mitch Douglas on Richard Skipper Celebrates (YouTube) this Saturday evening, November 6th, 2021 at 6PM est.

Lee Roy Reams, Tony Sheldon, Brad Oscar, Lawrence Leritz and Gerard Alessandrini to J Photo Lee Roy Reams, Tony Sheldon, Brad Oscar, Lawrence Leritz and Gerard Alessandrini to Join Backstage Babble Trivia
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 16, 2021

What happens when you get five theater celebrities to ask Broadway trivia to four of the biggest theater fans, experts, and professionals around? An evening of laughter, anecdotes, prizes, and of course, trivia.

Lawrence Leritz Joins Broadway Pride Month Celebration June 20 and 21st Photo Lawrence Leritz Joins Broadway Pride Month Celebration June 20 and 21st
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2021

In celebration of Pride month, Backstage Babble is releasing a series of episodes with LGBT artists that fulfill it's mission-painting a picture of what it has been like to be gay in the theater world from the 1950s up until the present day. It is hosted by 13-year old Charles Kirsch.

Lawrence Leritz to Discuss 'Success As A Dancer' on ONE-HOUR SERIES Livestream Event Photo Lawrence Leritz to Discuss 'Success As A Dancer' on ONE-HOUR SERIES Livestream Event
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2021

Broadway's Lawrence Leritz will discuss the topic 'Success As A Dancer,' as he joins the free livestream event ONE-HOUR SERIES - to be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube on Sunday, June 13 at 5pm EST.

BOOBS! THE MUSICAL Original Cast Reunion Will Stream on Richard Skipper Celebrates To Photo BOOBS! THE MUSICAL Original Cast Reunion Will Stream on Richard Skipper Celebrates Tomorrow
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2021

Boobs! The Musical: The World According To Ruth Wallis is a musical revue based on the music and lyrics of 50's/60's star Ruth Wallis. Using 23 of her songs, Boobs! tells the story of Wallis' international career and struggles with performing her naughty songs.

Lawrence Leritz Videos

STAGE TUBE: Carly Rae Jepsen, Harvey Keitel and Lawrence Leritz Perform 'Call Me Maybe' on NIGHT OF TOO MANY STARS!
by Stage Tube - Oct 24, 2012

Carly Rae Jepsen performed her mega hit, Call Me Maybe at NIGHT OF TOO MANY STARS in a new hilarious spoof with Broadway's Harvey Keitel and Lawrence Leritz at New York's Beacon Theatre.


Lawrence Leritz Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Lawrence Leritz been in?
Lawrence Leritz has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Lawrence Leritz been in?
Lawrence Leritz has not appeared in the West End