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Broadway: The Last Ship (Jesse), Billy Elliot (Mum), Mamma Mia (Donna Sheridan), Hairspray (Velma Von Tussle), All Shook Up (Miss Sandra), Dance of the Vampires (Magda), The Wild Party (Mae), Jekyll and Hyde (Lucy), Grease (Marty), Guys and Dolls (Sarah Brown). Leah was nominated for a Helen Hayes award for her performance as Mrs. Wilkinson in the national tour of Billy Elliot at The Kennedy Center. She made her New York City Opera debut as Cleo in The Most Happy Fella. Off Broadway: The Mad Ones, The Thing About Men , Forbidden Broadway 10th Anniversary.

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Leah Hocking STAGE CREDITS

[Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Premiere, 2019
Lotty Wilkins

[Off-Broadway]
Prospect Theatre Company Production, 2017
Performer

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Jessie Flynn

Ensemble

[US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 2010
Mrs. Wilkinson [Replacement]

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Dead Mum

Ensemble

Mrs. Wilkinson (Understudy)

[Off-Broadway]
New York City Opera Revival, 2006
Cleo

[New York]
Workshop, 2005
Performer

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Miss Sandra

[Off-Broadway]
Musicals in Mufti Concert, 2004
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2003
Lucy

[Broadway]
Broadway Production, 2002
Magda

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Velma Von Tussle [Replacement]

Velma Von Tussle [Replacement]

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Donna Sheridan [Replacement]

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
Mae

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Kate

Lucy [Replacement]

Lucy (Understudy)

Emma Carew (Understudy)

[Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1995
Performer

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1994
Marty [Replacement]

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1992
Sarah Brown [Replacement]

Sister Sarah Brown [Replacement]

Miss Adelaide (Understudy) [Replacement]

Sarah Brown (Understudy) [Replacement]

General Matilda B. Cartwright (Understudy) [Replacement]

Agatha (Understudy) [Replacement]

[Off-Broadway]
1992
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
1991
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
1991
Performer (Understudy)

[Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1987
Performer

[New York]
Workshop, 2004
Performer


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Reviews: Catching Up on Shows Is a Whirlwind .... at Urban Stages & 54 Below

Dear Santa: Thanks for the gifts called music in NYC, letting us 'wrap' our ears around a touch of Oklahoma-bred sense and sensibility, lots of holiday cheer, and musical theatre projects that have a connection to a famous hotel ....all part of a week in the winter wonderland of Manhattan's live presentations.

Bruce Sabath, Leah Hocking, Emma Diner and More Will Lead Industry Reading of APPALACHIAN HANUKKAH

 APPALACHIAN HANUKKAH, a new musical with book & lyrics by Joanne Sydney Lessner and music & lyrics by Joshua Rosenblum, will present industry readings on December 4 at 3 PM and December 5 at 11 AM at Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Avenue. 

Urban Stages to Present 15th Annual WINTER RHYTHMS Featuring 22 Shows and Over 100 Performers

Join Urban Stages for the 15th Annual WINTER RHYTHMS 2023, featuring 22 shows, over 11 days, and more than 100 performers. From cabaret to jazz and everything in between, this award-winning series is a must-see event for music and performance lovers. Don't miss out on this spectacular showcase!

Winter Rhythms 2023 @ Urban Stages Will Present Two "Algonquin" Themed Events Hosted By Michael Colby

Winter Rhythms @ Urban Stages has announced two very special upcoming events as part of its “2023 Winter Rhythms” series, the award-winning music festival at Urban Stages Theater.

Ephie Aardema, Daniel Quadrino & More to Star in NORMAL TEENAGE GIRL Industry Reading

Get the latest scoop on the industry reading of Normal Teenage Girl, a new musical featuring Ephie Aardema, Daniel Quadrino, and more. Find out about the star-studded cast and the emotionally complex story of a runaway girl.

Theatre Now To Present Staged Readings Of New Musicals DERAILED! And THE SUSTAIN

This month, Theatre Now is producing staged readings of Derailed! and The Sustain, new musicals developed in their Musical Writers Lab.

PENELOPE, OR HOW THE ODYSSEY WAS REALLY WRITTEN CD Out Now

The original cast recording of The York Theatre Company's 2022 world premiere presentation of Penelope, or How the Odyssey Was Really Written, a new musical comedy, with book & lyrics by Peter Kellogg (York’s Desperate Measures), music by Stephen Weiner (The Rivals), is out now.

Barrington Stage's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC and More Take Home 2022 Berkshire Theatre Awards

​​​​​​​ At an SRO ceremony held at Zion Lutheran Church in Pittsfield, the Board of the Berkshire Theatre Critics Association (BTCA) presented the Berkshire Theatre Awards on the evening of Monday, November 14, 2022. This was the fifth time the awards have been presented to honor and celebrate the excellence and diversity of theatre in the greater Berkshire region.

Sierra Boggess, Jeffrey L. Page, Clint Ramos & More Nominated for 6th Berkie Awards - See the Full List of Nominees Here!

The Berkshire Theatre Critics Association has announced the nominees for the 6th Berkshire Theatre Awards, known colloquially as The Berkies. This year’s awards recognize shows that opened in the greater Berkshire region between October 1, 2021 and September 30, 2022.

Photos: First Look at Madison Ferris, Danny Gomez & More in ALL OF ME World Premiere at Barrington Stage Company

Barrington Stage Company is presenting the World Premiere production of All of Me on the Boyd-Quinson Stage through October 9, 2022. Written by Burman New Play Award winner Laura Winters, All of Me is directed by Ashley Brooke Monroe. Get a first look at photos here!

Review: ALL OF ME at Barrington Stage Company

ALL OF ME is all kinds of good. Not good for a show about a particular group or type of people, it’s just good. There is some aspect that should fit or tickle the funny bone for just about everyone. So, as the song with the same title asks: why not take ALL OF ME?

Madison Ferris, Danny Gomez & More to Star in the World Premiere of ALL OF ME at Barrington Stage Company

Barrington Stage Company has announced casting for the world premiere of Burman New Play Award winner All of Me on the Boyd-Quinson Stage September 21 – October 9, 2022. All of Me will feature Madison Ferris (Broadway’s 2017 The Glass Menagerie revival) as Lucy, Danny Gomez (NBC’s “New Amsterdam”) as Alfonso, and more.

Review Roundup: PENELOPE, OR HOW THE ODYSSEY WAS REALLY WRITTEN at York Theatre Company

Read all the reviews for the The York Theatre Company  world premiere of Penelope, or How the Odyssey Was Really Written, a new musical comedy with book & lyrics by Peter Kellogg, and music by Stephen Weiner.

Photos: Opening Night of PENELOPE at the York Theatre Company

The York Theatre Company will present the world premiere of Penelope, or How the Odyssey Was Really Written, a new musical comedy. Find out more about the production, cast and creative team plus how to get tickets.

Photos: First Look at PENELOPE, OR HOW THE ODYSSEY WAS REALLY WRITTEN

Production photos for The York Theatre Company world premiere presentation of Penelope, or How the Odyssey Was Really Written, a new musical comedy, with book & lyrics by Peter Kellogg (York’s Desperate Measures), music by Stephen Weiner (The Rivals), directed and choreographed by Emily Maltby (York’s Lolita, My Love), with music direction and orchestrations by David Hancock Turner (York’s Cheek to Cheek, Desperate Measures) and vocal arrangements by David Hancock Turner, Steve Delehanty, and Stephen Weiner. 

The York Theatre Company's World Premiere of PENELOPE Resumes Performances Tomorrow

Performances for Penelope resume TOMORROW, Saturday afternoon, April 2 at 2:30PM. The limited engagement will continue through Sunday afternoon, April 24, 2022 at 2:30PM at The York’s temporary home, The Theatre at St. Jeans (150 East 76th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues). Opening Night is Thursday evening, April 7, 2022 at 7:00PM.

The York Theatre Company Postpones Performances of PENELOPE

The York Theatre Company, out of an abundance of caution and safety due to a recent COVID outbreak, has POSTPONED performances of the world premiere presentation of Penelope, or How the Odyssey Was Really Written.

World Premiere Musical PENELOPE Begins Performances Tomorrow

The York Theatre Company will present the world premiere of Penelope, or How the Odyssey Was Really Written, a new musical comedy with book & lyrics by Peter Kellogg (York’s Desperate Measures), and music by Stephen Weiner (The Rivals), directed and choreographed by Emily Maltby (York’s Lolita, My Love).

Photos: Meet the Cast and Creative Team of PENELOPE, OR HOW THE ODYSSEY WAS REALLY WRITTEN

The York Theatre Company will present the world premiere of Penelope, or How the Odyssey Was Really Written, a new musical comedy with book & lyrics by Peter Kellogg (York’s  Desperate Measures), and music by Stephen Weiner (The Rivals), directed and choreographed by Emily Maltby (York’s Lolita, My Love), with music direction and orchestrations by David Hancock Turner.

Cast and Creative Team Announced for World Premiere of PENELOPE

The York Theatre Company will present the world premiere of Penelope, or How the Odyssey Was Really Written, a new musical comedy with book & lyrics by Peter Kellogg and music by Stephen Weiner, directed and choreographed by Emily Maltby.

Leah Hocking FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Leah Hocking has appeared on Broadway in 10 shows.

Leah Hocking has not appeared in the West End.

Leah Hocking has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. She was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production at the Helen Hayes Awards for her role in Billy Elliot the Musical. Additionally, she received a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical at the Kevin Kline Awards for her performance in Oklahoma!

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