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An Olivier Award winner for her West End debut as Inez in ZORRO THE MUSICAL , Lesli made her Broadway debut originating the role of Mrs. Wormwood in MATILDA THE MUSICAL. After over 1000 performances, she bid farewell to the Broadway company of Matilda and crossed the street to The Helen Hayes to star as the diva Mona Kent in Broadway's DAMES AT SEA. Lesli later returned to MATILDA to close out its Broadway run.
Off-Broadway, Lesli starred as Princess in EMOJILAND and Cindy Lou Who in the one woman tour-de-force WHO'S HOLIDAY. Her hilarious show-stopping performance earned her critical acclaim including a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance, a Lortel nomination for Outstanding Solo Show and an Off-Broadway Alliance nomination for Best Solo Performance.
Television credits include the ABC sitcom pilot "Most Likely To" opposite Yvette Nicole Brown and recurring roles on "Homeland" (Showtime), "Instinct" (CBS), "Seven Seconds" (Netflix), "Transparent" (Amazon), and "The Crew" (Netflix). Movie credits include the upcoming The Many Saints of Newark, Opening Night, Boogeyman 2 and Number 23. Lesli's voice can also be heard on several animated films and shows including Disney's Cinderella 3 and Nickelodeon's "Sponge Bob Squarepants".
Regional stage credits include Adelaide in GUYS & DOLLS (Sacramento Music Circus; Bucks County Playhouse), Signora Psyche Zinobia in A SCYTHE OF TIME (NYMF), Esmeralda in HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Sacramento Music Circus), Lilli / Kate in KISS ME KATE (Reprise; Ovation Award - Best Actress), THE GRONHOLM METHOD (The Falcon ; Ovation nom. - Best Ensemble), Aldonza in MAN OF LA MANCHA (MTW; Ovation & LADCC nom - Best Actress), Julie in SHOWBOAT (Goodspeed Opera), Audrey in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (La Mirada), and Lady of the Lake in SPAMALOT (Sacramento Music Circus).
She is the creator/star of 'Looks Not Books' & 'Ship Happens' the popular backstage vlogs commissioned by Broadway.com, as well as the digital short series 'Sparklepuff,' all of which can be seen on YouTube. Lesli's books, NECK PUNCH and CARRY ON and BLU!, are available on Amazon & iTunes.
Lesli's critically acclaimed solo shows Rule, Broad, and This Broad's Way continue to play to crowds across the country. Her debut live album RULE YOUR KINGDOM is currently in stores and available on all digital platforms.

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Lesli Margherita STAGE CREDITS

Original Off-Broadway Production, 2020

Princess [Replacement]

[Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Playhouse World Premiere, 2019
Ethel Gumm

[Regional (US)]
World Premiere Production at Hartford Stage, 2019

[Regional (US)]
Powerhouse Season Workshop, 2018

World Premiere Off-Broadway Production, 2017
Cindy Lou Who

Benefit Reading, 2017
Nurse Suzanne Medford

Original Broadway Production, 2015
Mona Kent

Original Broadway Production, 2013
Mrs. Wormwood

Mrs. Wormwood [Replacement]

[West End]
Original London Production, 2008

[Los Angeles]
Reprise! Concert, 2006

Lesli Margherita Movies

[2007]The Number 23 Attractive Coed

[2007]Boogeyman 2 Gloria

[2016]Opening Night Brandy

[2021]The Many Saints of Newark Iris Balducci

Lesli Margherita TV Shows

Fame L.A. Liz Clark

Homeland Sharon Aldright

Lesli Margherita Awards and Nominations

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Lesli Margherita and More Join NextGen Spotlight for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Broadway stars have joined the lineup of NextGen Spotlight, a concert directed and hosted by actor Jelani Remy for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ NextGen Advocates. Find out who is performing at the event here!

Michelle Williams and Rosario Dawson Will Honor V and Mary Beth Peil in Abingdon Theatre Company's 31st Anniversary Gala

Abingdon Theatre Company has revealed the performers honoring Tony & Obie Award winner V (formerly Eve Ensler) and Obie Award winner & Tony Award nominee Mary Beth Peil at their 31st Anniversary Gala. Learn more about the gala here!

Star-Studded One Night Only Returns to The Mccallum Featuring Blackhurst, Snyder, Stritch, Bufford and More

Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center announces the return of “One Night Only' for the 17th year at the McCallum Theatre produced by Michael Childers with returning director Scott Coulter and musical director Todd Schroeder along with choreographer Jonathan Sharp. This year’s theme is “Las Vegas: The Golden Age, 1950-1970.” Patrons will take a step back in time for “Las Vegas: The Golden Age, 1950-1970” starring Debby Boone, Clint Holmes, Jennifer Leigh Warren (all 3 pictured) Klea Blackhurst, Billy Stritch, Carole J. Bufford, Jason Graae, Valarie Pettiford, , Nita Whitaker, Seth Sikes, Nicholas King, Kelli Rabke, Gary Shaw, Scott Coulter, Julie Garnye’, Alex Getlin, Tamika Lawrence, Aaron Lazar, Debbie Gravitte, Jessica Hendy, Daniel LeClaire, Chris Mann, Lesli Margherita, Anthony Murphy, Jonathan Sharp, James Snyder and Nickerson-Rossi Dance.

Review: GUYS AND DOLLS Resurrects the Golden Age at Benedum Center

The time period may be ambiguous in the classic Damon Runyon musical, but the laughs are undeniable.

Video: First Look at Nikki Renée Daniels, John Treacy Egan & More in GUYS & DOLLS at Pittsburgh CLO

Get a first look at GUYS & DOLLS at Pittsburgh CLO with this exclusive video. Discover the cast, set, and behind-the-scenes footage of this must-see production. Don't miss your chance to catch this captivating show before it closes. Watch the video now!

Emily Skinner, Lesli Margherita & More to Join IN THE WORKS~IN THE WOODS FESTIVAL

Get ready for an unforgettable experience as Broadway veterans Emily Skinner, Lesli Margherita, and more join the talented cast of IN THE WORKS~IN THE WOODS FESTIVAL. Don't miss out on this star-studded event happening soon!

Carolee Carmello, Patti Murin, Frenchie Davis & More to Star in Pittsburgh CLO's 2023 Summer of Musicals

As the curtain is about to rise on Pittsburgh CLO's 2023 Summer of Musicals at the Benedum Center between June 13 - August 27, 2023, now is your chance to meet the cast and creative teams!

Broadway Leading Man James Snyder Takes The Stage At Catalina Jazz Club, April 27

Broadway leading man James Snyder is set to appear, with his new intimate concert experience, for one show only at Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Thursday, April 27, at 8:30pm. With charm, humor, leading man good looks and dynamic voice, Snyder will share highlights of his Broadway adventures. Audiences can expect to hear iconic tunes from shows such as Carousel, If/Then, and Hair, as well as selections of his original tunes.

Wake Up With BWW 4/17: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Closes, Plus a Message From Andrew and Celia Keenan-Bolger

Top stories: Inside closing night of The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, plus a video message from Andrew and Celia Keenan-Bolger!

Exclusive: Oh My Pod U Guys- Lesli Margherita: Like the Pizza, Not the Drink

In this episode, Jayke is joined by Broadway star, Lesli Margherita, to talk all things Matilda, tap dancing in a gold tuxedo on a Broadway stage, and performing on the West End. Lesli shares her experience of doing a one woman show off Broadway, and performing regionally all over the country. She even touches on working with legends like Randy Skinner.

Photos & Video: See Lesli Margherita, Jennifer Leigh Warren & More at Opening Night of DARK OF THE MOON

See photos and video from opening night of the world premiere of Dark of the Moon at Rubicon Theatre.

Photos: First Look At World Premiere Workshop Musical DARK OF THE MOON At Rubicon Theatre

First look photos! Rubicon Theatre of Ventura continues the company’s commitment to the creation of new works with the organization’s 46th mainstage world premiere - a developmental musical production based on Dark of the Moon, the 1945 Broadway play by Howard Richardson and William Berney.

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents Developmental Production of DARK OF THE MOON: A NEW MUSICAL

Rubicon Theatre of Ventura continues the company's commitment to the creation of new works with the organization's 46th mainstage world premiere - a developmental musical production based on Dark of the Moon, the 1945 Broadway play by Howard Richardson and William Berney.

Wake Up With BWW 1/11: PARADE to Transfer to Broadway, FUNNY GIRL National Tour, and More!

Top stories include Parade transferring to Broadway next month, plus Funny Girl will launch a national tour, and more!

Alan H. Green, Lesli Margherita, and More Will Lead Reading of ROMEO VS. JULIET

On January 25, 2023, Keaka Productions, LLC and Amir Kishon will present an industry reading of Romeo vs. Juliet, a  play by Ephraim Kishon and adapted by Mikhl Yashinsky.

Red Bull Theater's YOUR OWN THING Starring Eddie Cooper, Lilli Cooper, Santino Fontana & More to Take Place Next Week

RED BULL THEATER will rediscover the hit 1968 musical Your Own Thing and to give it its the first New York presentation in decades with a star-studded cast lead by Eddie Cooper, Tony Award nominee Lilli Cooper, Tony Award-winner Santino Fontana, Olivier Award-winner Lesli Margherita, Simon Pearl, Michael Pilato, Jennifer Sánchez, and Vaden Thurgood. 

Photos: Michael Childers Presents NEW YORK, NEW YORK at the MCCallum Theatre

See photos from Michael Childers' New York, New York at the MCCallum Theatre. The performance was one night only!

Lesli Margherita, Simon Pearl & More Join YOUR OWN THING Benefit Performance at Red Bull Theater

RED BULL THEATER has announced that Lesli Margherita, Simon Pearl, Michael Pilato, and Vaden Thurgood have been added to the cast of their one-night-only benefit performance of the hit 1968 rock musical Your Own Thing.

Photos: See Santino Fontana, Lesli Margherita & More at Abingdon Theatre Company's 30th Anniversary Gala

Abingdon Theatre Company rang in their 30th anniversary at their annual gala on October 24 at The Edison Ballroom. Stars came out to celebrate Abingdon’s milestone 30th anniversary as ATC honored Legacy Award Recipient Tony Award winner David Zippel and ATC Board President DMW Greer. See photos from the event here!

Anthony Rapp, Elizabeth Stanley, Major Attaway & More to Perform At BROADWAY'S GOT GUTS Gala

Anthony Rapp ('Rent'), Elizabeth Stanley ('Jagged Little Pill'), Tony Yazbeck ('Flying Over Sunset'), Max Von Essen ('Anastasia'), Alexandra Silber ('Fiddler On The Roof'), Major Attaway ('Aladdin'), and Becky Gulsvig ('Come From Away') will perform at the 55th annual gala of the Greater New York Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation on Monday, November 14, 2022 at Cipriani South Street.


Lesli Margherita has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

Lesli Margherita has appeared on London's West End in 2 shows.

Lesli Margherita's first West End show was Zorro which opened in 2008

Lesli Margherita has been nominated for the Outstanding Solo Performance award at the Drama Desk Awards for her role in "Who's Holiday!".

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