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Liz Mikel

 
Bio:
Liz Mikel is a multifaceted artist that has been a staple in the DFW Arts scene for more than 30 years. Her love of performing, warmth, magnetic presence and dynamic voice has endeared her to audiences worldwide. Like a painter with a blank canvas, she makes every performance an original. An ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Liz Mikel is a multifaceted artist that has been a staple in the DFW Arts scene for more than 30 years. Her love of performing, warmth, magnetic presence and dynamic voice has endeared her to audiences worldwide. Like a painter with a blank canvas, she makes every performance an original. An ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company Broadway Revival, 2022
John Hancock
  [St. Louis, MO (Regional)]
The Muny Revival, 2017
Sylvia
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Hetaira
  [Off-Broadway]
Transport Group Production, 2011
Heterai

Photos

Liz Mikel (left, seated), Mehry Eslaminia (center, standing), and members of the comp Photo

Liz Mikel (left, seated), Mehry Eslaminia (center, standing), and members of the company

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Date:
05/26/2022
Mehry Eslaminia, Brooke Simpson, Allison Briner Dardenne, Liz Mikel, Joanna Glushak,  Photo

Mehry Eslaminia, Brooke Simpson, Allison Briner Dardenne, Liz Mikel, Joanna Glushak, and Lulu Picart

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Date:
05/26/2022
Crystal Lucas-Perry, Liz Mikel, and Brooke Simpson Photo

Crystal Lucas-Perry, Liz Mikel, and Brooke Simpson

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Date:
05/16/2022
Nancy Anderson, Liz Mikel, and Mehry Eslaminia Photo

Nancy Anderson, Liz Mikel, and Mehry Eslaminia

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Date:
05/16/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company Broadway Revival, 2022
John Hancock

  [St. Louis, MO (Regional)]
The Muny Revival, 2017
Sylvia

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Hetaira

  [Off-Broadway]
Transport Group Production, 2011
Heterai

Liz Mikel Biography

Liz Mikel is a multifaceted artist that has been a staple in the DFW Arts scene for
more than 30 years. Her love of performing, warmth, magnetic presence and
dynamic voice has endeared her to audiences worldwide. Like a painter with a
blank canvas, she makes every performance an original.
An accomplished actress and vocalist, Liz has transitioned seamlessly from stage
to television, studio recordings, cabaret and feature films. Ms. Mikel has toured
both nationally and abroad and has worked alongside some of the industry's
biggest celebrities.
Her recurring role as Corrina Williams on NBC's Emmy Award Winning Series,
Friday Night Lights, tugged the heartstrings of viewers and critics alike. She had
audiences laughing in the star packed, Martin Lawrence blockbuster, Welcome Home
Roscoe Jenkins, playing the wife of the late Michael Clark Duncan. She was cast by
comedian/director, Ben Stiller, and body slammed him in, The Secret Life Of Walter
Mitty. And director Tate Taylor, (The Help), handpicked Mikel to portray Gertrude
Saunders opposite the late, great Chadwick Boseman in the James Brown biopic,
Get On Up.
Mikel received rave reviews in both her Off-Broadway and Broadway debuts as
the all knowing muse/madam, Hetaira, in the Douglas CarterBeane/Lewis Flinn
musical, Lysistrata Jones.
Liz had the prestigious honor of being personally invited by Activist/ Playwright, V
(formerly Eve Ensler), to participate in the star-studded 10th anniversary of the Vagina Monologues. In addition to performing her selected monologue, she was also
chosen by Ensler to stand in for Oprah Winfrey in her absence. Mikel joined Ensler
for the World Premiere of her comedy, O.P.C., at the Tony Award winning
American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Mass.
In 2018, the Tony Award winner sought out Liz for yet another premiere. V
teamed up with the Abingdon Theatre Company to bring her trio of short plays,
Fruit Trilogy, to the Lucille Lortel Theatre. The play, which deals with the
exploitation and eventual reclaiming of the female body, came on the
20th anniversary of her groundbreaking work, The Vagina Monologues.
As a vocalist, Liz has opened for Erykah Badu, Branford Marsalis, Issac Hayes,
Joan Rivers, Gennifer Flowers, Chrisette Michele, Ledisi and her friend, Blues
legend, Lucky Peterson. In 2017, she joined Peterson for a special New Year’s
Eve performance at Le Duc des Lombards in Paris, France.
New York's Jim Caruso added Liz's powerhouse prowess to his Best Of Cast Party
at Town Hall alongside Jane Monheit, Lisa Lampanelli, Linda Lavin and Marilyn
Maye.
For the past 8 years, Liz has hosted The Entertainer’s Showcase at Dallas’ oldest
Jazz venue, The Balcony Club. During the Covid 19 Pandemic, Liz and pianist,
Linny Nance switched gears and brought music to fans in their home instead. They
broadcasted Monday Night Music Therapy LIVE on Facebook on Monday nights.
The Balcony Club has reopened and the showcase is back EVERY Monday in
Lakewood. It features some of the best talent in the Metroplex.
Also during the pandemic, Liz participated in several high profile virtual events
including; That Kindness-A play for Nurses by V, (formerly known as Eve Ensler);
The People’s Summit/Transformation2020; Manhattan Theatre Club’s Ted
Snowdon Reading Series and Dallas Theater Center’s, In The Bleak Midwinter-A
Christmas Carol For Our Times.
Liz has been lauded and recognized for her artistic achievements by D Magazine,
Dallas Theater Critics Forum, Dallas Observer, Dallas Voice Reader’s Choice
Award, The Sankofa Award, Leon Rabin Award, The Column Awards (multiple),
Broadway World Award, Black Women In Jazz and was a nominee for Dallas
Morning News' 2012 Texan Of The Year. She was selected by the Dallas Observer
as one of the City's 30 People to Watch in 2013, and was featured on the cover.
Liz is honored to have been selected as a recipient of the 2015 Lunt Fontanne
Fellowship by the Ten Chimneys Foundation, and attended a week long
intensive workshop with Master Teacher, Phylicia Rashad.
Ms. Mikel received the 2018 Award For Excellence in Community Service
from the Dallas Historical Society for making significant contributions to
Dallas’ quality of life.
In the Spring of 2019, Dallas Theater Center honored Liz with the Bill and
Linda Custard Award for her extraordinary, distinguished and long-time service
to DTC.
Mikel was the recipient of the prestigious, 2021 Fullinwider Award at the 10th
annual Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theater Awards. The
Fullinwider Award is presented to artists with roots in the North Texas community
who have gone on to have had significant impact on the local, regional, and national
theater communities
Liz will play John Handcock in the upcoming Broadway Revival and tour of the
musical comedy 1776 and is anticipating returning to Broadway.
1776 will be directed by Tony Award winner and American Repertory Theater
artistic director, Diane Paulus and Jeffrey Page.
Mikel is a proud member of the Dee and Hal Brierley Resident Acting
Company of the Tony Award winning, Dallas Theater Center. And has just celebrated her 30th year at DTC.
She is a member of both professional actor’s unions, Actors’Equity
Association and Screen Actor’s Guild.
A dedicated mother and grandmother, Liz thanks her family, both
biological and chosen for their support and love!
Follow Liz online!
Facebook: Ms. Liz Mikel; Instagram: @miz_lyzz; Twitter: @mizlyzz




Liz Mikel News

VIDEO: Diane Paulus and Jeffrey L. Page Discuss Reckoning With American History in Br Photo VIDEO: Diane Paulus and Jeffrey L. Page Discuss Reckoning With American History in Broadway-Bound 1776
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 7, 2022

Co-director and A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus discusses reckoning with American history in 1776. Watch here!

VIDEO: First Look at the Trailer for Broadway-Bound 1776 at A.R.T. Photo VIDEO: First Look at the Trailer for Broadway-Bound 1776 at A.R.T.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022

Get a first look at the trailer here for the new Diane Paulus directed production of 1776!

Photo: Senator Elizabeth Warren Attends 1776 At American Repertory Theater Photo Photo: Senator Elizabeth Warren Attends 1776 At American Repertory Theater
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 20, 2022

Massachusetts Senator and American Repertory Theater fan Elizabeth Warren attended 1776 on Thursday, June 16.

Photos: Broadway-Bound 1776 Celebrates Opening Night at American Repertory Theatre Photo Photos: Broadway-Bound 1776 Celebrates Opening Night at American Repertory Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - May 27, 2022

On May 26 following the Harvard University Commencement, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson attended the Opening performance of American Repertory Theater’s revival of 1776.

Photos: First Look at All New Photos of Broadway-Bound 1776 Photo Photos: First Look at All New Photos of Broadway-Bound 1776
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2022

All new photos have been released for the pre-Broadway engagement of 1776, opening tonight at the American Repertory Theatre!

Photo: First Look at Broadway-Bound 1776 at A.R.T. Photo Photo: First Look at Broadway-Bound 1776 at A.R.T.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022

The Broadway-bound production of 1776 began performances last week at American Repertory Theater at Harvard University and we've got the first photos of the cast and the new production.

Photos: First Look Inside Rehearsal For Broadway-Bound 1776 at A.R.T. Photo Photos: First Look Inside Rehearsal For Broadway-Bound 1776 at A.R.T.
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2022

The A.R.T./Roundabout Theatre Company revival of 1776 begins at A.R.T. on Tuesday, May 17 and plays through Sunday, July 24. Following its premiere at A.R.T., 1776 will begin performances in September 2022 at Roundabout’s American Airlines Theatre in New York City before embarking on a 16-city national tour in February 2023.

BWW Review: Dallas Theater Center's THE SOUND OF MUSIC Modernizes a Beloved Classic Photo BWW Review: Dallas Theater Center's THE SOUND OF MUSIC Modernizes a Beloved Classic
by Emily Short - Apr 21, 2022

Dallas Theater Center brings the well-known, beloved story of The Sound of Music to Wyly Theatre for a short while longer. Don't miss out on the songs you know and love, performed by this skilled, multicultural cast. March 26-April 24. Read our critic's review.

Tickets On Sale for Dallas Theater Center's CENTERSTAGE 2022 Photo Tickets On Sale for Dallas Theater Center's CENTERSTAGE 2022
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 8, 2022

Tickets are available for Dallas Theater Center's annual fundraising event, Centerstage 2022, to take place at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre on Saturday, May 7.

Photos: Broadway-Bound 1776 Kicks Off Rehearsals! Photo Photos: Broadway-Bound 1776 Kicks Off Rehearsals!
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 8, 2022

American Repertory Theater at Harvard University announced today the full cast and creative team of its upcoming revival of 1776 directed by Jeffrey L. Page and Diane Paulus. Go inside the first day of rehearsals!

Liz Mikel Videos

VIDEO: Liz Mikel As Stage Manager In OUR TOWN At Dallas Theater Center VideoVIDEO: Liz Mikel As Stage Manager In OUR TOWN At Dallas Theater Center
by Stage Tube - Feb 14, 2022

Dallas Theater Center (DTC) celebrates the 125th birthday of Our Town playwright Thorton Wilder with its newest production at the Kalita Humphreys Theater which began performances January 27.

VIDEO: Broadway-Bound Liz Mikel Says 'Thank You, Dallas' VideoVIDEO: Broadway-Bound Liz Mikel Says 'Thank You, Dallas'
by Stage Tube - Feb 14, 2022

Watch below as Brierley Resident Acting Company member Liz Mikel invites audiences to experience 'Our Town' at Dallas Theater Center before she heads to Broadway in 1776!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At OUR TOWN At Dallas Theater Center VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At OUR TOWN At Dallas Theater Center
by Stage Tube - Feb 11, 2022

Dallas Theater Center (DTC) celebrates the 125th birthday of Our Town playwright Thorton Wilder with its newest production at the Kalita Humphreys Theater which began performances January 27.

VIDEO: First Look at SPRING AWAKENING at TUTS VideoVIDEO: First Look at SPRING AWAKENING at TUTS
by Stage Tube - Oct 9, 2019

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) presents Spring Awakening!

VIDEO: Shakespeare Meets Elvis in Highlights from The Muny's ALL SHOOK UP
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2017

Set to the chart-topping hits of the King of Rock 'n' Roll, himself, Elvis Presley, and based on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, All Shook Up follows the story of Natalie, a tomboy mechanic with a longing heart, and Chad, a mysterious, hip-swiveling roustabout who is new to town and ready to shake things up. Set in the 1950s, and filled with secret crushes, hysterical shenanigans and matters of the heart, this is one Muny production that promises to have the entire family dancing in their 'Blue Suede Shoes.'

VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of The Muny's ALL SHOOK UP
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 13, 2017

Set to the chart-topping hits of the King of Rock 'n' Roll, himself, Elvis Presley, and based on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, All Shook Up follows the story of Natalie, a tomboy mechanic with a longing heart, and Chad, a mysterious, hip-swiveling roustabout who is new to town and ready to shake things up. Set in the 1950s, and filled with secret crushes, hysterical shenanigans and matters of the heart, this is one Muny production that promises to have the entire family dancing in their "Blue Suede Shoes."

From the BroadwayWorld Vaults: Relive the Magic of LYSISTRATA JONES
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 1, 2015

In honor of Throwback Thursday, BroadwayWorld is celebrating the past with a new series that will take you back in time with some of our favorite vintage video features. That's right- we are opening up the BroadwayWorld Vaults to reminisce on shows are long gone from the Broadway-scene, but have left an indelible mark on the world of theatre as a whole. Today, we bring you a vintage video from 2011. Relive the magic of LYSISTRATA JONES below!

BWW TV: Bryan Batt on Heading to The MUNY in HAIRSPRAY, His Broadway Career & More
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 24, 2015

The Muny is currently presenting Hairspray, winner of the 2003 Tony¬ģ Award for Best Musical, featuring music by¬†Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman with a book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan. The Muny's production of Hairspray is directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges and music directed by Charlie Alterman. Starring as Edna Turnblad is stage and screen vet¬†Bryan Batt, who recently sat down the executive producer and artistic director Mike Isaacson and opened up about his career and taking on the role - check out the interview below!

BWW TV: Welcome to The Muny! Check Out Highlights from the Starry Summer Production of HAIRSPRAY
by TV - On the Road - Jun 24, 2015

The Muny is currently presenting Hairspray, winner of the 2003 Tony¬ģ Award for Best Musical, featuring music by¬†Marc Shaiman¬†&¬†Scott Wittman¬†with a book by Mark O'Donnell &¬†Thomas Meehan. The Muny's production of Hairspray is directed and choreographed by¬†Dan Knechtges¬†and music directed by¬†Charlie Alterman. Check out a first look at the cast of the starry summer production below!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of Dallas Theater's JOSEPH!
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2012

Dallas Theater Center presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre at the AT&T Performing Arts Center June 22 - Aug. 5. DTC Associate Artistic Director Joel Ferrell will direct and choreograph a fresh retelling of this family-friendly musical staring Sydney James Harcourt as Joseph and Dallas favorite Liz Mikel as the Narrator. Click below to watch a preview of the show!


Liz Mikel Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Liz Mikel been in?
Liz Mikel has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Liz Mikel been in?
Liz Mikel has not appeared in the West End

What is Liz Mikel next theatre project?
Liz Mikel's next show will be 1776 which opens on 10/6/2022 on Broadway.