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Peyton Ella

 
Bio:
Peyton Ella, age 7, is excited and grateful to have been cast in the role of Gretl in NBC's Sound of Music airing live on December 5th. She is currently in rehearsal in New York City with a star-studded cast including the amazing Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer. Audra McDonald, Christian Borle and ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Peyton Ella, age 7, is excited and grateful to have been cast in the role of Gretl in NBC's Sound of Music airing live on December 5th. She is currently in rehearsal in New York City with a star-studded cast including the amazing Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer. Audra McDonald, Christian Borle and ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [St. Louis, MO (Regional)]
Muny Production, 2018
Annie
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Playhouse Revival, 2017
Annie (Alternate)
  [Motion Picture]
NBC Live Televised Production, 2013
Gretl von Trapp

Peyton Ella Biography

Peyton Ella, age 7, is excited and grateful to have been cast in the role of Gretl in NBC's Sound of Music airing live on December 5th. She is currently in rehearsal in New York City with a star-studded cast including the amazing Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer. Audra McDonald, Christian Borle and Laura Benanti.

Peyton is loving every second of this amazing journey which started from an open call audition where she was #545 in line.

The youngster says the best part of this experience is learning every day from her "on set" Von Trapp siblings, which include Ariane Rinehart, Ella Watts-Gorman, Michael Nigro, Joe West, Sophia Caruso & Grace Rundhaug.

Peyton has been dancing long before she could walk and singing long before she could talk. Instead of wanting birthday parties, she would ask to see Broadway shows to celebrate the milestones in her young life.

It wasn't long before Peyton began asking how she, too, could perform on stage someday. Her mom knows exactly what that passion to perform feels like. Peyton is proud to be following in the footsteps of her mother, who also began her theatrical career at the same age of 7. Ironically, her mom's first role was in Richard Rodgers's last Broadway musical entitled
"I Remember Mama". It is very similar situation to Peyton, who also now has the privilege of singing Richard Rodgers' songs in a professional atmosphere.

Prior to Peyton's first professional auditions, she trained rigorously, often several days a week at studios in Manhattan. Dance lessons began at age 3, and singing lessons started at age 6.

The first role Peyton landed was in the Random Farms Kids Theater's prestigious "mainstage" in Westchester County, NY. Peyton was cast as young Shrek, Grumpy the dwarf, & ensemble in SHREK THE MUSICAL, and gained invaluable, hands-on theatrical experience. In addition, Peyton performed the title role in CINDERELLA, also for RFKT, and played a Who-girl in a local production of SEUSSICAL. Next, she was cast as one of the "Young Cosettes/Young Eponines" in a regional production of LES MISERABLES, which has been a dream role since since seeing the movie last year.

Peyton would like to thank the incredible teachers at her school who have supported her in this journey, as well as the team of professional singing, acting and dance teachers in New York City, without whom none of this would be possible.

Much gratitude to Peyton's great representatives, Nancy Carson and the Carson-Adler team, as well as Kim Pedell/Zoom Management. Finally, Peyton is forever grateful to Bernard Telsey, Abbie Brady-Dalton, & Telsey & Co. for giving her a chance.

Peyton is the fourth daughter out of five children, and is in 2nd grade.





Peyton Ella News

Social: Go Behind The Scenes of ANNIE At The Muny On Our Instagram! Photo Social: Go Behind The Scenes of ANNIE At The Muny On Our Instagram!
by Alan Henry - Jul 22, 2018

BroadwayWorld is taking our readers behind the scenes of The Muny's production of ANNIE this Sunday on our Instagram!

Review Roundup: Christopher Sieber, Jennifer Simard, and More Star in ANNIE at The Mu Photo Review Roundup: Christopher Sieber, Jennifer Simard, and More Star in ANNIE at The Muny
by Alan Henry - Jul 20, 2018

Annie, based on the popular 1920s Harold Gray comic strip, Little Orphan Annie, is a seven-time Tony Award-winner and considered one of the most acclaimed musicals of all time. It features unforgettable hits like 'It's the Hard Knock Life,' 'Easy Street' and the iconic Broadway standard 'Tomorrow.' You can bet your bottom dollar this is one beloved, multigenerational Muny favorite guaranteed to entertain the entire family.

Social: Go Behind The Scenes of ANNIE At The Muny On Our Instagram Sunday! Photo Social: Go Behind The Scenes of ANNIE At The Muny On Our Instagram Sunday!
by Alan Henry - Jul 20, 2018

BroadwayWorld is taking our readers behind the scenes of The Muny's production of ANNIE this Sunday on our Instagram!

BWW Review: Darn Tootin'! ANNIE Enchants and Delights at The Muny Photo BWW Review: Darn Tootin'! ANNIE Enchants and Delights at The Muny
by Tanya Seale - Jul 20, 2018

You'd better gussy yourself up and get over to The Muny this week for the seven-time Tony Award-winning musical, Annie. This family show has it all - hope, heart, and a heaping helping of humanity, and Peyton Ella shines in the title role like the superstar she is.

Photo Flash: Christopher Sieber, Jennifer Simard, and More Star in ANNIE at The Muny Photo Photo Flash: Christopher Sieber, Jennifer Simard, and More Star in ANNIE at The Muny
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 19, 2018

Annie, based on the popular 1920s Harold Gray comic strip, Little Orphan Annie, is a seven-time Tony Award-winner and considered one of the most acclaimed musicals of all time. It features unforgettable hits like "It's the Hard Knock Life," "Easy Street" and the iconic Broadway standard "Tomorrow." You can bet your bottom dollar this is one beloved, multigenerational Muny favorite guaranteed to entertain the entire family.

VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at the Muny's ANNIE Photo VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at the Muny's ANNIE
by Stage Tube - Jul 17, 2018

The sun's on its way out at the Muny with the approaching opening of Annie, get a sneak peek below!

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/14/2018
by - Jul 14, 2018

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/14/2018.

The Sun's on its Way Out at the Muny with the Complete Cast and Creative of ANNIE Photo The Sun's on its Way Out at the Muny with the Complete Cast and Creative of ANNIE
by Julie Musbach - May 24, 2018

The Muny announced today its full cast, design and production teams for the theatre's centennial season production of Annie, July 18 -25. 

PHOTO: Composer Charles Strouse Visits ANNIE At Paper Mill Playhouse Photo PHOTO: Composer Charles Strouse Visits ANNIE At Paper Mill Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Dec 5, 2017

Annie composer Charles Strouse recently visited the production currently running at Paper Mill Playhouse! Check out the photo.

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Beth Leavel and Company Perform 'Easy Street' from ANNIE at P Photo BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Beth Leavel and Company Perform 'Easy Street' from ANNIE at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 28, 2017

Watch a new, exclusive clip of Tony Award winner Beth Leavel and company performing 'Easy Street' below!

Peyton Ella Videos

VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at the Muny's ANNIE Videoplay
VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at the Muny's ANNIE

by Stage Tube - Jul 17, 2018

The sun's on its way out at the Muny with the approaching opening of Annie, get a sneak peek below!

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Beth Leavel and Company Perform 'Easy Street' from ANNIE at P Videoplay
BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Beth Leavel and Company Perform 'Easy Street' from ANNIE at Paper Mill Playhouse

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 28, 2017

Watch a new, exclusive clip of Tony Award winner Beth Leavel and company performing 'Easy Street' below!

VIDEO: Check Out the New Trailer for ANNIE at Paper Mill Playhouse Videoplay
VIDEO: Check Out the New Trailer for ANNIE at Paper Mill Playhouse

by Stage Tube - Nov 28, 2017

A new trailer has been released for Annie at Paper Mill Playhouse. Watch the cast performing iconic hits like 'Tomorrow' and 'It's The Hard Knock Life' below!

BWW TV: Christopher Sieber, Beth Leavel, the Orphans and More Preview ANNIE in Rehear Videoplay
BWW TV: Christopher Sieber, Beth Leavel, the Orphans and More Preview ANNIE in Rehearsal at Paper Mill

by TV - On the Road - Nov 15, 2017

It's the hard-knock life! Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents the hit Broadway Tony Award-winning musical Annie, based on 'Little Orphan Annie,' with book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Martin Charnin, directed by Paper Mill's Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee, with choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter and musical direction by Jeffrey Saver. BroadwayWorld visited the company in rehearsal today and got to preview several numbers, see Christopher Sieber get his head shaved for his role as Daddy Warbucks, and chat with the show's stars. Click below to go inside the day!

STAGE TUBE: New Promo Video of GREY GARDENS, Starring Rachel York and Betty Buckley
by Stage Tube - Jul 25, 2016

GREY GARDENS The Musical opened at CTG/Ahmanson Theatre July 13, 2016. Directed by Michael Wilson, performances of the bittersweet story continue through August 14. Check out the new promo video below!

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes and Highlights of GREY GARDENS Starring Betty Buckley and Rachel York!
by Stage Tube - Jul 15, 2016

GREY GARDENS The Musical opened at CTG/Ahmanson Theatre July 13, 2016. Directed by Michael Wilson, performances of the bittersweet story continue through August 14. Check out a behind the scenes look below, along with highlights of the performance!

VIDEO: Betty Buckley & Rachel York Discuss GREY GARDENS THE MUSICAL
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 14, 2016

Below, watch the show's leading ladies Rachel York and Betty Buckley discuss the show during an appearance on ABC news.

VIDEO: TODAY Goes Behind-the-Scenes of THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 5, 2013

This morning's TODAY show gave viewers a behind-the-scenes look at tonight's live broadcast of THE SOUND OF MUSIC (8/7c). Check it out below!

Watch in Full: NBC's MAKING OF THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! with Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer & More
by Stage Tube - Nov 29, 2013

'The Making of The Sound of Music Live!' premiered on NBC on, November 27 at 8pm. The special, produced by NBC News' Peacock Productions, provides an exclusive, behind the scenes look at the three month countdown to 'The Sound of Music Live!,' a three-hour live event, premiering on Thursday, December 5 at 8/7C. Today, NBC released the special online - watch it in full below!

VIDEO: New Video Explores THE SOUND OF MUSIC Through History
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 26, 2013

From Mary Martin on Broadway to an Oscar-Winning film to international status, THE SOUND OF MUSIC has touched countless people on its journey through history.