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Sara Sheperd

 
Bio:
Broadway/ National Tours: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, (u/s Carole, swing, Dance Captain, OBC); Cry-Baby: The Musical (ensemble); Legally Blonde: The Musical, (Kate/ Chutney, u/s Vivienne and Enid). Other favorite credits: Funny Girl (Fanny Brice), Drury Lane Theatre; Oliver! (Nancy), Human ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway/ National Tours: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, (u/s Carole, swing, Dance Captain, OBC); Cry-Baby: The Musical (ensemble); Legally Blonde: The Musical, (Kate/ Chutney, u/s Vivienne and Enid). Other favorite credits: Funny Girl (Fanny Brice), Drury Lane Theatre; Oliver! (Nancy), Human ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2022
Ensemble
  [Off-Broadway]
MCP Concert Presentation, 2019
Ensemble
  [US Tour]
First National Tour, 2015
Carole King [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Performer (Swing) [Replacement]
Carole King (Understudy)
Genie Klein (Understudy)

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2014]
Dance Captain

Photos

Josh A. Dawson, TyNia Brandon, Housso Selon, Salisha Thomas, Jay McKenzie, Sara Shepe Photo

Josh A. Dawson, TyNia Brandon, Housso Selon, Salisha Thomas, Jay McKenzie, Sara Sheperd, Yasmeen Sulieman and Michael Stiggers

From: 
Date:
08/09/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2022
Ensemble

  [Off-Broadway]
MCP Concert Presentation, 2019
Ensemble

  [US Tour]
First National Tour, 2015
Carole King [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Performer (Swing) [Replacement]

Carole King (Understudy)

Genie Klein (Understudy)

Productions

Dance Captain

Sara Sheperd Biography

Broadway/ National Tours: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, (u/s Carole, swing, Dance Captain, OBC); Cry-Baby: The Musical (ensemble); Legally Blonde: The Musical, (Kate/ Chutney, u/s Vivienne and Enid). Other favorite credits: Funny Girl (Fanny Brice), Drury Lane Theatre; Oliver! (Nancy), Human Race Theatre; Little Women (Jo March), John W. Engeman Theatre and CCM. Presidential Scholar in the Arts.





Sara Sheperd News

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Returns to Dr. Phillips Center; Still Photo BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Returns to Dr. Phillips Center; Still Better Than Most Jukebox Musicals
by Aaron Wallace - May 16, 2022

But BEAUTIFUL is structured differently than most 'backstage biomusicals.' It's not a rags to riches story, exactly, nor the routine tale of one woman's ascent to superstardom. Mercifully, we are spared the obligatory plot points of that particular formula. King never learns her contract is unconscionable nor fires a manager in dramatic fashion. There is no descent into addiction, fall from grace, dramatic career slump, or climatic comeback...

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at The Paramount Theatre Photo BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at The Paramount Theatre
by Jay Irwin - Apr 9, 2022

Jukebox musicals are a mainstay of the American Musical Theater. They have recognizable hit songs built in and instant appeal for fans. But they’re difficult to get right, needing a good book to incorporate the songs into a cohesive story. Even more difficult is the jukebox bio-musical where they’re trying to tell the story of the artist’s life with their own songs.

BEAUTIFUL is Coming to Seattle's Paramount Theatre Photo BEAUTIFUL is Coming to Seattle's Paramount Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 16, 2022

The Carole King Musical will return to the Paramount Theatre for three performances only – on Friday, April 8 (8pm) and Saturday, April 9 (2pm and 8pm). The two previously scheduled performances on Sunday, April 10 (1pm and 6:30 pm) have been cancelled due to the limited availability of transportation to ship the set to the tour’s next engagement.

BWW Review: The National Tour of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Opens at the Acad Photo BWW Review: The National Tour of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Opens at the Academy of Music
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 23, 2022

The jukebox musical is a genre of musical theatre that is not always easy to get right. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, which opened last night at the Kimmel Cultural Campus' Academy of Music, is an example of a jukebox musical done perfectly.

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Lied Center For Performing Arts Photo BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Lied Center For Performing Arts
by Analisa Swerczek - Feb 13, 2022

The earth is certainly moving in Lincoln this weekend thanks to the talented cast of the Broadway musical tour BEAUTIFUL The Carole King Musical which is currently showing at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Featuring musical arrangements comprised of some of the biggest hits of the last six decades, Beautiful expertly takes audiences through the highs and lows of the life of beloved singer-songwriter Carole King and her rise to fame.

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Starring Toledo Native Sara Sheperd Plays the Palace in March
by Stephi Wild - Feb 2, 2022

The North American tour will welcome Toledo native Sara Sheperd (Carole King), James D. Gish (Gerry Goffin), Sara King (Cynthia Weil), Ryan Farnsworth (Barry Mann), Matt Loehr (Don Kirshner), and Rachel Coloff (Genie Klein) to the company.

BEAUTIFUL â€" THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is Coming to the Fox Theatre Photo BEAUTIFUL â€" THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is Coming to the Fox Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 10, 2022

Beautiful- The Carole King Musical will welcome Sara Sheperd (Carole King), James D. Gish (Gerry Goffin), Sara King (Cynthia Weil), Ryan Farnsworth (Barry Mann), Matt Loehr (Don Kirshner) and Rachel Coloff (Genie Klein) to the Company. Beautiful – The Carole King Musical will make its Atlanta return at the Fox Theatre May 20-22.

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL  at The Kennedy Center Photo BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at The Kennedy Center
by Pamela Roberts - Dec 19, 2021

Before stepping foot into the theatre, you’ve already experienced the best aspect of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical – the extraordinary songs. The production, touring to the Kennedy Center through January 2, highlights the best of Carole King’s hits and reminds us of the tremendous range of her talent. Sadly, that narrative arc of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical is at such a frantic pace and is so light on details it takes a fascinating true story of grit, luck, and talent and renders it a flat, bland, homogenized variety-show telling of King’s career.

Photos: Check Out New Images of the National Tour of BEAUTIFUL! Photo Photos: Check Out New Images of the National Tour of BEAUTIFUL!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 17, 2021

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical returned to the road on November 2, 2021 in Chicago, IL, having been off the road for 600 days due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Beautiful opened last night at the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank, NJ and will play more than 65 cities on its 2021-22 North American Touring season.

BWW Interview: Sara Sheperd Steps into Carole King's Shoes for the BEAUTIFUL National Photo BWW Interview: Sara Sheperd Steps into Carole King's Shoes for the BEAUTIFUL National Tour
by Rachel Weinberg - Oct 29, 2021

Sara Sheperd steps into the lead role of musician, songwriter, and singer Carole King in the BEAUTIFUL national tour. She chatted with BroadwayWorld Chicago about her long-standing connection with the show, and her excitement about returning to live performance and this iconic role.

Sara Sheperd Videos

VIDEO: Meet the Cast of the BEAUTIFUL National Tour on Backstage LIVE with Richard Ri VideoVIDEO: Meet the Cast of the BEAUTIFUL National Tour on Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Oct 13, 2021

The North American tour of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit musical Beautiful- The Carole King Musical, which has played 1,586 performances in 160 cities over 204 weeks to nearly 2.7 million patrons, is getting ready to hit the road again. Ahead of the reopening, BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge spoke to the show's four leading players: Sara Sheperd (Carole King), James D. Gish (Gerry Goffin), Sara King (Cynthia Weil), and Ryan Farnsworth (Barry Mann) about getting the show ready for audience across America.

BWW Flashback: Celebrate BEAUTIFUL's Anniversary By Looking Back At Opening Night! VideoBWW Flashback: Celebrate BEAUTIFUL's Anniversary By Looking Back At Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 12, 2020

Today is truly one fine day because it is the sixth anniversary of the hit musical Beautiful opening at Broadway's Stephen Sondheim Theatre! In honor of the occasion, we're looking back at the cast and creative team feeling the earth move on the show's opening night! Check out the video to see Jessie Mueller, Anika Larsen, Jarrod Spector, and more celebrating the special night!

VIDEO: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Honors Mothers With Tribute Video VideoVIDEO: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Honors Mothers With Tribute Video
by Stage Tube - May 11, 2018

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical has released a touching tribute to mothers in honor of Mother's Day. Watch the video below!

STAGE TUBE: London Cast of BEAUTIFUL Wishes Broadway Company a Happy First Anniversary!
by Stage Tube - Jan 13, 2015

The London cast of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical sent a video message, including a performance of 'You've Got a Friend,' to the Broadway company ahead of their one year anniversary - check it out below!

STAGE TUBE: BEAUTIFUL Cast Performs at BROADWAY SESSIONS
by Stage Tube - Oct 11, 2014

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL's Sara Sheperd, Rebecca LaChance, and Douglas Lyons recently headlined BROADWAY SESSIONS, an open mic event of musicals. Watch the aforementioned stars, as well as others in the videos below!

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes - BEAUTIFUL's Jessie Mueller Sings, Talks About 'Natural Woman'
by Stage Tube - May 21, 2014

In conjunction with the album's physical release, the show's star, Jessie Mueller ('Carole King'), McGrath (Book) and Steve Sidwell (Orchestrations), discuss (and sing!) one of the show's most iconic tunes, "(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman." Click below for a behind-the-scenes video!

VIDEO: Check Out New TV Spot for BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
by Stage Tube - May 7, 2014

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL has received 7 Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical! Check out an all-new TV spot for the show below!

BWW TV: Broadway's Got a Friend in Carole! King Visits BEAUTIFUL, Sings & Raises $30,000 for BC/EFA!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 4, 2014

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, opened on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) on January 12, 2014, where it continues to break box office records. Just last night, King made a surprise trip to the show, where she not only shocked the cast onstage, but managed to raise $30,000 for BC/EFA for a special duet of 'You've Got a Friend' with Jessie Mueller. Check out highlights from her appearance below!

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes - BEAUTIFUL Cast Talks Recording 'You've Got a Friend'
by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2014

In the video below, go into the recording studio with Broadway's Jessie Mueller (Carole King), Anika Larsen (Cynthia Weil) and Jarrod Spector (Barry Mann) as they discuss and record 'You've Got a Friend' for BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL's cast album!

AUDIO: First Listen- Jessie Mueller Sings from BEAUTIFUL; Cast Album Now Available for Pre-Order
by Stage Tube - Mar 18, 2014

Ghostlight Records has announced that the Original Cast Recording of the new Broadway hit Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, can now be pre-ordered on iTunes, in advance of a Tuesday, April 1st digital release. Those who pre-order the album will immediately receive a special advance track of Jessie Mueller's 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow.' The album, produced by Jason Howland, Steve Sidwell and Billy Jay Stein, with Kurt Deutsch serving as Executive Producer, will be available in-stores on May 13, 2014 and will include a 28-page color booklet with full lyrics, rare and never-before-seen archival and show photos, and liner notes by Beautiful book writer Douglas McGrath. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first listen of 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow', as performed by Jessie Mueller.


Sara Sheperd Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Sara Sheperd been in?
Sara Sheperd has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Sara Sheperd been in?
Sara Sheperd has not appeared in the West End