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Keala Settle Biography

 
Bio:
Keala Settle is best known for her portrayal of bearded woman "Lettie Lutz" in the feature musical "The Greatest Showman." The film's song, "This Is Me," won the 2018 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Settle made her ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Keala Settle is best known for her portrayal of bearded woman "Lettie Lutz" in the feature musical "The Greatest Showman." The film's song, "This Is Me," won the 2018 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Settle made her ... (read complete bio)

Keala Settle is best known for her portrayal of bearded woman "Lettie Lutz" in the feature musical "The Greatest Showman." The film's song, "This Is Me," won the 2018 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Settle made her Broadway debut in 2011 in "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert." She originated the role of "Norma Valverde" in "Hands on a Hardbody" and was nominated for the Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk Award and Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Settle originated the role of "Becky" in the musical "Waitress," and played the roles of "Madame Thenardier" in the revival of "Les Misérables" and "Tracy Turnblad" in the national tour of "Hairspray." In 2019, Settle sang "Seasons of Love" in Fox's Rent: Live.

Also in 2019, Settle toured with Hugh Jackman during his The Man. The Music. The Show. concerts globally performing the song "This Is Me" from The Greatest Showman.

Keala Settle Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Keala Settle, Hands on a Hardbody
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Keala Settle, Hands on a Hardbody
 
Theatre World Awards - 2013 - Theatre World Award Gold Star
Keala Settle, Hands on a Hardbody
 
Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Keala Settle, Hands on a Hardbody
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production
Keala SettleHairspray