It was an absolute delight to speak with Annaleigh Ashford today on how she constructs a character, her advice for auditioning, and her favorite memories of performing in Legally Blonde.
Annaleigh Ashford is a Tony Award-winning actress for theatre, film, and television. Her Broadway credits include: Sunday in the Park With George, You Can’t Take It With You (Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award), Sylvia, Kinky Boots (Clarence Derwent Award, Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations), Wicked, Hair, Legally Blonde the Musical. Off Broadway: Sunday in the Park with George (Encores!), Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Public Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park), Rent (New World Stages), Dogfight (Second Stage). Betty on Showtime’s critically acclaimed Masters of Sex. Other TV/Film: Bad Education, Unbelievable, Younger, Late Night, Annaleigh Ashford Live from Lincoln Center, American Crime Story: Versace, Second Act, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Law & Order SVU, Smash, Unicorn Store, Sex and the City, Better Off Single, Top Five, Rachel Getting Married, Frozen. Upcoming for Annaleigh: B Positive (CBS); American Crime Story: Impeached.
To catch Annaleigh in her latest role, follow her on Instagram @AnnaleighAshford.