Beth Leavel is a Tony Award-winning Broadway actress best known for her versatile and comedic roles in musicals such as The Drowsy Chaperone, The Prom, and Something Rotten!. She has also appeared in television shows such as Smash and The Good Wife.
Leavel was born in Burlington, North Carolina, in 1956. She began performing in community theater as a teenager, and went on to study at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. After graduating, Leavel moved to New York City to pursue a career in theater.
Leavel made her Broadway debut in the 1980 production of 42nd Street as a replacement for Annie. She went on to appear in a number of other Broadway musicals, including Crazy for You, The Civil War, and Show Boat. In 2006, Leavel starred in the title role of the Broadway musical The Drowsy Chaperone. Her performance was critically acclaimed, and she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
In 2018, Leavel starred as Dee Dee Allen in the Broadway musical The Prom. Her performance was once again critically acclaimed, and she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. In 2023, Leavel starred as Miranda Priestly in the Broadway musical adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada. Her performance has received rave reviews from critics, and she is considered to be one of the frontrunners for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical this year.
Leavel is a highly respected actress in the theater world. She is known for her versatility, her comedic timing, and her vocal abilities. Leavel is also known for her positive attitude and her commitment to her work.
In addition to her work on stage, Leavel has also appeared in a number of films and television shows. She has guest starred on shows such as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, ER, and Blue Bloods. She has also appeared in films such as The Producers and The Greatest Showman.
Leavel is a talented and versatile actress who has made a significant contribution to the theater world. She is a role model for aspiring actors and actresses everywhere.