Beth Leavel, ’77 to host workshop for Meredith students

Tony Award winner Beth Leavel, ’77, will present an audition workshop for Meredith College theatre students on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011 in Carswell Auditorium. The workshop is open only to Meredith students, but others are welcome to observe from the audience.

Leavel’s most recent Tony nomination was in 2011 in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for her work in “Baby It’s You!” In 2006, Leavel won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance in “The Drowsy Chaperone.”

Leavel is an accomplished Broadway actress, dancer and singer. During her senior year at Meredith she decided to pursue an acting career. While a student, she performed in Meredith productions “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie,” “Come Blow Your Horn,” “Blithe Spirit,” “The Bald Soprano” and “Cabaret.”

She received her degree in sociology from Meredith, and then earned an MFA at UNC-Greensboro. Leavel first gained national exposure as an understudy to Lucy Arnez in “I Do, I Do,” which led her to a role in “42nd Street,” where she appeared in its Broadway production, its National Touring Company and a run in Japan. Later she starred in “Crazy for You” as Tess and as Ellie in “Show Boat.”

-Melyssa Allen, Marketing

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