– “A bravura triumph… Her new show… is brimming over with her trademark chutzpah. But it is also heartfelt, smart, honest, and surprisingly vulnerable… [she] was supported by one of Broadway’s finest musical directors, Phil Reno. His arrangements were wonderful and he was the perfect foil for Leavel's lightning-quick wit.” BROADWAYWORLD
Beth Leavel is a Tony Award-winning stage and screen actor. She recently starred as Miranda Priestly in the Chicago premiere of the new musical adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada, directed by Anna Shapiro and featuring music by Sir Elton John. Beth was last seen on Broadway as Dee Dee Allen in The Prom, for which she was nominated for Tony, New York Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Awards. She received Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and LA Drama Critics Awards for her performance as the title character in The Drowsy Chaperone. Other Broadway credits include Baby It’s You, Bandstand, Elf, Mamma Mia!, Crazy For You and 42nd Street. Regionally, Beth has performed some of the most iconic roles in musical theatre, including Mama Rose in Gypsy at The Muny and Dolly Levi in Hello Dolly at Cape Playhouse and The Muny. Beth has dazzled and delighted sold-out audiences with her cabaret act, which she has taken from 54 Below in New York City to other venues across the United States.