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2011
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2011
Live at the Beacon Theatre

Beth Leavel — Nominee for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical

Beth Leavel

Show:
Baby It’s You!

Role:
Florence Greenberg, a New Jersey housewife who transformed herself into a pioneering music producer and creator of Scepter Records, home of the Shirelles and other star acts of the early 1960s.

Bio Brief:
This Tony-winning Broadway musical vet, known for playing no-nonsense heroines, has starred in three shows this season: Mamma Mia!, Elf and Baby It’s You!

Other Honors for This Role:
—Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Musical
—Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Musical

Tony History:
2006: Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone

Fun Fact:
Leavel co-starred with fellow Best Actress nominee Sutton Foster in the hit 2006 musical The Drowsy Chaperone. (They were nominated in separate Tony categories, and Leavel took home the prize.)

Quotable Quote:
“Florence Greenberg is the most famous person you’ve never heard of! I am delighted that her story can be seen by everyone, surrounded by the music that she found and nurtured.” —Leavel in an interview with Broadway.com, 3/11
 

Other Nominees for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical

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