THE SCREENING ROOM: Celebrating Kinky Boots Star Annaleigh Ashford

By Playbill Staff
May 16, 2013

Tony Award nominee Annaleigh Ashford, who is stopping the show nightly at Kinky Boots with her song "The History of Wrong Guys," has just been honored with Actors' Equity Foundation's 2013 Clarence Derwent Award for Most Promising Female Performer.



Her career includes such roles as Glinda in Wicked, Margo in Legally Blonde, Maureen in the Off-Broadway revival of Rent and Marcy in the acclaimed Off-Broadway production of Dogfight.

Here's a look at Ashford on stage and in concert:

"So Much Better" from Legally Blonde workshops:

"If Mama Was Married" with "Miranda Sings" at Birdland.

"The History of Wrong Guys" from Kinky Boots.

"Popular" from Wicked.

Audio of "Super Boy and the Invisible Girl" from the New York Musical Theatre festival presentation of Feeling Electric, later Next to Normal.

"Take Me, or Leave Me" from the Off-Broadway Rent revival.

Performing "For Good."

"Sing, But Don't Tell."

"Freedom" with Meghann Fahy.

Performing with Cirque du Soleil's Banana Shpeel on "America's Got Talent."

Playbill.com's highlights from Kinky Boots:

 

 

 

 

The Tony Award-nominated creators and stars of Kinky Boots talk to Playbill.com: