THE SCREENING ROOM: Happy Birthday, Beth Leavel and Beth Fowler (Video)
01 Nov 2012
Tony Award winner Beth Leavel and two-time Tony nominee Beth Fowler celebrate their birthdays Nov. 1. In honor of the Broadway leading ladies, Playbill.com takes a look back at their careers.
Leavel, who will reprise her performance in the upcoming holiday musical Elf, won the Tony Award in 2006 for her performance in the title role in The Drowsy Chaperone and was nominated for her performance in Baby It's You! Her other Broadway credits include Young Frankenstein, Mamma Mia!, 42nd Street, The Civil War, Show Boat and Crazy for You.
Fowler was Tony-nominated in 1990 for her performance as Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd and in 2004 for her performance as Marion Woolnough in The Boy From Oz. She has also been seen on Broadway in Inherit the Wind, Bells Are Ringing, Beauty and the Beast, Teddy & Alice, Take Me Along, Baby, Peter Pan, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, A Little Night Music and Gantry.
Happy birthday, ladies!
Leavel performing "As We Stumble Along" from The Drowsy Chaperone in concert:
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.