Laurie Beechman

Laurie Beechman

Performer

When Laurie Beechman sang Grizabella at the June 1997 gala celebrating Cats becoming the longest-running Broadway show, audiences hoped this meant her eight-year battle with cancer was behind her. Alas, that wasn't the case. Beechman died Mar. 8, 1998, at age 43.

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  • Born: Apr 4, 1953 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Death: Mar 8, 1998 in White Plains, New York

Roles (10)

Les Miserables Playbill - Opening Night, March 1987 Les Misérables (1987)
Opened Mar 12, 1987
  • as Fantine (Replacement)
  • Arrived on Jan 15, 1990
Cats Playbill - Opening Night, Oct 1982 Cats (1982)
Opened Oct 7, 1982
  • as Grizabella (Replacement)
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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Playbill - Feb 1982 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1982)
Opened Jan 27, 1982
  • as Narrator (Original)
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The Pirates of Penzance Playbill - Jan 1981 The Pirates of Penzance (1981)
Opened Jan 8, 1981
  • Swing (Original)
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Annie Playbill - Feb 1980 Annie (1977)
Opened Apr 21, 1977
  • as Sophie, the Kettle (Original)
  • as Perkins (Original)
  • as Ensemble (Original)
  • as Cecile (Original)
  • as Bonnie Boylan (Original)
  • as A Star to Be (Original)
Annie - May 1977
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Awards

Drama Desk Award
1982 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Nominee
Theatre World
1982 Theatre World Award Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Winner
Tony Award
1982 Featured Actress in a Musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Nominee