Leslie Kritzer – will star in the upcoming Broadway musical – BEATLEJUICE opening this spring at the Winter Garden Theater. Leslie made her Broadway debut in Hairspray, following that Legally Blonde, winning the Clarence Derwent Award for most promising performer; A Catered Affair starring opposite Tom Wopat earning her a Drama Desk nomination; Sondheim on Sondheim opposite Vanessa Williams, ELF, in which she starred as Jovie opposite Wayne Knight and most recently in Something Rotten. Leslie was seen Off-Broadway in the new musical, Piece of My Heart, at the Signature Theatre; in 2013 she starred in Nobody Loves You and The Memory Show; the cast album of The Memory Show was released earlier this month on the Yellow Sound label. Her other Off-Broadway credits include Rooms: A Rock Romance, which earned her an Outer Critics Circle nomination; The Great American Trailer Park Musical, earning her a second Drama Desk nomination, and Bat Boy: The Musical. She played Hildy in On the Town for New York CityCenter Encores!, and she was in the national tour of Urinetown. Some regional credits include Pop! at Yale Repertory Theatre, Every Tongue Confess at the Arena Stage, and First You Dream at the Kennedy Center. Leslie received enthusiastic critical acclaim, a TimeOut New York Award, and a Special Achievement MAC Award, for Leslie Kritzer Is Patti LuPone at Les Mouches, a re-creation of Patti LuPone’s famed nightclub act. The show had a sold-out run at Joe’s Pub, followed by performances at The Plush Room in San Francisco. Last winter Leslie recived raves for her performance in The Honeymooners playing Alice Kramden at Papermill Playhouse. Leslie also starred on the HBO TV series VINYL opposite Ray Romano.