Laura Catherine Dreyfuss
August 22, 1988
|Alma mater||Boston Conservatory (BFA)|
Laura Catherine Dreyfuss (born August 22, 1988) is an American actress and singer, known for her roles as Zoe Murphy in the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen, Madison McCarthy on the FOX series Glee and McAfee Westbrook on the Netflix series The Politician.
Early life and career
Dreyfuss earned a BFA in musical theatre from the Boston Conservatory. Dreyfuss was previously cast in the ensemble of the Broadway revival of Hair, then later was a replacement for the main character in the musical, Once.
Dreyfuss originated the role of Zoe Murphy, the love interest of the title character, Evan Hansen, in the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen after previously playing the role in both the Arena Stage and Second Stage Theatre productions. On July 12, 2018 it was announced the Dreyfuss would leave Dear Evan Hansen, with her last show being July 15, 2018. On July 16, 2018 Dreyfuss was announced as a series regular on Ryan Murphy's Netflix series The Politician. On July 26, 2018, Dreyfuss released her debut single "Be Great" under the stage name Loladre.
|2017||After Party||Lana||Lead role|
|2015||Glee||Madison McCarthy||Season 6; 11 episodes|
|2018||The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel||Deecy||Season 2; 2 episodes|
|2019–present||The Politician||McAfee Westbrook||Main cast|
|2011||St. James Theatre||Broadway|
|2012–2013||Once||Girl (standby)||Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre||Broadway|
|2013–2014||What's It All About? Bacharach Reimagined||Performer||New York Theater Workshop||Off-Broadway|
|2015||Dear Evan Hansen||Zoe Murphy||Arena Stage||Original Washington, DC. production|
|2016–2018||Music Box Theatre||Broadway|
Awards and nominations
|2016||Helen Hayes Award||Dear Evan Hansen||Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Musical||Nominated|
|2017||Broadway.com Audience Award||Favorite Featured Actress in a Musical||Won|
|Favorite Onstage Pair||Won|
|Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Female)||Won|
|2018||Grammy Awards||Best Musical Theater Album||Won|
|Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards||"You Will Be Found" (performed on The Today Show)||Outstanding Musical Performance in a Daytime Program
(Ben Platt & the Cast of Dear Evan Hansen)
- "Laura Dreyfuss, Award-Winning Star of 'Dear Evan Hansen' and 'The Politician', Unveils Powerful New Video for "Better Drugs"". Rapid River Magazine. December 9, 2019.
- "Discovery: Laura Dreyfuss - Interview Magazine". Interview Magazine. February 17, 2017. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
- Saciao, Christian. "'Glee' Season 6: Meet The Actors Who Will Play The New Members Of New Directions". Design & Trend. Archived from the original on February 14, 2017. Retrieved March 14, 2015.
- "DEAR EVAN HANSEN | A New Musical On Broadway | Cast & Creative". Dear Evan Hansen. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
- "Laura Dreyfuss Leaving 'Dear Evan Hansen' for New TV Project". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 15, 2018.
- Otterson, Joe (July 16, 2018). "Ryan Murphy Netflix Series 'The Politician' Casts Zoey Deutch, Three More Series Regulars". Variety. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
- Stasio, Marilyn (December 6, 2013). "Off Broadway Review: 'What's It All About? Burt Bacharach Reimagined'". Variety. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
- "Ben Platt and Dear Evan Hansen Cast Receive Daytime Emmy Nomination". theatermania.com. Retrieved March 28, 2018.
- "THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES ANNOUNCES NOMINATIONS FOR THE 45th ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY® AWARDS - The Emmy Awards - The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences". emmyonline.com. Retrieved March 28, 2018.