Laura Dreyfuss

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Laura Dreyfuss
Laura Catherine Dreyfuss

(1988-08-22) August 22, 1988 (age 31)
Alma materBoston Conservatory (BFA)
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active2010–present

Laura Catherine Dreyfuss (born August 22, 1988)[1] 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[edit]

Dreyfuss earned a BFA in musical theatre from the Boston Conservatory.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4] On July 12, 2018 it was announced the Dreyfuss would leave Dear Evan Hansen, with her last show being July 15, 2018.[5] On July 16, 2018 Dreyfuss was announced as a series regular on Ryan Murphy's Netflix series The Politician.[6] On July 26, 2018, Dreyfuss released her debut single "Be Great" under the stage name Loladre.


Year Title Role Notes
2017 After Party Lana Lead role
Year Title Role Notes
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
Year Title Role Venue Notes
2010 Hair Swing N/A National tour
2011 St. James Theatre Broadway
2012–2013 Once Girl (standby) Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre Broadway
2013 Girl
2013–2014 What's It All About? Bacharach Reimagined Performer New York Theater Workshop Off-Broadway[7]
2015 Dear Evan Hansen Zoe Murphy Arena Stage Original Washington, DC. production
2016 Second Stage Off-Broadway
2016–2018 Music Box Theatre Broadway

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Category Result Ref.
2016 Helen Hayes Award Dear Evan Hansen Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Musical Nominated
2017 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)
Won [8][9]


  1. ^ a b "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.
  2. ^ "Discovery: Laura Dreyfuss - Interview Magazine". Interview Magazine. February 17, 2017. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "DEAR EVAN HANSEN | A New Musical On Broadway | Cast & Creative". Dear Evan Hansen. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  5. ^ "Laura Dreyfuss Leaving 'Dear Evan Hansen' for New TV Project". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 15, 2018.
  6. ^ Otterson, Joe (July 16, 2018). "Ryan Murphy Netflix Series 'The Politician' Casts Zoey Deutch, Three More Series Regulars". Variety. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  7. ^ Stasio, Marilyn (December 6, 2013). "Off Broadway Review: 'What's It All About? Burt Bacharach Reimagined'". Variety. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
  8. ^ "Ben Platt and Dear Evan Hansen Cast Receive Daytime Emmy Nomination". Retrieved March 28, 2018.
  9. ^ "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". Retrieved March 28, 2018.

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