Laura Catherine Dreyfuss
August 22, 1988
|Alma mater||Boston Conservatory (BFA)|
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 upcoming 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||The Politician||TBA||Upcoming Netflix series; series regular|
|2011||St. James Theatre||Broadway|
|2012–13||Once||Girl (standby)||Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre||Broadway|
|2013–14||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)
- Once in life stop being so darn controling ❤ (11 August 2015). "Glee - NEW CHARACTERS 2015 Mason and Madison McCarthy". Retrieved 12 December 2016 – via YouTube.
- "Discovery: Laura Dreyfuss - Interview Magazine". Interview Magazine. 2017-02-17. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
- Saciao, Christian. "'Glee' Season 6: Meet The Actors Who Will Play The New Members Of New Directions". Design & Trend. 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.