Laura Dreyfuss

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Laura Dreyfuss
Born
Laura Catherine Dreyfuss

(1988-08-22) August 22, 1988 (age 30)
Alma materBoston Conservatory (BFA)
OccupationActress
Years active2010–present

Laura Dreyfuss (born August 22, 1988) is an American actress best known for her role as Zoe Murphy in the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen, and Madison McCarthy on the FOX television show Glee.

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 upcoming Netflix series The Politician.[6] On July 26, 2018, Dreyfuss released her debut single "Be Great" under the stage name Loladre.

Credits[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2017 After Party Lana Lead role

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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

Theater[edit]

Year Title Role Location Notes
2010 Hair Swing N/A National tour
2011 St. James Theatre Broadway
2012–13 Once Girl (standby) Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre Broadway
2013 Girl
2013–14 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 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)
Won [8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ "Discovery: Laura Dreyfuss - Interview Magazine". Interview Magazine. 2017-02-17. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  3. ^ Saciao, Christian. "'Glee' Season 6: Meet The Actors Who Will Play The New Members Of New Directions". Design & Trend. 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". theatermania.com. 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". emmyonline.com. Retrieved March 28, 2018.

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