Lesli Margherita

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Lesli Margherita
Occupation Actress
Website leslimargherita.com

Lesli Margherita is an American musical theatre, voice, film and television actress.

She trained at UCLA and was soon after chosen to star in MGM's television series Fame L.A. directed by Kenny Ortega. She has gone on to star and recur on numerous television shows and pilots including Major Crimes, The Suite Life on Deck, Charmed, NYPD Blue, The District, JAG, and On The Lot, produced by Steven Spielberg. She is also known for her theatre work, playing Inez in Zorro the Musical in London's West End, for which she won an Olivier Award. She played Mrs. Wormwood on Broadway in Matilda the Musical for over 2 years; followed by a shorter run as the diva, Mona Kent in Dames at Sea which ran for about two months. She then went to star as Esmeralda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Before she returned to Matilda a year later to close the acclaimed Broadway production. [1]


Film and Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997–1998 Fame L.A. Liz Clark 21 episodes
1998 Chicago Hope Antoinette Mangelli Episode: "Deliverance"
1998 The King of Queens Debbie Episode: "Head First"
2001 Nikki Jenna Episode: "Love at First Dwight"
2001 Kristin Roz Episode: "The In-Crowd"
2001 Thieves Leslie Episode: "Liver Let Die"
2002 The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina Voice
2002 JAG Lt. Urbanski Episode: "Critical Condition"
2003 The Electric Piper Janet Dixon Voice
2003 NYPD Blue Roberta Pisano Episode: "Nude Awakening"
2003 The District Det. Barbara Flaherty Episodes: "Hollow Spaces" and "The Voice Inside"
2004 Charmed Ramona Shaw Episode: "Hyde School Reunion"
2007 Cinderella III: A Twist in Time Anastasia Singing voice
2007 The Number 23 Attractive Coed
2007 Boogeyman 2 Gloria
2010 The Suite Life on Deck Isabel Cruz Episode: "Can You Dig It?"
2012 Major Crimes Dee Dee Shaw Episode: "Before and After"
2015 The Good Wife Mama Jill Episode: Cooked
2017 Opening Night Brandy


From 2013 to 2017, Margherita hosted the Broadway.com series Looks Not Books, showing what is like backstage at Matilda. The series ran for three seasons, with a total of 24 episodes, and due to its popularity, Margherita also hosted Ship Happens for Broadway.com in 2015, showing what went on backstage at Dames at Sea. This ran for one season of eight episodes and was never renewed.

In October 2015, Margherita played a guest in the Maximum Fun podcast Can I Pet Your Dog?.[2][3]



Year Show Award ceremony Category Result
2009 Zorro Whatsonstage.com Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Musical Nominated
Laurence Olivier Award Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical Won
2011 Kiss Me, Kate Ovation Award Lead Actress in a Musical Won
2012 Man of La Mancha Lead Actress in a Musical Nominated
2013 Matilda the Musical Fred and Adele Astaire Awards Outstanding Female Dancer in a Broadway Show Nominated
2016 Dames at Sea Outstanding Ensemble in a Broadway Show Nominated


  1. ^ a b c "About Lesli". leslimargherita.com. 
  2. ^ Travis McElroy (13 October 2015). "CIPYD 12: Lesli Margherita and Pit Bull Month". Maximum Fun. Retrieved 2015-10-21. 
  3. ^ BWW News Desk (13 October 2015). "AUDIO: DAMES AT SEA's Lesli Margherita Guests on CAN I PET YOUR DOG? Podcast". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved 2015-10-21. 
  4. ^ "Other works for Lesli Margherita". imdb.com. 

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