Lesli Margherita

 

Lesli Margherita (Mona Kent)is thrilled to be back at the Playhouse after portraying Miss Adelaide in 2017’s Guys and Dolls! She is also grateful to be reunited with Randy Skinner playing Mona Kent, the role she originated in the Broadway production. Lesli won the Olivier Award for her West End debut as Inez in Zorro The Musical, and made her Broadway debut originating the role of Mrs. Wormwood in Matilda The Musical. Off-Broadway credits include originating the role of Cindy Lou Who in the one-woman tour-de-forceWho’s Holiday, which earned her critical acclaim as well as a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance, a Lortel nominationfor Outstanding Solo Show and an Off-Broadway Alliance nomination for Best Solo Performance. Other Off-Broadway credits include an award-winning turn as Signora Psyche Zinobia in A Scythe of Time (NYMF; Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role) and most recently, Princess in Emojiland. TV/Film: next seen recurring on “The Fairly OddParents” (Paramount+) and HBO’s “Minx.” She is currently in theaters in the Sopranos sequel, “The Many Saints of Newark.” Most recent recurring tv/film: “The Crew,” “Homeland,” “Transparent,” “Most Likely To,” “Housebroken,” “Instinct,” “Elementary,” “Seven Seconds,” Opening Night.Regional stage credits include Phyllis in Flamingo Kid (Hartford Stage); Adelaide in Guys & Dolls(Bucks County Playhouse); Esmeralda in Hunchback Of Notre Dame(Sacramento Music Circus); Lilli / Kate in Kiss Me Kate (Reprise; Ovation Award – Best Actress); The Gronholm Method (The Falcon ; Ovation nom. – Best Ensemble); Aldonza in Man Of La Mancha (MTW; Ovation nom. & LADCC nom – Best Actress); Julie in Showboat (Goodspeed Opera); Audrey in Little Shop Of Horrors (La Mirada), and Lady of the Lake in Spamalot (Sacramento Music Circus).Lesli’s critically acclaimed solo shows continueto play to crowds across the country, and her debut live album, Rule Your Kingdom, can be heard on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play and Amazon. @QueenLesli | leslimargherita.com