A few short years ago, Leslie Alexander left the relative safety of Texas—and the security of being a celebrated actress—for the lights of Broadway. The dreams have become reality, with only brighter lights ahead. Most recently, Leslie has starred in Lincoln Center Theatre’s National Tour of “My Fair Lady” as Mrs. Higgins. She also appeared on Broadway in “The Boy From Oz” starring Hugh Jackman, as Josie Mann and Marion.
Leslie was in the original Broadway cast of “Mamma Mia!” and played the role of Tanya. Off-Broadway, Leslie was in The Transport Group’s “The Audience” (Drama Desk Award) and NYMF’s “Twilight in Manchego” and “The Travels.” Other critically acclaimed roles include Dolly Levi in “Hello Dolly!”, Rose in “Gypsy”, Lady Macbeth with the Shakespeare Festival of Dallas, Sylvia Fowler in “The Women”, Anna in “The King and I”, Louise in “Always, Patsy Cline” and Agnes in “I Do! I Do!” (Rabin Award Nominee: Best Actress). She also headlined the concert “The Music of Jerry Herman” at the historical Strand Theatre in Zelionople, PA. At the Denver Center Theatre Company, she appeared as Older Kate in Rattlesnake Kate, Mrs. Cratchit in “A Christmas Carol”, and The Widow in “The Taming of the Shrew.” Leslie traveled throughout the United States and Canada in the National Tour of “Fiddler on the Roof” with Harvey Fierstein, Topol, and Theodore Bikel. Cast albums include “The Boy From Oz,” “Hats!” and “The Spirit of River City.”
Recently, Leslie appeared on HBO’s The Leftovers. You can also see her in the popular video games Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption II. She appeared in The Discovery Investigation Channel’s Momsters as Sandy Todd. You may also recognize her as Phyllis from ABC-TV’s One Life To Live.
Leslie’s other TV appearances include Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Tony Awards, Walker: Texas Ranger, and As The World Turns. Film work includes SpaceMarines, Francesco’s Friendly World, and the shorts – The One O’Clock, A Short Film, and jungLand. She has appeared in national television commercials for Target, American Express, Quaker Oats, Pepcid AC and MCI.
A native Texan, she now happily resides in NYC and is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity Association.