Lesley is appearing in HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN at the Good Theatre in Portland, Maine, singing myriad selections from Barbra Streisand's 60's songbook
Lesley performed live in Times Square on New Year's Eve with the USO Show Troupe on timessquarenyc.org
Lesley appeared at the Shadowland Theater in Ellenville, NY in two back-to-back productions: HONKY-TONK HIGHWAY as Jenine-Kate (Read a review here!) and SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM as Woman #2(Read a review here!).
Lesley joined the variety performing groups of The Water Coolers and the USO.
Lesley appeared as Elizabeth in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at the Gateway and Ogunquit Playhouses.
"Lesley McKinnell is the embodiment of hilarity. Evoking thoughts of SNL's Kristen Wiig, she will have you laughing until you get stomach pains..."
"The only cautionary warning is that this is may not be a show for the whole family... within the first 10 minutes of the show, McKinnell repeatedly wails on the word 'tits' as she sings 'Please Don't Touch Me.'"
- York County Coast Star
Lesley developed a Broadway Pops concert GLITTER & BE GREEN (featuring herself and two WICKED girlfriends) that performed in NY at The Laurie Beechman Theater and at NYU's Cap 21, and will be performing in Connecticut at Japanalia. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings at your venue or university!
Lesley co-starred as Adelaide in GUYS AND DOLLS at the Flat Rock Playhouse.
Lesley studied improv extensively at UCB in LA & NY, and at The Groundlings in LA.
Lesley temporarily re-joined the 1st National Tour of WICKED as a Glinda understudy.
Lesley appeared in the staged reading of SECONDHAND LIONS in New York City.
Lesley recently toured with WICKED, where she understudied the role of Glinda. Read her reviews as Glinda below from Madison,
WI and Indianapolis, IN, and interviews from her home town of Orange County...
Santa Barbara Independent: "As Lind, and then as a succession of characters including a delightful wind-up princess and even the Little Mermaid, Lesley McKinnell is superb, singing brilliantly and giving just the right Glinda-like touch of sparkling wit to her many incarnations."
The Second National Tour continued to visit Ronald McDonald Houses, and more frequently local Children's Hospitals, around the country: Click below to check out articles and videos.