Autumn Hurlbert

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Autumn Hurlbert
Autumn Hurlbert 2012.jpg
Hurlbert in the play Private Lives in 2012
Born Autumn Marie Hurlbert
(1980-03-06) March 6, 1980 (age 36)
Great Falls, Montana
Education University of Northern Colorado
Occupation Actress, singer, dancer
Years active 2003–present
Agent C.E.S.D.
Spouse(s) Tim Norman (2011-present)

Autumn Hurlbert (born in Great Falls, Montana)[1] is an American actress, singer, and dancer. Hurlbert is best known as the runner-up on the reality competition series Legally Blonde: The Musical – The Search for Elle Woods. After taping the competition, Hurlbert served as a member of the Broadway cast in Legally Blonde: The Musical until its closing on Oct 19, 2008. She also understudied the parts of Elle and Margot on Broadway.[2] Ultimately, Hurlbert did headline as Elle Woods in a 2012 version of the production, directed by Denis Jones.[3]

Hurlbert's other Broadway credits include the first national tour of the musical Little Women,[4] and numerous regional and touring credits, including: Belle in Beauty & the Beast, Eponine in Les Miserablés, and the Mistress in Evita.[5] In 2009, Hurlbert was awarded the FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award for Outstanding Actor for originating the role of Abby Lawrence in the comedy hit: A Contemporary American's Guide to a Successful Marriage, 1959.[6]

Hurlbert starred as Rachel Hughes in the 2010 award-winning film SuddenDeath!, directed by Adam Hall. In Fall 2010, Hurlbert co-starred with Phylicia Rashad in Marcus Gardley’s new play: every tongue confess, directed by Kenny Leon. Hurlbert received critical acclaim for originating the role of Benny Pride. Hilton Als of The New Yorker characterized her performance as “phenomenal”.[7]

Hurlbert made her Off-Broadway debut in 2011, starring in the Outer Critics Circle Award-nominated musical Tomorrow Morning, at the York Theatre. Tomorrow Morning, with book, music and lyrics by Laurence Mark Wythe is a new musical about two couples. Tomorrow Morning has been produced in London, Chicago, Tokyo and Seoul and, in 2009, won Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Musical.[8]

In 2012, Hurlbert starred as Sibyl in Noël Coward's Private Lives at the Huntington Theater in Boston, directed by Maria Aitken.[9] This very successful production has been slated to return to the stage in 2014 at the Shakespeare Theatre Company, in Washington D.C.[10] Also in 2012, Hurlbert starred as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde: The Musical at the North Carolina Theatre.[11]

She teamed up again with Hall in 2013 as a scientist named Taylor in the web-series Research, alongside Barry Bostwick and Doug Jones.[12] Hurlbert played Samantha in the new Off-Broadway musical Nobody Loves You, at Second Stage Theatre.[13]

Hurlbert appeared in NBC's The Sound of Music Live! special on 12/5/2013.[14]

In Spring 2014, Hurlbert reprised her role as Sibyl in "Private Lives", again under the direction of Maria Aiken. This production played at the Lansburg Theatre, part of the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC.[15]

Hurlbert is currently starring Off-Broadway in "It's Only Kickball, Stupid", directed by Adam Fitzgerald.[16]

She will begin performances as Portia in Something Rotten! starting on January 10th.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Autumn - Autumn Marie - ABOUT AUTUMN
  2. ^ "Bailey Hanks Wins MTV Competition And Will Be Next Elle Woods!". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  3. ^ NC Theatre, Legally Blonde The Musical, October 9-14, 2012. Archived October 25, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Broadway World". broadwayworld.com. Archived from the original on 15 May 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "Legally Blonde the Musical Broadway". Legally Blonde The Musical. Archived from the original on 6 October 2008. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award Winners Announced". Playbill.com. 2009-08-31. Archived from the original on 2012-01-26. Retrieved 2015-09-30. 
  7. ^ "America, America". The New Yorker. 2010-12-13. Retrieved 2015-09-30. 
  8. ^ "'Tomorrow Morning' Listing". York Theatre Company. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  9. ^ [1] Archived May 3, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ Hayley Levitt (2013-02-07). "Shakespeare Theatre Company Announces 2013-2014 Season". TheaterMania.com. Retrieved 2015-09-30. 
  11. ^ "PHOTO CALL: Autumn Hurlbert, Constantine Rousouli, Kathy Fitzgerald Star in North Carolina Theatre's Legally Blonde". Playbill.com. 2012-10-09. Archived from the original on 2013-12-11. Retrieved 2015-09-30. 
  12. ^ "Research Cast". Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  13. ^ "Hot Tub Time! Reality TV Musical Comedy Nobody Loves You Opens Off-Broadway". Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  14. ^ "NBC Announces Full Cast for Carrie Underwood-Led THE SOUND OF MUSIC; Live Special Airs 12/5". Broadwayworld.com. Retrieved 2015-09-30. 
  15. ^ Marks, Peter (2014-06-12). "'Private Lives': Old flames reignite in smart Lansburgh revival of Coward's comedy". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2015-09-30. 
  16. ^ "Caroline Prugh's It's Only Kickball, Stupid to Play at the Hartley House". TheaterMania.com. 2014-07-21. Retrieved 2015-09-30. 
  17. ^ "Casting Complete for National Tour of Something Rotten". playbill.com. 2016-11-17.  Unknown parameter |accessdates= ignored (help)

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