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Lauren Ashley Zakrin is an American musical theatre actress. She was a finalist on MTV's Legally Blonde: The Musical – The Search for Elle Woods, coming in fourth place overall. She has appeared on Broadway, in US National Tours and regional theatre.

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Early life and educationEdit

Life and careerEdit

She was first known as a finalist on MTV's 2008 reality TV show Legally Blonde: The Musical – The Search for Elle Woods.[3] She then understudied the role of Elle Woods on the first US tour of the musical Legally Blonde, and covered the role, together with Laura Bell Bundy, while Becky Gulsvig was unable to perform.[4]

In 2009, she was a replacement in the leading role of Sandy in on the US tour of Grease.[5][6] She then spent a year in the ensemble and as the understudy for Glinda on the first national tour of Wicked.[7] During the summer of 2011 Zakrin performed as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde: The Musical at The Muny Theater in St. Louis Missouri.

She next starred as Brooke in the Las Vegas production of the 2012 Beach Boys musical Surf at Planet Hollywood, directed by Kristin Hanggi.[8]

Zakrin made her Broadway debut in 2014 in Rock of Ages as a replacement in the leading role of Sherrie Christian.[2]

In the fall of 2016, she joined the original Broadway cast of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, understudying Natasha.[2]

She then went on to originate the role of Kathryn Merteuil in “Cruel Intentions: The 90s musical experience” Off-Broadway.

She also appears regularly on the YouTube sketch comedy series "The Kloons."[9]

Zakrin most recently was an ensemble member in the NBC performance of Jesus Christ Superstar Live! and the role of Riley in the Off-Broadway musical We Are The Tigers.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Zakrin, Lauren. "Resume: Lauren Zakrin", accessed March 11, 2017
  2. ^ a b c "Lauren Zakrin", Playbill, accessed March 11, 2017
  3. ^ "Ace Young, Allison Fischer, Laura D'Andre, Jesse JP Johnson and Jamison Scott Join GREASE TOUR". Broadwayworld.com. 2009-11-29. Retrieved 2010-12-22.
  4. ^ "Zakrin, Bundy Share The Spotlight As Elle In TPAC's LEGALLY BLONDE 6/15-6/29". Broadwayworld.com. 2009-05-26. Retrieved 2010-12-22.
  5. ^ "GREASE National Tour Welcomes Lauren Ashley Zakrin as 'Sandy,' 10/23". Broadwayworld.com. 2009-10-23. Retrieved 2010-12-22.
  6. ^ "TALKING WITH LAUREN ASHLEY ZAKRIN… also known as SANDY". www.playhousesquare.org. Retrieved 2010-12-22.
  7. ^ "Wicked". Worldofstage.com. Retrieved 2010-12-22.
  8. ^ Hetrick, Adam. "Kristin Hanggi Will Direct Beach Boys Musical Surf; Lauren Zakrin, Adrian Zmed, Robert Torti to Star", Playbill, June 7, 2012, accessed March 11, 2017
  9. ^ "The Kloons". The Kloons. Retrieved 2011-12-02.
  10. ^ Gans, Andrew (December 20, 2018). "The Great Comet and Cruel Intentions' Lauren Zakrin Among Cast of Off-Broadway Musical We Are the Tigers". Playbill. Retrieved 2019-04-15.

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