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Lilli Cooper is a New York City-born actress.[1] She played Elphaba in the Australian tour of Wicked and Martha in the OBC of Spring Awakening.[2] She is the daughter of actor Chuck Cooper.[3] Cooper attended LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts and Vassar College.[4] She also played Hélène Kuragina in the American Repertory Theatre production of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 in 2015. She originated the role of Sandy Cheeks in the Broadway production of SpongeBob SquarePants, which opened on December 4, 2017.[5]

Lilli Cooper
Years active2006–present

In September 2018, Cooper played Julie Nichols in the musical adaptation of the 1982 film Tootsie in its Chicago debut and reprised the role on Broadway in spring 2019, receiving a Tony Award nomination for her performance.


  1. ^ "Getting to Know SpongeBob SquarePants' Lilli Cooper | | Broadway Tickets". Retrieved 2018-02-17.
  2. ^ Peterson, Tyler. "At This Performance: WICKED's Reigning 'Elphaba' Standby Lilli Cooper!". Retrieved 2018-02-17.
  3. ^ "Lilli Cooper: Full-Time Student, Full-Time Broadway Actress". Retrieved 2018-02-17.
  4. ^ "Lilli Cooper". Women's Project Theater. Retrieved 2018-02-17.
  5. ^ Mink, Casey (November 29, 2017). "From College to Broadway: Lilli Cooper + Ethan Slater Team Again for 'SpongeBob SquarePants'". Backstage.

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