Actor/Singer/Voice Over ACTOR/TEACHING ARTIST
Laura Beth Wells is an actor, singer, voice over actor, and teaching artist. She made her Broadway debut as Emily Osborn in the original company of Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark, directed by Julie Taymor and Philip McKinley. A classically trained actor, other credits include Heather in Gideon's Knot (Bridge Street Theatre/John Sowle, dir.), Kafka/Waitress in All in the Timing (Hangar Theatre/Matt August, dir.), Gwendolyn Pigeon in The Odd Couple (Ivoryton Playhouse), Madeline True in LaChiusa's The Wild Party (Columbia Stages/Saheem Ali, dir.), Mrs. Walker in The Who's Tommy (CRT/Gabriel Barre, dir.), Rizzo in Grease (NCT/Matt Lenz, dir/Michele Lynch, chor.), Brenda/Babe and Mable u/s in The Pajama Game (David Ira Goldstein, dir./Patti Wilcox, chor.), and many others.
Having received a BA in Theatre from the University of Tennessee and an MFA in Acting from Kent State University, Laura Beth is also an accomplished teaching artist. She spent a year as a Resident Professional Teaching Artist at Cornell University, where she taught introductory acting classes, mentored students, and performed during the theatre department's season, most notably as Mindy in Five Women Wearing the Same Dress and as Guildenstern in a student directed production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Other teaching credits include University of Tennessee- Knoxville, Maryville College, Pellissippi State, Knoxville Children's Theatre, Flying Anvil Theatre, Hangar Theatre, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Syracuse University, SUNY Binghamton, and Calaveras Repertory Theatre.
Laura Beth is a proud member of Actor's Equity Association and is managed by Encompass Arts.