Beth Stafford Laird

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Selected Roles

ShowRoleTheatre
Newsies 1st National TourFemale Swing, Katherine u/s, Medda u/sDisney Theatricals; Dir. Jeff Calhoun; Choreo. Christopher Gattelli
Beauty and the BeastEnsemble, Belle u/s (perf)International Tour; Dir. Rob Roth/Sam Scalamoni, Choreo. Matt West
GHOST The MusicalEnsemble, Molly u/s (perf) 1st National Tour; Dir. Tom Caruso
The Little Mermaid (NY Regional Premiere)ArielWhite Plains Performing Arts Center
Sweeney ToddJoannaWhite Plains Performing Arts Center
Disney's Believe; Villains Tonight; The Golden MickeysMary Poppins, Maleficent, Mrs. Potts, Ensemble Disney Cruise Line
A Christmas CarolMeg, EnsembleNorth Shore Music Theatre, Dir. John MacInnis

Training

CollegeDiscipline
Emerson College, Boston, MABFA Musical Theatre

News

Press footage from Beauty and the Beast International:
Taipei, Taiwan (featured between :00 and :10): http://www.ntdtv.com/xtr/b5/2015/08/15/a1217495.html
Reviews from The Little Mermaid: 
"Beth Stafford Laird has established herself as a versatile performer. She sings the role beautifully and conveys the yearning for a bigger, better life with more than just swimming with immense passion." (Broadwayworld.com)
 
"One couldn't ask for a more lovely heroine than Beth Stafford Laird." (Scarsdale Inquirer)
"Ms. Laird is riveting as Ariel, suffusing each scene with a rich energy and endearing sense of wonder and reveling, even in long scenes when she does not speak." (OnStageblog.com)
 

Bio

Between Philadelphia, where she hails from, Boston, where she spent four years studying, and NYC, her current home base, Beth is a proud east coast metropolitinite. Beth is currently on the road with the Newsies 1st National Tour as the Female Swing (Katherine u/s, Medda u/s). She's previously performed on the International Tour of Beauty and the Beast as Ensemble/Belle u/s, the 1st National tour of GHOST The Musical as Ensemble/Molly u/s, and played a host of characters abord Disney Cruise Line's The Dream, favorites being Mary Poppins and Maleficent. Regional work includes the NY Regional Premier of The Little Mermaid (Ariel), Sweeney Todd (Joanna),Nine (Claudia), Songs For A New World (Woman 1), Sugar (Sugar Kane), Godspell ("Bless the Lord"), and A Christmas Carol (Meg/Ensemble). Beth is a graduate of Emerson College where she earned a BFA in Musical Theatre. Loving thanks to her family, MJD, and friends who are endlessly supportive. 

 
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