Born and raised in Long Beach California Leslie moved to the Coachella Valley 6 years ago. Leslie performed in the original cast of “EVITA” at the Shubert Theatre in Los Angeles before moving to New York where she appeared in the Broadway Company of “EVITA” as well. Most recently Leslie played the role of Helen in CVREP’s production of “FUN HOME”. Fortunate to have had the opportunity to play many roles, her favorite being Eliza Doolittle in “MY FAIR LADY” in several productions all over the USA. Other favorites are Rose in “GYPSY”, Julie in “SHOWBOAT”, Sally in “CABARET” and Lili in “CARNIVAL”
When not performing in musicals Leslie’s love of the intimacy of Cabaret has led her to develop several different Cabaret shows incorporating a unique blend and perspective of the music, the story, the artist and/or composer.
Leslie has been a private voice teacher for over 25 years sharing her knowledge, vocal technique, love and passion for Musical Theatre. She is also on faculty with Musical Theatre University at Rancho Mirage High School.
Biggest highlights in her life are husband Bryon, children Kellie and Zak and stepdaughter Tori