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16 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Lesli Margherita. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Lesli Margherita, often where they are interviewed.

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16 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Lesli Margherita. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Lesli Margherita, often where they are interviewed.

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Broadway Babies - Episode 16: Special Guest Lesli Margherita

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Welcome to the 16th episode of Broadway Babies! This week, Noelle and Stephanie welcome the lovely Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Zorro, Emojiland)

An Olivier Award winner for her West End debut as Inez in ZORRO THE MUSICAL , Lesli made her Broadway debut originating the role of Mrs. Wormwood in MATILDA THE MUSICAL. After over 1000 performances, she bid farewell to the Broadway company of Matilda and crossed the street to The Helen Hayes to star as the diva Mona Kent in the Broadway premiere of DAMES AT SEA. Lesli returned to MATILDA to close out its Broadway run.

Off-Broadway, Lesli starred as Princess in EMOJILAND and Cindy Lou Who in the one woman tour-de-force WHO'S HOLIDAY. Her hilarious show-stopping performance earned her critical acclaim including a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance, a Lortel nomination for Outstanding Solo Show and an Off-Broadway Alliance nomination for Best Solo Performance.

Television credits include the ABC sitcom pilot "Most Likely To" opposite Yvette Nicole Brown and recurring roles on "Homeland" (Showtime), "Instinct" (CBS), "Seven Seconds" (Netflix), "Transparent" (Amazon), and "The Crew" (Netflix). Movie credits include the upcoming The Many Saints of Newark, Opening Night and Boogeyman 2 and Number 23. Lesli's voice can also be heard on several animated films and shows including Disney's Cinderella 3 and Nickelodeon's "Sponge Bob Squarepants".

Regional stage credits include Adelaide in GUYS & DOLLS (Sacramento Music Circus; Bucks County Playhouse), Signora Psyche Zinobia in A SCYTHE OF TIME (NYMF), Esmeralda in HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Sacramento Music Circus), Lilli / Kate in KISS ME KATE (Reprise; Ovation Award - Best Actress), THE GRONHOLM METHOD (The Falcon ; Ovation nom. - Best Ensemble), Aldonza in MAN OF LA MANCHA (MTW; Ovation & LADCC nom - Best Actress), Julie in SHOWBOAT (Goodspeed Opera), Audrey in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (La Mirada), and Lady of the Lake in SPAMALOT (Sacramento Music Circus).

She is the creator/star of 'Looks Not Books' and 'Ship Happens' the popular backstage vlogs commissioned by Broadway.com, as well as the digital short series 'Sparklefpuff,' all of which can be seen on YouTube. Lesli's books, NECK PUNCH and CARRY ON: Advice from the "Queen" and BLU!, are available on Amazon & iTunes.

Lesli's critically acclaimed solo shows Rule, Broad, and This Broad's Way continue to play to crowds across the country. Her debut live album RULE YOUR KINGDOM is currently in stores and available on all digital platforms. 


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Sep 15 2020 · 1hr 6mins
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#44 - Now Batting: Lesli Margherita

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Lesli Margherita steps into the Batter's Box for Episode 44 of Break a Bat! One of Broadway's resident funny girls, Margherita is a Laurence Olivier Award winner for her performance as Inez in the musical adaptation of Zorro on the West End, and has appeared on Broadway in Matilda the Musical and Dames at Sea.

Margherita also just happens to be a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan. In this episode, she discusses everything from the roots of her passion for both sports and the arts, ruling your kingdom, and the parallels between Broadway and Moneyball. She and host Al Malafronte even played some Baseball meets Broadway (meets Muppets!) trivia in this week's 7th Inning Stretch!

Hosted by Al Malafronte

Produced by the Broadway Podcast Network 

Edited by Matthew Hendershot

Connect with Lesli Margherita on Instagram: @queenlesli and Twitter: @queenlesli

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Jul 29 2020 · 49mins

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#4 - Lesli Margherita

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Broadway star, Olivier Award-winner, & Disney/Star Wars/Muppets-aficionado Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Dames at Sea) joins the podcast to chat with pal David and play "Yes Queen." Be prepared for a lot of giggling. 


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Jul 01 2020 · 53mins
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S1 Ep7: Lesli Margherita

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The star of the West End and Broadway stage on bagging herself an Olivier, why you shouldn’t write-off Emojiland: The Musical, and how she accidentally became the new Lady Gaga. 

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Apr 02 2020 · 48mins

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Rule Your Kingdom with Lesli Margherita

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join me as I welcome Lesli Margherita @QueenLesli on our podcast. We talk about bi-coastal living, Matilda, Disney World, and of course @Emojiland Lesli dishes on winning an Olivier award and all she's able to talk about in her future. 

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Feb 25 2020 · 39mins
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Laura Heywood Interviews Lesli Margherita (Emojiland: The Musical)

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If Broadway had a poster child for living out loud, it would be Lesli Margherita, currently starring as The Princess of Emojiland in Emojiland: The Musical. Never had there been a fiercer, more outspoken advocate for living your truth, owning your weirdness, and ruling your own kingdom. There’s a reason her social media accounts are all called Queen Lesli! Known for Zorro: The Musical (Olivier Award), Matilda, and Dames at Sea, Lesli Margherita is one of a kind.

Feb 05 2020 · 57mins
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Lesli Margherita

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Olivier Award winning and Drama Desk, Lortel, and Off-Broadway Alliance nominated actress; Starring in the Off-Broadway production of Emojiland

Jan 31 2020 · 51mins
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Ep66 - Lesli Margherita

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Lesli Margherita is an Olivier Award winning actress who made her Broadway debut in Matilda in 2013 after a successful run on the West End in Zorro, which earned her the award. She was recently in Dames at Sea here on Broadway, but made her first big splash in the entertainment scene in 1997 in the TV show Fame LA. and is about to open Emojiland off-broadway as The Princess.

From the immediate career high to the emotional lows that came from being cast on Fame LA, this episode covers a range of topics and feelings. Did you know Lesli almost became an ice dancer? Did you know she loves all things Disney and Star Wars? We discuss body shaming, therapy, how it's hard for comedic women to be seen for anything but comedic, why it's harder for women in general on the Broadway stage, and much more.

And in case you're wondering, yes, Lesli Margherita is her real name... not a stage name, nor a porn name!

The "really weird looking dog" tweet can be found here.


Interview content begins at 2:24.

Closing standards begin at 54:00.


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Dec 23 2019 · 1hr 1min
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Lesli Margherita - Episode #74

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Lesli Margherita (MATILDA, ZORRO) is an Olivier Award winner who took Broadway by storm in her star making performance as Mrs. Wormwood in MATILDA. She is a triple threat and that includes being seen in recent TV dramas like HOMELAND and 7 SECONDS. Lesli had a steady climb to her success in NYC which has given her a unique perspective and   gratitude.

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Oct 30 2018 · 1hr 17mins
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Episode 79 - Lesli Margherita

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An Olivier Award winner for her West End debut as Inez in ZORRO THE MUSICAL, Lesli made her Broadway debut originating the role of Mrs. Wormwood in MATILDA THE MUSICAL. After over 1000 performances, she bid farewell to the Broadway company of Matilda and crossed the street to The Helen Hayes to star as the diva Mona Kent in the Broadway premiere of Randy Skinner's DAMES AT SEA. In September 2016, Lesli returned to the role she originated to close out the Broadway run of MATILDA.

Lesli currently recurs on three television dramas: Homeland (Showtime), Instinct (CBS), and Seven Seconds (Netflix). This past fall she starred opposite Topher Grace, Taye Diggs & JC Chasez in the feature film "Opening Night" which can be seen on Netflix following its theatrical release.

Born and raised in California, Lesli trained at UCLA and was soon after chosen to star in MGM's television series "Fame LA" directed by Kenny Ortega. She has gone on to star and recur on numerous television shows and pilots including "Donny!", "The Good Wife", "Major Crimes", "The Suite Life On Deck", "Charmed", "NYPD Blue", and "On The Lot", produced by Steven Spielberg.

Film credits include the movie musical 'Opening Night' opposite Topher Grace & Taye Diggs, 'Lucky Stiff' with Jason Alexander, Joel Schumacher's 'The Number 23', and the Sam Raimi produced 'Boogeyman 2'. Lesli's voice can also be heard on several animated films and shows including Disney's 'Cinderella 3' and Nickelodeon's "Sponge Bob Squarepants".

Regional stage credits include Adelaide in GUYS & DOLLS (Bucks County Playhouse), Signora Psyche Zinobia in A SCYTHE OF TIME (NYMF; Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role), Esmeralda in HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Sacramento Music Circus), Lilli / Kate in KISS ME KATE (Reprise; Ovation Award - Best Actress), THE GRONHOLM METHOD (The Falcon ; Ovation nom. - Best Ensemble), Aldonza in MAN OF LA MANCHA opposite Davis Gaines (MTW; Ovation nom. & LADCC nom - Best Actress), Julie in SHOWBOAT (Goodspeed Opera), Audrey in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (La Mirada), Lady of the Lake in SPAMALOT opposite Gary Beach (Sacramento Music Circus), Ilona in SHE LOVES ME (CLOSBC), the West Coast Premiere of Michael John LaChiusa's SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE (Blank Theatre), Rated RSO (Boston Court), and Gloria in DAMN YANKEES(Reprise; dir. Jason Alexander).

Lesli is a published author with two books currently available on iTune and Amazon: NECK PUNCH and CARRY ON: Advice from the "Queen", a series of 'inspirational' messages inspired from her Twitter feed (@QueenLesli). (debuted at #1 on the Humor charts) and BLU!, about a unique lobster who teaches us that we are all special. She is the creator/star of 'Looks Not Books' and 'Ship Happens' the popular backstage vlogs commissioned by Broadway.com which can also be seen on YouTube.

Lesli's critically acclaimed solo shows RULE YOUR KINGDOM, ALL HAIL THE QUEEN​, BROAD continue to play to crowds across the country.

Jan 23 2018 · 59mins
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