“Stealing the Show: Broadway, Beach, and Beyond”

June 26, 2024 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Hermitage Beach
6660 Manasota Key Road

“Stealing the Show: Broadway, Beach, and Beyond”
with Hermitage Fellow Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer

Wednesday, June 26 at 6:30pm

Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer’s Hermitage Residency generously sponsored by the Huisking Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

Presented in Partnership with our regional theater collaborators:
Asolo Rep, The Sarasota Players, Urbanite Theatre, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Venice Theatre, and Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

Hermitage Beach (entrance at 6660 Manasota Key Rd, Englewood, FL 34223)

Register here.
Registration is required. $5 per person.

Returning Hermitage Fellow Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer is a 2024 Tony Award nominee for her recent performance in Spamalot, where The New York Times noted that “she essentially steals the show.” Broadway audiences have celebrated Kritzer for years thanks to her powerhouse voice, her pitch-perfect comic timing, and her iconic roles in Broadway’s Beetlejuice, Something Rotten!, Legally Blonde, The Robber Bridegroom, and more. TV audiences have also come to know Leslie, notably through her memorable turn as Carol Burnett on the series finale of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Now, Hermitage audiences will get to know Leslie as a gifted writer, composer, and lyricist who has been developing her own original projects right here along the inspirational shores of the Hermitage. Join this quadruple-plus threat for a bit of both worlds: the songs you know and the next great work of American theater.

Hermitage Fellow Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer is a 2024 Tony Award Nominee for her showstopping turn as ‘Lady of the Lake’ in the Broadway revival of Spamalot. She previously starred on Broadway as Delia in Beetlejuice, for which she received Drama Desk, Drama League, and Chita Rivera Award nominations. Additional Broadway credits include Something Rotten!, Elf, Sondheim on Sondheim, Legally Blonde, A Catered Affair (Drama Desk nomination) and Hairspray. Off-Broadway: The Robber Bridegroom (Lucille Lortel Award and Drama League Award), Gigantic (Lucille Lortel nomination), ROOMS: A Rock Romance (Outer Critics Circle nomination), and others. She can be heard on several original casting recordings. TV: “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (as Carol Burnett in the Series Finale) “The First Lady,” “Bridge & Tunnel,” “New Amsterdam,” “Difficult People,” “Kevin Can Wait,” “Younger,” “Vinyl,” and “Law & Order: SVU.” Sarasota audiences have previously seen Leslie perform alongside Andy Sandberg in the Hermitage 20th Anniversary Concert (Van Wezel Hall) and at the 2023 Hermitage Greenfield Prize Dinner (Ringling Museum). @lesliekritzer