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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Ms. Broadway December 2011: Patti Murin

Ms. Broadway December 2011
Patti Murin


WHY SHE'S MS. BROADWAY:  She's made a name for herself regionally, off-Broadway, and on Broadway.  She's married to another new generation Broadway star - she met him when they both appeared in the same Broadway show, Xanadu.  There, she understudied and went on for the lead role in that show, and now she is the lead actress (and title character) in Broadway's most critically acclaimed new musical, Lysistrata Jones.  Not only does she have the chores of acting and singing and dancing, she also has to do some tricky cheerleader moves AND play basketball!  But as (most of) the reviews say, she is totally ready to lead her cast on the Great White Way.  But even at her young age, she's built up quite a resume of roles - Broadway Leading Lady is just the latest.  And so, Patti Murin is the perfect Ms. Broadway to end the year 2011!

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • Education: Syracuse University: BFA in Musical Theatre
  • Marital Status: Married to Xanadu co-star, Curtis Holbrook
  • Where else you might have seen her: Regional: Beauty and the Beast, High School Musical, Annie Get Your Gun, Emma; Regional Pre-Broadway: White Noise, Give It Up!; Off-Broadway: Lysistrata Jones; Broadway: Xanadu
  • Where to find her on the internet: www.pattimurin.comwww.lysistratajones.com


IN PHOTOS:




Headshots


Opening Night of West Side Story

Backstage at Xanadu
Mr. and Mrs. Holbrook

Regional/Pre-Broadway

As Sharpay Evans in High School Musical



As Belle in Beauty and the Beast




As Ariel in The Little Mermaid



Glimpse of the Moon


White Noise (New Orleans)



Emma



At This Performance: Patti and Curtis
go on together in Xanadu

Curtain Call at Xanadu

At Serendipity celebrating the Xanadu Sundae

The Genesis of Lysistrata Jones

In Dallas: Give It Up!
Andrew Rannells and Patti Murin

Give It Up!  
Curtis Holbrook (center) and Patti Murin
Lysistrata vs Mick




The Gym at Judson: Lysistrata Jones

Lysistrata Jones on Broadway


Opening Night of Lysistrata Jones


ON VIDEO:





The New Promo for Broadway's Lysistrata Jones




(Photos from Atlanta Theatre of the Stars, B. Thibedaux, Joan Marcus, Getty Images, pattimurin.com, lysistratajones.com)

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