Autumn Hurlbert (born on March 6, 1980 in Great Falls, Montana) is an American actress, singer, and dancer known best as the runner up on the reality competition series Legally Blonde - The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods. Hurlbert was said to be one of the top singers and actresses of the show, but was eventually defeated by Bailey Hanks for the top prize, starring as Elle Woods in the Broadway production of Legally Blonde. The actress served as a member of the ensemble in Legally Blonde: The Musical until its closing on Oct 19, 2008. She also understudied the parts of Elle and Margot on Broadway. Ultimately she did headline as Elle Woods in a 2012 version of the production.
Hurlbert's other Broadway credits include the first national tour of the musical, Little Women,  and numerous regional credits including Belle in Beauty & the Beast, Eponine in Les Miserablés, and the Mistress in Evita.
In 2010, Hurlbert co-starred with Phylicia Rashad in Marcus Gardley’s new play every tongue confess, directed by Kenny Leon. Autumn received critical acclaim for originating the role of Benny Pride. Hilton Als of The New Yorker characterized her performance as “phenomenal”.
Autumn starred in the new Off-Broadway musical Tomorrow Morning at the York Theatre Company, New York. Tomorrow Morning, with book, music and lyrics by Laurence Mark Wythe is a new musical about relationships. Tomorrow Morning has been produced in London and Chicago and, in 2009, won Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Musical.
The actress starred as Rachel Hughes in the 2010 award-winning film Sudden Death!, directed by Adam Hall. Autumn teamed up again with Hall as a scientist named Taylor on the upcoming comedy web-series Research, alongside Barry Bostwick and Doug Jones.
- ↑ Autumn - Autumn Marie - ABOUT AUTUMN
- ↑ Bailey Hanks Wins MTV Competition And Will Be Next Elle Woods! (BroadwayWorld.com)
- ↑ NC Theatre, Legally Blonde The Musical, October 9-14, 2012.
- ↑ BroadwayWorld.com - Autumn Hurlbert Biography
- ↑ Legally Blonde on Broadway - Official Website - Cast
- ↑ http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/theatre/2010/12/13/101213crth_theatre_als
- ↑ "'Tomorrow Morning' Listing" York Theatre Company.com, accessed March 8, 2011
- ↑ http://mildlyfearsomefilms.com/Mildly_Fearsome_Films/Cast.html
- ↑ http://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/2011-2012/private-lives/
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