LezCab's mission is to create an accurate and meaningful representation of queer women in order to foster equality and community. LezCab produces cabarets, new works, re-imagined classics, and social and networking events by, for, and about queer women in theatre.
Lisa Kron is a writer and performer whose work has been widely produced in New York, regionally, and internationally. She created the book and lyrics for the musical Fun Home, score by Jeanine Tesori, (Pulitzer Prize finalist, Tony, Lortel, Obie, Drama Critics Circle and Outer Critics Circle awards for Best Musical); The Ver**zon Play (2011 Humana Festival); In The Wake (Lilly Award, Best Plays of 2010-2011 Theater Yearbook); Well (Best Plays of 2003-2004 Yearbook, 2006 Tony nom. for Best Actress); and 2.5 Minute Ride (Obie, L.A. Drama-Logue and GLAAD Media Awards). As an actor recent roles include Mrs. Mi-Tzu and Mrs. Yang in the Foundry Theater’s acclaimed production of Good Person of Szechuan (Lortel Award, Outstanding Featured Actress), and dance critic Walter Terry in Richard Move’s Martha @... The 1963 Interview at DTW, New York Live Arts and the Singapore International Festival of the Arts. Honors include Guggenheim, Sundance and MacDowell fellowships, a Doris Duke Performing Artists Award, a Cal Arts/Alpert Award, a Helen Merrill Award, and grants from the Creative Capital and NYFA. She is a founding member of the OBIE- and Bessie-Award-winning collaborative theater company The Five Lesbian Brothers, whose plays continue to be performed by companies around the world and are regularly taught in Theater, Performance, and LGBT Studies programs. She currently serves on the boards of the McDowell Colony and the Lilly Awards, and on the Council of the Dramatists Guild of America.
Beth Malone has been a full time lesbian as long as she can remember, but only recently as Alison in Fun Home, has her career caught up. Much of Beth's career has been spent playing suspiciously athletic and scrappy leading ladies of the hetero variety in many musicals across the country including Annie Get Your Gun, 7 Brides, Unsinkable Molly Brown, and any other musical with a character named Milly, Molly, Nellie, or Ado Annie Oakley. Whenever Beth has had the opportunity to create a role she enjoys imbuing these characters with subtle LGBT qualities such as the "sporty" Betty Jean in The Marvelous Wonderettes or the sexually ambiguous Sister Mary Robert in the world premier of Sister Act. Beth co-wrote and performed her own lesbian cabaret titled Beth Malone: So Far in which she definitely played a lesbian. And of course currently Beth is thrilled to be in the Broadway run of the mother of all lesbian shows past, present, or future Fun Home.
Jenn Colella attended Columbia College in her home state of South Carolina and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Drama. During her undergraduate years she accrued a number of professional acting credits as a company member of Trustus Theater. Later she journeyed to California on scholarship as a Chancellor's fellow and earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from the University of California, Irvine. After graduate school, she remained in Los Angeles and pursued a career in standup comedy. She was a regular at The Comedy Store and at The Laugh Factory in Hollywoood.
Colella's first starring role on Broadway was in 2003, as Sissy in URBAN COWBOY. Her performance earned her an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination. Other starring roles on Broadway include Laura in HIGH FIDELITY (opposite Will Chase), Hedda Hopper in CHAPLIN (opposite Rob McClure), and she is currently starring in IF/THEN at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (opposite LaChanze & Idina Menzel). Her Off-Broadway credits include SLUT, THE MUSICAL (opposite Andy Karl), DON'T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB, BEEBO BRINKER CHRONICLES (opposite Marin Ireland), LUCKY GUY (opposite Kyle Dean Massey) and the acclaimed revival of Maltby and Shire's CLOSER THAN EVER.
Some of her other favorite roles to date include Kiki in KIKI BABY (directed by Lonny Price), for which she earned an Outstanding Individual Performance Award at the NYMF festival, Annie Oakley in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (PCLO), Peter Pan in PETER PAN (Sondheim Performing Arts Center), Daisy Hilton in SIDESHOW (Kennedy Center), and Georgie in THE FULL MONTY (PaperMill Playhouse) with Elaine Stritch.
In television, Jenn has had guest starring roles on Cashmere Mafia (ABC), Rescue Me (FX), Can You Tell (Oxygen), All My Children (ABC) and The Good Wife (CBS). She starred opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the indie crime drama thriller film Uncertainty (IFC Films).
Stephanie Klemons is Associate Choreographer and currently the Dance Captain and swing at Broadway's newest smash HAMILTON! Stephanie served as Co-Dance Captain and swing for the original Broadway production of In The Heights, and helped to set the same production's first National Tour as Associate Choreographer. She worked on Bring It On as Associate Choreographer for the Broadway, first and second National tours. When the show was out of town Stephanie switched hats days before Opening as she went from Associate Choreographer to playing Alexis, a character in the show's Atlanta Alliance Theater Production, so she's really seen the action from "both sides of the table". She's provided additional choreography for four brand new numbers in a musical otherwise choreographed by Andy titled Zelda, composed by Frank Wildhorn which ran at Flatrock Playhouse, previously choreographed by Andy under the title Waiting For The Moon. Work includes the original Broadway cast of If/Then directed by Michael Greif alongside Idina Menzel & Anthony Rapp, the first National Tour of Bombay Dreams directed by Baayork Lee, and playing the role of Amma in New York Children's Theater's Tea With Chachaji, which she will be re-conceiving as Director and Choreographer for the New York Children's Theater 2016 season. Stephanie recently choreographed a Victoria's Secret commercial with the legendary director, Jeff Madoff, and serves as choreographer for the New Deco Orchestra, a New York Musical Experience, and has choreographed for CBS, The Joyce and New York's hottest dance team, NBA's BROOKLYNETTES. She's performed and/or choreographed a number of other off-Broadway shows which you can learn all about on her website: www.StephanieKlemons.com
Jenifer Foote has been a fixture in the Broadway community for the past 14 years. She has appeared on Broadway in ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD (starring Chita Rivera), FOLLIES, ROCK OF AGES, A CHORUS LINE, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, Frank Wildhorn’s DRACULA, and ANNIE GET YOUR GUN. Other favorites include SECONDHAND LIONS (World Premiere, Seattle’s 5th Ave), SINATRA (Radio City Music Hall), THE FIRST WIVES CLUB (World Premiere, The Old Globe). Film credits include THE LAST FIVE YEARS (Lucky Monkey Pictures), THE KING AND I (Warner Bros. Animated Feature). Associate Director/Choreographer credits: SWEENEY TODD starring Emma Thompson (NY Philharmonic, PBS), THE CRADLE WILL ROCK starring Patti LuPone (The Acting Company), CLYDE ‘N BONNIE (Aurora Theatre), ELF (Papermill Playhouse), ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (Buck’s County Playhouse). Jenifer is the Associate Director of the National Tour of Rogers and Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA currently touring across the country.
Haviland Stillwell is an Actor, Singer, Writer and Producer, best known for her work on Broadway, in Film, Animation and Television. Notable work: SELMA, MAGIC MIKE XXL, LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED?, BARBIE:LIFE IN THE DREAMHOUSE, EASY ABBY, MONSTER HIGH, SINGLE LADIES, THE CLIENT LIST, CSI:NY, BIRTHDAY CAKE, GIADA AT HOME, and UNICORN PLAN-IT.
She was in the original Broadway revival casts of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF with Rosie O'Donnell, Alfred Molina, Harvey Fierstein, and Lea Michele, and while in the show, recorded the cast album and performed on The Tonys. She played Fantine in LES MISERABLES, and sang with the film cast on the Academy Awards. She also produced the Off-Broadway hit, ALMOST, MAINE, now playing in regional theatres around the globe. She's worked regionally at Trinity Rep in Providence, originating Charles Strouse's leading lady in YOU NEVER KNOW, NY Stage&Film with Amanda McBroom's DANGEROUS BEAUTY, and at NorthShore Music Theatre and Actor's Express in Atlanta. In Los Angeles, she played Maude from "The Big Lebowski" in FOR THE RECORD: THE COEN BROTHERS. She has recorded two albums, SPARK and HOW I ROLE. She has performed on the stages of Radio City Music Hall, Atlanta's Symphony Hall, SxSW, West Hollywood's Eleven, Rockwell, Rage, M Bar, The Abbey, The Flamingo Vegas, NYC's Joe's Pub and The Lincoln Center. She is a recipient of the PowerUP Award, joining past winners Ellen Degeneres, Jane Lynch, and Rachel Maddow, and is one of Go Magazine's "100 Women We Love." Haviland grew up in Georgia and graduated with honors from New York University. She is based in Los Angeles and currently studies at the Groundlings.
Carmel Dean is a Composer, Arranger, Musical Director and Pianist. She was most recently seen conducting the Broadway musical If/Then starring Idina Menzel. Other Broadway credits include American Idiot, Hands on a Hardbody, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Off-Broadway credits include Everyday Rapture, Vanities and Elegies – A Song Cycle by William Finn. International credits include Chicago (Hong Kong) and the 2000 Olympic Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies (Sydney). Carmel has also served as Chita Rivera’s Musical Director for many national and international appearances, and in 2010 performed with Green Day on the Grammy Awards.
As a composer, her work includes A Girl Called Vincent (book by Dick Scanlan); music for the Disney TV show Johnny & the Sprites; the YouTube series Project: Song Blog and Songs of Innocence & Experience (co-composed with William Finn, Deborah Abramson, Vadim Feichtner & Gi-hieh Lee.)
Carmel is a native of Perth, Western Australia, and received a B.Mus. from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). In 2001 she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study in the United States, and subsequently graduated from NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program with a Masters in Musical Theatre Writing. Carmel currently resides in New York City, and is a proud redhead.