Laurie Johnson, age 56, is delighted to join the talented cast of the Senior Follies for the first time this year, performing in the Broadway segment.
Laurie received a terminal bite from the Acting Bug about 8 years ago, while playing in the ensemble for a production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Since then she has moved on to both ensemble and principal roles in musicals, dramas and comedies with various community theaters in the Dallas area.
Favorite roles include Fraulein Schneider in "Cabaret," Lady Beaconsfield in "Jekyll & Hyde," Felicity in "Shadowbox," Widow Douglas in "Big River," a Modernette in "You Can't Take It With You," ensemble in "Once on this Island," Millworker Grace in "Working," and Mrs. Harcourt in "Anything Goes."
Recently, Laurie had the privilege of starring in "Eleanor: From Where We Stood," a one-woman monodrama on the life and work of Eleanor Roosevelt, performed at Columbia University in New York City. Laurie is a member of Singing Unity at Unity of Dallas.
Laurie's day job is working for a local limousine service. When not treading the boards in her spare time, Laurie enjoys reading, walking, movies, and hanging out with dear friends and family, especially her wonderful son Bryan.