Heralded as one of the “Breakout Stars of 2020” by the New York Times, Elizabeth Stanley received Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations and a Grammy Award for her performance as Mary Jane Healy in the musical Jagged Little Pill, inspired by the music of Alanis Morissette, book by Diablo Cody, and directed by Diane Paulus.
Stanley has dazzled Broadway audiences as Claire De Loone in the revival of On the Town (Drama Desk nomination), Dyanne in Million Dollar Quartet, Allison in Cry-Baby, and April in the Tony Award-winning revival of Company. She appeared as Gussie in James Lapine’s production of Merrily We Roll Along at City Center Encores! (PS Classics cast recording), The Nurse in Hello Again (Transport Group, Drama League Award), Signature Theatre’s production of F**king A, and Of Thee I Sing (MasterVoices, Carnegie Hall). She starred as Francesca in the first national tour of Jason Robert Brown’s The Bridges of Madison County and as Kira in the first national tour of Xanadu. She recently appeared opposite Vanessa Williams and Santino Fontana in Sondheim’s Anyone Can Whistle in Concert at Carnegie Hall with MasterVoices.
On television, Elizabeth can be seen as Penny in the FX series Kindred and as Charlotte Byron in season 2 of Gossip Girl (HBO Max). Other appearances include The Equalizer, New Amsterdam, Younger, Blue Bloods, N0S482, FBI, The Get Down, The Affair, Black Box, Made in Jersey, Fringe, and PBS Great Performances—Company.
She has played leading roles on stages throughout the country including Sundance Theatre, Sacramento Music Circus, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Barrington Stage Company, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Pioneer Theatre Company, and Cincinnati Playhouse.
Elizabeth frequently performs in concert throughout the country, most recently with the Colorado Symphony, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and New York Pops.
She is a graduate of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.