I Act

Click Theatrical Resume to download Leslie’s professional resume.

Click HERE to read Leslie’s interview with Stage Scene LA.

WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING:
(Bah, who cares what they think, anyway!)

As Cindy Lou in “The Marvelous Wonderettes”, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

“If ever there was a must-see Marvelous Wonderettes foursome, the talented quartet onstage at the La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts is just that group of four. The La Mirada production is the very first in which all four Wonderettes are veterans of the 500+ performance off-Broadway run.

“It allows…the crowd to see Spencer in a role which she makes bewitchingly her own…”

“Spencer is the very embodiment of ‘50s glamour in a stunning performance that positively shouts “Va Va Voom!”

~Stage Scene LA, June 7, 2011

As Mary Flynn in “Merrily We Roll Along”, Actors Co-Op

Los Angeles Times says “Leslie Spencer anchors the conscience of the piece as she leads the reprises of “Old Friends”.  (October 1, 2010)

Backstage West says “Spencer is terrific in conveying her character’s startling transition from idealistic young writer to disillusioned and drunken shrew, and she sings with passionate conviction, particularly in the haunting “Like It Was.” (September 30, 2010)

Stage Scene LA says “Spencer follows her moving performance in Co-op Too!’s recent bonus production of Trails with some of her best work ever as Mary, moving from overweight drunk to slender, starry-eyed innocent, her “Like It Was” providing a terrific vocal showcase for Spencer’s rich alto.”

Broadway World says “…Brent Schindele as Franklin Shepard, Matt Bauer as Charley Kringas, and Leslie Spencer as Mary Flynn, a triumvirate of friends who avow from the beginning to stay true to each other through thick and thin. They all shine, singing and acting gloriously throughout, not missing a beat – and that’s not easy singing Sondheim.”

BACK IN THE “LESLIE SPENCER SMITH” DAYS:

“Equally delicious are the portrayals by Jackson and Smith — virtuoso belters and masters at comedic timing.”
~Backstage West, January 15, 2009

“As painfully introverted Marge, Smith offers captivating solo turns on ‘Lonely Nights’ and ‘Solitaire’.”
~Variety, January 13, 2009

“Jackson and Smith…turn in assured, charismatic performances.”
~Los Angeles Times, January 13, 2009

“Finally, there are the star-making turns of Leslie Spencer Smith and Jeff Leatherwood, as the most vocally gifted pair of nerds you’re ever likely to see. Smith graduates from her fine supporting work as Abigail Adams in 1776 to center stage as the klutzy but endearing Marge, and demonstrates Broadway-ready pipes with a powerful rendition of ‘Solitaire’.”
~Stage Scene LA, January 9, 2009

“Ladd is ideal as Adams, most moving in psychic conversation with Leslie Spencer Smith’s golden-voiced Abigail.”
~Los Angeles Times, February 22, 2008

“Leslie Spencer Smith sings gorgeously and delivers a winning portrayal as Adams’ lonely wife, Abigail.”
~Backstage West, February 13. 2008

“Leslie Spencer Smith has one of the best voices and covers a range of moods and styles without ever losing quality or clarity.”
~The Ventura County Star, April 1, 2007

”Easily one of the strongest female vocalists to grace the…stage.”
~Glendale News-Press, May 2005