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NOW PLAYING:
Elizabeth Nestlerode is
CAROLE KING in BEAUTIFUL
at Capital Repertory Theatre
in Albany, NY
July 12 - August 18th, 2024
Tickets Available Here

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REVIEWS

“For the next month, a star will be shining on North Pearl Street in the form of Elizabeth Nestlerode as the title character in 'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.'...She evokes King without mimicking her, the throbs and catches in Nestlerode’s voice providing rewards aplenty, whether in early pop confections or the later, shiver-inducing big ballads including “It’s Too Late,”  “So Far Away” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.”

-Times Union

"Elizabeth Nestlerode has found her role. Between her piano playing, wonderful vocals and endearing performance, she truly becomes Carole King. Nestlerode never attempts to imitate King, rather she puts her own very real spin on the character.” -Nippertown Review

“Nestlerode’s shoulders are big enough for the musical heavy lift of King herself, start to finish.”

-The Daily Gazette

“Nestlerode embodies King and evolves as she grows as a woman and an artist. She has a wonderful rock voice, looks the part and has great chemistry with the actors playing Goffin, Mann, and Weil. Her humility comes through, even as her talent blossoms.”

-Berkshire On Stage

MOST RECENTLY:
Elizabeth Nestlerode played
GIRL in ONCE
at Casa Manana
in Fort Worth, Texas
Mar 1 - 10th, 2024

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OTHER HIGHLIGHTS:
Elizabeth Nestlerode played 
DARLENE 
in HONKY TONK ANGELS
at Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany

July 14 - August 20, 2023

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Elizabeth Nestlerode appeared in a reading of FLOTSAM during the INKubator New Play Festival
at Art House Productions

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Elizabeth Nestlerode 
returned to the role of
JU
NE CARTER CASH
in
 RING OF FIRE  

at Flat Rock Playhouse
in Flat Rock, North Carolina

April 21 - May 6, 2023

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Elizabeth Nestlerode was the GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT & OTHERS
as well as
 the Music Director for
EBENEZER SCROOGE'S BIG SAN DIEGO
CHRISTMAS SHOW 

at the Old Globe in San Diego 
which performed 
Nov. 18 - Dec. 24th, 2022

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Elizabeth Nestlerode
played TIRZAH MILLER 

in a public staged reading
of the new musical
ONEIDA

at The Tank theatre in NYC

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Elizabeth Nestlerode
played INEZ BURNS 

in a reading of the new musical
FEMALE COMPLAINTS
 
as a part of the Vox Festival 
at Dartmouth College

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Elizabeth Nestlerode
reprised the role of 

JUNE CARTER CASH
 
in RING OF FIRE 
at FLORIDA STUDIO THEATRE

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Elizabeth Nestlerode
performed in a
developmental reading
of the new musical revue
THE KING OF THE BRONX

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Elizabeth Nestlerode
played
JUNE CARTER CASH 

in RING OF FIRE
a co-production between
PORTLAND STAGE & 
MAINE STATE MUSIC THEATER 

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REVIEWS

"Nestlerode incarnates a perky, adoring, warm and radiant June Carter Cash." -Broadway World Review

"Nestlerode makes her insouciant, vivacious, and bigger than life. As she peppers her first number, “Flushed from the Bathroom of Your Heart,” with eye rolls, raised brows, and smirks, she lets us see not just June’s charm, talent, and willfulness, but also how smart she must be to

succeed in a man’s industry, and how much she’s already had to endure." -The Portland Phoenix 

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ANNOUNCEMENT:
During the pandemic Elizabeth built a
12 week course to help professional actors bridge the gap between their creative training and the craft of pursuing theatre in NYC called

N2NYT: NEW TO NEW YORK THEATRE &
a course for professional actors who are ready to break through
to the next level called NYT REBOOT

Learn more 
on my COACHING page. 

Elizabeth Nestlerode
played EVELYN who steps into the role of MARY BAILEY 
in the radio play of
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
to save her family's radio station

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REVIEWS

"Nestlerode is a stunner as Mary and her sparking on-air and off with Howell adds real romantic chemistry to this oft told tale." -Nippertown Theatre Review

Elizabeth Nestlerode
returned to the role of GIRL in ONCE
at Cape Playhouse
directed by
HUNTER FOSTER

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REVIEWS

"Nestlerode as Girl is a delightful, upbeat Czech who won’t take “no” for an answer and plays such an effective, take-charge woman that one might be inclined to follow her anywhere. Nestlerode’s sensitive touch on the piano and in her smooth singing voice work together to make her character irresistible." -Cape Cod Times

Elizabeth Nestlerode was

OFF-BROADWAY

in THE OTHER JOSH COHEN

at the Westside Theatre

Elizabeth Nestlerode played

GIRL

in her 3rd production of ONCE

at St Michael's Playhouse

in Burlington Vermont

REVIEWS

"The dialogue is often funny, especially the endearing, tongue-in-cheek humor of Girl, played by Elizabeth Nestlerode ... Nestlerode gives a clear and effective performance, blending with and buoying [Barry] De Bois' voice, in full control of dynamics and color throughout the musical."

-Broadway World

Elizabeth played

GIRL

in her 2nd production of ONCE   

at Actors' Playhouse

in Coral Gables, FL

REVIEWS

"Nestlerode makes the audience fall in love with her character just as quickly as Guy does. She’s quirky, funny, blunt and an exquisite singer (and pianist) whose voice blends beautifully with [Ben] Hope’s, turning “Falling Slowly” into an emotionally captivating experience." -Miami Herald

“Elizabeth Nestlerode not only has a lovely voice and a skill at the piano but she absolutely nails the idiosyncratic persona of Girl, someone with a scarred survivor’s pragmatism, a hilariously blunt straight-forward honesty, a sardonic wit and yet a belief in the romanticism of Guy’s music." - Florida Theatre on Stage

Elizabeth played 

GIRL 

in ONCE   

at Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota

REVIEWS

“Miss Nestlerode breathes life into Girl with a vibrant personality, beautiful voice and elegant piano playing.”

-Broadway World

 

“Elizabeth Nestlerode is lovable and indomitable as Girl. The irresistible force of her will meets the unmovable object of Guy’s defeated dreams, and she wins. Nestlerode’s force of character sings out in her voice as well.”

-Your Observer.com 

Elizabeth reprised her role as 

VI PETTY 

&

Associate Music Director

in the Summer 2017 remount of 

BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY

Directed by 

HUNTER FOSTER

REVIEWS

"That celesta is played by Petty’s wife, Vi (Elizabeth Nestlerode) and the Crickets’ discovery of Vi’s musical chops is one of the night’s funniest moments." -Central Jersey Stage Review

"Elizabeth Nestlerode puts wit and grit in her comments as a record producers wife, then shows the same moxie on the piano when she joins the band." -NealsPaper.com 

Elizabeth Nestlerode was BOBBI 

in Neil Simon's

"LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS"  

at Winnipesaukee Playhouse 

Elizabeth Nestlerode played 
MRS. HOCHINSKY / MOTORIST / SINGING TELEGRAM GIRL
in multiple industry readings of
CLUE
and
SYLVIA
in an industry reading of
ONE HIT WONDER
Both Directed by
HUNTER FOSTER

Elizabeth Nestlerode played 

 

LOUISE

in

GYPSY

at The Gallery Players in Brooklyn

REVIEWS

"Elizabeth Nestlerode’s depiction of Louise’s growth,

from tiny-voiced shy bird (“Little Lamb”) to glamorous

stripper extraordinaire in an all-stops-out staging of

“Let Me Entertain You,” is a small marvel."

-Blog Critics

"It is Elizabeth Nestlerode’s performance of the timid

Louise that stands out. Her transition from a pathetic

young girl to a tantalizing seductress is remarkable.."

-Brooklyn Daily

"Elizabeth Nestlerode was extraordinary bringing

to life Louise, the shy, neglected sister who blossomed

into Gypsy Rose Lee"

-Applause! Applause!

Elizabeth Nestlerode
played the Meanest Birthday Girl in 
the world premiere production of
The Meanest Birthday Girl 

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