Lesli Margherita won the Olivier Award for her West End debut as ‘Inez’ in Zorro The Musical. She made her Broadway
debut originating the role of ‘Mrs. Wormwood’ in Matilda The Musical and, after over 1,000 performances, bid
farewell to the Matilda company and crossed the street to The Helen Hayes to star as the diva ‘Mona Kent’ in the
Broadway premiere of Randy Skinner's Dames At Sea. Lesli later returned to her iconic performance in Matilda to close
out its Broadway run.
Off-Broadway credits include her hilarious, show-stopping performance as ‘Cindy Lou Who’ in the one-woman tour-deforce
Who's Holiday, which earned her critical acclaim as well as a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Solo
Performance, a Lortel nomination for Outstanding Solo Show, and an Off-Broadway Alliance nomination for Best Solo
Performance. Other Off-Broadway credits include an award-winning turn as ‘Signora Psyche Zinobia’ in A Scythe of
Time (NYMF; Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role) and ‘Princess’ in Emojiland.
On television, Lesli recently starred in the final season of Amazon’s cult hit “Transparent,” and opposite Yvette Nicole
Brown in the ABC sitcom "Most Likely To." She recurs on such dramas as “Homeland” (Showtime), “Instinct” (CBS),
“Elementary” (CBS), and “Seven Seconds” (Netflix). This spring Lesli filmed a supporting role in the highly anticipated
Warner Bros. “Sopranos” prequel feature, and last fall she starred opposite Topher Grace, Taye Diggs, and JC Chasez in
the Netflix musical feature, “Opening Night.”
Regional stage credits include ‘Phyllis’ in Flamingo Kid (Hartford Stage); ‘Adelaide’ in Guys & Dolls (Bucks County
Playhouse); ‘Esmeralda’ in The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (Sacramento Music Circus); ‘Lilli / Kate’ in Kiss Me Kate
(Reprise; Ovation Award–Best Actress); The Gronholm Method (The Falcon; Ovation nomination–Best Ensemble);
‘Aldonza’ in Man Of La Mancha (MTW; Ovation nomination & Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle nomination–Best
Actress); ‘Julie’ in Showboat (Goodspeed Opera); ‘Audrey’ in Little Shop Of Horrors (La Mirada), and ‘Lady of the Lake’
in Spamalot (Sacramento Music Circus).
Lesli's critically-acclaimed solo shows continue to play to crowds across the country, and her debut live album, “Rule
Your Kingdom,” can be heard on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.