Lauren Worsham, star of Peak Performances’ world premiere presentation of DOG DAYS, nominated for a Tony Award

James Matthew Daniel.

Lauren Worsham as Lisa in DOG DAYS at Peak Performances at Montclair State University, 2012.


Actress and singer Lauren Worsham wowed audiences and the press with her strong performance in DOG DAYS, a new opera that made its world premiere at Montclair State’s Alexander Kasser Theater during Peak Performances 2012-13 season.  In the New York Times review of DOG DAYS, Worsham was heralded as “a preternaturally girlish soprano…a self-possessed heroine who maintains dignity and charisma.”

This week, the American Theatre Wing recognized Worsham with a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for her celebrated turn as Phoebe D’Ysquith in The Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.  In her bio, Worsham puts playing Lisa in DOG DAYS at Montclair State’s Peak Performances at the top of her list of favorite roles.

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder opened at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway in November, 2013.  The Tony Award, presented by the American Theatre Wing, is considered Broadway’s highest honor.  The 68th annual Tony Awards will be held Sunday, June 8, at Radio City Music Hall and broadcast live on CBS.