Hurlbert in the play Private Lives in 2012
|Born||Autumn Marie Hurlbert
Great Falls, Montana
|Education||University of Northern Colorado|
|Occupation||Actress, singer, dancer|
|Spouse(s)||Tim Norman (2011–present)|
Autumn Hurlbert (born in Great Falls, Montana) is an American actress, singer, and dancer. Hurlbert is best known as the runner-up on the reality competition series Legally Blonde: The Musical – The Search for Elle Woods. After taping the competition, Hurlbert served as a member of the Broadway cast in Legally Blonde: The Musical until its closing on Oct 19, 2008. She also understudied the parts of Elle and Margot on Broadway. Ultimately, Hurlbert did headline as Elle Woods in an October 2012 version of the production, directed by Denis Jones in North Carolina.
Hurlbert’s credits include the first national tour of the musical Little Women, and numerous regional and touring credits, including: Belle in Beauty & the Beast, Eponine in Les Miserablés, and the Mistress in Evita. In 2009, Hurlbert was awarded the FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award for Outstanding Actor for originating the role of Abby Lawrence in the comedy hit: A Contemporary American’s Guide to a Successful Marriage, 1959.
In November 2010, Hurlbert appeared with Phylicia Rashad in Marcus Gardley’s new play every tongue confess, directed by Kenny Leon at the Arena Stage, Washington, DC. Hurlbert received critical acclaim for originating the role of Benny Pride. Hilton Als of The New Yorker characterized her performance as “phenomenal”.
Hurlbert made her Off-Broadway debut in 2011, starring in the Outer Critics Circle Award-nominated musical Tomorrow Morning, at the York Theatre. Tomorrow Morning, with book, music and lyrics by Laurence Mark Wythe is a new musical about two couples. Tomorrow Morning has been produced in London, Chicago, Tokyo and Seoul and, in 2009, won Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Musical.
In 2012, Hurlbert starred as Sybil in Noël Coward’s Private Lives at the Huntington Theater in Boston, directed by Maria Aitken. This successful production was slated to return to the stage in 2014 at the Shakespeare Theatre Company, in Washington D.C. Also in 2012, Hurlbert starred as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde: The Musical at the North Carolina Theatre.
In Spring 2014, Hurlbert reprised her role as Sybil in Private Lives, again under the direction of Maria Aiken. This production played at the Lansburg Theatre, of the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC.
Hurlbert starred Off-Broadway in It’s Only Kickball, Stupid, directed by Adam Fitzgerald in 2014.