Lesley Ives

Lesley Ives

Sometimes credited as: Lesley Payne, Lesley Ives-Payne

Vocal Range: Alto II to Soprano I    ·    Height: 5'3"    ·    Hair Color: Red    ·    Eye Color: Green    ·    Special Skills:  Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe, Piano, Accents    ·    Hometown: Brookhaven, Mississippi    ·    Born: 1/6/1981    ·    High School: Lake Region High    ·    College: Polk Community College    ·    Occupation: Vocal Coach/Piano Teacher

Lesley was born in Mississippi, where she fed an interest in theatre at the tender age of ten. She has since been seen in several productions all over central Florida where she currently resides. Lesley is fluent in several instruments and finds most enjoyment singing.

Stage Credits:
Mrs. Brill.... Mary Poppins   (9/2014)
Cassie Cooper.... Rumors   (4/2012)
Georgie.... The Fully Monty   (9/2011)
Pit Chorus.... Evita   (7/2011)
Ensemble.... Duelin' Divas   (11/2009)
Meg Brockie *.... Brigadoon   (7/2008)
Miss Caroline.... To Kill A Mockingbird   (4/2008)
Lesley *.... All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten   (2/2008)
Hair.... The Vagina Monologues   (1/2008)(1/2008)
Marian Paroo *.... The Music Man   (7/2007)
Wright Brother/Lesley *.... Heroes of Flight   (3/2007)
Ado Annie Carnes *.... Oklahoma!   (2/2007)
Ensemble.... The Vagina Monologues   (1/2007)(1/2007)
Lesley *.... Beehive, The 60's Musical   (9/2006)
Beggar Woman.... Sweeney Todd   (4/2006)
Pit Musician.... Cats   (2/2006)
Darlene *.... Honky Tonk Angels   (9/2005)
*=leading role

Offstage Credits:
Musical Director.... The Secret Garden   (5/2011)

Stage Awards and Nominations:
Plant City Entertainment Best Actress Award 2007 (Marian Paroo; The Music Man) and 2008 (All I Really Need To Know, I Learned in Kindergarten), Plant City Entertainment People’s Choice 2008 (All I Really Need to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten), Plant City Entertainment Applause Award Nominee (Marian Paroo; The Music Man), Theatre Winter Haven Perriot Award Best Actress in a Musical 2006-2007 season (Ado Annie; Oklahoma!) and 2005-2006 season (Darlene; Honky Tonk Angels).