Taylor Elizabeth Louderman
December 21, 1990
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
|Education||University of Michigan |
(did not graduate)
Taylor Elizabeth Louderman (born December 21, 1990) is an American actress, singer, and dancer. She is best known for originating the role of Regina George in the Broadway musical Mean Girls, for which she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 2018.
Early life and education
Louderman was born in Madison, Wisconsin and then raised in Bourbon, Missouri, a small town 60 miles southwest of St. Louis, Missouri. She is the eldest daughter of Roger and Suzanne Louderman and has four sisters, Hannah, Olivia, Morgan, and Madison.
She graduated from Sullivan High School and then attended the University of Michigan for two years before leaving the program to star as Campbell in the touring production of Bring It On: The Musical.
After her sophomore year at the University of Michigan, she appeared as Margot in 2011 production of Legally Blonde at The Muny. It was during this time she learned she had been cast as the lead role of Campbell in the touring production of Bring It On: The Musical. After its national tour, Bring It On: The Musical then transferred to Broadway in 2012 with Louderman, making her Broadway debut.
Louderman starred as Regina George in the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical, Mean Girls, written by Tina Fey with music and lyrics by Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin, respectively. The show had its world premiere as an out-of-town tryout at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. from October 31, 2017 to December 3, 2017 in which Louderman originated the role of Regina George. The musical, which is based on the film of the same name, began previews on March 12, 2018, and officially opened on Broadway on April 8, 2018 at the August Wilson Theatre in New York City. She received nominations for numerous awards for this role, including nominations for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, the Drama League Award, and an Outer Critics Circle Award. Louderman announced via her Instagram that she would be departing Mean Girls on September 8, 2019.
As part of The Muny's 101st season, Louderman reprised her role as Lauren in Kinky Boots in June 2019. Calvin Wilson, writing for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, wrote of her performance: "...In a role that’s too small for her talent, Louderman is a sheer delight."
In July 2019, Louderman announced via her Instagram that following the conclusion of her current projects, she would be taking a hiatus from performing to focus on writing, teaching, and producing. Posting on July 12th, she captioned a photo of herself as Regina George with: "...I have to be honest..though I ask for forgiveness for expressing this if it’s not what you want to hear...I am ready. I am sad being in these shoes most days...still very grateful, but to the younger version of myself who dreamt this all up, I love you, please forgive me and thank you."
|2001||Annie||Annie||Ozark Actors Theatre|
|2008||Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat||Ensemble||The Robert G. Reim Theatre||Stephen Bourneuf|
|2009||Disney's Alice in Wonderland||Rose||Ben Nordstrom|
|2010||Beauty and the Beast||Ensemble||The Muny||Matt Lenz|
|Aida||Amneris||Power Center for the Performing Arts||Richard Grasso|
|2011||Legally Blonde||Margot||The Muny||Marc Bruni|
|Bring It On: The Musical||Campbell Davis||Alliance Theatre||Andy Blankenbuehler|
|U.S. National Tour|
|2012||St. James Theatre|
|2013||Footloose||Ariel Moore||Kansas City Starlight Theatre||Mark Madama|
|2014||Grease||Sandy Dumbrowski||Paper Mill Playhouse||Daniel Goldstein|
|The Muny||Michael Horsley|
|2015||Hairspray||Amber Von Tussle||Dan Knechtges|
|Gigantic||Ashley Penrod||Vineyard Theatre||Scott Schwartz|
|2016||Aida||Amneris||The Muny||Matt Lenz|
|2017||Kinky Boots||Lauren (replacement)||Al Hirschfeld Theatre||Jerry Mitchell|
|Mean Girls||Regina George||National Theatre (out-of-town tryout)||Casey Nicholaw|
|2018–19||August Wilson Theatre|
|2019||Kinky Boots||Lauren||The Muny||D.B. Bonds|
• Credits in bold indicate Broadway production(s)
|2008||Shadowland||Obnoxious Girl #1|
|2014||Life of an Actress: The Musical||Jen|
|2014||Peter Pan Live!||Wendy Darling||Live television movie|
|2016||High Maintenance||Alexa||Episode: "Meth(od)"|
|2017||Sunny Day||Blair (voice)||13 episodes|
|2018||The Good Fight||Tara Strokes||Episode: "Day 492"|
|Saturday Night Live||Herself (uncredited)||Episode: "Tina Fey"|
|2019||The Emperor of Malibu||Kate||Main role, 1 episode|
|2019||The Loudest Voice||Carrie||Episode: “2015”|
Cast recordings and soundtracks
- Bring It On: The Musical – Original Broadway Cast Recording (2012)
- Peter Pan Live! – Soundtrack from the NBC television event (2014)
- Life of an Actress: The Musical – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2015)
- Mean Girls – Original Broadway Cast Recording (2018)
- Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 14 (2012)
- Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 20 (2018)
As featured artist
- "Rockin' Around the Pole" by The Hot Elves (2018)
- "Break From The Line" by Joey Contreras (2019)
Awards and nominations
|2013||The Fred & Adele Astaire Awards||Outstanding Female Dancer in a Broadway Show||Bring It On||Nominated|
|2018||Tony Award||Best Actress in a Musical||Mean Girls||Nominated|
|Drama League Award||Distinguished Performance||Nominated|
|Outer Critics Circle Award||Outstanding Actress in a Musical||Nominated|
|Broadway.com Audience Awards||Favorite Diva Performance||Won|
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- Highfill, Samantha (September 22, 2014). "'Peter Pan Live!' casts its Wendy and Tiger Lily". Inside TV. EW.com. Retrieved September 22, 2014.
- Hulsey, Paige (March 22, 2018). "St. Louis Proud: Local actress hits Broadway as lead in 'Mean Girls'". KMOV News.
- "Star Files: Taylor Louderman". Broadway.com. Retrieved May 12, 2016.
- "Taylor Louderman returns to the Muny as a star". The Muny. Archived from the original on May 13, 2016. Retrieved May 12, 2016.
- Hetrick, Adam. " 'It's All Happening': Bring It On: The Musical Begins Broadway Run July 12" Archived July 15, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., Playbill.com, July 12, 2012
- Hetrick, Adam (December 5, 2014). "The Verdict: Read Reviews of Peter Pan Live! on NBC". Playbill. Retrieved July 17, 2019.
- Gans, Andrew (January 16, 2017). "Taylor Louderman Joins Cast of Broadway's Kinky Boots Jan. 16". Playbill. Retrieved July 17, 2019.
- "Tony Awards 2018: See the Full List of Nominees Here". Vogue. June 7, 2018.
- Vine, Hannah (February 2, 2018). "See Who's Bringing Mean Girls to Broadway". Playbill.
- McPhee, Ryan (July 27, 2017). "Mean Girls Musical Finds Its Plastics in Taylor Louderman and Ashley Park; Additional Casting Announced". Playbill.
- "Erika Henningsen, Taylor Louderman, Ashley Park and Kate Rockwell to Play 'The Plastics' in Broadway-Bound MEAN GIRLS Musical; Cast Announced!". Broadway World. July 27, 2017.
- Vine, Hannah (April 8, 2018). "Inside the Mean Girls Opening Night on Broadway". Playbill.
- McPhee, Ryan (April 18, 2018). "Denzel Washington, Andrew Garfield, Laurie Metcalf Among 2018 Drama League Award Nominees". Playbill.
- McPhee, Ryan (May 7, 2018). "'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child', 'My Fair Lady' Win Big at 2018 Outer Critics Circle Awards". Playbill.
- "Taylor Louderman Will Depart MEAN GIRLS in September". Broadway World. May 25, 2019. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
- Petski, Denise (March 28, 2019). "'The Emperor Of Malibu': Taylor Louderman Lands Female Lead In CBS Comedy Pilot". Deadline. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
- "Taylor Louderman, Will Swenson, Mamie Parris, Ann Harada, Jason Gotay, Laura Michelle Kelly and More Announced For THE MUNY's 101st Season". BroadwayWorld.com. April 17, 2019. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
- "Taylor Louderman on Instagram: "✌🏻more months and I have to be honest..though I ask for forgiveness for expressing this if it's not what you want to hear...I am ready. I…"". Instagram. Retrieved July 17, 2019.
- Daniel, Danica (July 26, 2012). "Taylor Louderman on Push-Ups, Leg Extensions & a 'Peeing In My Pants' Audition for Bring It On: The Musical". Broadway.com.
- "Stages St. Louis Theatre For Young Audiences presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat". About The Artists.
- "Stages St. Louis Theatre For Young Audiences presents Disney's Alice in Wonderland". About The Artists.
- Gans, Andrew (June 7, 2010). "EXCLUSIVE: Muny's Beauty and the Beast to Feature Clow, Darling, Page, Sapp, Rodriguez". Playbill.
- Gans, Andrew (July 21, 2010). "EXCLUSIVE: Curtis Holbrook Will Be Footloose at the Muny; Casting Complete". Playbill.
- McKee, Jenn (November 13, 2010). "MUSKET presents Elton John and Tim Rice's 'Aida'". The Ann Arbor News.
- Gans, Andrew (June 16, 2011). "EXCLUSIVE: Lauren Ashley Zakrin Will Be Legally Blonde at the Muny; Casting Complete". Playbill.
- Jones, Kenneth; Hetrick, Adam (January 16, 2011). "Something to Cheer About: Bring It On: The Musical Begins Atlanta Run Jan. 16 After Ice Delay". Playbill. Archived from the original on February 2, 2011. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
- "'Bring It On: The Musical' to Launch National Tour at L.A.'s Ahmanson Theatre". Broadway.com. February 17, 2011.
- Hetrick, Adam (July 12, 2012). "It's All Happening': Bring It On: The Musical Begins Broadway Run July 12". Playbill. Archived from the original on July 15, 2012.
- Gans, Andrew (August 5, 2013). "Max Clayton, Taylor Louderman and George Dvorsky Star in Kansas City Footloose". Playbill.
- Blank, Matthew (June 2, 2014). "PHOTO CALL: Grease Is the Word as Paper Mill Closes Out 75th Season; Taylor Louderman, Telly Leung, Robin De Jesus and Cast on Opening Night". Playbill.
- "Taylor Louderman, Brandon Espinoza & More Set for GREASE at the Muny; Full Cast Announced!". Playbill. May 28, 2014.
- Newmark, Judith (June 24, 2015). "This summer, 'Hairspray' resonates more than ever". St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
- Lloyd Webber, Imogen (October 9, 2015). "Max Wilcox, Taylor Louderman, Leslie Kritzer & More Set for Gigantic Off-Broadway". Broadway.com.
- Simoes, Monica (August 10, 2016). "Photos! Taylor Louderman, Michelle Williams and Zak Resnick in Muny's Aida". Playbill.
- McPhee, Ryan (January 9, 2017). "She's Been Exec-utized! Taylor Louderman Will Join Broadway's Kinky Boots". Broadway.com.
- Walsh, Katie (December 17, 2014). "Oh, what a struggle is 'Life of an Actress: The Musical'". Los Angeles Times.
- "Peter Pan Live! (TV Movie 2014)". IMDb.
- ""High Maintenance" Meth(od) (TV Episode 2016)". IMDb.
- "Sunny Day". IMDb.
- ""The Good Fight" Day 492 (TV Episode 2018)". IMDb.
- "Mean Girls - SNL". YouTube. May 19, 2018.
- Petski, Denise (March 28, 2019). "'The Emperor Of Malibu': Taylor Louderman Lands Female Lead In CBS Comedy Pilot". Deadline.
- Bauer, A.J. (August 4, 2019). "The Loudest Voice Episode 6 Recap: Gretchen Carlson Prepares to Take Down Roger Ailes". TVGuide.
- Gans, Andrew (September 25, 2012). "Original Cast Recording of Bring It On Released Digitally Sept. 25". Playbill.
- "PETER PAN LIVE! Album Now Available on iTunes!". Broadway World. Wisdom Digital Media. December 15, 2014.
- Weatherby, Taylor (May 3, 2018). "'Mean Girls' Musical Unveils Latest Track From Cast Recording Album, 'Apex Predator': Listen". Billboard.
- "CAROLS FOR A CURE 2012: VOLUME 14: 2 CDs". Broadway Cares Online Store.
- Hetrick, Adam (November 19, 2018). "Casts of Mean Girls, Frozen, Dear Evan Hansen, and Pretty Woman Featured on 2018 Carols For a Cure". Playbill.
- Nelson, Jeff (December 7, 2018). "The Mean Girls Musical Releases Music Video for Holiday Song 'Rockin' Around the Pole'". PEOPLE.
- Tube, Stage. "VIDEO: Taylor Louderman & Natalie Weiss on New Joey Contreras Single!". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
- Gioia, Michael (June 4, 2013). "Pippin and Motown Receive 2013 Astaire Awards". Playbill.
- "Mean Girls Leads Broadway.com Audience Choice Award Winners; Ethan Slater, Hailey Kilgore Also Take Top Prizes". Broadway.com. May 16, 2018.