Leah Edwards is a genre-defying artist, captivating audiences as an actress, singer, dancer, and both collaborative and solo pianist. Equally gifted and experienced in each of these crafts, Leah forged a unique career path establishing herself as a performer of complexity and depth. 

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In her 2015-16 season, Leah starred as Rosemary Pilkington in How To Succeed in Business… and Carrie Pipperidge in Carousel with the Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre.  She performed as a featured vocalist at the annual gala for the Manhattan Theatre Club, a guest artist in Symphony Space’s tribute to Stephen Schwartz and served as collaborative pianist for art song recitals. Additionally, Leah appeared as a musical guest on A Prairie Home Companion, broadcast live from New York City’s Town Hall, and also recorded her first cast album of George and Ira Gershwin's Lady, Be Good, available on Ghostlight Records.


Leah made her Broadway debut in 2011 as a member of the company of Terrence McNally’s Master Class and has since reprised the role of Sharon at Gulfshore Playhouse and The Phoenecia International Festival of the Voice.  Off-Broadway, she joined the company of the Encores! series at New York City Center, debuted The Countess of Storyville at Playwright’s Horizons, and performed in the Emmy-nominated production of Carousel with the New York Philharmonic (available on PBS’ Live from Lincoln Center).


As a classical vocalist, Leah performs primarily in concert, appearing with the World Youth Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic, New York City Ballet Orchestra, Encores! Orchestra, the Shaar Hashomayim Anniversary Orchestra and the Utah Festival Opera Orchestra.  As a New York recitalist, she has been presented at Carnegie Hall, and both Alice Tully Hall and The Rose Theatre at Lincoln Center.  Leah is also sought after for her experience with new music, which has resulted in world premiere recordings for the Opera America Songbook and a demo recording of a new opera, The Invisible Child by Robert Paterson.


An award-winning pianist, Leah appeared as a guest artist at The Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, enjoyed the honor of performing as the musical ambassador to the Chinese Consulate, and her presentation of Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto was a featured segment on National Public Radio.  Most recently, she performed for the George London Foundation in collaborative recital with her husband, tenor Dimitri Pittas, with the New York Classical Review hailing her as “play[ing] beautifully, bringing luminous sound out of her rolling chords.” 


Early in her career, Leah had the honor of dancing alongside tap icon Harold Nicholas in a tribute to Shirley Temple and Bill “Bojangles” Robinson.   She also performed seasonally as a company member of the Richmond Ballet.


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Other unique opportunities that have marked her career include Leah's rendition of the U.S. National Anthem at The Pentagon and baseball stadiums across the country, her radio sound bite of a political spoof entitled “Don’t cry for me North Korea” and her appearances on both The Price is Right and The Newlywed Game.  She has also been a contributing writer for BroadwayWorld.com and a print model for Vartali Salon. 


Leah is an avid Yankees fan, a lover of all things Santa Fe and when she's not working, enjoys rock climbing, kickboxing, hiking very tall mountains, running 5k obstacle races, reading The Week, binge watching Netflix, doing sudokus and drinking wine.  When at home in Charleston, South Carolina, Leah and Dimitri revel in sunshine, palm trees and playing on the beach with their Australian Shepherd, Rosey.


© Leah Edwards 2017