Elizabeth Earley


Welcome! After a beautiful season teaching dance in NJ, PA, NC & NE, Elizabeth is back on the Broadway stage at The Shubert Theatre performing and swinging “Some Like It Hot!” Please come see this extraordinary show. You will not be disappointed!

In June 2022, Elizabeth directed the fantastic performers of Greensboro Performing Arts Center in their full production of “Mary Poppins!”

In March 2022, Elizabeth was seen singing and dancing in Will Reynolds and Eric Price’s extraordinary original industrial “CERAWEEK Sings” in Houston, Texas along side longtime pals Phillip Attmore, Danny Gardner and J. Elaine Marcos. The oil industry is still “gushing” about this incredible Broadway show written just for them!

Elizabeth is spending the Summer of 2019 performing with Broadway Sacramento and teaching dance through Project Oak! Elizabeth has completed the run of Hello Dolly! Performing with and assisting Bette Midler, Bernadette Peters, and Donna Murphy in their process of creating their own magical “Dolly Levi” was a thrill of a lifetime each day at The Shubert Theater on Broadway. Elizabeth couldn’t be more grateful for the memories made with this spectacular cast and crew.

Check out the February 2017 issue of Dance Magazine! You will find a feature on Elizabeth’s journey to Broadway which was “fueled by perseverance.”

Last Fall, Elizabeth had the pleasure of sitting down with the gentlemen of Greenroom Conversations in this episode of a podcast dedicated to artists and enthusiasts who want to know a bit more about artists’ journeys. Check out their compelling podcast’s for more info.

The Pickwyck: Elizabeth answers some great questions about Something Rotten and her journey and shares some advice for budding performers.

Elizabeth created and launched “Project Oak” which is her forum for empowering other performing artists and hopeful performers to achieve their highest self through through private and personal dance training. Elizabeth sees that the development of a performer as much like the growth of an oak tree. “If in every acorn lies a blueprint for an oak tree, what lies within each of us?” It is her belief that each and every artist is unique and necessary and it is her passion to help others achieve their dreams. For more: Project Oak. See “Student Testimonials” below.


Feed the Birds An abbreviated live recording of Elizabeth as singing as Mary Poppins in 2014.
Anything Can Happen An abbreviated live recording of Elizabeth singing as Mary Poppins in 2014.
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious A live recording of Elizabeth singing as Mary Poppins in 2014.
Music and The Mirror Performing “Music and the Mirror” in 2009 (SALT Award nominee)
The Story Singing “The Story” at a Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS Benefit in Pittsburgh, PA
Step In Time Performing with the 1st National Tour of Mary Poppins on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars’ final rewards show on November 2nd, 2010
ABC’s The Morning Blend (Tucson) Teaching “Supercal…” and being interviewed on live TV:

Mary Poppins Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS Benefit Cabarets:

Norfolk, VA Holiday Cabaret: What Child Is This?
Pittsburgh, PA: The Story
Orlando, FL: Hold My Heart (last minute fill-in for an ill cast member)
Dallas, TX: We Found Love
Dallas, TX: Listen To Your Heart (as the awkward, laundry-obsessed dresser and character “Pat”)

Elizabeth had a jolly holiday playing “Mary” in Mary Poppins at The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival and a separate production at The Forestburgh Playhouse. Elizabeth was nominated for a SALT Award (Syracuse Area Live Theater) in the category “Leading Actress of the Year”.

*Click on above audio samples to hear Elizabeth as Mary!

Sullivan Democrat: “What can I say about an actress who was obviously born to play the role of Mary Poppins? I’m not kidding. What can I say about Elizabeth Earley, who so embodied the persona of this lovable character? Her mannerisms, posture, witty replies and perfectly pitched voice were everything I envisioned in the umbrella-toting nanny from the sky. Listening to her sing and watching her take the lead in numbers like “A Spoonful of Sugar” and “Supercalifrag”-you know the rest-was pure joy.” Bill Moloney, Sullivan County Democrat

NY Theatre Guide: “Elizabeth Earley – our Mary Poppins – glides, dazzles, and soars with such consistency she truly embodies what we all love of the character of Mary Poppins. Her voice soars with such power and passion as she lights up the stage…”

The Syracuse Times: “Elizabeth Earley brings a crystalline voice, upraised eyebrow and enigmatic smile to Mary Poppins.”

The Citizen: “Elizabeth Earley… as Mary inhabits the role with otherworldly presence. It’s nothing short of amazing she maintains that aura on “Practically Perfect” as she sings, speaks and negotiates extendable trick props from her bag…”

Times Herald Record: “Elizabeth Earley plays the delightful Mary Poppins. She is sweet, charming and self-confident, with an ever-present twinkle in her eye. A fabulous dancer, Earley doesn’t so much walk as float on the stage. Her Mary Poppins sparkles.”

The Catskill Chronicle: “…A magical, mystical nanny, Elizabeth Earley, is a delightful, appealing Mary Poppins, the “Perfect Nanny” the children crave.”

The River Reporter: “With so many outstanding performances, it would be difficult to highlight them all, but suffice it to say that led by the enchanting Elizabeth Earley (Mary Poppins)…. Earley [is] practically perfect and managed to erase any lingering thoughts of the feature film’s stars, Julie Andrews, as her incredibly entertaining portrayal stand on [its] own.”

Elizabeth completed an acclaimed run of A Chorus Line at The Maltz Jupiter Theatre in Jupiter, FL playing the role of “Cassie”. The cast played to enthusiastic sold-out audiences from January 14-February 2, 2014 under the direction of Josh Walden.

The Wall Street Journal: “Seventeen Sensations” by Terry Teachout: “The Maltz Jupiter is giving…a very well-danced and unusually well-acted production…To make the book work,…it must be acted with absolute conviction and individuality, and every member of Josh Walden’s cast has what it takes. You expect as much from the stars, Elizabeth Earley (Cassie) and Camden Gonzales (Diana), both of whom give sharp and vivid performances…”

Florida Theater On Stage: “Elizabeth Earley as Cassie has that glorious dance solo which she executes well if not with the sharpness we’ve seen in other productions…but her singing of “The Music and The Mirror” is heart-wrenching and her earnest pleading for a job with the director (and former lover) is first-rate acting with no qualifiers.”

Palm Beach Illustrated: “Of course, there are numbers when the dancing is as clean and smooth as a brand new Porsche. As fading starlet Cassie, Elizabeth Earley delivers a solo dance break bursting with angst and energy. She gallops across the bare stage, filling it from curtain to curtain with beautiful movements. The evening I attended, the audience simply could not contain its applause.”

The Examiner: “Each cast member shines as their journeys are shared on the line. Standouts are Elizabeth Earley (Cassie) her acting, singing, and show-stopping song “The Music and the Mirror” is performed to perfection.”

WJTW-FM Theatre in Review:“When you’re watching a show where the created storyline implies that none of the dancers should outshine any of the others, it takes some doing to create an impression; however, Elizabeth Earley (as Cassie)’s performance of The Music and The Mirror was truly outstanding.”

Florida Media News: Special moments included Zach’s former girlfriend Cassie (a wonderful Elizabeth Earley) whose dance routine The Music
and the Mirror) is a showstopper worthy of the extended applause….Insiders say this show in Jupiter has to rank among the best of
those previous venues which have spawned this popular musical and deserves
many of the accolades given the original production…[It’s] a terrific example of just how
marvelous a regional musical can be!

Elizabeth is interviewed by Broadway World blogger, Adam Lendermon: Broadway World Interview. For a sneak peek of the show: Behind the Scenes of A Chorus Line at The Maltz Jupiter Theatre.

Project Oak Student Testimonials: “Elizabeth Earley is not just a dance coach, she’s a mentor and a support system that every performer should have in their lives. Within one class I saw results, not just in my dancing abilities but in my overall confidence. I am such a fan of her approach to dance and her positive reinforcement.”-Christina (Annie National Tour, “Star-to-Be”)

“I came to Elizabeth as a really out-of-shape, middle-aged Actress wanting to put my dancing shoes back on, and she has been nothing but kind, supportive and non-judgmental. I have no doubt that she has the knowledge and training to help anyone, no matter what their skill level. I highly recommend her, not only for her expertise, but also for her kind, compassionate demeanor, and her excellent teaching and communication skills.”-Mary (“The Bird Lady,” Broadway National Tour’s Mary Poppins)

“I’ve had the great fortune of taking dance lessons with Elizabeth Earley, an INCREDIBLY gifted dancer and teacher and had a dance call today that went really well thanks to her!! I felt calm and empowered! And sweaty. I CANNOT RECOMMEND HER ENOUGH!” -Ariela (Flashdance National Tour, “Diana” in Next to Normal at Centerstage Theatre)

“I take lessons with Elizabeth. She is a great teacher and cares about her students success. She’s very friendly. Before taking dance with Elizabeth, I was not learning combinations accurately. She’s a great person AND teacher.” -Jake (“Michael” in Billy Elliot on Broadway & “Randolph” in the Roundabout’s Bye, Bye Birdie on Broadway)

“I had the most incredible and motivating private dance session with the extraordinary Elizabeth Earley! If anyone feels like they want to fine tune the way they dance/move and have the most supportive, open, and positive teacher and friend to help you, Elizabeth is your girl!! My confidence in my own ability as a dancer has sky rocketed thanks to her assistance and support! She really works magic…Call her!” -Holly (“Belle” in Disney’s Beauty & the Beast at Arkansas Repertory Theatre)

“I’ve started dancing again….for fun mostly….thank you Elizabeth for waking up a part of my soul that went to sleep for years. For anyone that wants to start taking dance, she’s your gal!” -Steph (“Dyanne” in Million Dollar Quartet National Tour)

“Miss Elizabeth helped to prepare for my White Christmas audition and I got the part! I have been privately coached in ballet, tap, and even my British accent by Miss Elizabeth. She’s very nice and patient. She’s also great dancer!” -Sarah, age 9 (“Susan” in White Christmas National Tour & Whistle Down the Wind National Tour)

“I love working with Elizabeth because she always that you feel comfortable and at ease. As a singer who moves, Elizabeth has helped me find ways to improve how I carry myself and to move the confidence. You make dancing fun and a positive experience. I always look forward to our next session!” -Renée (Whistle Down the Wind National Tour)

“Coming to get someone later life, I felt considerable trepidation about my ability to move let alone to dance. After just a few lessons with Elizabeth, I was tapping a time step and had even mastered the basics of turning! She has the patience and heart of a true teacher and the expertise and reference point of the working professional. It’s an unbeatable combination and I highly recommend Elizabeth’s approach to anyone wishing to improve any level of their dance ability. “ -Cecilia (Actress/ Singer/ Mom to two wonderful teenage daughters)

August-November 2013: Elizabeth assisted Stephen Mear at The Milwaukee Repertory for it’s highly-regarded and largest production in 60 years, Ragtime, which played September 17-October 27, 2013.

July-August 2013: Elizabeth played “Dorothy Shaw” in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes at The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival: Broadway World Video Clip of GPB.

Available Online Articles:

Syracuse New Times Review
“Earley’s Cassie is extraordinarily vulnerable, while nonetheless strong enough to shoulder all the disappointment she’s taken. Her big dance solo, “The Music and the Mirror,” is all that a choreographer-turned-playwright like Bennett could ask for: a heart-wrenching self-expression that reveals character and drives plot.”

Syracuse Post Review Syracuse-Post reviewer, Tony Curulla, reviews A Chorus Line: ‘A noteworthy performance by Elizabeth Earley as Cassie, the former star, now competing as a chorine, comes through loud and clear in “The Music and the Mirror”, a physical reverie of her better days.’

Post-Standard Review Post-Standard reviewer, Joan E. Vadeboncoeur, reviews A Chorus Line: “Standing out, as she should in the Cassie role, is Elizabeth Earley.”

DC Metro Area Review of Mary Poppins:
“The choreography in this show is second to none. We see incredible feats of large ensemble numbers executed to perfection, compliments of Choreographer Matthew Bourne, Stephen Mear, and Dance Captain Elizabeth Earley. The ensemble is the most lively ensemble to take the stage all season at The Hippodrome by truly showing the audience just how much fun they’re having in these numbers…”

Blondes Have More Fun: Ithaca.com Review on Gentlemen Prefer Blondes “Elizabeth Earley bursts with personality and cuts a mean rug…”

Syracuse New Times on the design of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

The Signal Chatting about being Dance Captain in “Mary Poppins” at Atlanta’s Fabulous FOX Theatre

Ezinearticles.com…an interview about life on the 1st National Tour of Mary Poppins.

Email: ebethearley@yahoo.com