“The motivation is not to be famous, it’s to have fun until I drop dead.”
Laura Bell Bundy is a self-proclaimed HOT MESS. Her passion for performing, writing music, and telling stories (combined with her talent and determination) took Bundy from her Southern comfort-zone and straight into the bright lights of Broadway at the tender age of 9, when she debuted in The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Since then, she has originated the roles of Tina Denmark in Ruthless: The Musical, Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray, Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, and she even took a turn as Glinda in the smash hit Wicked. She has earned numerous nominations for her performances, including a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, an Outer Critics Circle nomination, and various Drama Desk nominations. Bundy had plenty of recurring roles, as well, playing Becky on How I Met Your Mother, Shelby on Hart of Dixie, and her leading role as Dr. Jordan Denby on Anger Management, opposite Charlie Sheen.
Laura Bell’s 2010 album on Universal Records, Achin’ and Shakin,’ was heartbreakingly personal and joyfully rowdy, and debuted as a Top #5 album on the Billboard Country Music charts. Her breakout hit from the album was “Giddy On Up,” which reached #31 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Charts and landed her a show-stopping performance at the 2010 Academy of Country Music Awards. She was even nominated for CMT Breakout Video of the Year, with “Giddy On Up” garnering 11.6 million views on Youtube. Achin’ & Shakin’ earned a Gold Record in Norway and eventually led to her touring in Europe and internationally. Her 2013 single with Big Machine Records, “Two Step,” featuring Colt Ford, answers the age-old question of what happens when you combine country with dance tracks and hip-hop beats.
Laura is currently set to star as Trixie in an all-new Broadway musical version of The Honeymooners, alongside Hank Azaria, Leslie Kritzer, and Michael McGrath.
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