Molina starred in the 2005 hit Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd and the Broadway production of ROCK OF AGES. Off-Broadway credits include, Henry, Sweet Henry (The York), Meet Me in St. Louis and Just So Stories (National Tour, Theatreworks/USA). Other credits include Sarah Brightman's La Luna Tour, and Saving Anne (world premiere production in the lead role of Anne Frank). She has also performed in various workshops and master classes along with Broadway composers, colleagues and New York City Opera artists.
Lauren Molina recently won the Helen Hayes Award for Best Actress in a musical, for her portrayal of Cunegonde in Mary Zimmerman's CANDIDE (Goodman Theatre, Chicago, Shakespeare Theatre DC). She will reprise the same role at the Huntington Theatre this fall. She is currently working on John Doyle's TEN CENTS A DANCE at Williamstown Theatre Festival.
Molina is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a BFA in Musical Theatre, and has also studied at the Yale School of Drama, NYU's CAP 21 Summer Intensive Program and Northwestern University. Regional credits include Parade, Hamlet, Children of Eden and The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told. She offers her talents for numerous charities, including Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, The Actor's Fund, Phyllis Newman's Women's Health Initiative, Toys for Tots and The Culture Project. Molina can also be found composing music on guitar and cello and singing on the cabaret circuit.
Pianist Scott Bradlee enlisted the help of Molina, bassist Adam Kubota, and drummer Allan Mednard, put together a jazzy cover of Britney Spears' Till the World Ends. Check it out below!