Lauri Peters
American actor
Lauri Peters
Lauri Peters is an American actress, dancer, singer, drama teacher and author. Birth name - Patricia Peterson. Peters created the role of Liesl Von Trapp in the original 1959 Broadway production of The Sound of Music. She received a Tony Award nomination for Best Supporting or Featured Actress in a Musical, which she shared with her sibling castmates.
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    FORTIES
  • 1993
    Age 49
    With noted acting teacher Sanford Meisner, Peters founded the Meisner Extension at NYU in 1993, where she was Artistic Director and Master Teacher.
    More Details Hide Details Teaching the technique away from Manhattan, she has written a book on Meisner.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1959
    Age 15
    Peters created the role of Liesl Von Trapp in the original 1959 Broadway production of The Sound of Music.
    More Details Hide Details She received a Tony Award nomination for Best Supporting or Featured Actress in a Musical, which she shared with her sibling castmates. She was married to actor Jon Voight (1962–67), whom she met when he joined the cast as Nazi messenger boy Rolfe, with whom Liesl has a song ("Sixteen Going on Seventeen") and a mutual attraction. She can be heard on the show's cast album, which has sold more than three million copies in the U.S. Her film roles found her romantically involved with teen idol singers Fabian and Cliff Richard, and acting alongside James Stewart and Sidney Poitier. She also appeared as Moll in the Howard Da Silva directed revival of Marc Blitztein's The Cradle Will Rock. She appeared on popular television shows of the 1960s and '70s, including Gunsmoke, but worked primarily in the theater, on Broadway and off, and in touring companies.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1943
    Born
    Born in 1943.
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