New News!

September 2016: And after years of living the barricade life, Les Miserables: The 25th Anniversary Production closed at Broadway’s Imperial Theatre on September 4th. Beth is forever grateful to the show that brought her so many incredible memories and so many best friends. See you in the 2034 revival ;)

September 2016: Beth was back at Broadway Sessions thanks to the hilarious Ben Cameron - best host ever! This theme was ‘Back to School’ and Beth got to finally play the roles she missed out on during High School - Maria in West Side Story anyone? Videos are up on the video page!

September 2016: Beth made her Merkin Hall debut in the Kaufman Music Center’s ‘Bound for Broadway’, hosted by Liz Calloway!  She sang selections from ‘Hansel & Gretl & Heidi & Gunter’ with music by Will Aronson, lyrics by Daniel Mate, and book by Hannah Kohl in a concert full on B’way heavy hitters!!

May 2016: A Lincoln Center debut fulfilled a lifelong dream - singing at Bruno Walter Auditorium in the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts!  Joseph Trefler was the composer featured at ‘Broadway’s Future Songbook Series’ and he asked Beth to reprise ‘Beautiful’. Check out the video here!

March 2016: Beth made her Broadway Sessions debut at the Laurie Beechman Theatre with the cast of Les Miz!  She sang one of her favorites, “Everybody’s Girl”, and had a hilarious time explaining the plot of the show in warp speed with help from her castmates!

April 2016: Finding time away from Les Miz was hard, but SO worth it for Beth to head back to NYU to perform the role of Mercedes in ‘The Broken Ballad of Monte Cristo’ by Clayd Yila and Zonia Tsang. A romantic leading lady with depth and a gorgeous love song? Yes please!

September 2016: Back at the Bruno Walter Auditorium, this time featuring composer Will Aronson for another ‘Broadway’s Future Songbook’!  His gorgeous music was a joy - Beth played a Mom in ‘Mormons, Mothers and Monsters’  (book and lyrics by Sam Salmond) and Gretl in ‘Hansel & Gretl & Heidi & Gunter’.

 


















































































































































































































































































September 2014-December 2014: Beth made her La Jolla Playhouse debut doing the incredible new musical ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’!  This show from the amazing team of Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, and Peter Parnell opened on November 9th to rave reviews.  Such a treat to be a part of the development of this amazing piece!

August 2014: Beth was thrilled to be able to take her show to one of her all-time favorite places on earth, Charlevoix, Michigan. Beth and Eric performed at the historic Chicago Club Clubhouse before an enthusiastic crowd that couldn’t have been more welcoming!

August 2014: Singing for the second year in a row in the hit concert, ‘Broadway Sings for PKD’, Beth made her Joe’s Pub debut!  She was lucky enough to work on the beautiful song ‘Leaves Fall’ from writing team Sarah Hammond and Bob Kelly. Check out the video on youtube right now!

August 2014: Beth was back at the Seven Hills Inn to perform another weekend of her show, ‘Up and Down with the Broads of Broadway’. After making a few changes and really finding her groove, the crowds were more excited than ever to welcome this dynamic pair!

July 2014: Beth made her solo cabaret debut performing in the Berkshires in historic Lenox, Massachusetts with partner Eric Van Tielen!  With a repertoire of mostly the Great American Songbook (and a few favorites thrown in) the audience welcomed them with open arms.

July 2014: Beth headed to the Hamptons to sing in a star-studded benefit at the Jamesport Meeting House!  Alongside Broadway’s Joe Cassidy, Jonathan Rapson, Marissa McGowan, and Tari Kelly, Beth tackled the all-Sondheim program with pleasure singing songs like ‘Move On’, ‘Everyday a Little Death’, and ‘The Miller’s Son’.

May 2014: Beth was back at NYU to read the lead role in the new musical, ‘The Penny Schultz Show’ by Ross Baum and Kate Chadwick.  The story of a hotel concierge who has one day that wakes her up and possibly changes her life was both heartfelt and hilarious.

May 2014: Revisiting ‘Frog & Gary’ only a month later, Beth was happy to jump into the recording studio with writers Emily Goldman and Sara Nicholson and make a demo of one of her character Anne’s most beautiful songs.  Keep your eyes peeled for The Train Song soon!

May 2014: A couple months had passed, but Beth couldn’t forget the gorgeous music from ‘Only Anne’. She headed into the recording studio to tape the Jazz Singer’s mesmerizing song, ‘Look What You Started’. If you listen carefully to the rest of the demo you can also catch her singing a couple high C’s!

April 2014: Like every Spring, Beth was back at NYU to work for the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program!  She was lucky to join a star-studded cast with Andrew Keenan-Bolger in the new musical, ‘Frog & Gary’. Beth played a woman named Anne who worked on a train and had a complicated life - and some incredible songs.

May 2014: Beth was back at NYU again to be a part of the unique new musical, ‘Barefoot Persephone’ written by Cheeyoung Kim and Sarah Hammond. In this rich show starring the gorgeous Addi McDaniel, Beth played a garden, a hula girl, and a teacher, among others!

April 2014: Beth stepped outside of her comfort zone to perform at the Laurie Beechman in ‘Un-Ironically Enthusiastic: A Concert of Nerds on Parade’. She sang a hilariously dorky song by David Wolfson called ‘Older Men and Androids’. Check it out on youtube now.

April 2014: The first annual benefit in honor of Michael Morones, ‘Broadway Battles Bullying’ shed light on a huge problem in today’s society. Beth had an awesome time performing with friends from Les Mis and singing backup on superstar Laura Benanti’s ‘Children Will Listen.’ What an incredible night.

March 2014: Beth is thrilled to have a new project that’s in the works - her first solo cabaret!  She’ll be performing this summer at the Seven Hills Inn in the Berkshires, and then hopefully in a town near you!  Keep an eye out for more information - and if you’d like to see her near you, tweet her at @BethKirkphttp://livepage.apple.com/https://twitter.com/BethKirkpshapeimage_7_link_0

January 2014: It was an incredible week when Beth got to be a part of another incarnation of the charming ‘Only Anne’.  Reprising her roles of Jazz Singer and Mrs. Smith with a cast of superstars and friends like Claybourne Elder and Patricia Noonan made it all the more fun!

January 2015: Beth rang in the new year singing with the New Jersey Festival Orchestra in a concert full of show stoppers!  Beth sang  ‘So In Love’, ‘My Simple Christmas Wish’, and ‘Shakin’ the Blues Away’, along with some great group numbers with the other talented soloists - Jason Forbach, Analisa Leaming, and Gregg Brandt!

February 2015-April 2015: The Hunchback was close to Beth’s home as it played the amazing Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ and Beth made her Paper Mill debut!  The audience response to this incredibly moving piece was unlike anything Beth had ever seen. She was especially sad to see it end!

April 2015: Beth learned a lot more about one of her idols, the legendary Sophie Tucker, when she headed to the recording studio to work on ‘The Sophie Tucker Project’. This new musical is in the early stages, but promises to be a blockbuster!

May 2015: Another Spring in NYC means another season at NYU!  This time it started with the adorable musical ‘Second Place’ by Kate Chadwick and Edison Hong. Beth played a world-class chef competing for the prize of a lifetime in this moving and vulnerable tale.

May 2015: Beth was there for the first industry reading based on the hit movie, “Mrs. Doubtfire”!  Beth was overjoyed to be singing in the ensemble behind Kelli O’Hara, Brooks Ashmanskas, Andy Karl, Brad Oskar, Rob McClure, and Jennifer Simard! What a show!

May 2015: Beth headed to her hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio to perform at an evening celebrating her Jr. High music teacher, Linda Gartner!  Fellow New Yorker and Cincinnatian Matt Farnsworth also made the trip, and the two sang the crowd-pleaser ‘For Good’. If you’re in the market for a voice teacher, Matt’s the best! http://mattfarnsworthvoice.com/

June 2015-July 2015: An idyllic summer in picturesque Brunswick, Maine at Maine State Music Theatre began with Beth doing the incredibly fun show ‘Sister Act’!  The perfect summer nights were a riot while playing a high belting nun who danced up a storm.

July 2015: Maine continued with Beth playing Mrs. Squires in the classic show, ‘The Music Man’.  How could it have taken this long for her to play a Pick-a-little Lady?!  The huge hats and physical comedy made this one a favorite that she hopes to do again!

August 6, 2015: As Maine wrapped up, Beth was THRILLED to receive a call asking her to join the Broadway company of ‘Les Miserables’!  After three days of rehearsal she started as a vacation swing in the track of Inkeeper’s Wife and Madame Whore!  What an unbelievable Broadway Debut!!

September 28 & 29, 2015: Some of the coolest days of Beth’s life happened when she headed to Avatar Studios to record the cast album of ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’!  A 32-piece live orchestra and the original cast combined to record the most overwhelmingly gorgeous score - it will be released by Sh-K-Boom on January 22nd, 2015! Order it here and check out a teaser video here!!

October 2015: Beth played Madame Thenardier for the first time on Broadway on October 8th, just 4 days after officially joining the show in a permanent track!! Yippiee!!  She was thrown on the same day as her put-in making for some big nerves and a lot of excitement!  She was back in the role October 13-16, and again January 5, 6, and 9th, and April 29, 30, 2, 5, 6, and 9th!