Kelly Lester news and what's new

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May 14, 2017  Kelly sings in a special edition of An Evening of Classic Broadway at Rockwell Table and Stage. [WATCH] ► HERE.

May 7, 2017  Kelly is a guest soloist with The Bangor Symphony Orchestra. Premiering The Dream We Share with orchestra and chorus.

April 17, 2017  Kelly shoots an episode of Good Game – playing (and singing!) the role of “Opera Singer”. A very Mozart morning!

April 15, 2017  Kelly plays a lead role in the world premier of Lucas Richman’s one-act chamber opera, The Open Heart.

February 12, 2017  Kelly plays (all) the White Woman roles in the rarely staged gem HALLELUJAH BABY! for Musical Theatre Guild

January 24, 2017  Kelly is a guest on UBN Network’s On The Rocks Radio Show hosted by Alexander Rodriguez. LISTEN OR WATCH…

January, 2017  Kelly shoots an episode of the TBS’s comedy Angie Tribeca. Playing wife to actor Robert Pine. Read More …

December 29, 2016  BAD TWIN begins airing on Lifetime. [WATCH] ► Kelly’s clip in this crime-drama HERE.

November, 2016  Kelly’s performance in The Boy From OZ earns her Ovation, BroadwayWorld, and Scenie Award nods. Read More…

Nov 4 & 5, 2016  Kelly plays Rachel Lynde in Bend in the Road – the Anne of Green Gables musical. Read More…

October 15, 2016  Kelly plays Mrs. Livingston in Bubble Boy – The Musical. Read More…

Sept, 2016  Kelly shoots a supporting role in Becoming Bond – the George Lazenby Docudrama (for HULU) [WATCH] ► Here.

Sept, 2016 Kelly is signed by Across The Board Talent for film, tv, and stage representation.

April 22 – August 21, 2016  Kelly receives rave reviews as Marion Woolnough in the musical The Boy from Oz at Celebration Theatre.  Read More …

March 6, 2016  Kelly sings with Brad Ellis (Glee) and Eydie Alyson in a Music for Autism Concert. Read More …

Feb, 2016  Kelly shoots the feature film The Bad Twin. Playing Nurse Marcy.

November, 2015  Kelly plays “mom” in a Doritos Super Bowl Commercial Contest entry. [WATCH] Read More …

May 4 – 17, 2015  Kelly performs her new one-woman cabaret act at sea, aboard Crystal Cruises. Read More …

April 22, 2015  Kelly sings with CLASSIC BROADWAY at Rockwell Table and Stage. Read More …

March 10, 2015  Kelly will be a featured performer in a benefit fundraiser to save intimate theatre in Los Angeles: I Love 99 – The Musical! #pro99

March 1, 2015  Kelly joins the cast of My Town, by Wendy Kout, in a staged reading of this new play at The Skylight Theatre.

Feb 8, 2015  Kelly plays Miss Minerva Oliver/The Scientist in Musical Theatre Guild‘s production of the seldom seen gem, 1954’s “Opera for Broadway”, The Golden Apple. Read more …

Jan, 2015  Kelly shoots Mr. Church, directed by Bruce Beresford.  Playing “The Doctor” in a scene with Eddie Murphy. Written by Susan McMartin. Read more…

Oct 27, 2014  Kelly performs solos and a duet in Classic Broadway Sings Schwartz, A benefit concert for The Actors Fund.

Aug 6-12, 2014  Kelly shoots a guest star part on Nickelodeon’s The Haunted Hathaways. [WATCH] ► Read more…

Aug 4, 2014  Kelly plays the lead in a staged reading of Wendy Kout’s comedy “Naked in Encino”. Read more…

July 25, 2014  Kelly flies to Atlanta for a Satellite Media Tour. Featured on over 2 dozen morning news shows in segments about school lunch box packing [WATCH]► Read more…

May 15-26 2014  Kelly performs her solo show It’s Magic! The Life and Music of Doris Day aboard the Crystal Cruises Crystal Symphony. [WATCH]►  Read more …

May 5, 2014  Kelly performs at Upstairs at Vitello’s for “With A Twist: Hosted by Todd Sherry and Heather Olt

April, 2014  Kelly premieres her new Doris Day tribute show It’s Magic! The Life and Music of Doris Day. MORE at

March 24, 2014  Kelly sings selections from Classic Broadway at Upstairs at Vitello’s.

March 19, 2014  Kelly sings with MOSTLY MUSICALS – Whatever the Weather at Don’t Tell Mama LA ► [WATCH]

February 26, 2014  Kelly sings one of Gene Kelly’s most famous songs in Happy Hour – On Stage, celebrating the legendary Gene Kelly. Read More …

February 12, 2014  Kelly sings at Don’t Tell Mama in Almost Like Being in Love. [WATCH]► HERE.

January 20-24, 2014  Kelly stars in a reality show! She’s the focus of one of the episodes, all about small business. Produced for the web by a notable production company and widely recognized large corporation, this will be highly publicized. But until the big launch in May, this project is gonna be under wraps! More Here …

December 10, 2013  Kelly sings a new song by Brian Pugach and Brett Ryback for A Little New Music at  Rockwell: Table and Stage. [WATCH]► Here

November 21, 2013  Kelly is interviewed by Nancy Redd on HuffPost Live about how she built her million dollar plus company, EasyLunchboxes. [WATCH]► Here.

November 1, 2013  Kelly teams with Roman Meal bread company and shares healthy holiday recipes via a satellite media tour [WATCH]► Read more…

August 29, 2013  Kelly is highlighted by Wells Fargo – small business stories [WATCH]► More here…

August 24 & 25, 2013  Kelly joins the cast of Bloodline for its staged read at Stages Musical Theatre Festival in Los Angeles.

August 7, 2013 Kelly chats about what she’s up to, LIVE in the Hollywood Studio of [WATCH]► ActorsE Chat Show.

July 26, 2013 Kelly is a guest on morning news programs from coast to coast, chatting about packing lunches. [VIDEO]► Read more…

June 17, 2013  A Family of Clowns, [view TRAILER] starring Kelly Lester and Loren Lester has its world premiere at the New York City International Film Fest (NYCIFF).

June 10, 2013 Kelly can be heard as the voice of Mary Chestnut in the Funny or Die VIDEO:
[WATCH]► The Uncivil War

June 1 – Aug. 11, 2013 Kelly receives glowing reviews for her performance in  IONESCOPADE – A musical vaudeville at The Odyssey Theatre, Los Angeles. Directed by Bill Castellino. Musical Direction by Gerald Sternbach. More HERE.

March 18, 2013 Kelly sings in Broadway Barre at The Rockwell, hosted by Kate Pazakis.

March 8, 2013 Kelly sings at The Coterie. Hosted by Michael Lavine.

Feb 10, 2013 Kelly sings in Gifts of Love – the words and music of Stephen Schwartz.

January, 2013 Kelly flies to’s Seattle headquarters to film her EasyLunchboxes Seller Success Story.

October 4, 2013 Kelly’s book signing of her book, Cooking With Trader Joe’s Cookbook – Easy Lunch Boxes at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena, CA.

September 22, 2012 Kelly plays a leading role in Holiday Song with Jack Carter, Loren Lester, Barry Gordon.

September 15, 2012  Kelly’s book, Cooking With Trader Joe’s Cookbook – Easy Lunch Boxes launches!

August, 2012  Kelly shoots a leading role opposite Loren Lester in A Family of Clowns directed by Radhika Chaudhari

July 2012  Kelly shoots a leading role in Through the Woods directed by Mike McAleer

March 14 – April 22  Kelly plays “The Adult Women” in Spring Awakening for Over the Moon Productions.

Feb, 2012  Kelly plays a role in the new musical Princesses at the ASCAP/Dreamworks Musical Theatre Workshop moderated by Stephen Schwartz.

Sept 12, 2011  Kelly wins a StageSceneLA award for “Best Featured Actress in a Musical” for her portrayal of “Mrs. Zero” in Adding Machine – a Musical.

Sept, 2011  Kelly shoots a recurring role on The Young and the Restless.

July, 2011  Kelly guest teaches at Shawn Ryan’s Young Actors’ Theatre Camp in Northern CA.

May, 2011  Kelly begins appearing in weekly shows on EasyLunchboxes.TV, the channel for her best selling EasyLunchbox System.

March 4, 2011  Kelly shoots J. Edgar, directed by CLINT EASTWOOD, playing a scene with Leonardo DiCaprio and Naomi Watts.

Jan-March, 2011  Kelly plays Mrs. Zero in the west coast premiere of the critically acclaimed, edgy Adding Machine – A Musical at the The Odyssey Theatre.

November 20 & 21, 2010  Kelly shoots 2 episodes of her new webseries Let’s Do Lunch! with special guests Barry Williams and Sam Harris. She hosts and sings duets with each of them.

November 6, 2010  Kelly appears in the staged read of a new holiday play Buckshot for Yale Cabaret Hollywood

September 12, 2010  Kelly sings the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein in a benefit concert for homeless youth. Musical direction by Brad Ellis.

July 27, 2010  Kelly flies to Atlanta for a Satellite Media Tour. She hosts a TV & radio news segment called ‘Mommy, Make Over my Lunchbox’

July 17, 2010  Kelly is a special guest performer with FOURPLAY!!!….AND FRIENDS at the MBar, Hollywood.

June 9, 2010  Kelly appears in the staged read of the new musical Beautiful.

May, 2010  shoots the role of an irate customer in indie film Going Home for Unit 5 Films

March, 2010  Kelly guest stars in an episode of the webseries Dating In The Middle Ages. Plays a botox obsessed matchmaker.

Dec 5th, 2009  That Perfect Moment re-opens at Burbank’s Little Victory Theatre, following a sold out 6 week run in Noho. Kelly reprises her role. Runs thru Jan 17, 2010.

Nov 14 & 15, 2009  Kelly plays a leading role in The Last Game Show (a black comedy). Part of the 18th Season of the Celebrity Play Reading Series.

Oct 26, 2009  Kelly plays the female lead/love interest in a staged reading of the new musical, At Home In Mitford, based on the best selling novel by Jan Karon. At the Colony Theatre in Burbank.

Oct 12, 2009  Kelly plays the lead in a staged read of another new musical called The 12 Pound Look, an adaptation of the play by J.M. Barrie.

Oct 3 – Nov 8, 2009  Kelly plays the (only) female role in That Perfect Moment, a world premiere comedy running at the Noho Arts Center for 6 weeks. Directed by Rick Sparks.

Sept 11 & 12, 2009  Kelly plays the lead role in a new musical theatre piece – part of 29Lives: Song-cycles and short musicals by musical theatre/jazz/rockpopcomposer Chris Wade. At the Lex Theater. Directed by Joshua Finkel.

July, 2009  Kelly records the voiceover for a new video promoting The Solar Cooker Project, a refugee relief project which protects and empowers the women of Darfur.

June, 2009  Kelly plays multiple distinct roles in this year’s brand new 15-Minute Musicals. Produced by ANMT at the Colony Theatre.

May, 2009  Kelly films the lead role in an indie film called The Interview. Directed by Myron Kim.

May, 2009  Kelly shoots the film Jeffie Was Here for Blue Yonder Films playing/singing the role of “The Funeral Singer”.

April 4, 2009  Kelly sings Broadway Favorites with A Taste Of Broadway at the Thousand Oaks Performing Arts Center.

March, 2009  Kelly shoots a role in the pilot episode of ‘Victorious’ for Nickelodeon.

Feb 7, 2009 Kelly is a guest soloist with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra (TN) singing the music of Richard Rodgers.

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