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Elizabeth M Desotelle

Last updated

December 1, 2016
 

Biography

Beth has been acting, singing and dancing all her life and has a BA degree in Musical Theatre and Tele-Communications from St. Catherine University.  She has perform professionally as an actor, singer and dancer throughout the United States working in productions at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, Minnesota Opera, Jon Hassler Theatre, Minnesota Festival Theatre, the Old Log Theatre and The Anita Mann Singers and Dancers on a cruise ship based in LA.  Favorite roles include: Peggy Sawyer in “42 Street,” Adelaide in “Guys & Dolls, Doris in “Same Time Next Year” acting opposite her husband Terry Lynn Carlson, and Lexie in “The Dixie Swim Club”.  She also toured Nationally with Gavin MacLeod in “Moon Over Buffalo”, and Gary Burghoff in “Last Of The Red Hot Lovers.”  Choreography credits include local productions of: “Seussical the Musical!” “Godspell”, “Oklahoma!” “Guy & Dolls”, “To Whom It May Concern”, “The Gifts of the Magi”, “The Music Man!”, & The Bloomington Kennedy Show Choir. She resides in Minneapolis with her family.

Résumé

The Actor's Workout-Raye BirkTHEATRE
STRAIGHT ROLES:

  • 5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche   -   Wren Robin   -   Theater Now-Shelli Place
  • On Golden Pond   -   Chelsea   -   Old Log Theatre-Don Stolz
  • The Dixie Swim Club   -   Lexie   -   Old Log Theatre-Steve Shaffer/PBP-Terry Lynn Carlson
  • Same Time Next Year   -   Doris   -   Lake Pepin Players-Bill Rogers
  • The Nerd   -   Tansy   -   Minnesota Festival Theatre-Terry Lynn Carlson
  • Tartuffe the Impostor   -   Marianne   -   Minnesota Festival Theatre-Ron Peluso
  • Box Elder Bug Variations   -   Beth   -   Jon Hassler /Lyric Theatre-Sally Childs
  • Snow White & Rose Red   -   Snow White   -   Old Log Theatre-Don Stolz
  • Latte Dark Cabaret   -   Beth   -   Latte Da Theatre-Tod Peterson
  • Lysistata   -   Hope   -   Frey Theatre- Randy Winkler

MUSICAL ROLES:

  • Guys & Dolls   -   Miss Adelaide   -   Minnesota Festival Theatre-Terry Lynn Carlson
  • 42nd Street   -   Peggy Sawyer   -   Chanhassen Dinner Theatre-Michael Brindisi
  • Oliver   -   Bet   -   Minnesota Festival Theatre-Ron Peluso
  • Fiddler On the Roof   -   Golde   -   Southwest Theatre Project-Terry Lynn Carlson
  • The Woeful Tale of the Enchanted Pudding Pot   -   Beula, Villager   -   The Flying Foot Forum-Joe Chvala
  • The Gifts of the Magi   -   City Her   -   Jon Hassler Theatre/Lyric Theatre-Sally Childs
  • Vixens – Bad Girl Review   -   Elizabeth   -   Buffalo Gals Production-Perrin Post
  • To Whom It May Concern   -   Celia   -   Jon Hassler Theatre/Lyric Theatre-Sally Childs
  • Side By Side By Sondheim   -   Several roles   -   St. Catherine Univ-JoAnn Holanbek, Gregg Sawyer
  • Babes In Arms   -   Bunny   -   Foley Theatre-St. Thomas University
  • Three Penny Opera   -   Lucy Brown   -   Macalester College Theatre
  • Once Upon A Mattress   -   Winnifred   -   Jewish Community Theatre
  • Godspell   -   Joann   -   Jacob's Well Theatre, St. Paul, MN

NATIONAL TOURS:

  • Moon Over Buffalo w/*Gavin MacLeod   -   Roz, Eileen, Ethel (us.)   -   Troupe America, Inc.-Curt Wollan
  • Last of the Red Hot Lovers w/*Gary Burghoff   -   Elaine, Bobby (us.)   -   Lake Pepin Players-Bill Rogers
  • Magic Flute   -   Third Spirit   -   Minnesota Opera-Dale Johnson
  • The True Spirit of Christmas   -   Back-up Vocalist/Soloist   -   Columbia Artists-Tony Sandler

ENSEMBLE:

  • Minnesota Opera: Dale Johnson​​My Fair Lady, Showboat, Carmen, Norma, Mikado, Pearl Fishers, Juniper Tree, Madam Butterfly
  • Chanhassen Dinner Theatre: Michael Brindisi, John Command, Michael Mathew Ferrell, Joe Chvala:   42nd Street, Crazy For You, Kiss Me Kate

LIVE INDUSTRIALS

  • Target - Annual Conference - Orpheum, Mpls., MN  -  Media Loft / Title Song-Charlie Title
  • "West Group World" -West Publishing - Dallas, TX
  • Pillsbury/Grand Met Annual Celebration
  • "Dairy Queen's 50th Anniversary"-Hawaii  -  Don Stolz Productions-Don Stolz
  • Cole Porter Review/Best of Broadway/Mostly Mozart  -  Minnesota Opera-Dale Johnson

CHOREOGRAPHY

  • Seussical the Musical   -   Paul Bunyan Playhouse
  • Guys On Ice   -   Troupe America
  • Godspell   -   Minnesota Festival Theatre
  • To Whom It May Concern / The Gifts of the Magi / The Boxelder Bug Variations by Bill Holm   -   Jon Hassler Theatre/Lyric Theatre
  • The Music Man   -   Alexandria Area Arts Association
  • Oklahoma   -   Inver Hills Community College
  • The Fantastics / How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying   -   Champlain Park High School
  • Follow Me To Dakota   -   Dakota County Chautauqua
  • Target Industrial - Annual Conference at the Orpheum   -   Media Loft / Title Song

EDUCATION/SPECIAL SKILLS

  • B.A. Music Theatre & Communication St. Catherine University
  • Children's Theatre Co.
  • Drama Studio London Acting School-London, England,
  • The Actor's Workout-Raye Birk

Training: Emma Small, Larry Weller, Oksana Bryn, Lila Olson, Michelle Barber, Kym Chambers
Dance Training Styles: Musical Theatre, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Freestyle,
Special Skills: MOM! Guitar, Various Sports, Meraki Massage Therapy Business

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