Leah is a proud recipient of the 2015 Barrymore Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical.

She was nominated in 2019 and 2018

for Best Leading Performer in a Play,

and in 2016 for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical.

Leah has proudly worked as an actor, teacher, and

theatre collaborator for over two decades,

and is a member of the Actors Equity Association.

As a Philadelphia-based actor, Leah has performed with numerous local theatre companies, including

Theatre Horizon, the Walnut Street Theatre,

Arden Theatre , People's Light, 1812 Productions,

InterAct Theatre Company, 11th Hour Theatre Company, Pig Iron Theatre Company, EgoPo Productions, Montgomery Theatre Company, Mum Puppettheatre, Azuka Theatre, Temple University, among many others.

She has developed new plays, and performed

Off-Broadway at Ars Nova 

with the Berzerker Residents,

and with The Debate Society

at Playwrights Horizons SuperLab.

Leah is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of the Arts where she teaches acting.

She has previously taught at Temple University,

the Arden Theatre, the Walnut Street Theatre,

the HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy,

and privately.

Leah's training began as a Drama Student at Ithaca College where she received a BA degree and graduated Magna Cum Laude. While enrolled at Ithaca College, she spent three semesters abroad and trained at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Theater Institute in Waterford, CT, the Moscow Art Theatre School in Russia, and the Gate Theatre of London, England. It was during her undergraduate career that she became interested in theatrical movement work, particularly that of Michael Chekhov, and has studied his acting technique with the International Michael Chekhov Association. She is graduate of Temple University’s MFA Acting program.

 

"The brilliant ought-to-be famous Leah Walton."

                                                                       -Philadelphia City Paper

Headshot Credits: Billy Bustamante BillyBPhotography

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