Age: 30 years old
Birthday: June 20, 1985
Hometown: Denver, Colorado
Education: Theater degree from Marymount Manhattan College (New York, NY)
Parents: Mother: Holli Swanson (gym teacher)
>> Annaleigh graduated from Wheat Ridge High School in only 3 years, at the age of 16.
>> She also graduated with a theater degree from Marymount Manhattan College in 3 years, at the age of 19.
>> Used to go by Annaleigh Swanson, in love and respect to her stepfather.
>> Goes by Annaleigh Ashford today, Ashford being her Mom's maiden name.
>> Rupert Holmes, the author of "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" adviced her to go by Annaleigh Ashford
>> When she was younger, she did track, swimming and gymnastics. She didn't like it.
>> She hates running.
>> Annaleigh was only 7 when she started singing lessons.
>> Used to work at Bloomingdales
>> When she was 9 years old she did her first musical. It was Ruthless and she played Tina Denmark.
>> Did Wicked on the Road for 10 months. She was the understudy for Glinda.
>> At college she starred as Rosa Bud in The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
>> She arrived for her Legally Blonde audition decked out in pink high-heeled jellies with bows on top.
>> She likes the Colorado Rockies.
>> Loves Judy Garland and was thrilled to be able to work at the Palace Theater (Legally Blonde)
>> Finished her run as Glinda on Broadway on May 11 2008
>> Started her run as Glinda in Chicago on June 3 2008
>> Has a small part in 2008's Sex and the City the Movie. Describes her character as an "awful, awful girl"
>> Her favorite book is 'Anne of Green Gables'