Mary Beth Peil
2019 June LeBell Memorial Artist
Mary Beth Peil is something of a phenomenon as a performer. She had an outstanding career as an opera singer starting at 21, appearing with the Goldovsky Opera Theater, Metropolitan Opera National Company, New York City Opera, and others before Broadway beckoned in the 1980s. Her first role was Anna in "The King and I," opposite Yul Brynner, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award. She realized theater was her calling and has been performing steadily ever since.