Leslie Meisel is an actor, director, writer and teacher.
Leslie is an alumnus of Second City and was a cast member of the Second City Business Company (NY). She was the winner of the 5th Annual NBC/UCB Diversity Showcase. Currently she is a co-host of the improv show COUPLES SKATE and most recently she was a cast member on the UCB house team CHARACTERS WELCOME. Onscreen, Leslie can be seen on Difficult People, Broad City, Netflix’s The Characters, and the feature film Bachelorette (w/Rebel Wilson & Kirsten Dunst).
As a director, she has worked on many shows at the UCB Theatre, including AzN Pop!: Live in Concert!, All In Favor, United Federation of Teachers with Natasha Vaynblatt (IFC, Funny or Die, McSeeney’s), co-directed Stone Cold Fox: Sexy Idiots with Aaron Burdette, (Man Seeking Woman, The Onion), several Maude sketch teams, co-director/writer of He Said She Said with Kate Riley-Zelensky (Two Guys Named Josh) and worked with Bridge & Tunnel‘s staged show for Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival.
"I've had the pleasure of working with Leslie quite a bit over the past few years. As a director, she has a unique ability to help actors unlock their characters and to make organic choices that bring them to life. She also encourages actors to bring more of themselves to a
piece, to play and improvise, further heightening and developing the material. She pushes and draws interesting, specific performances from actors, all in a safe, encouraging way. She's a gem!" Kristen Bartlett (SNL, Bridge & Tunnel)
Photo by Matt Hoyle
- Currently teaches and performs at the UCB Theatre and taught improv for TPAP (The Performing Arts Project).
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- Show information here: UCB Performer Page
- And as always......loving the sound of Kenny Loggins