Lawrence R. Leritz Poster


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Overview (2)

Born in Alton, Illinois, USA
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Audiences will recognize Lawrence Leritz from his roles on NBC's Saturday Night Live, CBS's Cosby & Capitol, ABC's All My Children, talk shows including The Rosie O'Donnell Show, Maury Povich, CNN's Show Biz Today & ESPN's American Muscle Magazine, star of best selling exercise video, Total Stretch! With Lawrence Leritz, Spectrum Records recording artist of top 10 dance single "Crank It Up," on Broadway in the Jerome Robbin's revival of "Fiddler On The Roof," feature films, major dance companies and numerous commercials. Also produces for stage and television, including the annual television event, Day Of Compassion, for which Time Magazine honored Leritz as their Local Hero 1996 for his work. Most recently, Lawrence Leritz was the producer and choreographer of the long running Off-Broadway smash hit, "Boobs! The Musical," which received unanimous rave reviews from all the major New York critics during the 2003-2004 season.


Trivia (5)

Upon first arriving in Los Angeles, he auditioned for the final episode of "Laverne & Shirley" & the casting directors were so impressed by his comic abilities, they immediately called his agent and invited him to join the show playing Squiggy's brother. Unfortunately, the show did not return the following season.
In 2006, Lawrence had the honor of being included in Harvard University's The George Balanchine Collection of The New York City Ballet, including Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library & The Harvard College Library.
made his stage debut in the children's chorus of the 1969 World Stage Premiere of Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical film, "State Fair" which starred Ozzie & Harriet Nelson at The St. Louis Muny Opera. The production was directed by James Hammerstein (Oscar's son), supervised by Richard Rodgers and choreographed by Tommy Tune. Lawrence returned in an all star cast to The Muny years later as a co-star in Cole Porter's "Can-Can".
Established the first dance company for the Los Angeles Music Center Opera in the 1987-1988 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and The Shrine Auditorium, under the direction of opera great and artistic director, Placido Domingo. Lawrence also performed that season as their dance guest artist.
Lawrence Leritz directed and produced a tribute, hosted by Tyne Daly, to honor Welcome Back, Kotter's Ron Palillo's life and career at NYC's The Triad Theatre, October 3, 2012.

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