Elizabeth Ward Land is known for her versatility across the entertainment industry, with a varied career that encompasses musicals, plays, concerts, voice-overs, commercials, film and television.
On Broadway, she appeared in the original casts of AMAZING GRACE (Mrs. Catlett), SCANDALOUS (Louella Parsons), THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL (Marie, all three versions), and in MEMPHIS, PASSION, CITY OF ANGELS, and as a featured soloist in THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER starring Michael Crawford at Radio City Music Hall and Royal Albert Hall in London. Off-Broadway credits include: THE BEDWETTER (Atlantic Theatre Co), SOUTHERN COMFORT (The Public Theatre), CURVY WIDOW (Westside), THE GREEN HEART (Manhattan Theatre Club), HELLO AGAIN (Lincoln Center) and CHESS. Liz starred in the National Tour of THE PRISONER OF SECOND AVENUE (Edna) opposite Hector Elizondo, as well as CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG (The Baroness), THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, LES MISERABLES, and as Kathy Selden in SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN. Regional Theatre: Pioneer Theatre Company as Muriel in DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS; Music Theatre of CT and MacHaydn Theatre as Norma Desmond in SUNSET BOULEVARD; Geva Theatre as M’Lynn in STEEL MAGNOLIAS; TheatreWorks as Marmee in LITTLE WOMEN; CURVY WIDOW (George Street Playhouse); Asolo Repertory BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS; Sacramento Music Circus -A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, and DAMN YANKEES; Barrington Stage in SOUTHERN COMFORT: at Musical Theatre West -THE KING AND I, THE THING ABOUT MEN and KISS ME, KATE; as Keely opposite David Naughton in PETE ‘N’ KEELY at the Alpine Theatre Project; ROMEO AND JULIET at Goodspeed Opera House; The Evil Queen in SNOW WHITE for Disneyland; and as Connee Boswell in THE BOSWELL SISTERS at The Old Globe in San Diego. She starred as Mother Superior in the Pre-Broadway tryout of SISTER ACT at Pasadena Playhouse and the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta.
Film and Television: YOUNG ADULT, BOY MEETS GIRL, IMOGENE, SUMMER SOLSTICE, THE GATHERING, GOOD DAUGHTERS; THE GOOD FIGHT, ELEMENTARY, HIGH MAINTENANCE, MADAM SECRETARY, BOARDWALK EMPIRE, THE BIG O, THE BLACKLIST, BLANK MY LIFE, LAW & ORDER: SVU, ONE LIFE TO LIVE, CRUMBS, THE AMANDA SHOW, 10-8, ALL MY CHILDREN, and twice on the TODAY show as part of their EVERYONE HAS A STORY series.
Concerts: STILL WITHIN THE SOUND OF MY VOICE: THE SONGS OF LINDA RONSTADT – won the 2020 Bistro Award for Outstanding Tribute Show, and played to sold out crowds at The Green Room 42 and Chelsea Table and Stage in NYC, The MacHaydn Theatre, The Legacy Theatre of CT, Dickens Parlour Theatre, Music Theatre of CT and Paper Mill Playhouse’s Brookside Cabaret Series. Other concerts include BROADWAY DOES COUNTRY and MERYL SINGS at 54 BELOW; Solo shows at The Wilson Center, Long Beach Cabaret Series. Soloist with The Long Beach Pops, Coto Candlelight Series, HOLLYWOOD REVISITED, and The Salon Series with Michael Feinstein at the Mark Taper Forum. Elizabeth was honored to be chosen as Barbra Streisand’s Stand-in for her 2006 Concert Tour.
STILL WITHIN THE SOUND OF MY VOICE: THE SONGS OF LINDA RONSTADT and her acclaimed debut CD, FIRST HARVEST, are available on LMLMusic, Amazon, iTunes, and Spotify. Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Arts in Drama from the University of the Pacific and a Masters of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of California at Davis. Liz is married to actor Ken Land. She plays the piano, oboe, percussion, guitar, a little ukulele, and loves cats.