Erin Leigh Peck earned her Equity card at the age of 11 when she played "Laurie" in the First National Tour of Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs. The following summer, she spent a season as Jane Kaczmareck's daughter on the CBS primetime drama Hometown.
Erin earned a BFA in acting at NYU, with two years of studio training at Circle in the Square and two more at Musical Theater Works. Before graduating, she filmed a CBS after school special called Same Difference and spent a summer at the Berkshire Theatre Festival playing "Debbie" in Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing. Shortly after graduation, Erin was thrilled to be cast in the First National Tour of Broadway's Grease! where she performed the roles of "Marty", "Frenchy" and "Patty Simcox". Eventually, she moved on to the Broadway Company as a vacation swing.
Erin spent the next few years training at the William Esper studio and with NYU teacher and composer Craig Carnelia. In 1998, she joined the cast of the original NY production of I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. She played over 16 different characters each night to packed houses and loved being a part of this long-running, Off-Broadway hit.
Erin soon started recording demo albums for composers of new musicals and filmed an episode of Law & Order SVU. She also appeared in several national television commercials and originated roles in several workshops of exciting new musicals including "Lisa" in Dirty Dancing and the aimless "Pickles" in the wacky Great American Trailer Park Musical.
In 2003, Erin originated the role of "Zsa-Zsa", the nerdy village girl-turned vixen vampire in Dance of the Vampires at the Minskoff theatre. Erin Leigh played 117 performances and had a blast being a part of a legendary Broadway mega-flop. Shortly after the close of Vampires, Erin and her husband Josh were blessed to learn they were expecting their first child. Their daughter Mia was born later that year.
Erin starred as "Polly" in the ground breaking, Off-Broadway musical Normal the Transport Group. Frank Scheck of the NY Post called Erin Leigh's portrayal of the anorexic teenage daughter "Particularly moving" and Michael Dale of Broadwayworld.com voted Erin Leigh's performance of the song Pretty to the Bone, "My most memorable moment in a new musical this year." Next up was "J.J." in Go-Go Beach at the 2006 New York Music Theatre Festival (NYMF). Her portrayal of the 1960's B-movie star wannabe garnered her audience laughs and critical praise.
In 2009, Erin and her husband Josh flew to Colombia to adopt their son Mason. Upon her return, Erin became an original cast member of the hit Off-Broadway musical Toxic Avenger at New World Stages. As a standby for Tony award winner Lena Hall and Tony nominee Nancy Opel, Erin was privileged to stretch her acting and vocal chops to the limits, sometimes playing "Sarah", the bumbling blind girl with a heart of gold, and "Ma/Mayor", a challenging, dual-role character who sings a rangy rock duet with herself!
Erin appeared as the aggressively sassy "Gloria" in Boeing-Boeing at the John Engeman theatre and originated the role of "Frankie" in the American premier production of Legacy Falls at NYMF. Erin's portrayal of "Marjorie" in Mr. Confidential at NYMF 2014 earned her an Outstanding Individual Performance award. Suzanna Bowling of the Times Square Chronicles called Erin "a standout" who's musical numbers "are worth the whole show."
Erin was a proud member of the original Off-Broadway cast of princesses in Disenchanted!, at the Westside Theatre. Erin's unique standby position had her covering no less than four principal roles in the hilarious Off-Broadway musical hit.
This April, Erin will be working with the New York Theatre Barn on an updated version of Normal re-titled Pretty To The Bone. She is excited to return to this groundbreaking piece in the role of Gayla.
Erin has always been a writer, and her first play Marjorie Gold, a dramedy about postpartum depression, was workshopped under the direction of Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller.
When she's not writing or performing, you can find Erin hanging out with her kids and walking her dog.