About me

Recently  completed a sold out run of Caroline or Change at the Hampstead Theatre in London.

Upcoming.   Will reprise her role of Rose Stopnick Gellman at the Playhouse Theatre in the West End in the Autumn 2018.


Lauren Ward is a Tony and Drama Desk nominated Actress and Singer who has worked in both the US and the UK.  She was born in Lincoln, Nebraska and grew up mostly in Kansas City, Mo.   Her father was a professor of  Geosciences at UMKC and her mother had her Masters in education specialising in children with reading difficulties.  She started getting interested in theatre at a young age while attending children theatre classes at UMKC and became a company member of the Ivory Tower Players, a youth theatre within the university.  She first performed with them at the then Missiouri Repertory Theatre.  Her work has taken her all over the world.  She's married to the theatre and film director Matthew Warchus, the current artistic director of the Old Vic.  They live in London with their 3 children.