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First Lady Suite

Oct. 18–27, 2013

Every First Lady makes her own rules.

By Michael John LaChiusa

A musical look into the lives of four 20th century First Ladies: Jackie Kennedy, Mamie Eisenhower, Bess Truman, and Eleanor Roosevelt. From their shared struggle to define the role of women in a changing world, to each one’s search to define herself while living in the glare of the public eye, this musical takes a lyrical, humorous, and poignant look into the lives of these legendary women.


  • Photos
  • Cast
  • Production Team


Evelyn Lincoln/Bess Truman:
Mary Lansing

Mary Lansing

Mary Gallagher:
Anna Mae Beyer

Anna Mae Beyer

Presidential Aide/
Dwight Eisenhower:
Bradley Weber

Bradley Weber

Jackie Kennedy:
Kelley M. Manson

Kelly M. Manson

Lady Bird Johnson/Kay Summersby/
Margaret Truman:
Kelsy Taunt

Taunt, Kelsey-bw

Mamie Eisenhower:
Emily Vieth*

Emily Vieth

Marian Anderson:
Emily Ware

Emily Ware

Eleanor Roosevelt:
Katie Anne Reischl

Katie Anne Reischl

Lorena Hickok:
Jennifer Burchell

Jennifer Burchell

Amelia Earhart:
Kristyn Taggart*

Kristyn Taggart


* = LCT stage debut



Pit Orchestra

Seth Kieser (Piano)
Sarah Leitzen (Piano)
Matt Salvo (Piano)


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