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Ashley Spencer

For the athlete, see Ashley Spencer (athlete).
Ashley Spencer
Born Canton, Ohio
Occupation Stage actress
Spouse(s) Jeremy Jordan (m. 2012)

Ashley Spencer, an Ohio native, was a contestant on NBC's show Grease: You're the One that I Want!. She was the understudy for Barbie in the Barbie in Fairytopia tour, in which she sang and danced ballet.


Grease: You're the One that I Want!

Main article: Grease: You're the One that I Want!

Spencer was known as "Ballerina Sandy" because of her ballet background. She made it to the finals, where she came in second place behind Laura Osnes.


Spencer made her Broadway debut in July 2007 as Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray, replacing Brynn O'Malley. She played her final performance as Amber in the Broadway company on July 13, 2008 after being in the production for a year. She was succeeded by Aubrey O'Day.[1] She reprised the role of Amber in the The Muny production of Hairspray in St. Louis which ran from August 3–9, 2009.[2] She played the role again at Pittsburgh CLO's production of Hairspray, which ran from July 20, 2010 to August 1, 2010.


It was announced on June 25, 2008, that Spencer would replace Laura Osnes as Sandy in the Broadway production of Grease.[3] She began her run on July 22, 2008, and co-starred opposite Derek Keeling as Danny. Keeling was also a runner-up on Grease: You're the One that I Want.[4] The production closed on January 4, 2009.[5]

Regional work

Spencer played the role of Éponine in Les Misérables at the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera which ran from July 7–19, 2009.[6]

She returned to Pittsburgh CLO in 2010 to play the role of Niki Harris in Curtains from June 22–27, 2010.[7] Spencer then played the role of Ulla in their production of "The Producers" and then reprised her role as Amber in their production of "Hairspray." She would also reprise her role of Amber in the 2009 Summer production of 'Hairspray' at The St. Louis Muny.

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert

Spencer played one of the Divas in the Broadway production of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert, which opened in March 2011 at the Palace Theatre. The show also had a pre-Broadway tryout beginning October 12, 2010 at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto.[8]

Rock of Ages

She took over the role of Sherrie in the Broadway production of Rock of Ages from Emily Padgett on May 10, 2012, and was succeeded by fellow "You're The One That I Want" contestant Kate Rockwell in January of 2013.[9]

Personal life

She is married to fellow stage actor Jeremy Jordan.


External links

  • Internet Broadway Database
  • Internet Movie Database
  • at Playbill Vault
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