Mandy Leigh Thompson began her early professional training with her lifelong mentor, Lenka Peterson. She is currently a recurring cast member (Sarah Palin, Rachel Ray, etc.) on RUTHLESSSPECTATOR.COM staring Rob Bartlett and written by former Saturday Night Live Head Writer, Andrew Smith. Regionally, she’s played the coveted role of “Natalie” in Next to Normal opposite Broadway leading lady Sarah Litzsinger at the Adirondack Theatre Festival under the direction of Mark Fleisher. She reprised “Natalie” in Next to Normal at Seven Angels Theatre, where she’s also played Annie in Tom Dudzick’s touching play Over the Tavern (directed by Semina DeLaurentis and co-starring Sarah Knapp) as well as Logainne “Schwarzy” SchwartzandGrubenierre in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee directed by Janine Molinari. In NYC, Mandy has been cast in the ongoing development of the play Dixieboy Firecrackers under the direction of stage and television star, Brian Lane Green. She’s performed at Times Square’s Payan Theater in Almost, Maine. As Founding Artistic Director of Lenka Peterson Players, Mandy’s played “Eleanor”/Bizarbara” in Starmites and “Sally” in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. She recently played “Emily” in the musical of Freckleface Strawberry by Julianne Moore at Playhouse on Park. Other Credits include “Sister James” Doubt, “Maddie” The Hundred Dresses, ”Catherine” Proof. Film and T.V. credits include Lifetime Movie Network: KILLED MY BFF; V-Day Film: BREAK THE CHAIN (Debbie Allen/ Eve Ensler); CouponBug.com Commercial: Pam GAMESHOW. She recently performed along side a star-studded cast in The Who’s Tommy in concert, directed by Daniel C. Levine and Jayme McDaniel, musical direction by Bryan Perri (Wicked, Dogfight, Chaplin) with Michael Seelbach, Matt Farnsworth, Jeremy Kushnier and Tricia Rapier. She’s also joined Rob Bartlett on tour as a Bartlett this year! This summer, she will start touring with the sketch comedy group Ruthless Women. As always, Mandy would like to extend her endless gratitude to Stephanie Klapper Casting (NYC). She is also the founder of T.H.R.I.V.E. Arts with Broadway’s Marissa Perry!