Annaleigh Ashford began performing in the ensemble and as the understudy to Glinda in the 1st National Tour of Wicked in December of 2005. She left in September of 2006 to become part of the Original Broadway Cast of Legally Blonde: The Musical.
Ashford replaced Kendra Kassebaum as Glinda in the Broadway production of Wicked on October 9, 2007. She left the Broadway company on May 11, 2008. Ashford then transferred to the Chicago production, where she replaced Kate Fahrner as Glinda on June 3, 2008. Annaleigh closed the Chicago production opposite Dee Roscioli, on January 25, 2009.
Ashford has recently starred in the Off-Broadway revival of Jonathon Larson's RENT, as Maureen. Annaleigh Ashford is currently starring in the new Broadway musical titled Kinky Boots.
- Annaleigh costarred with Lindsay Mendez in Dogfight.