Ashley Brown originated the title role in "Mary Poppins" on Broadway for which she received Outer Critics, Drama League and Drama Desk nominations for Best Actress. Other Broadway credits include Belle in "The Beauty and The Beast". Ashley starred in the national tour of Disney's "On The Record". Ashley has performed with many orchestras including the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall (three times), the New York Philharmonic (with Maestro Marvin Hamlisch), the Cincinnati Pops (with Maestro Erich Kunzel), the Indianapolis Symphony (with Maestro Jack Everly) and the Pensacola Symphony. Current and upcoming projects including starring in the title role of Disney's national tour of "Mary Poppins" which opened in Chicago in March 2009, a return engagement with Jack Everly and the Indianapolis Symphony, Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops (May 19, 20, 2009) at Boston's Symphony Hall, and a debut album of American Songbook standards to be released late summer 2009. Regional credits include "Guys and Dolls" and "The Leading Men of Broadway" with the Indianapolis Symphony, "Broadway By the Year: 1956" at Town Hall in New York City and many shows at the Muny. Ashley studied at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where she received her Bachelor in Fine Arts degree in Musical Theater. She was honored with the Laurie Beechman Award at CCM.