Lauren is an actor, singer, and dancer based in Orlando, Florida. She recently graduated from the University of Central Florida with a BFA in Musical Theatre and a minor in Dance. While at UCF she participated in multiple productions including And the World Goes ‘Round, Young Frankenstein, Bernarda Alba, She Kills Monsters, Titanic, and several dance concerts. Her most recent professional role was Luisa in The Fantasticks.  

Having entered the theatre world in highschool, Lauren often revisits her childhood sport of gymnastics. She is still an active member in the gymnastics community and attends open gym to maintain her skills whenever she can. This past summer she was the cooridator of the gymnastics program at Island Lake Camp in Pennsylvania. Lauren plans to integrate her gymnastics training with stage combat certifications. She recently earned her unarmed certification with a recommended pass and has plans to train in quarterstaff and broadsword soon. 

Outside of work and rehearsal Lauren loves going on runs with her dog, Buster, paddle boarding on the bayou with her family, shopping till she drops, and eating chocolate chip cookies as if they were potato chips.


January-February 2019

Lauren will perform in the dance ensemble of Camelot at the Atlanta Lyric Theatre, making her an Equity Membership Candidate.  

September 2019

Lauren played the role of Luisa for a second time in The Fantasticks at Emerald Coast Theatre Company. 

May 2019

Lauren graduated from the University of Central Florida with a BFA in Musical Theatre and minor in Dance. 


"Incredible is the only way to describe Lauren Abel’s singing in her role as the lovesick teenager, Luisa.
So beautiful and so strong."

Brenda Shoffner, NWF Daily News

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