Singer/Actress 2021-09-01T17:58:39+00:00


Leslie Hyland Rodgers has performed in New York, France, California and Texas.  She is a classically trained lyric coloratura soprano who enjoys singing a variety of musical styles, including classical, jazz and musical theatre.

She has produced and performed in Night & Day and Santa Baby, the first two installments of a music video trilogy.

In addition, Leslie has produced three CDs:

  • Sugar & Spice, a compilation CD featuring various Symphony of Soul musicians with proceeds benefiting the charity

  • Just Smile, a collection of 12 jazz favorites from the 30’s and 40‘s

  • Love Notes, a small collection of 7 of her mother’s favorite Broadway Showtunes



Leslie enjoys creating one-woman cabaret shows and performing them at festivals and private events.  Her most recent show Princess, Pauper, Seeker, Servant describes the journey of Symphony of Soul through stories and songs.  The full-length production is one hour and is designed for intimate theaters of 300 people or less, such as One World Theatre where Leslie performed the show in 2017. Leslie also has a short 20-minute version of the show that she often performs as a guest speaker for various business and networking groups.  To see clips from the 20 minute version performed at The Austin Club, click here.

Film & Television

She has had speaking roles in the soaps One Life to LiveAnother World and The Bold & Beautiful.  In addition, she had a supporting role in the independent film Loving Deadly (shown at the Cannes Film Festival in France) and she served as Andie MacDowell’s stand-in on the film Multiplicity under the direction of Harold Ramis.

Leslie enjoyed filming NeTune’s Big Adventure, an experimental film short directed by Academy Award Winning Cinematographer Russell Carpenter of the movie Titanic.  Filmed at the Creative Artists Agency in Los Angeles in conjunction with 20th Century Fox, NeTune was shown in all the major film studios in Hollywood.

In Texas, Leslie has enjoyed participating in some independent films and videos, including ABC Family TV’s The Lying Game.


In New York, Leslie worked with Broadway directors and composers Martin Charnin and Charles Strouse of Annie fame and had leading roles in two of their projects: a revival of Two by Two slated for Broadway and Nightingale which intended to tour in China and then open Off-Broadway.  Both projects had a nice run Off-Off Broadway in New York but were scrapped when the funding fell through.

In California, Leslie performed at The Long Beach Civic Light Opera in a production of Funny Girl with Pia Zadora, Lagunatics at the Laguna Playhouse and Love Council at the Odyssey Theatre.  In Austin, Texas, Leslie has performed three different one-woman shows for private events, as well as at The Austin Club and for the FronteraFest at Hyde Park Theatre.  Leslie has appeared in national television commercials for various products, as well as print and runway modeling in everything from sleepwear to bridal gowns.  She is a member of SAG-AFTRA.

Leslie with Andie MacDowell on the set of “Multiplicity”

Leslie with David Warner on the set of “Loving…Deadly…”

On the set of ABC’s “The Lying Game”

NeTune’s Big Adventure

Reviews & Comments

I recently had the great pleasure of working with Leslie Hyland on the film “Multiplicity” for Columbia Pictures. Leslie is a beautiful woman and a fine actress, gifted and gracious, and thoroughly professional. She will be an asset to any production in which she appears.

Harold Ramis, Director, Ocean Pictures, Columbia Studios

This may have been the best Short Fringe night ever. Leslie Hyland, extravagantly pretty and possessing a polished voice, started with “Love Remains” a mesmerizing cabaret mix of songs. (Where is the Austin cabaret that will give classy talent like Hyland a regular showcase?) I went gaga for cabaret singer Leslie Hyland.

Michael Barnes, Critic, Austin American-Statesman, Review of Love Remains

Leslie Hyland best collared the screwball style of a backstage musical from the 1940s and her Kitty Carlisle soprano glistened in two sincere numbers. (Put this woman in an operetta!)

Michael Barnes, Critic, Austin American-Statesman, Review of The USO-Christmas Show

I cannot thank you enough for your incredible performance today. You completely mesmerized our whole group, and that is very unusual. We felt like we had been treated to a Broadway caliber performance! You have a God given talent, and I thank you for your ministry in sharing your gift with people with Alzheimer’s disease. Your singing brightened our spirits and made this day more special for all of us.

Debbie Wilder, Staff, the Gathering (A Ministry Alzheimer's Patients) at Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church

I got there right before you started to perform. I was so glad I came. You and your singing were both so beautiful. Your talents are amazing and you brought such happiness to so many of the participants. You really made my day and I am sure that is how everyone there felt. Keep up the wonderful work that you are doing.

Laura Kitley, Volunteer, House of Friends at Bethany UMC