With an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her 30 year portrayal of Traci Abbott on CBS TV’s “The Young and the Restless”, Beth Maitland recently co-starred in Crystal Chapelle’s new web series, “The Grove” playing the comedic role of Gloria. Shot with a cast of veteran daytime stars, Beth is thrilled to be playing a lighter role and has been voted into the top five new web-series actresses. Recently back to the boards in an original musical honoring World War II vets, called “Wartime Romance,” she is happy to be singing again most recently in a production and tour of “Anything Goes” as Reno Sweeney.
She is no stranger to the stage, from which her early experience was earned in over 80 productions ranging from Shakespeare to Rodgers and Hammerstein. Roles like Helena in “A Midsummer Nights’ Dream”, Penny in “You Can’t Take It With You”, Mrs. Antrobus in “Skin of our Teeth”, and Pacquette in “Candide” are favorites. Two years with a Lyric Opera Theater fleshed out her music comedy
experience, and a sign language production at Deaf West Theater of “’Night, Mother” won her a role with Richard Dreyfus in the film “Mr. Holland’s Opus.”
Other highlights were working with Carol Burnett and Hal Holbrook in an ABC special production of “Plaza Suite”, an opera singing episode of “Love American Style” with Tony Dow, and a daring appearance on “Circus of the Stars” atop giant Percheron circus horses doing acrobatic tricks and resin-back riding.
An avid animal lover, Beth volunteers for a number of animal placement and rescue organizations, and lives in California’s Central Coast with her own menagerie…her Friesian gelding, a rescued Friesian mare, a miniature palomino, 3 Bengal cats, and a collection of rescue dogs. Spare time is spent fund raising for the local hospital and several animal charities and directing short film projects.
Other talents and interests include horse competitions, costume classes and exhibitions, video editing, music editing (especially for dressage freestyles for horse shows), and the design and construction of her textile arts (first quilting project book published). Public Speaking on women’s issues, embracing creativity, and teaching sewing and quilting courses are some of her specialties.
Beth has also finished work on a series of audition training dvd’s with teaching partner, character actor Joel Brooks.
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