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Laura Lyman Payne is an actor, singer in the DFW metroplex. She has worked in several theatrical styles; her favorites being musical theater and Shakespeare. She received her BA in Theater and History of Art from Vanderbilt University and her Masters in Acting from the Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Program. Originally from Dallas, no matter where her work takes her she is always a Texas girl at heart. 

Laura is an Equity Membership Candidate. 


"Clausen and Payne bring the Hilton sisters to life with dignity & refinement & they bring down the house with 

 "Who will Love me as I am?"

Side Show

Brown/Trinity MFA

...grounding the show's emotional stakes nicely"

"Laura Lyman Payne brought some real pathos to her role as Molly's Mother...

- Jill Sweeney, TheaterJones

Twas the Night Before Christmas

Casa Manana Theatre

"Laura Lyman Payne as Miss Honey is sweet without being saccharine, and we fall in love with her at once"

- Lynn Beaver

Broadway World

Matilda, The Musical

ZACH Theatre

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