Lee Wilson made her debut as a classical ballet dancer at the age of sixteen in a command performance for Prince
Rainier and Princess Grace in Monte Carlo. She toured Europe with the Hommage au Marquis de Cuevas and was première
danseuse of the Bordeaux Opera Ballet. At the age of eighteen, she joined the Metropolitan Opera Ballet under the
direction of Dame Alicia Markova.
Lee left ballet for Broadway when she joined the cast of Hello, Dolly!, starring Betty Grable. She continued her
Broadway career with Here’s Where I Belong, How Now Dow Jones, the Lincoln Center revival of Oklahoma!, and the original
Broadway company of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, in which she played Patty. In 1976, she moved to Los Angeles
with the original national company of A Chorus Line.
Lee received a Clio nomination for the Pepsi “Skywriter” commercial and won the Communications Collaborative
Award for the Cleveland Trust commercial “Ballerina.”
In the 1980s, Lee returned to Broadway for the record-breaking performance of A Chorus Line, and for the musical
Meet Me in St. Louis, for which she received the Gypsy Robe (rebranded as the Legacy Robe in 2018).
Lee wrote and produced the live-action holiday specials The Elf Who Saved Christmas and The Elf and the Magic Key,
which aired domestically on USA Network and have been seen worldwide. She also wrote and produced the award-
winning television movie, The Miracle of the Cards.
Lee holds a degree in performing arts from St. Mary’s College of California. Her memoir, Rebel on Pointe: A Memoir of
Ballet and Broadway, is published by the University Press of Florida.