How the Hell Did I Get Here McKittrick NYC
Downton Abbey - Mrs. Patmore - Lesley Nicol

"Songs worthy of comparison to the works of Noel Coward"


"For 'Downton Abbey' fans, the show is a must-see"

           Chicago Sun-Times

"Charming, original numbers,

all with lyrics directly relevant to her life story"

Chicago Tribune           

     The McKittrick Hotel   
Limited Run in 2022


"Downton Abbey" star Lesley Nicol... who plays the beloved Mrs. Patmore... shares her journey through life and show business in a brand new, warm and funny musical titled "How the Hell Did I Get Here?" that she and hit pop songwriter Mark Mueller created together.

Through masterful storytelling and 10 original songs written with Mark, the audience goes on a voyage from Lesley's quiet childhood just outside Manchester, England, to her first West End part in "Jesus Christ Superstar," followed by co-starring roles in stage hits like the original London production of  "Mamma Mia," and culminating in her worldwide TV and film success on the SAG-Award winning drama smash, "Downton Abbey."


Lesley and Mark, who accompanies her on piano on stage, cover the highs and lows of her storied show biz career, including all the bumps along the way. The songs are funny, poignant, honest and sometimes outrageous… just like Lesley’s life.


The show, however, is not just about Lesley's life… it’s about everyone's. We’re all trying to make sense of where we are these days. At a certain point, don’t we all sometime ask ourselves, 'How the hell did I get here?' By the end of the night, you'll have gotten some answers, lots of laughs and maybe even a tear or two.

Lesley and Mark have taken their musical from London and Hong Kong to Chicago and NYC's Off-Broadway.

New Off-Broadway Musical

Nominated for the 2022 Off Broadway Alliance Award