If you ask my mother, I exited the womb singing with perfect pitch. That's not entirely accurate but I did begin perfroming at a very young age. I had the good fortune to grow up in Los Angeles, a show biz town, and began performing at open mics at around age 10. I had to stand in the kitchen until it was my turn to sing (you know, for legal reasons). In high school, I was awarded the Los Angeles Music Center Spotlight Award for Pop/Musical Theater Vocals, the first ever NFAA YoungARTS Level One Award for Pop Vocals, and was named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts by the White House Commission for Presidential Scholars for which I sang for President Bill Clinton at the Kennedy Center. This early success encouraged me to move to New York nearly straight out of high school and pursue my dream of being a theater actress. Kids, don't do what I did.
I was lucky and it worked out. I booked my first Broadway show after being in New York for 3 weeks. And NYC quickly became my home.
I've appeared on Broadway in Grease!, Saturday Night Fever, The Look of Love: The Music of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, the Tony Award wining revivial of Nine, and Madison Square Garden’s A Christmas Carol. Off-Broadway credits include The Marvelous Wonderettes for which I received a 2009 Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical, The Last Smoker In Anerica, I Love You Because, Cam Jansen and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and Other Story Books for TheatreworksUSA, and the revival of Kuni-Leml. I won the NYMF Outstanding Actor Award for my performance as Katie in Date of a Lifetime, the Talkin' Broadway Best Actress Citation for my performance as Georgia in The Tenth Floor and, along with my fellow castmates, the Helen Hayes Award for Best Ensemble for Ricky Ian Gordon's Sycamore Trees. I perform regularly at New York's Town Hall as part of Scott Seigel's Broadway by the Year series.
I have performed as a soloist with the Symphony Orchestras of Indianapolis, Detroit, Seattle, Nashville, Fort Worth, Phoenix, Toronto and the National Symphonies of both Canada and the United States. Check out my media page to buy some recordings of me singing including cast albums and my 2003 album of original songs someday. Please drop me a line for a full theatrical resume.
The other half of my life involves helping people live a sane and healthy lifestyle. I became a Holistic Nutrition Counselor in 2009 and I am so happy to be able to help people make sense of their food. I specialize in digestive disorders and women's reproductive health (yes, food effects that stuff, too!). Click on the nutrition drop down menu to find out more information.
I continue to be in love with New York City where I live with my husband and cats. I love the dirt and grime here as well as the green space and open air and I try very hard to take advantage of all the city has to offer. In addition to all that is above, I happily make music with my band and teach master classes in performing and audition technique. I'm a Libra, a songwriter, a yogi, a knitter, a reader, a loud laugher and high belter. Nice to meet ya!