If you ask my mother, I exited the womb singing with perfect pitch.
That's not entirely accurate, but I did begin performing 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 most recently in the musical comedy It Shoulda Been You, directed by David Hyde Pierce. I’ve also been on Broadway in Grease!, Saturday Night Fever, The Look of Love: The Music of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, the Tony Award wining revival 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 America, I Love You Because, Cam Jansen and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and Other Story Books (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 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. Recent regional credits include Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Rona Lisa Peretti in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
I perform regularly at New York's Town Hall as part of Scott Seigel's Broadway by the Year series and frequently in the Broadway Close Up series at the Kaufman Center. I’m also onstage at 54 Below on a fairly regular basis. My concert appearances and upcoming performances are announced through my newsletter and social media- please sign up at the bottom of the page.
The other half of my life involves helping people live a sane and healthy lifestyle.
I became a Holistic Nutrition Counselor in 2009 and a vinyasa yoga teacher in 2017. I am so happy to be able to help people make sense of their food and help them find a connection with their mind and body. I specialize in digestive disorders and women's reproductive health (yes, food effects that stuff, too!).
For more information about my Health Coach work, just click here or the menu at the top of this page.
I continue to be in love with New York City where I live with my husband and son. 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. I’m proud to raise a child in such an inclusive and creative place. In addition to all that is above, I happily make music with my band and teach master classes in performing and audition technique.