October 12th, 2018

How to Sing the Most Heartbreaking Song in ‘Dear Evan Hansen’

"Tony-winning best musical “Dear Evan Hansen” continues breaking hearts on Broadway nightly, in no small part due to the act 2 tearjerker “So Big/So Small.” Sung to Evan by his mother Heidi, the tune is arguably the emotional climax of an entirely emotional show and for that reason, the temptation for the actor to self-serve looms.

But Lisa Brescia, who’s portrayed the single mother full-time since August (replacing Rachel Bay Jones, who won a Tony for the role), insists that making the moment about oneself is not only indulgent, it’s boring..."
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August 24th, 2018

INTERVIEW: Mallory Bechtel and Lisa Brescia Meet Evan Hansen

"Mallory Bechtel and Lisa Brescia have seen Dear Evan Hansen from a number of perspectives. Both actors almost took part in workshops of it. Both saw the show as audience members. And both served as vacation covers for the roles they're playing now, Zoe Murphy and Heidi Hansen, early in the Broadway run.

Bechtel, fresh off her high school graduation, and Brescia, a former leading lady of Mamma Mia! and Wicked and currently a professor of acting at Missouri State University, are putting their academic pursuits on hold to take in the view from a Broadway stage..."                  - click the title to read the full article

August 21st, 2018

Broadway.com #LiveatFive with Lisa Brescia of DEAR EVAN HANSEN

August 10th, 2018

BWW Interview: Good For Her! Lisa Brescia Steps Into
Heidi's Scrubs as DEAR EVAN HANSEN's New Matriarch

"Does anybody have a map for replacing a Tony-winning actor in running Broadway show? The road isn't easy, but Lisa Brescia has traveled it before.

Earlier this week, the Broadway veteran joined the company of Dear Evan Hansen as 'Heidi Hansen,' marking her return to Broadway after six years since departing the cast of Mamma Mia!... "           - click the title to read the full article

February, 2011

MAMMA MIA! and Broadway’s Lisa Brescia are featured
in the February issue of "IN NEW YORK"

"Lisa Brescia joined the Broadway cast of Mamma Mia last October as mother-of-the-bride Donna Sheridan. In the show, Brescia belts out several of pop group ABBA's greatest hits..."                     - click the title to read the full article

February 9th, 2011

Enter the Turtle-Filled Backstage Sanctuary
of Mamma Mia! Star Lisa Brescia

"'This is my sanctuary,' Lisa Brescia says of her expansive dressing room at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre, home of the long-running musical hit Mamma Mia! Brescia has settled into the role mother of the bride and resident dancing queen Donna Sheridan, and the actress has filled her backstage space with keepsakes, photos and favorite samples from her turtle collection..."                                    - click the title to read the full article

January 18th, 2011

Playbill's Celebrity Buzz Cue & A: Mamma Mia! Star Lisa Brescia

"Lisa Brescia, back on Broadway starring as Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia!, fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture tidbits..."                               - click the title to read the full article

January 24th, 2011

Lisa interviewed on JAX News Now (from Jacksonville, FL)