news & updates
- Missouri State University
- Dear Evan Hansen
Lisa will be returning to the Broadway stage to play “Heidi Hansen” in the Tony Award winning production of DEAR EVAN HANSEN!
- Home Street Home
Lisa will be joining a star-studded group of artists this summer up at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Connecticut. She will be in the developmental workshop production of Home Street Home, a new punk-rock musical written by Soma Snakeoil, Fat Mike, David Goldsmith and Jeff Marx. Directed by Richard Israel.
- Will Rogers Follies
Lisa recently completed the critically acclaimed production of The Will Rogers Follies at the Pioneer Theatre Company in Salt Lake City, Utah, co-starring as Betty Blake with the show’s star, David Lutken, as Will Rogers. Directed by DJ Salisbury.
- Stephens College
From January through May this year, Lisa will be directing A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Stephens College and teaching 4 acting classes ranging from Meisner Fundamentals to Upper-level Scene Study and Acting for the Camera.
- A Comedy of Tenors
Lisa recently completed a run in the world-premiere of Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy of Tenors, playing Tatiana Racón at the Cleveland Play House and the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ. Directed by Stephen Wadsworth. Also starring Bradley Dean, Antoinette LaVecchia, Rob McClure, Ron Orbach, Kristen Martin and Bobby Conte Thornton.
- Alexander Sage Oyen concert
Also in October, Lisa performed at Lincoln Center’s Bruno Walter Auditorium with Alexander Sage Oyen, a young composer/lyricist whose songs were masterfully presented by a number of brilliant singers (including Alex) as part of Lincoln Center’s Broadway Songbook Series.
- Miller Tyson concert
Lisa performed with Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen (composer and lyricist of the upcoming Broadway musical Tuck Everlasting) at the York Theater in NYC. Nathan and Chris were the 2014 recipients of the prestigious Fred Ebb Award for excellence in musical theatre songwriting, and this concert at the York was a celebration of the Award and of their magnificent artistry.
- Victor Victoria
Lisa played the title role in Victor Victoria at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, ME. Directed by Matt Lenz, the show also starred George Dvorsky, Darren Ritchie, Robyn Alves, Jacob Smith and Joe Joyce.
- Sister Play
From February to April this year, Lisa appeared as Anna in John Kolvenbach’s masterful Sister Play at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco, CA. Directed by John Kolvenbach, the play also starred Anthony Fusco, Jessi Campbell and Patrick Kelly Jones.
- Scott Alan album release
Lisa will be appearing at Scott Alan’s album release concert (his “Greatest Hits”) at 54 Below, along with Jessie Mueller, James Monroe, Iglehart, Eden Espinosa, Jessica Phillips, Julia Murney and many others.
- Into the Woods
Lisa will soon be returning to the Playmakers Repertory Theater to play the Witch in Into the Woods, directed by Joseph Haj. The show will run from November 1st to December 7th.
- MFA DC
Lisa is thrilled to have completed her MFA graduate studies in Classical Acting. She spent the past year at the Shakespeare Theater of DC’s Academy for Classical Acting in Washington, DC, and has now returned to NYC full-time.
Lisa starred as Sally Bowles in Cabaret at the Playmakers Theater in Chapel Hill, NC, with Taylor Mac as the Emcee.
- Person of Interest
Lisa had a featured role on CBS’ Person of Interest.
- Lempicka & August Osage County
Lisa will be playing the title role (“Tamara de Lempicka”) in a Yale Rep workshop of Lempicka, directed by Mark Wing-Davey. Immediately following the workshop presentation at New Dramatists, rehearsals will begin for August: Osage County in Raleigh, NC, where Lisa will be playing the role of “Ivy Weston”.
- Open Road reading
Lisa played “Johanne Robertson” opposite Billy Boyd (Lord of the Rings films) in a reading of Open Road, a new musical by Paul Scott Goodman, directed by Andrew Panton.
Lisa played the role of “Jane” in a new musical, Matchbook, by David Rossmer, Dan Lipton and Jessica Provenz. Produced by the Araca Group, presented at the New 42nd Street Studios, NYC.
- Suprema reading
Lisa played “Elizabeth” (opposite Jason Danieley and Emily Swallow) in a reading of Suprema, a new musical by Jordan Harrison and Daniel Zaitchik, directed by Leigh Silverman. Also featured were Claybourne Elder, Betsy Wolfe and Henry Stram. Presented at Ars Nova, NYC.
- Stranger reading
Lisa played “Afton” in a reading of Bruce Hornsby’s Stranger, directed by John Rando. Presented at the Signature Theater, NYC.
- Japan benefit
Lisa will be performing at a benefit concert for the victim’s of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami on Sunday, April 10th, 2011 at 7pm at the Laurie Beechman Theater in NYC.
- Mayor Bloomberg
Lisa and the Mamma Mia cast will be performing with NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg at the annual Inner Circle event on Saturday, March 26th, 2011 at the Hilton Hotel in NYC.
- le poisson rouge
The Ordinary Days CD release party / concert will be held on Tuesday, January 11th at Le Poisson Rouge at 158 Bleecker Street in NYC at 10:30pm. All four original cast members (including Lisa) will be performing songs from “Ordinary Days”, as well as other special guests performing cut songs. Click here to order tickets.
Lisa will be singing “The Winner Takes It All” at Don Imus’ fundraiser at the Hard Rock Café in Times Square, NYC, on Monday, January 10th. Several other Broadway musicals will also be performing that evening.
- sorta love songs
Lisa can be heard on the recently released “Sorta Love Songs”, the songs of Scott Burkell and Paul Loesel. Additional artists featured on the recording are Brian d’Arcy James, Liz Callaway, Kate Baldwin, Marin Mazzie, Matt Doyle, Morgan James, Rebecca Luker, Danny Burstein, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Stephanie J. Block, Lisa Howard, Jason Danieley, Farah Alvin, Justin Patterson and Kyle Dean Massey. To order, visit www.sh-k-boom.com or www.amazon.com.
- Mamma Mia
Lisa is currently starring as Donna in Mamma Mia! on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theater, and soon will be recording her debut solo album! Stay tuned for updates on additional concert appearances, etc.! And click here to read her interview with Broadway.com
- Ordinary Days