I started acting when I was a child, but I was truly bitten by the stage bug in high school, when I performed in Peter Pan with Cathy Rigby at Theatre Under The Stars in Houston. One night, as I ran out for a curtain call, I fell onstage and thought I might have ruined the show! But I got up and continued my staging and the audience still clapped. At that moment, I learned that art imitates life, and I wanted to cover myself in THAT.
After high school, I studied musical theatre in Chicago at Roosevelt University's Theatre Conservatory and worked professionally in Chicago for two years before making my way to New York City. Since then, I have been a working actor / singer — and I can't imagine doing anything else. I learn so much from this business and have found great joy, while discovering beautiful things about myself and others. I pray that God continues to bless my walk in the arts and continues to make dreams come true.
BROADWAY: Escape to Margaritaville (Original Broadway Cast), Leap of Faith (Original Broadway Cast), Newsies (Medda Larkin, Original North American Tour), Radio City Christmas Spectacular
OFF-BROADWAY: Finian's Rainbow (Sally Ann), Wig Out (Fate)
SCREEN: Joyful Noise (Earla), 30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Unusuals
My Passion Projects
For more than four decades, Covenant House has helped transform and save the lives of more than a million homeless, runaway and trafficked young people. They offer housing and support services to young people in need — reaching 80,000 boys and girls every year. In addition to living on the streets, many have survived abusive homes, juvenile justice facilities, aged out of foster care or have been victims of human trafficking and exploitation.
Broadway Inspirational Voices
Broadway Inspirational Voices is a diverse choir of Broadway artists united to change lives through the power of music and service. Founded in 1994 by Tony-nominee Michael McElroy, BIV is 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission consists of providing HOPE to INSPIRE and TRANSFORM youth in need through music and the arts.