Acting

“I’ve had the honor of working on some wonderful projects. Let me tell you about them…”


Leading Roles

One of my most special experiences, Hollywood Arms will always have a special place in my mind and in my heart. This was my introduction to theatre – and WOW – was I introduced! The play was written by Carol Burnett and her daughter Carrie Hamilton, directed by Hal Prince, and featured a stellar host of actors including Linda Lavin, Michelle Pawk (who won a Tony for her performance), and Frank Wood.

Director: Hal Prince
Writers:
Acting: Linda Lavin, Michelle Pawk

A riotously fun show based on the novel by Carl Reiner - script by Joseph Stein, music/lyrics by Stan Daniels, directed by Stuart Ross. I played Wanda in a special one-night celebration honoring Mr. Reiner at the Mark Taper Forum in 2013, and then again for several weeks in 2015 - at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts!


13

What great memories with great folks! I played one of the leads, Patrice, in Jason Robert Brown and Dan Elish’s show, 13. First, we had the workshop at the Kirk Douglas Theatre and then the show opened at the Mark Taper Forum.


A one-shot video actually takes a LOT of work! Who knew? I had the immensely fun job of starring in Postmodern Jukebox’s retro music video with some great friends of mine. I play a server with dreams of BREAKING FREE and singing. Spoiler alert - I do break free and sing.


Supporting Roles

I’ve always been infatuated with spelling and grammar, so what better fun than to be in a film entitled, Akeelah and the Bee? I was a spelling bee contender, Polly. Written and directed by Doug Atchison and with an amazing cast including Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, and Keke Palmer, the result was wonderful.


Working on Glee has been a blast. As an onscreen guitarist, I have the fun of learning the songs, going to set, and playing my heart out.


My time working on Gilmore Girls was fantastic. I got to perform music from Fiddler on the Roof and take part in a very fun show.


Home was an early encounter with the world of film, and it was a neat thing. Watching the process of creating a film and being right in the middle of it was eye opening.


Providence was a great adventure. I played the pint-sized pageant queen, Shania Seacrest. I danced, I sang, I bantered! What a time!


First Monday marked one of my first appearances on television and it was wonderful! I played one of the main characters, Ellie, as a child and took part in a beautiful episode. The experience confirmed my belief that performing was the path for me, and I haven’t stopped since


Soundtrack

This was the first occasion on which I worked with Christopher Young. His passion and outlook on music, particularly score, taught me a lot and singing in this film was an incredible opportunity.


This was my second time working with Christopher Young. I’m the vocalist on the score in this movie. It’s fascinating to see how his music brings the film to another level.


There was a musical theatre version and corresponding CD made of the 80s movie Teen Witch. I played the lead, Louise. Working on the show was a great time and I had the pleasure of being with a fantastic bunch of people.


Works and cover-songs for film

I sang a new version of “Turn! Turn! Turn!” and recorded vocals in W.G. Snuffy Walden’s score for Season 2.


I was honored when I learned “Let Me Be” would be used in Queen Sugar (Ava DuVernay/OWN Network). It fit so beautifully with the scene and the powerful acting.


My version of "At Last" was used in ABCs seven-week commercial run up to season 5 of Scandal. It was awesome to be a sonic part of the story..


Singing in the season finale of The Arrangement was a dream! I recorded an a cappella version of the jazz standard "This is Always" and sang to playback during the culminating scene. The music team, actors, and crew were so kind.


I worked with composer W.G. Snuffy Walden to write vocal parts and sing in the score for an episode of “Huge”; working with Snuffy is always awesome and I loved adding layers of sound to the show!