Lisa, a native of Akron, Ohio, began her performing career with the ETC All American Youth Show Choir and Firestone High School’s performing arts department before heading to The University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music where she received a BFA in Musical Theater.
She has worked at prominent regional theaters across the country including the St. Louis MUNY, Kansas City Starlight, The Olney Center, Goodspeed Opera House, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera and Barrington Stage Company. She also performed in the national touring company of Les Misérables.
On Broadway, Lisa has been seen as Diva 1 in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Missy Hart in 9 to 5, Head Nurse in Lincoln Center’s TONY award winning revival of South Pacific and most notably as Rona Lisa Peretti in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee for which she won a Drama Desk Award for Best Ensemble Performance.
In the concert scene, Lisa has performed in “Broadway Today” produced by the Spot-On Entertainment Co. and in the Kaufman Center’s “Broadway Close-up Series” in “Stephen Schwartz: Magic To Do” and William Finn’s “More Infinite Joy” and “Even More Infinite Joy” at Merkin Hall. She has sung with the Cincinnati Symphony and with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops. At Town Hall in NYC, Lisa has performed in “Broadway Unplugged”, “A Night At The Operetta” and the popular “Broadway By The Year” series.
Lisa’s debut solo CD, Songs of Innocence and Experience: the Music of William Finn was released in the Spring of 2011.
TV and Film credits include Ugly Betty and the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II.