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 Miserables and most recently as Madame Morrible in the national tour of Wicked.
On Broadway, Lisa was most recently seen as Tammy in the new musical, Escape to Margaritaville. Other Broadway credits include her Drama Desk Nominated role of Jenny Steinberg in the musical comedy It Shoulda Been You directed by David Hyde Pierce, Diva 1 in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Missy Hart in 9 TO 5, Head Nurse in Lincoln Center’s revival of South Pacific and Rona Lisa Peretti in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, for which she won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance.
Lisa made her feature film debut as Siobahn in The Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn part 2 and can also be seen in the indie psychological thriller, Decay. TV credits include: Ugly Betty, Power, Madame Secretary, The Good Fight and The Gilded Age.
In 2021 Lisa released a Christmas album titled The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. You can find it on all streaming platforms along with her solo CD, Songs of Innocence and Experience.
In the concert scene, Lisa has performed both Christmas show and her solo show at the famed Feinstein’s 54 Below. She also toured with “Broadway Today” produced by the Spot-On Entertainment Co. In the Kaufman Center’s “Broadway Close-up Series” Lisa performed 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, The Carolina Philharmonic 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.