I began studying at HB as a singer, taking all of the Musical Theatre classes available, particularly those of Helen Gallagher. In large part, because of my work with her, I was awarded a Fellowship at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center Cabaret Symposium, where I had the privilege of working with such legendary performers as the late Julie Wilson and Margaret Whiting. On returning to HB, I felt that studying acting would help greatly with my interpretation and performance of lyrics and musical roles, and began working with the late Bill Hickey. I went on to study with the great Anne Jackson, in whose class I met my now husband, actor Liam Mitchell, and to study with the wonderful and unique Austin Pendleton. With the skills honed by working with teachers of this calibre, I began to audition for acting roles on stage, as well as in film and television, and earned my AEA and SAG/AFTRA cards. In the last year I have appeared in two feature films: “”This Is Where I Leave You””, with Jane Fonda and Tina Fey, and “”They Came Together””, with Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler, as well as in cabaret around the country.
I would be remiss in not mentioning the deep and lasting friendships, as well as professional contacts that I have made at HB. I am, and will be forever grateful for the impact that HB has had on my life.