I am an actor, singer, and dancer based in New York City, where I was born and raised.
CAROLINE, OR CHANGE at Astoria Performing Arts Center
May 6, 2019
I'm thrilled to be playing Rose in APAC's production of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, directed by Dev Bondarin. Working with this fierce cast and creative team on this brilliant musical has been a dream. The show runs May 2 - 25. You can find the schedule and ticket info here.
Dialect Coaching News: 2019 So Far
2019 has been off to an exciting start. I recently returned to NYU Steindhardt where I coached their production of RAGS, directed by Gabe Barre. Immediately following that, I was asked by Barre to coach Manhattan Concert Productions' THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL at Lincoln Center. I had the pleasure of coaching Tony Yazbeck, Laura Osnes, Drew Gehling, and Corey Cott.
Forbidden Broadway at Arc Stages
September 21, 2018
I'm thrilled to be playing Carol Channing, Barbra Streisand, Mary Poppins, and others in Arc Stages' production of Forbidden Broadway. Directed by Bill Selby and starring a kick-ass group of talented performers, the show runs September 28 - October 13 in Pleasantville, NY. For tickets and more information, go here.
September 29, 2017
Hello, friends! Let's get right to it.
Last week I had the pleasure of shooting a Robitussin commercial during which I coughed my brains out while - naturally - being dressed as a flapper. Stay tuned for that.
The first episode of "Brokers" has premiered! "Brokers" is a new web comedy - co-executive produced by me - about the underbelly of the underbelly of NYC real estate. I play Olga, the grouchy Russian broker with a penchant for all things Spice Girls and Britney. New episodes will premiere on our YouTube channel every Monday through October 30. Check out our trailer below!
an update! finally!
August 8, 2017
Did you miss me? I sure missed you.
Lots to tell you!
"Precious Cargo" News:
This past spring, "Precious Cargo" moved to its new home on Seed&Spark, an awesome streaming platform that supports independent film & television creators. Seed&Spark has recently become available on Roku and AppleTV, so you can watch us on the big (or...medium-sized) screen!
In September Dano and I will be putting on our bikinis and heading down to the Miami Web Fest in support of "Precious Cargo," which is an official selection!
"Precious Cargo" was an official selection of the 2017 LA Web Fest. Our fearless director, Ben Simington, was there to represent.
Next week I'll be hopping a train to Vermont to play Starveling in The Here & Now's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Rumor has it there will be an actual donkey involved. I'm stoked.
Keep an eye out for "Brokers," the new web comedy which I co-produced with a bunch of cool and talented folks. I also appear in the show as Olga, the Britney-obsessed Russian apartment broker. I wear velour Juicy Couture sweatpants and large jewelry.
Dialect Coaching News:
In June I went to Long Beach, CA to take Knight Thompson Speechwork's "Experiencing Speech" workshop. It blew my speech brain wide open, and I'm looking forward to continuing the path towards teacher certification with a SUPER nerdy three day International Phonetics Alphabet workshop this week!
My private dialect coaching business continues to grow, and I'm also looking forward to dialect coaching Brigadoon at NYU Steinhardt this fall!
I think we're good for now. Now go have a spicy margarita and enjoy the rest of your summer.
December 27, 2016
Happy holidays, folks! How's about some updates from the past couple of months?
My web series, Precious Cargo, has been getting some pretty awesome press! Check it out:
We won Honorable Mention for the Made in NY Award at the Brooklyn Web Fest back in October.
In other news...
I'm currently in post production for web series number two, Brokers: a comedy about the seedy underbelly of the NYC apartment rental industry, in which I play grumpy Russian broker, Olga.
I've recorded a new track, which you can find on my "Audio" page: "She Used to be Mine." One of my favorite tunes from the musical Waitress.
In January I'll be headed back to NYU/Steinhardt to dialect coach their production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
September 15, 2016
It's been a while! The last few months have been full of adventures:
In January and February I was on the set of Drunk Parents, working as Salma Hayek's accent reduction coach. Salma is a total bad-ass, and she was a blast to work with. I coached her on the finer points of pronouncing poetic phrases like "camel toe."
"Precious Cargo" was released this past summer! We've gotten a great response. In fact, we just found out that our show is an official selection of the 2016 Brooklyn Web Fest!
In July I shot the short film "The Second Province," in which I played a motel-living, smoking, drinking wearer of very short shorts.
I'm dialect coaching NYU/Steinhardt's production of "The Secret Garden." It's a beautiful production with super talented actors.
Stay tuned, friends!
The "Precious Cargo" Trailer is here!
"Precious Cargo" is coming to your computer screens on June 13th! Here's our trailer. Check it!
Post-production for "Precious Cargo" is underway!
Hello! It's happening, folks. We have received rough cuts of the entire first season of "Precious Cargo" from our talented editor, Nathan Allen...and it's looking good! Our composer, Adam Lindquist, has been working on some fabulous scoring. It's all coming together! So now, in order to fund post-production, we have launched our second Indiegogo campaign. If you'd like to check it out - maybe even throw in a buck or two! - you can find it here.