About Me

If Ethel Merman and Shakespeare had a baby, it would be me.

I was born and raised in Everett, Massachusetts—a city just north of Boston affectionately called “The Dirty E"—and achieved epic nerd status at an early age through my affinities for marching band and homework. I studied English and Italian at Harvard, and spent my junior spring in London, where I took classes at The Globe Theatre and became something of a Magner's cider expert.

 After Harvard, I moved to New York City, intending to pursue a career in dramaturgy. But while attending a performance of A Little Night Music, as I watched a single tear trickle down Bernadette Peters' cheek as she heart-wrenchingly delivered "Send in the Clowns," I realized that performing is not a secondary hobby; it is my first love.

I embraced this love in a summer apprenticeship at Barrington Stage Company, where I worked with the likes of William Finn, Marin Mazzie, Leslie Kritzer, and Annie Golden. I then pursued my MFA in Musical Theater at The Boston Conservatory, where I developed a one-woman cabaret, Mother Mary Says to Me, which I've performed to packed houses at American Repertory Theatre's OBERON and Feinstein's/54 Below. Recently, I have performed as everything from a gospel-belting octopus to a sleezy male nightclub owner, a shrewish Sondheimian matron to a Star Trek icon Off-Broadway, and I can't wait for the next adventure!

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