Laura Bright

Singer, Actor, Musician

 

About Me

Singer, Actor, Musician

Hi! I'm Laura!

Currently based in New York City, I am originally from right outside of Raleigh, North Carolina. Growing up, I fell in love with music following my first piano lesson at age 6, and once I started singing in choirs and taking theatre classes I was hooked. Now, I hold a B.M. in Vocal Performance (Music Theatre concentration) with a minor in Educational Theatre from NYU Steinhardt.

Since graduating, some of my recent performance credits include The Sound of Recovery Music (Brigitta/Sister Lee Bond; RR Productions/York Theatre), Tale of the Sackman (Catherine; Main Street Theatre), and Crucible, PA (Waitress/Swing; From Scratch Productions).

 

During my time at NYU, in addition to honing my performance and musicianship skills, I fell in love with arts education and music directing. This led me to begin working as both a visual arts instructor back home in NC and now a teaching artist with the Brooklyn Acting Lab here in the city, as well as serving as the music director for the Steinhardt Sings web series & live 54 Below concert and the associate music director for West 4th Stage Co.'s productions of Urinetown and Cry Baby.

 

Besides my passion for theatre and arts education, I am also a huge lover of coffee, southern fast food chains, true crime podcasts (if you have any recommendations please send them my way!), and Disney's Hercules.

 

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Upcoming

July 30, 2021: Pride & Prejudice (SheNYC Arts Summer Theatre Festival)

I am so thrilled to be returning to the SheNYC Arts Summer Festival as the music director for Dillon & Caps’ Pride & Prejudice after having performed in last year’s virtual production. Rounding out the creative team are Ray Elizabeth Wilson (director), Garrett Shin (choreographer), and Sam Caps & Annie Dillon (composer/lyricist & librettist). The show will be performed live at the Connelly Theater (and live-streamed!) on Friday, July 30 at 7:30pm EST. You can learn more about the festival and the show, as well as purchase tickets, here.

Recent

Pride & Prejudice (Quartet/Mrs. Reynolds)

A musical adaptation of Pride & Prejudice written by Sam Caps and Annie Dillon, directed by Jess Bashline, and music directed by Jameson Caps. Performed virtually as part of the 2020 SheNYC Arts Summer Theatre Festival.

 

Crucible, PA (Waitress, Swing)

A new folk/rock musical written by Alex Shelbourne, directed by Annie Dillon, and music directed by Carson Davis. Performed at The Duplex.

Tale of the Sackman (Catherine)

A new musical written by MandaLeigh Blunt & Kay Clark, directed/choreographed by Tara Forseth, and music directed by Austin Nuckols. Performed at the Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance.

 

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