Singer, Actor, Musician
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.
Summer 2020: SheNYC Arts Summer Theatre Festival
I will be appearing in the virtual performance of Pride & Prejudice as part of the 2020 SheNYC Arts Summer Theatre Festival. The new musical based on the Jane Austen classic is written by Sam Caps & Annie Dillon, and will be directed by Jessica Bashline and music directed by Jameson Caps. The performance will be streamed online on July 31 at 8:00p.m. EST, and you can buy your ticket here!
October 2020: Cry Baby: In Concert
I will be reprising my role as West 4th Stage Co.'s Associate Music Director for their staged concert of Cry Baby. Originally meant to be fully staged this April (but sadly postponed due to COVID-19), the creative team for this production includes Taylor Haven Holt (director), Joey Mervis (associate director), Carson Davis (music director), and Yoomi Kim (choreographer).
Pride & Prejudice (Kitty)
**Cancelled due to COVID-19**
A new musical adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice, written by Sam Caps & Annie Dillon
Crucible, PA (Waitress, Swing)
A new folk/rock musical written by Alex Shelbourne, directed by Annie Dillon, and music directed by Carson Davis
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