Singer, Actor, Musician
Singer, Actor, Musician
Hi! I'm Laura (she/her)!
Currently based in New York City, my roots (and favorite foods) are in Cary, North Carolina, where I first fell in love with musical theatre while training at the NC Theatre Conservatory. I am now a proud graduate of NYU Steinhardt (B.M. Vocal Performance - Music Theatre concentration - with a minor in Educational Theatre, 2019).
Since graduating, I have been very fortunate to have worked with several up and coming musical theatre writers and directors, having performed in several new musicals throughout the city, including Sound of Recovery Music (written by Michael Roth), Tale of the Sackman (written/composed by Kay Clark & MandaLeigh Blunt), Crucible, PA (written/composed by Alex Shelbourne), Pride & Prejudice: A New Musical (written/composed by Annie Dillon & Sam Caps), and The Joe Hill Revival (written & composed by Dan Furman).
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. I also recently made my professional Music Directing debut working on the 2021 production of Pride & Prejudice: A New Musical with SheNYC Arts.
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.
April 9, 2022: Chris Oledude Birthday Benefit Bash
I am excited to announce that I will be a featured vocalist in songwriter and founder of the ARTivistUS collective Chris "Oledude" Owens' Birthday Benefit Bash concert. The concert will be live-streamed on Saturday, April 9, at 8pm from a studio in Brooklyn, and it will feature several of Chris Oledude's original songs performed by a 16-member ensemble of accomplished local musicians and artists, who you can learn more about here. Tickets are sliding-scale, with a suggested donation of $20, and proceeds will support three non-profit organizations: The Peoples' Voice Cafe, The Weeksville Heritage Center, and Music On The Inside. Follow these links to learn more about the event and to buy tickets.
April 18, 2022: The Joe Hill Revival Virtual Premiere (Jill Edmund Virtual Theatre)
I am thrilled to announce that you will have another chance to watch The Joe Hill Revival, this time from the comfort of your own home! The recording of the February 2022 performance at the Triad Theater has been edited, mixed and mastered with updated background vocals, and is ready for a public release, hosted by the Jill Edmund Virtual Theatre! More details to come soon, but for now be sure to save the date!
February 6, 2022: The Joe Hill Revival Encore Performance
I am so excited to be returning to The Joe Hill Revival and to be reprising my role as Kady O'Shaughnessy. Written, composed, and music directed by Dan Furman and directed by Jerome Harmann-Hardeman, the show will be performed in concert version on Sunday, February 6 at 2pm at the Triad Theater. To learn more about the show, you can read our write-up on BroadwayWorld.com, or to purchase tickets visit this link. There will also be a livestream of the performance, which you can purchase access to here.