A distinguished Tony Awards® watching, Seattle born actor, I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Pacific Lutheran University (Go Lutes!) and completed a two-year conservatory program at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City (Go Pandas!). I am a self-described child of the “Oregon Trail Generation” — reminiscing about the days of slap bracelets, JNCO jeans, TGIF sitcoms and life with a dial-up internet connection.
My theatrical experience absorbs anything a quirky, comedian with a sunny disposition gets to play. Most importantly, I take pride and pleasure in creating fully realized and nuanced characters with every opportunity given to me. Angry bumblebee? Done. Sensitive rapper? You bet!
I can be seen in the Broadway First National tour of Disney's Aladdin as Jafar's sidekick, Iago!
I’ve performed in almost every state in the continental USA, but nothing compares to being able to work in NYC, and come home to my loving and supportive husband/teacher/budding author, Scott. He makes the meanest bowl of Matzoh Ball Soup this side of Matzoh Ball Land.
I am a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and “tread the boards” with fellow alumni of Musicals Tonight!, Prospect Theatre Company, Astoria Performing Arts Center, The Gallery Players, Piper Theatre, New York Musical Festival (NYMF), Midtown International Theatre Festival, Musical Theatre Factory, Emerging Artists Theatre, Vital Theatre, MCT, Araca Group, BMI, B-Sides Community, Fundamental Theatre Project and FringeNYC. I am active in AEA’s governance and leadership (volunteering for many national and eastern regional committees), and very passionate about diversity being reflected in all aspects of professional artistry. I love people and enjoy being able to create art with anyone with an open mind and heart.
I’ve also had the pleasure of exercising my comedic chops on screen, most recently starring in Kyle Lavore’s film, That Smell, currently circuting the film festival market, and recently screened at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Short Film Showcase.
Besides performing, I enjoy writing humorous anecdotes (currently being expanded into a full length book) and being an amateur-ish foodie. I currently reside in Fort Lee, NJ with previously mentioned husband, a bunch of Apple® products and our succulents. Enjoying fatherhood with our first daughter, Lily Bea, who made her grand entrance April 18, 2017! Follow her on Instagram @lilybeabea, for my collection of #dadjokes.