My career began as a professional radio announcer. Upon graduating Emerson College I worked for major stations in Boston, NY and NJ. I'm best renowned for my bluegrass show on WFDU-FM, heard worldwide on WAMU's 'Bluegrass Country'. I also worked as a public relations manager (notably promoting a campaign featuring the Beatles Magical Mystery Tour Bus up the east coast and London).
I took a full-time job with Major League Baseball (MLB.com) so I could go back to school to study acting. I graduated from the William Esper Studios and also studied at the Atlantic Theater School and did improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade.
I made my Carnegie Hall debut and shortly after landed the role of Yente, the matchmaker in the Bartlett Sher directed First North American National Tour of "Fiddler on the Roof". Working with the Broadway Creative Team, traveling across the country, playing landmark theaters to sold-out standing ovations while visiting major historic sites, museums and national parks for a year and a half (492 shows) is a highlight of my career.
My husband is musician Wayne Fugate, a mandolin player and guitarist who performed in the band of Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's show "Bright Star" on Broadway and the Equity National Tour. He arranged and performed the music for the internationally acclaimed film "A Bread Factory" starring Tyne Daley and Janeane Garofalo, written and directed by Patrick Wang.
We live just north of New York City with our gray cat Smudgey.