I'm so excited to be joining the ensemble for a virtual concert of the musical Sticks and Stones. The event is a fundraiser for Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to supporting youth mental health and working with young people to build a kinder and braver world.
The show is a new sung-through musical which adapts the Biblical story of David to address teen bullying starring Joshua Colley (Les Miserables, Newsies) as David. George Salazar (Be More Chill, Godspell) as King Saul, Mykal Kilgore (Motown the Musical, Book of Mormon, Hair, NBC's The Wiz Live!, Jesus Christ Superstar Live) as the Prophet Samuel, and Javier Muñoz (Hamilton, in the Heights) as David's father Jesse. Six-time Tony Award, and Emmy & Grammy Award winner Audra McDonald will make a special guest appearance as Nizevet, David's mother.
STICKS & STONES features music by Grammy and Emmy Award winning composer John McDaniel (The Rosie O'Donnell Show) and book and lyrics by Scott Logsdon. #choosetobekind #bornthiswayfoundation #sticksandstonesmusical
Sticks and Stones:
A Virtual Musical Concert
Benefit for Lady gaga's
Born this way Foundation
Leading Ladies Cabaret
August 26th, 2020
The Cabaret Corner Presents: Leading Ladies, A show of artists supporting artists. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FOOTAGE FROM THE SHOW!
Featuring the talents of:
Mirai Booth-Ong Higher
Laura Leo Kelly
GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK CONCERT SERIES: Vol 7
July 30th, 2020
Cabaret producer Scott Siegel, well known for his multiple concert series at the Town Hall and Feinstein’s/54 Below, has developed a promising model for his virtual programming: He crowdsources funding in advance so he can actually pay the performers who are singing remotely. In this seventh episode, recorded and edited in advance, Siegel serves as host for a lineup that includes Karen Ziemba, Emily Skinner, Kerry O’Malley, Tony DeSare, Mark Nadler, Michael Winther, Ben Jones, Dongwoo Kang, Q-Lim, Anais Reno and Luana Psaros.
*Chosen as a PICK byTime Out NY - Adam Feldman.
Click HERE to watch the footage from the show!
In July I performed in Pangea Playhouse's virtual variety show, singing a couple of songs, and doing a scene from "I and You" by Lauren Gunderson with my boyfriend Ryan Lea!
July 17, 2020
Pangea's Playhouse Virtual Variety Show
Look for Me : A Musical about PTSD and Healing
In June, though quarantined in my apartment in New York, I had the privilege of performing as Abby in a virtual reading of LOOK FOR ME, a new musical about PTSD in healing.
Check out the incredible team behind it!
Director and Dog Walker
Joel Briel (he's the one in the red smoking jacket)
Victor E. Chan
OUt of the box Living Room Cabaret
May 1st, 2020
@ My Living Room, NYC
On May 1st I performed in a virtual concert for my favorite hometown theatre company Out of the Box Theatre Co.
In celebration of their 10th anniversary, a group of OOTB Alums put together this concertright from their living rooms!
Click HERE to watch the video!
"Luana Psaros and Teka Penteriche, a mother-daughter duo, take a musical journey together across genres, time periods, and languages, reflecting on the music that has shaped their lives.
Accompanied by John Douglas on Piano
Featuring special guests: Nolan Montgomery, Paris Psaros and more!!"
Luana and Teka: a musical journey
January 3rd, 2020
@ Live Oak UUC - Santa Barbara, California
54 Sings Broadways Greatest HiTS
November 30th, 2019
@ Feinstein's 54 Below - New York NY
Right after Thanksgiving I got to perform two of my favorite songs, Breathe (In the Heights) and I'm the Greatest Star (Funny Girl) at 54 Below, alongside a wonderful cast!
“Scott Siegel’s 54 Sings Broadway’s Greatest Hits is among the most successful series of cabaret shows of the 21st century. The reason for the series’ success (every show is sold out) is that Siegel gathers together some of the very best voices from the Broadway, cabaret, and for this show, the opera world to perform a well-thought-out collection of some of the best songs from Broadway musicals,”
~Ron Forman, Cabaret Scenes Magazine
Based on the bestselling novel by Terry Roland
Book by Elliot Davis
Music and Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe
Directed/Choreographed by Jerry Mitchell
Sept. 6th - Oct. 6th 2019
@ The Alliance Theatre - Atlanta, GA
I am THRILLED to be joining the Becoming Nancy cast for its world premiere to originate the role of Marcia Tubbert at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia!
"Set in 1979, Becoming Nancy concerns David Starr, a talented high schooler in East Dulwich who idolizes the likes of Blondie, Sting, and Kate Bush—and has been cast as the female lead Nancy in the school's production of Oliver! The unconventional casting sends shockwaves through David’s small town, first with David, and then with his parents, his aunt, and his classmates."
"A national showcase that introduces New York audiences to the next generation of up-and-coming talent as chosen by a panel of discerning judges from among the most outstanding new graduates from acclaimed institutions.
Starring exceptional graduates from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA), Marymount Manhattan College, Circle in the Square, NYU Steinhardt, NYU Tisch, Pace University, Webster University, Wagner College, University of Miami"
Check the media tab for a video of my performance!