Voice, Guitar, Brass
A North Carolina-born and NYC-based singer, performer, and multi-instrumentalist, Lori developed a strong passion for music at an early age. She studied the piano, french horn, trumpet, euphonium, and guitar along with learning how to sing and dance starting at the age of 5. Lori earned a BFA in Musical Theatre and a minor in Dance from East Carolina University and went on to perform and tour with multiple Broadway musicals as well as regional theater productions. Lori was dance captain and performed multiple roles in the Broadway production and 2016 national tour of “Cabaret”, including the lead character of Sally Bowles. Her other credits include performances in regional productions of “Buddy Holly The Musical”, “Ring Of Fire”, “Footloose”, “Annie” and “Beehive” at the Kennedy Center. Lori was a cast member of the Queen rock musical “We Will Rock You” in Las Vegas where she got perform with the original Queen members Roger Taylor and Brian May. She appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno singing Bohemian Rhapsody with the cast of “We Will Rock You” lead by American idol winner Constantine Maroulis.
Lori has recorded vocals for several acclaimed recording artists including Art Garfunkel and can be heard singing on the album Killer Queen: Tribute to Queen by Hollywood Records. In addition to being a singer, actor, and dancer, Lori is an accomplished brass performer. Lori is currently gearing up to perform at the upcoming Woodstock festival for the 50th anniversary concert of Woodstock with Tony Award winning Heather Headley in August of 2019.
With over 10 years of teaching experience, Lori has taught voice, brass, guitar and musical theatre workshops to students of all ages and skill levels all over the country. Her teaching philosophy is simple, have fun! Lori focuses on the joy of performance and developing great technique and confidence. She specializes in teaching musical theatre, pop, rock, and jazz. Lori believes that everyone has an artistic voice, it just needs to be heard.