- She grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- She studied acting at Yale.
- She's one of ten kids of, as she describes it, "all different races and countries," some adopted.
MORE FUN FACTS:
- Her professional debut came when she joined the L.A. Company of RENT, and she later made her Broadway debut in the same show.
- She likes to say that she's the only person to be in the original casts of both Xanadu and Zanna, Don't!
- She's appeared in the National Tour, Broadway and off-Broadway Companies of Avenue Q.
STILL MORE FUN FACTS:
- Her family was the subject of an autobiographical musical called Shafrika, The White Girl, in which she also starred.
- Among her regional credits was Paper Mill Playhouse's Godspell, and Signature Theatre's The Boy Detective Fails.
- Just before Beautiful, she was in the cast of Disaster!
- Her most recent off-Broadway appearances include Unbroken Circle, Closer Than Ever, Myths and Hymns, and How to Save the World and Find True Love in 90 Minutes.
- Now, she and Mr January play couple Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.
Check out her terrific website HERE.