Lara was born in Hannibal, MO (like Shoeless Joe!), but grew up in Pittsburgh, PA before moving to New York City, receiving her BFA from Pace University. She has performed on and off-Broadway and across the country on national tours and numerous regional productions. When not performing, Lara is a freelance casting director, writer, theatrical animal handler, stylist, and baked goods enthusiast. Onstage and off, she can always be counted on to commit to the bit.
November-December 2023: Lara is thrilled to be playing Cindy Lou Who in Matthew Lombardo's one-woman play Who's Holiday with Pittsburgh CLO, directed by the one and only Trey Compton! More info here!
August-September 2023: Lara will be reprising her roles of Ginny and Tammy, etc. in The Bridges of Madison County at Bucks County Playhouse, starring Kate Baldwin and Nicholas Rodriguez, directed by Hunter Foster.
August 2023: Lara will be appearing in The Sound of Music at Pittsburgh CLO
May-June 2023: Lara is thrilled to be rejoining the fictitious Cornley Drama Society to appear as Sandra in The Play That Goes Wrong at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center!
May 2023: Lara will be playing Bunty and others in an industry reading of Genius: A New Musical Comedy by Michael Heitzman and Ilene Reid, produced by the Ogunquit Playhouse and starring Douglas Sills, Beth Malone, Kara Lindsay and Ashley Brown!
The demo recording of An Untitled New Play by Justin Timberlake by Matt Schatz is here! Take a listen now and be sure to check out "Grist for the Mill" for some boyband magic!
December 2022-February 2023: Lara is so excited to return to the Fulton Theater in Lancaster, PA as Sandra in their production of The Play That Goes Wrong