March 23rd-May 3rd: Lara is super pumped to debut Untitled, Matt Schatz's hilarious new musical, with the Pittsburgh CLO. Their legal team has advised she not share the full name of her character, but he's a beloved pop star, his first name is Justin, and his last name rhymes with Limbertake. This one is not to be missed! pittsburghclo.org
February 17-March 15: The hills are alive! Lara will be playing Maria in The Sound of Music at Pittsburgh Musical Theater. More info here!
January 6th-17th 2020: Lara will be workshopping Matt Schatz's new musical Untitled with the Pittsburgh CLO in preparation for a full production this spring!
November 25-December 22: Lara will be playing The Ghost of Christmas Past in A Musical Christmas Carol at the Pittsburgh CLO starring Mark Jacoby as Scrooge! Info here.
November 17: Cortland Repertory's production of Legally Blonde (Lara played Elle) wins BEST MUSICAL at the Syracuse Area Live Theater Awards! Also awarded was Best Director Trey Compton. OMG!
Lara was born in Hannibal, MO (like Shoeless Joe!), but grew up in Pittsburgh, PA (Go Steelers!) before moving to New York City to attend college at Pace University. She began performing at age 12 through Pittsburgh's Act One Theater School, where she would start dating her now-husband Trey at the age of 13. She has performed across the country on national tours and numerous regional gigs since graduating from Pace. When not performing, Lara is a freelance casting assistant, theatrical animal handler, and baked goods enthusiast. Lara continues to live in NYC with Trey and their beloved cat Henry.