Lisa was most recently seen this summer at the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival as Gertrude in Hamlet, directed by David H. Bell. In June, 2012, she concluded a long and happy run as Donna Sheridan in Broadway's Mamma Mia! Other Broadway appearances include Elphaba in Wicked, Amneris in Aida, Cleo in Twyla Tharp’s The Times They Are A-Changin' and Marion Halcombe in The Woman in White, when she stepped in for British star Maria Friedman.
Additional New York credits include the role of Helena in All's Well That Ends Well at the Public Theater's Shakespeare Lab (Barry Edelstein, dir.), Claire in Roundabout's Ordinary Days (Mark Bruni, dir.; original cast recording), and as Tamara de Lempicka in Yale Rep’s workshop of Lempicka (Mark Wing-Davey, dir.). Regional credits include the Kennedy Center's Side Show (Violet), Chicago's Wicked (Elphaba), The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown (Mom), Evita (Eva), The Last 5 Years (Cathy), A Little Night Music (Petra) and Brigadoon (Meg).
For five years, Lisa toured internationally with The Mamas and The Papas with original members John Phillips and Denny Doherty. Lisa graduated with honors from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and was a member of the prestigious AADA Repertory Company, and is currently pursuing her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College. She is married to Broadway composer/lyricist, Craig Carnelia.