Tony-winning stage actress and singer who is best known for her roles in such acclaimed Broadway productions as Next to Normal and Side Show. Her other Broadway credits include roles in Les Miserables,
She began acting while she was a student at Kent State University and DePauw University. She made her Broadway debut in a 1993 production of The Who's Tommy.
She married Shannon Ford.
Much like Carol Lawrence , Ripley rose to fame as a Broadway star.