Actress and singer known for her roles in the 1990s and early 2000s Broadway productions of Grease, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Aida, The Little Mermaid, and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. She also appeared in acclaimed off-Broadway productions of Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical and The Last Five Years.
Shortly after graduating from New York City's Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, she played the role of Sally Simpson in the 1993 Broadway production of The Who's Tommy.
She received both a Lucille Lortel Award and an Obie Award for her role in the off-Broadway, Signature Theatre production of the play Landscape of the Body.
She grew up in Kentucky and Kansas and relocated to New York City in her late teens.
In 1997, she replaced Idina Menzel in the role of Maureen in the original Broadway production of the rock musical Rent.