Actress and singer known best for her Tony-nominated performance as Belle in the Broadway musical production of Beauty and the Beast. She also voiced the character of Megara in the Disney movie Hercules. In 2013, she began voicing Rose Quartz on Steven Universe.
While a student at the University of California-Los Angeles, she was cast by Tommy Tune in the national tour of the musical Bye Bye Birdie.
She played the role of Sally Bowles in the 1998 Broadway revival of Cabaret.
She was born and raised in Long Beach, California. She and her husband Robert Hartmann welcomed daughters Nina and Isla in 2007 and 2009, respectively.
In 2004, she replaced Tony winner Sutton Foster as the star of the Broadway production of Thoroughly Modern Millie.