Sarah is gaining notice for an “impressive Off-Broadway debut” originating the young leading lady Susanna/Sister Mary Jo in DESPERATE MEASURES at New World Stages (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Off-Broadway Alliance Winner). Sarah is an actor passionate about creating new classics and re-telling beloved favorites for today's audience. In NYC, she has developed new works with directors Kathleen Marshall, Robert O'Hara, Francesca Zambello and MD Jospeh Joubert.
Before making her NYC introduction, Sarah apprenticed at Houston Grand Opera performing in SHOW BOAT directed by Francesca Zambello and DON CARLOS directed by John Caird, both with Patrick Summers at the baton. Encouraging a move to NYC to finally pursue her theatre dreams, Zambello brought Sarah to spend that summer as a Glimmerglass musical theatre apprentice, where she performed CAMELOT, Jeanine Tesori’s opera THE LION, THE UNICORN & ME, and as a soloist with Jessica Lang Dance.
Sarah has won acclaim for regional theatre performances: Cole Porter's YOU NEVER KNOW (Broadway World Award & Andes Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical), MARY POPPINS (Kansas City Starlight), SWEENEY TODD, WEST SIDE STORY, I LOVE A PIANO.
Sarah grew up in the children’s theatre in Walla Walla, WA, watching movie musicals and dreaming of Broadway. By way of the local Summer Dance Lab at Whitman College, she became a professional dancer as a teen, winning Western Ballet Theatre apprenticeship and a scholarship to EDGE pac in LA. Never losing sight of a career in theatre, she continued to act in musicals whenever she could. After winning the national MTNA vocal competition as a senior in high school, Sarah decided it was time to round out her singing skills in college/grad school.
She attended University of Southern California majoring in vocal arts (like her theatre idols) with an emphasis in acting and attended Aspen Music Festival in the summers. Professional credits from this time include an international debut as Musetta in LA BOHEME at Teatro Unione directed by Lina Wertmuller, a solo recital at Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA, and a variety of lyrical/coloratura roles in opera, concert, and musical theatre.
Sarah continues her development in NYC with Joan Lader for voice, Craig Carnelia, Larry Moss, Joan Rosenfels for acting.