Lisa Hopkins Seegmiller is America's only Tony Award-winning, Grammy Award-nominated, Ivy League-educated singer and actress. She earned a B.A. in Theater Studies from Yale University and an M.M. in Classical Voice from the Manhattan School of Music. An early protégé of Marlena Malas and Patricia McCaffrey of The Juilliard School and Curtis Institute, Lisa made her Broadway debut at the age of 24.
Lisa won a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theater as Hollywood film director Baz Luhrmann's leading lady in his historic production of Puccini's La Bohème on Broadway. Lisa later received a Grammy Award Nomination for Best Opera Recording for her performance in the new comedic opera, Volpone, by John Musto & Mark Campbell. Lauded by top critics nationwide for her diverse performances throughout the U.S. and Europe, Lisa has been deemed "the kind of camera-ready young singer today's marketing directors dream of." Furthermore, Opera News, proclaims: "Fortunately, unlike all too many so-termed 'total package' artists these days, she can also sing."
Lisa's vocal, acting, and modeling capabilities expand beyond those of most classically-trained opera singers from top conservatories. Since her early career achievements on Broadway and in opera, Lisa has not only crossed over into the realms of belt/mix and legit musical theater successfully but also into the worlds of pop and rock. She has garnered praise for such style-diverse and iconic roles as the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Grizabella in CATS. Critics described her performance as Grizabella "show-stopping as this washed-up glamour cat," and reported that Lisa delivered a "transfixing rendition of 'Memory.'"
Lisa currently demonstrates her ability to navigate these varied genres in her one-woman multi-media show entitled "Billboard & Operatic Hits of the Decades," which showcases Lisa's renditions of Year-End No. 1 Billboard Hits from across the decades, interspersed with hit opera arias. This unique show spans genres of post-war big-band pop, Italian/American music, Golden Age musical theater, disco, rock, adult contemporary, upbeat dance-pop, and straight-up pop with country and new wave influences and has left audiences breathless across the nation.
Additionally, Lisa has appeared on ABC with Katie Couric and on NBC at Radio City Music Hall and has appeared in top fashion magazines, including Vogue, Vanity Fair, Elle, and British Elle magazines. She has been the subject of photographs and sketches by some of the world's most famous photographers and artists, including Douglas Kirkland, photographer of Marilyn Monroe, photographers Herb Ritts of Vogue and Annie Leibovitz of Vanity Fair, and the legendary sketch artist Al Hirschfeld.
A native of California, Lisa resides in the Southwest with her husband manager and their three young children.