Elysia most recently traveled the country with the First National Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical SCHOOL OF ROCK. She opened the show as part of the original company, playing Mrs Hathaway and understudying the lead role, Rosalie Mullins, as well as Ms. Sheinkopf. She received a StageSceneLA Scenie Award for Outstanding Understudy Performance in a Touring Production for her work as Rosalie.
In New York City, Elysia has been a featured soloist at various venues including 54 Below, Playwrights Horizons, the Manhattan Theatre Club Creative Center, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, and the Lincoln Center Songbook Series. Nationally, she has sang at Feinstein’s at the Nikko in San Fransisco and the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. This year she sang Nellie Forbush in SOUTH PACIFIC and Sarah Brown in GUYS AND DOLLS with her hometown symphony, The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra.
Regional credits include playing Dead Mum in BILLY ELLIOT at the Ogunquit Playhouse, where BroadwayWorld said she was “a gentle, radiant apparition of Billy’s deceased mother.” She went on to play the role again at North Shore Music Theatre.
Lysie is a proud graduate of Ithaca College with a BFA in Musical Theatre. She is also passionate about teaching and coaches students around the world for their college theatre auditions with MTCA (Musical Theatre College Auditions). She created the MT curriculum at the pre-college arts program SOCAPA (School of Creative and Performing Arts).