Lisa is so excited for this return engagement of Motherhood the Musical!  She is honored to be a member of the original cast of Motherhood, for which she won the Carbonell Award for Best Supporting Actress. A proud member of Actors Equity, credits include Annie (Theater of the Stars at The Fox Theatre; Norb Joerder, dir); Hank Williams Lost Highway (Blowing Rock Stage Company; Randal Myler, dir); The Marvelous Wonderettes (Actors Playhouse); Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (Show Palace); Adding Machine: A Musical (GableStage); Steel Magnolias (Caldwell Theatre); Jacques Brel (New Vista Theatre/Palm Beach Dramaworks); and Bat Boy (Carbonell nomination, Shores Theatre). Lisa’s voice can be heard in various telenovelas, video games, and cartoons including Dora The Explorer.

Lisa is clearly an accomplished actor and after spending some time on the phone with her, I knew she was dedicated to this role as Amy in the return of the acclaimed musical to the 14th Street Playhouse.

Lisa discussed how her love for her theatrical family has made working on this production a blast. She attributes that to the success of the musical as well.

Although she is not a mother herself, she did mention how much she loves and cares for her Godchildren Ryan and Emma.  I suspect that if and when she does become a mother, she will do just fine.

The humor that is brought to this play is what I believe makes it so special.
Anyone with a mother will enjoy this musical.
As Lisa told us, They see men at the show with their pregnant wives and they know that man will have a whole new outlook on what his wife is going through, and will go through in the years to come.

Being a mother is not easy. It sure does have its moments. I think the strength of this musical is that it does show you all the different scenarios that happen, from the single mom to the working mom.

Once you become a mother, you know that you will never be the same.
As Elizabeth Stone said, “Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”

Come celebrate the feeling, the laughs and the tears with us as we welcome back “Motherhood the Musical” this month!

Listen to more of Lisa’s interview here:
[audio: LisaManuli.mp3]