In fact, many of my favorite childhood memories are of family trips to Manhattan, where I was endlessly spellbound by the magic of musical theatre (“On the Twentieth Century” was among my first shows). When I eventually had my own family, we moved to the NYC suburbs specifically so our kids could cultivate a passion and appreciation for theatre.
In 2016 as part of my coaching training (I’m also a Happiness Coach), I took a Blue Sky master class, in which we created an expansive vision for our futures by designing large (often scary) goals. To my surprise, I discovered that one of my hidden ambitions was to be a Tony Award® voter! With this fanciful goal in mind, along with my lifelong love of Broadway and an analytical eye for business, I founded PickleStar Theatricals. I now lead a multigenerational team that includes two of my four sons, and together we produce and invest in theatrical productions on Broadway and beyond.
I’m proud to be a Board Member of The New York Pops, as well as a member of The Broadway League. And while I’m not yet a Tony® voter, I am a Tony Award® nominee. It’s truly an honor and a thrill for the little girl from Rhode Island who used to sing along with her parents’ cast albums to help make magic on Broadway.