Lisa Carrier Baker
Department of Performing Arts
BM in Musical Theatre, MME with an emphasis in vocal performance education. Post graduate: Artist in Residence (3 seasons), North Carolina School of the Arts Fletcher Opera Institute (Formerly National Opera Company)
Lisa is a vocal technician/performer in the “crossover” style of opera and musical theatre. Favorite operatic roles: Hero in Beatrice et Benedict, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi with Nico Castel of the Metropolitan Opera. National Tours: La Boheme as Musetta, L’elisir d’Amore as Adina, Elvira in L'Italiana in Algeri and Anne Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor. Ohio Light Opera: Margot in The Desert Song, and Gretel Columbus in Christopher Columbus (OLO premiere). Concert: Hairspray (Baltimore Symphony) with George Wendt and John Waters, Indianapolis Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, Alabama Symphony, Raleigh Symphony. Lyric Theatre: Young Sally in Follies, Zelda Zanders in Singin’ in the Rain with Tony nominee, Lara Teeter, The Lambeth Girl/Mrs. WW in Me and My Girl. DC: Kennedy Center: created the role of The Narrator in the world premiere and national tours of The Nightingale, Reyalto in The Emperor’s New Clothes. American Century Theatre: Nina in Dear World. Washington Savoyards: Yum Yum in The Mikado and Valencienne in The Merry Widow. Toby's Dinner Theatre: Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music, and Trina, in the critically acclaimed Falsettos at Ganymede Arts. Lisa also teaches voice at Montgomery College, where she also serves as Managing Director/Music Supervisor for their Summer Dinner Theatre program.
Though music is her profession, animal advocacy is her passion. In 2013 she founded DC Actors for Animals, a 501c3 charitable organization that helps DC area animals through adoption, advocacy and education. www.beltwaybarks.org