LIZA MAE has performed in over twenty-five musicals throughout the state of Florida. She grew up in a
northwestern city in the panhandle of Florida called Pensacola. The first show in which she performed was Beauty
and the Beast where she portrayed the role of Belle at Naples Children’s Theatre.
Through her love for theatre she was able to audition for multiple shows being cast in local and educational
theatre, where she started earning college credit for shows while she was a junior in high school. Her passion for
musical theatre was molded by local professionals in Pensacola through voice, dance, and acting.
Liza attended Broadway Theatre Project and studied with professional performers and famous Broadway
celebrities such as: Frank Wildhorn, Josh Cook, Patrick Wilson, Ben Vereen, Nancy Dussault, Donna McKechnie, Darren Gibson, and Dave Clemmons.
Attended Pensacola State College on a full ride, Liza graduated early with her AA in Theatre. Learning all about directing, she made her directorial debut through a one act titled Playwriting 101: The Rooftop Lesson at the Lyceum Theatre in Pensacola. Her favorite past roles include: West Side Story (Anita), 9 to 5 (Judy Bernly), and Chicago (Velma Kelly). She then performed in many regional and national commercials while waiting to leave her childhood home and pursue her dreams in Orlando.
In fall of 2013, she packed all of her belongings and moved south to pursue a BFA in Musical Theatre at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Since arriving, Liza has had many opportunities to help hone her craft in singing, acting, and dancing through the help of the faculty at Theatre UCF. Liza is honored to work as seasonal performer and holiday event performer for Universal Studios Florida in Macy's Holiday Parade, Halloween Horror Nights, and as a dancer in the Superstar Parade. She also began working on Legoland Florida's new show Friends to the Rescue in May 2015.
Liza graduated in May 2016 with her BFA and looks forward to the new opportunities that may come her way. The motto that keeps her moving is, “No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true.”