"SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD" produced by Inland Valley Rep Theatre summer of 2014, received a nomination from the Inland Theatre League.  "http://www.inlandtheatre.org/itl-awards/2014-itl-awards/

Through your help and support, Lisa has been working on spreading the word about her new album, "Takes on Broadway" and this is her first year submitting music for GRAMMY® consideration. It is such a thrill to have the opportunity to do this and truly a dream ever since she was a little girl singing into her hairbrush. (Hey! You gotta start somewhere!) "Takes on Broadway", produced by Chris Gestrin (fellow Berklee grad), is entered in three categories this year. The album, as you may know, features fresh "takes" on and arrangements of Broadway favorites old and new and is receiving such a positive response thanks to all of you. "Takes on Broadway" is entered in the following categories: -Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album -Production/Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical -Composing/Arranging, Best Arrangement Instruments & Vocals - "Get Happy" Grammy voters will help widdle down the submissions in all the categories and no matter what happens, it is still a thrill for Lisa to have had this opportunity. Your continued support in spreading the word about her album is very much appreciated. Thanks for your support and sharing.
The delightful Donahey gets to perform Songs For A New World’s splashiest numbers, demonstrating terrific comedic skills and a soprano as smooth as silk. She’s the pissed-off wife in “Just One Step” and a frustrated, German-accented Mrs. Santa in “Surabaya Santa” (think Marlene Dietrich or Lotte Lenya in vamp mode). On a more serious note, she sings of a woman who chooses material possessions over “The Stars And The Moon,” and in “The Flagmaker, 1775,” of a young woman on the home front sewing “one more star” onto the colonial flag as she waits for her beloved’s return from the war. -Steven Stanley
Lisa will be lending her vocals backing up Grammy Award-Winning Artist, Melissa Manchester, at the Aratani Theater's "Concert for Peace" on Saturday, August 2. 7:00pm Showtime Tickets: $30/$45/$60 Tickets on Sale Soon! The Aratani Theatre 244 South San Pedro Street Los Angeles, Ca. 90012
Please come see me in Songs for a New World! It is going to be a fantastic show! Jason Robert Brown's show debuted in 1995 with a small powerhouse quartet and a driving, exquisitely crafted score running the gamut of today's popular music, Songs for a New World gives us insight into today's generation. Jason Robert Brown says 'It's about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having to make a choice, or take a stand or turn around and go back." GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! There are Friends & Family discounted ticket rates available for Thursday, Aug 26th's 2:30 matinee and the 7:30 evening show at the Candlelight Pavilion in Claremont. Tickets can be purchased by phone (909) 859-IVRT or online at www.ivrt.org. PM me for the special code. FYI-We then move the show to Tibbies Center Stage in Fontana, August 29, Sept, 5, 6 & 7. I know it is a trek for some folks, but please come if you can!
Check out Lisa's music video of "Let It Go" form Disney's FROZEN. Lisa sang on and starred in this special little video. Enjoy!
"No Place like Oz" starring Lisa Donahey screens at the 15th Festival Internazionale del Cortometraggio "Scrittura e Immagine" organized by Associazione Flaiano in Pescara ITALY. Directed by Alberto Massaresse. See the program at www.premiflaiano.it You'll be able to see see it in early 2014!
On March 23rd Lisa will be singing a private event performing a HOUSE CONCERT. These are fun ways to bring entertainment and the arts to you and your friends. If you want to add some entertainment to your event or party and have a open space in your home how about hosting a fun evening of LIVE music for you and your friends. You need only have an electrical outlet as Lisa can bring on a top notch keyboardist, sound system, and a fun one-of-a-kind show tailored just for you and your friends. Please contact Lisa if you're interested in hosting your own HOUSE CONCERT!
Check me out a Nurse with a few lines on Monday, February 18 on ABC at 1pm PST. Be sure to check your local listings!
Composer Jason Robert Brown is having a Karaoke contest. I recorded a down & dirty live version of "Still Hurting" from his show "The Last Five Years". Check it out and feel free to comment, rate it, like it...whatever moves you! Thanks for listening! http://soundcloud.com/lisadonahey/still-hurting-lisa-donahey-jrb
Set your DVR's! On Wednesday, June 6 at 8pm on Fox you can hear :30 seconds of Lisa's version of the song "BACON" written by the talented Mary Liz Mcnamara on the hit TV show "So You Think You Can Dance." The episode focuses on the auditions in Atlanta as one hopeful contestant professed their love for everyone's favorite sizzlin' strip of yummy goodness, bacon. (Check your local listings)
Lisa Donahey will be singing the National Anthem kicking off the Walt Disney Companies "Heroes Work Here" Veteran's Initiative. Such an honor!
Lisa is going to sit in and sing and swing some classic standards at intermission at the Liquid Radio Players completely-improvised 1940's-Style Radio Show on Saturday, May 19 at Bar Fedora @ First & Hope. Check them out at www.liquidradioplayers.com
On May 3, 2012, Lisa will be singing at this year's Walt Disney Company Annual VountEARS Celebration and Award Ceremony. Hundreds of wonderful and compassionate VoluntEARS will be honored
On Monday, November 7, Lisa will be singing at the 26th Annual Montebello-Commerce YMCA's Dinner & Celebration. Funds raised will go towards scholarships for kids to attend the YMCA. Edward J. Olmos is all scheduled to speak.
Look for Lisa on the hit tv show on ABC, THE MIDDLE, on Wednesday, November 9th at 8pm PST. You'll see and hear her sing as a cast member in the town's community theatre production. She had a great time! The cast and crew were delightful!
On Sunday, October 23rd from 4-5pm, Lisa Donahey joins Jason Ralicki, Camille Towe, Hot Sauce Radio for an hour of music, laughter, and God knows what else. Hot Sauce - Ep. 018 - "Fried Heaven In A Pan". For Mature audiences! If you can't catch it live, you can download anytime by visiting: http://gvbradio.com/hot-sauce
Thanks to everyone who viewed and shared with friends my youtube posting in the Living Spaces Jingle Contest. I came in a respectable 13th place out of 220 people winning $500 credit at Living Spaces thanks to all of you. We plan to purchase grown-up bedroom furniture. Bye, bye college dresser from Ikea! Thank you again for all your support!
I need your help! Living Spaces, a California Furniture Store, is hosting a jingle contest. All I had to do was sing their jingle, upload it to youtube and the winner is being selected by the MOST number of views. That's it! Be sure to view between NOW and Wednesday, May 18, 9PM PST. But don't wait, it literally takes :30 seconds AND if you like it you can watch it again! :-) Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pufXxjdkPr8&playnext=1&list=PL2234BF3BD801372E Since the contest is being judged by the MOST views, I am proposing the “Faberge Shampoo” effect. You tell two friends, and so on, and so on… So please feel free to share this email with friends. Post the link in your Facebook status for a short while. Share the link when viewing on YouTube. You get the idea! Thanks so much for your support! Best, Lisa P.S. If I win. Party at my house!
Hello Friends, Well I’ve dusted off the microphone and am going to put on a show! Come enjoy a stress free casual evening listening to music from my repertoire (and some new stuff, too) while enjoying delicious good mood Italian food! Lisa Sings for her Supper! (But you can just order off the menu) Thursday, May 5 2 Sets @ 7:00pm and 8:00pm (Come as early as you’d like) Café Aldente (Located street level in the Chin Chin’s/Peet’s Coffee Strip Mall on the north side of Ventura) 12215 Ventura Blvd., #112, Studio City, CA 91604 818-985-8055 (Entrees from $8.95 and up- check out the website for the full menu) All you need to do is show up with family and friends, enjoy a yummy appetizer or dinner, sit back with a glass of wine and I’ll do all the work making sure you’re entertained. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to via my webiste @ lisad@lisadonahey.com or via phone at 818-259-2178. Please feel free to share this invite with friends.
Be sure to pick up your copy of Disney's 50th animated film, TANGLED on DVD/Blu-ray that released on March 29. Lisa is a part of the this great film as she sang in the score chorus and has an end credit. A MUST to add to to your Disney DVD collection!
Check Lisa out on the new hit David E. Kelley show, "Harry's Law" starring Kathy Bates. In episode 4 - "Send In The Clowns", Lisa will be an auditioning singer in the nightclub and you can hear her actual vocals and see her singing to them on camera. She was so excited to work with the talented Vonda Shepard on this project. The epsiode will re-air on NBC on Saturday, March 26 at 8pm PST if you miss it on Monday!
I landed my dream role “Madame Helga, The Buxom Dominatrix” in a slapstick and quirky episodic webisode called Backwash. FYI-It’s Rated PG-13/R(ish). I'm in episode 10, called “Clark Attack!” My scene is 2:30 into it if you don’t have the 8 minutes to watch the entire piece. Watch it! I said, Watch it NOW and bow down t...o me! (That was just me channeling my innner Buxom Dominatrix)See More http://www.crackle.com/c/Backwash#id=2482895&ml=o%3D12%26fpl%3D737556%26fx%3D
If you aren't busy on Tuesday night Oct 12, come hear me debut a new song I've added to my repertoire at Disney Consumer Products' charity talent show, "Applause for a Cause." This is my 5th year participating and they have assembled talent across my division to perform in this family-friendly show to raise money for two worthy charities: Maryvale Orphanage and Adopt a Family. In addition to the performance they will have light snacks and beverages on site for purchase, as well as a raffle with some great prize packages. Date: Tuesday, October 12 Two shows: 5:00 and 7:30 Location: Disney's Synergy Lab, 512-A Paula Avenue, Glendale 91201 Parking available on site. Tickets: General tickets are $10 & VIP $20 (includes preferred parking and reserved seating) You are welcome to contact me via my website if you'd like me to pre-purchase ticket(s) for you or you can buy them at the door, however shows do sell out and I'd hate for you to get there and be disappointed. Please let me know how many tickets you like and which show and I can leave them at will call for you that night.
The Candlelight Pavilion in Claremont is celebrating their 25th Anniversary and has invited back performers who been on their stage over the years. Lisa will be sining a duet and solo and be a part of a few group numbers. The show is sure to be a hit and much fun with many talented performers gracing the stage. For more info, please visit www.candlelight pavilion.com
Lisa goes on set to film a scene on the new David E. Kelley TV show starring Kathy Bates, Harry's Law, slated to air on NBC this fall. She will be playing an auditioning singer and you will get to hear her actual singing as she pre recorded with the show's musical director, Vonda Shepard last week. Stay tuned for the air date.
Lisa sang with a 32 voice choir on the music cues for the 50th Disney animated film, TANGLED, coming out this November 24th. They recorded on the Eastwood Scoring Stage on the Warner Brothers lot. The orchestrator, Berklee alum, Kevin Kleisch, and the award-winning composer, Alan Menken, were both there that day and pleased with the sound and outcome.
Susan Boyle is hosting a contest to pick someone to sing a duet with her on her next album. It is the chance of a lifetime and I've thrown my hat in the ring. Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1_RDAf1nkE
You don't have to go to Vegas to experience timeless music of the Rat Pack! Enjoy cocktials, dinner and a show "under the stars" at Fullerton Civic Light Opera's Skyroom, their enclosed venue with an open Skyroof. This show is guaranteed to swing with a live band with five of the coolest cat singers in town! Friday, Aug 20 & Saturday, Aug 21 Thursday, Aug 26, Friday, Aug 27 & Saturday, Aug 28 6:30pm - Doors open for cocktails 7pm - Dinner (No host bar and dessert extra) 8pm - ShowTime PRICES: $44 includes dinner and show. Fullerton CLO, Skyroom 218 W. Commonwealth Avenue, Fullerton, CA TICKETS AVAILABLE BY CALLING: 714-879-1732 For more info, please visit www.fclo.com or www.lisadonahey.com
Lisa has been cast in a project with award-winning writer Stacy Pyles, called "Belle of the Bus". It shoots in May.
Check me out as the "Lunch Lady" - Watch It! Enjoy It! Share It! It's got sizzle!
For those of you who belong to myspace, you can check out the link below, listen to my audition song "Don't Rain On My Parade" and give me a GOLD STAR in support of my Official Online GLEE Contest Submission as the show searches for new talent. Pledge your support before May 1! http://www.myspace.com/gleeauditions?link=446712118 Please feel free to share the link with friends who you think would like to support a girl with a dream! :-)
Lisa has been cast as the lead Dorothy Gale (yes, that's right, Dorothy Gale -30+ years later) in Alberto Massarese's new short film. Alberto is an italian writer/director and Fulbright Scholar studying at San Diego State University. The film will be shot in 35mm. More to come when released.
Come see Lisa Donahey as "Suzy" in the World Premiere of THE BLUNDERS! A Musical Play set in the Upright Cabaret Lounge at the Vermont in Los Angeles. Written & Directed by Jon Bernstein (screenwriter of Disney’s Meet the Robinsons) Musical Direction by Mitchell Kaplan THE BLUNDERS is about a group of friends who moved to L.A. to find fame and fortune, but found only obscurity and debt. Nothing is working out the way it was supposed to for Suzy, Ezra, Gretel and Chip. They get fired from jobs they don’t like. They lie to creditors while living off maxed-out credit cards. They have mortifying Internet dates. They attend AA meetings while drunk. They steal self-help books from New Age bookstores. Love and success remain elusive. They are groping for faith in an uncertain world. Accomplices in one another’s delusions, they keep on hacking away and chasing the dreams they have no business dreaming in the first place. By society’s standards, they are losers.. But somehow they seem less like losers because they have each other. A hilarious evening of environmental theatre where the audience is seated in the bar amidst the characters, and the story unfolds around them. Upright Cabaret at the Vermont 1714 N. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90027 Event Info (323) 632-1303 (1 block north of Hollywood Blvd. and directly across from Bank of America) Valet parking is available behind the restaurant or street parking. Selected Wednesday nights ONLY!!! September 30, 2009 - 9:00 pm* October 7, 2009 - 9:00 pm* October 21, 2009 - 9:00 pm* *Please note the show is double cast and the three dates above are the evenings Lisa is performing. Please make note when booking your tickets. Ticket price $15 Don't wait to book your tickets as seating is limited! To purchase, please visit www.theblunders.com Show starts at 9:00 p.m. Doors open as early as 7:00pm. Open seating. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. No minimum. Hope to see you there!
Doug McIntyre of KABC's Talk Radio Show "McIntyre in the Morning" played a snipet of "Bacon" on air at 6:30am this morning! Very cool!
I've fulfilled one of my dreams by recording my new album "She's Got It Covered." I'm thrilled to share it with you and the world. I'd like to provide you with a special opportunity to download my new album and have a little fun along the way. I'm hosting a SINGING BEE CHALLENGE. What's a SINGING BEE, you ask? It's just like a spelling bee except YOU need to help finish the lyrics to a song! There are TWO ways to win! 1) LisaDonahey.com Instructions: On my HOME page on this website, I'll post partial song lyrics from one of the tracks from my new album. Your job will be to finish the verse! The instructions will direct you to the MUSIC section on my website where you can listen to that song and hear the mystery lyrics. When you have your answer, quickly email it to me at lisad@lisadonahey.com. Any answers posted in the public GUESTBOOK section on this site will be removed. The first three people to answer correctly via my email address will be awarded not ONE, but TWO digital download cards of my entire album "She's Got It Covered"; one to keep for yourself, and another to share with a friend. The LisaDonahey.com winners will be announced on the HOME page of this site. 2) FACEBOOK Instructions: I'll post a random status update which will include partial song lyrics and provide a website URL to my MUSIC page on this site that links you to a song from my new album. Your job will be to finish the verse! When you have the answer, quickly send it to me in a private message via Facebook. Any answers posted in the public COMMENTS section will be removed. The first three people to answer correctly in a private message through Facebook will be awarded not ONE, but TWO digital download cards of my entire album "She's Got It Covered"; one to keep for yourself, and another to share with a friend. The Facebook winners will be announced on Lisa's Facebook profile for all the world to see. Have fun and thanks for your support! Official Legal Disclaimer: Challengers may only win through one method of submission each week (i.e. lisadonahey.com or Facebook). Legal Disclaimer for Dummies: Please don't be a smarty pants and try to win twice in one week! (But hey, your enthusiasm is appreciated.)
Thanks to everyone for your support of my debut album "Lisa Donahey: She's Got It Covered." You can still get your copy through iTunes, CDBaby and Amazon. This has been such a fulfilling experience that I have already begun laying out plans for my second album. Wanted to share a cut with you for possible inclusion. Check out "Places That Belong To You" on my MUSIC tab for a sneak peek. All the best, Lisa
For all of you Facebookers, please join the LISA DONAHEY FAN CLUB to stay up to speed on all the music Lisa is making!
I wanted to share the latest phenomenon with you... The United States has seen an increase in the popularity of bacon dubbing it "Bacon Mania." Perhaps you've recently heard about a dish called the "bacon explosion", tried sweet and salty candied bacon or just crave a BLT every once in a while? Or maybe you've been a part of a "bacon and beer tasting night" at a local restaurant or a contestant in a bacon eating contest? While this idolatry seems crazy (or like a heart-attack waiting to happen), you can't deny the fact that people love bacon. Who knows? Maybe YOU are one of those people. Hide no more closet bacon lovers! You are healed (or cured)! Be proud because bacon is American! To honor bacon, I've recorded a musical tribute to this yummy, crispy goodness that you can find on my album "Lisa Donahey: She's Got It Covered." You can pick it up on iTunes, CDBaby.com, Amazon or via this link: http://ats.lisadonahey.com/products.html And to add even more sizzle, I've posted a visual homage to bacon on YOUTUBE. Viva la Bacon! Check it out via this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj65x63eihA I encourage you to share the bacon love...one strip at a time!
SINGING BEE CHALLENGE #3 Winners are Jill Merin, Anastasia Beaverhousen and Harvey Manfrinsinginson. Congrats and thanks for playing.
SINGING BEE CHALLENGE #2 Winners are Justin "Squigs" Robertson, Anastasia McGee and Lee Lesseck. Congrats and thanks for playing.
SINGING BEE CHALLENGE #1 Winners are Steven Ferezy, Karen Powell, Michelle Manriquez and Tracie Gorham ! Congrats and thanks for playing. DON'T FORGET to come back next week where there will be another SINGING BEE CHALLENGE and three more winners!
I've fulfilled one of my dreams by recording my new album "She's Got It Covered." I'm thrilled to share it with you and the world. I'd like to provide you with a special opportunity to download my new album and have a little fun along the way. I'm hosting a SINGING BEE CHALLENGE. What's a SINGING BEE, you ask? It's just like a spelling bee except YOU need to help finish the lyrics to a song! There are TWO ways to win! 1) LisaDonahey.com Instructions: On my HOME page on this website, I'll post partial song lyrics from one of the tracks from my new album. Your job will be to finish the verse! The instructions will direct you to the MUSIC section on my website where you can listen to that song and hear the mystery lyrics. When you have your answer, quickly email it to me at lisad@lisadonahey.com. Any answers posted in the public GUESTBOOK section on this site will be removed. The first three people to answer correctly via my email address will be awarded not ONE, but TWO digital download cards of my entire album "She's Got It Covered"; one to keep for yourself, and another to share with a friend. The LisaDonahey.com winners will be announced on the HOME page of this site. 2) Facebook Instructions: I'll post a random status update which will include partial song lyrics and provide a website URL to my MUSIC page on this site that links you to a song from my new album. Your job will be to finish the verse! When you have the answer, quickly send it to me in a private message via Facebook. Any answers posted in the public COMMENTS section will be removed. The first three people to answer correctly in a private message through Facebook will be awarded not ONE, but TWO digital download cards of my entire album "She's Got It Covered"; one to keep for yourself, and another to share with a friend. The Facebook winners will be announced on Lisa's Facebook profile for all the world to see. Here's when to play... Each week for the next 12 weeks, I'll post a new SINGING BEE CHALLENGE on my HOME page on my website, as well as on my Facebook status. The first SINGING BEE CHALLENGE is posted now in each location. Have fun and thanks for your support! Official Legal Disclaimer: Challengers may only win through one method of submission each week (i.e. lisadonahey.com or Facebook). Legal Disclaimer for Dummies: Please don't be a smarty pants and try to win twice in one week! (But hey, your enthusiasm is appreciated.)
"Great, great CD, Lisa! I've listened to it , oh, about a million times since I bought it last December. As much as I love your song selection, it's your voice that keeps bringing me back. What a thrill to listen to someone who can both belt like a Broadway star and yet also be as nuanced as a jazz artist. I believed every word; this vegetarian may even try bacon because of you! Can't wait to hear what you do next..." - Bethe (& Rick, too), Solana Beach, CA "Your CD is amazing! It's a really great mix of diverse stuff that somehow all goes together as well. And of course your voice is tremendous. You're such a talent, Lisa - congrats on an incredible CD!" - Brian, Los Angeles, CA “I just love your album "She's Got It Covered." The arrangements and production are great, the musicians that played on it are first rate, and your vocals are stellar. I really enjoyed "Don't Shed A Tear", it just gets the whole album off to a great start. "Crazy He Calls Me" was moving and emotional, and it shows off your huge talents. "Route 66" was one of the best interpretations of this classic blues number that I've heard. But what really moved me was your sweet styling of "And So It Goes." This is an album I'll enjoy listening to over and over. Lisa, you rock.” - Dan, Chesterfield, MO
Lisa will be one of six people participating in a single Master Class taught by Tony Award-winning Broadway composer, Jason Robert Brown, in musical theater performance. This rare opportunity will allow Lisa to perform on stage and receive instruction and critiquing from Mr. Brown.
My new album "Lisa Donahey: She's Got It Covered" is available on iTunes. Check it out and get your copy of the album today. Thanks for your support!
Check out the footage. (It may take a minute to load on it's own, but worth the wait. Once loaded, select the arrow on the bottom left to play... :-)
Hello Everyone, Happy Holidays! I hope you are all taking time to enjoy this holiday season. I have so many things to be grateful for and am taking time to stop and reflect on them this season. I am also very blessed to be surrounded with family and friends throughout the year. This year has been a year of personal and professional success, change and an opportunity to try new things. It's always been a dream of mine to cut an album (do they even call them album's anymore?) and I got to fulfill that dream this past year. I accomplished this by picking some great cover songs that I've always wanted to sing, wrangled the best musicians I could find and, in the end, learned A LOT about the making of an album. It was a fantastic journey! My debut album "LISA DONAHEY: SHE'S GOT IT COVERED" will be available the week of December 15. For whatever mood you're in, I think you will enjoy it as I cover many great musical styles. It includes everything from jazz to country, pop to r&b and I think you'll like it. You will be able to purchase the CD from me during December and I will also have digital download cards for those who would rather have digital files versus an actual CD. On December 25, it will be available through CDBaby.com. Visit the BUY link on my website to get yours today. In mid-January, it will become available on iTune. I will send a reminder when that distribution channels is live. Thanks to everyone for your on-going support! Now for the part where you can play an active role and make a lot of children in need very happy....I will be performing a Charity Concert & CD Launch event in January 2009 and sharing the stage with 11 of the finest musicians in town! There's no better way to celebrate with friends and family then a party with live music, laughs and libations! We will perform songs from my album, as well as tunes that span the past 50 years covering all styles from country to jazz, 80's to disco, theatre to rock! Here are the details: CHARITY CONCERT & SILENT AUCTION DAY: Saturday, January 17th TIME: 7:00pm (Cocktails, Silent Auction and Concert) LOCATION:Langham Huntington Resort and Spa Hotel (formerly the Ritz Carlton) @ 1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue, Pasadena PARKING: Valet ($12) TICKETS: VIP-$100 (includes reserved premium seating, special one-year Hillsides Volunteer Network membership, Complimetary copy my album, valet parking, and two complimentary beverages. General seating: $40 TO RESERVE YOUR TICKETS TODAY: Please contact Carrie Espinoza (323) 255-9005, ext. 254 or email: cespinoza@hillsides.org or visit https://www.hillsides.org/site_info.php?siid=3 PAYMENT: Credit Card, Check or cash accepted. Ticket prices are tax-deductible. Please note: Ticket quantities are limited, so pre-purchasing is strongly recommended. If you are unable to attend, but would like to make a donation to Hillsides, please contact Carrie Espinoza (323) 255-9005, ext. 254 or email: cespinoza@hillsides.org. This concert is a fundraiser for Hillsides Home for Children creating safe places for children since 1913. Net proceeds benefit Hillsides Volunteer Network (HVN), a volunteer group that improves the quality of life for the residents at Hillsides. For more about the concert and Hillsides, please visit www.Hillsides.org or www.lisadonahey.com. I really hope you can join us for this special evening!
I hope this email finds you all happy and healthy this holiday season! We all have much to be thankful for and this is the season to remind us of our blessings. I have been blessed with some wonderful opportunities that I wanted to share with you. On Monday, Dec, 15, on NBC at 10pm PST, I will be in the opening scene of the tv show "My Own Worst Enemy". Can't miss me as I am the tacky American tourist. On Saturday, December 20 at 9pm on the Hallmark Channel, you can hear me singing a few Christmas songs on the movie "Our First Christmas" starring Dixie Carter and John Ratzenburger. On Monday, December 15, the day I have waited 39 years for will arrive. My debut album will finally launch. WooHoo! Lastly, Many of you have been asking when my next show is and I have a date! I will be performing a charity concert/CD launch party on Saturday, January 17 in the evening. Details on actual time, tickets info and location forthcoming. Net proceeds will benefit Hillsides in Pasadena, CA. You can check out details for all the listing above in the CALENDAR section. Enjoy the season. Take time to stop and reflect on all the wonderful things you have in your life!
Hi Everyone, Thanks to everyone for your support as we countdown the release of my upcoming DEBUT CD: "Lisa Donahey: She's Got It Covered" releasing the week of December 15. Where can I buy it, you ask? At the launch, the album will be sold digitally on DigiStation.com. Come January '09, it will be sold on iTunes. For those of you who like tangible CD's, you can also purchase yours through CDBaby.com by going to their website or via a link on my website, lisadonahey.com. For the SoCal locals, I will have CD's that I will be selling at events, shows, out of the truck of my car, as well as pimping out my mom to sell, sell, sell. :-) I really think you are going to enjoy this album as it covers many styles and genres no matter what mood you're in! I will also be performing a CD Launch Party/Charity Concert in January '09. More details to come. Stay well! best-Lisa
7 weeks until Lisa releases her self-titled CD "Lisa Donahey: She's Got it Covered". This album features a variety of song styles from jazz to country, r&b to musical theatre. Just in time for the holidays, they're a perfect stocking stuffer!
Thanks to everyone who voted for me in the JRB Karaoke Contest. I was not selected at one of the 4 finalists. They had some amazing competition. I did get called out as a highlight by Kevin Ireland at BestArts.com http://www.thebestarts.com/jasonrobertbrown/NotAfraid/Default.aspx If you click on the link you can see the other honarable mentions. It was a fun project. Looking forward to delivering a sure thing to all of you this November when I release my debut CD: Lisa Donahey: She's Got It Covered. Stay well.
Hi Everyone, My favorite composer, Jason Robert Brown, is hosting a karaoke competition. One of the song choices is "I'm Not Afraid of Anything" from his show "Songs for a New World" and I have recorded vocals over his rehearsal piano track. The person who can garner the most votes via email, wins. Wins what? I don't know really, I just like a challenge. I suppose just having your favorite composer hear you sing is winning enough. Here's what I need you to do BEFORE Sunday, August 10. Do it now so you don't forget! 1) Take a listen to the song located on my MUSIC tab on my website or through this youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpaWnrWJ7u0 2) When done listening, send an email to jrbkaraoke2008@yahoo.com (you can copy and paste this email address into the "TO" line if it's not an active link) 3) In the subject line, please type my name LISA DONAHEY (very important!) Voila! That's it. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Finalists will be picked after August 10 by JRB himself and they will advance to the next round. I would so appreciate it if you would please forward this info onto any and all of your friends who'd like to support this crazy venture of mine! P.S. I'll buy girl scout cookies, support jog-a-thons, plant a tree, and personally swiffer your entire house if you'd like me to. :-)
I am so excited for this new CD and can't wait for you to hear it. Since I am playing the role of production manager, administrative assistant, accounting exec and talent, needless to say I am learning a lot (and feel like Sybil!)! Chris Gestrin is doing a fantastic job playing piano on, musical directing and mixing the tunes. I could not ask for a more talented person to be such a big part of this project. Chris is not only a fantastic award-winning musician in Canada, but also is an amazing producer and recording engineer. It's been fun doing this CD long distance. Chris has been sending me mixes via the internet to listen to and comment on. Producing this CD is my new addiction and is truly a labor of love. I am asked frequently why did it take so long to record a CD? I think for many years I felt I had to focus on one genre of music. People aren't sure what to do with artists like me who can sing many styles. I love to sing it all and especially love a song with a great story to tell. This CD is going to be a reflection of all the wonderful music that has influenced my life and makes me, well, Me! Stay tuned as there will be a Charity Concert/CD Launch Party coming this Fall in Los Angeles. Best, Lisa
This past weekend I flew up to Vancouver to record cuts for my CD with the wildly talented Canadian musician and long-time friend, Chris Gestrin. We recorded 13 songs in Chris' studio. It was so much fun! The CD should be coming out this Fall and will be new interpretations and arrangements of covers old and new. I will keep you all posted.
On May 20, I was asked to perform the song "Just One Dream" at Disney Worldwide Outreach's Annual VoluntEARS Award Show in Burbank. Over 600 VoluntEARS from around the company enjoyed the award ceremony hosted by James Denton from Desparate Housewives. It was a thrill to perform with a live band (who happened to be musically directed by my Berklee friend, Pathik Desai! He put a kick ass band together!) It was a thrill to sing for all The Walt Disney Company execs and was happy to be a part of the evening. You can check out "Just One Dream" in my music section.
I had the honor of singing the National Anthem in the Opening Ceremony at the Revlon Run/Walk here in Los Angeles on May 10, 2008 for 50K particpants. It was truly an honor to be a part of this special day! I also uploaded some great pictures of celebs who supported the cause in my Photo Gallery. Definitely worth checking out! Check out the performance on the direct youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wER4yYFXk4
Film composer Karl Pruesser scored "Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight" and brought me in to sing on the score. The Paramount Studios animated epic will be released on DVD on January 15th! 'Dragonlance' stars Kiefer Sutherland, Michael Rosenbaum, Michelle Trachtenberg, and Lucy Lawless. A short video 'featurette' was made by Tracy Hickman (the original book's author), about the making of the music for 'Dragonlance'. It features footage and photos from the recording sessions and a 'sneak peek' at the film's Main Title! Here's a link... http://www.dragonlance-movie.com/news/show_news.asp?id=18 A soundtrack is in the works... more to come on that soon!
On Thursday, Dec. 13 I performed for the DCP EarWards, our annual celebration of the year's successes. It was held at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Hancock Park. I was fortunate enough to be able to again host the red carpet with my favorite funny man, Jim Babcock. For the show I got to sing, sing, sing and was in heaven! I sanf back up on the opening number "What Time is It?" from High School Musical, back up on Kelis and Taylor's rendition of Hannah Montana's "Nobody's Perfect", as well as sing a solo performing "Life is a Highway" from the Disney/Pixar movie Cars accompanied by Andy Mooney (DCP President), Al Pascua (IT and pianist extraordinaire), John Quinn (bad ass bassist), Tony Ringor (Graphic Artist & Guitar Guru) and Pat Torpey (drummer from Mr. Big & the Knack). It was such a fun show!
Keep your ears open this month and listen for the Disney/KB Homes voiceover on your local radio stations to promote Disney events at KB Home communities across the US.
For those of you local in So Cal, On Thursday, October 25th, I will be performing one song in "Applause for a Cause" which is a charity benefit variety show hosted by Disney Consumer Products. We were able to raise over $6,000 last year to benefit two worthy children's charities and this year hope to meet or (better yet) exceed that goal. Here are the details: Applause for a Cause, Thursday, October 25 Shows: 5:30pm and 7:30pm Ticket prices: $20 general, $40 VIP (includes parking, raffles tickets, and priority reserved seating). Location: Disney Consumer Products Synergy Lab @ 512 Paula Avenue, Glendale, CA 91201 Ticket Info: Please feel free to contact me.
Lisa's second appearance as the Disney design expert on the TV show "Designing Spaces" will air nationally on the following stations: WE Network on FRI. 10/19 @ 7:00am PST/EST, as well as on TLC on SAT. 10/20 @ 7:00am PST/EST. Don't forget to set your TiVo's! It may come up as Paid Programming, but if you set the right time and station you should catch it. Lisa helps bring some Disney magic to a brother and sister transforming their rooms into Disney Princess and Cars themed rooms.
Lisa will be appearing in the first of two episodes as the Disney design expert on the TV show "Designing Spaces." Along with the cast and crew and the magic of Disney they were able to help a young couple who are expecting their first baby transform their plain old guest room into a Hundred Acre Wood themed nursery featuring Winnie the Pooh and his friends. It will air nationally on the following stations: WE Network on FRI. 10/5 @ 7:00am, as well as on TLC on SAT. 10/6 @ 7:00am. Don't forget to set your TiVo's! It may come up as Paid Programming, but if you set the right time and station you should catch it.
It's been a busy season already! I have been asked to host several Corporate Events and Award Ceremonies. Some with my comedic soul mate, Jim Babcock. Some I'll be hosting solo. I've also been able to work my voiceover chops recording voiceovers for Disney Home, Disney Stationery and a national radio campaign for a Disney/KB Home promotion. I just can't get enough of the session work! Disney has been good to me. I recorded a narration for a Cinderella pillow that has a sound chip imbedded in it that you can now find at Wal*Mart. Last night I was in the studio with Pathik Desai, my Berklee friend and guitarist for Nick Lacey's touring band, recording one of my favorite songs, True Colors. It's uploaded in my MUSIC tab. Check it out!
I will be playing Mrs. Potts in Disney's Beauty & the Beast for Cabrillo Music Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza July 27 through August 5. For show dates and ticket info, please visit http://www.cabrillomusictheatre.com/index.html
Hi Everyone, I am thrilled to report I am going to be performing in a show...Sin City Five: A Tribute to the Rat Pack. The Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre will transform into a Las Vegas showroom while you enjoy your favorite music from the gang that ruled Vegas in the '50s and '60s accompanied by the Blue Note Swing Orchestra. The show runs May 11 through June 10 with evening shows Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Please visit http://www.candlelightpavilion.com for more information.
I have begun working film composer, Karl Preusser, on a new animated film from Paramount called "Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight". It will feature voice acting from Keifer Sutherland from "24", Michael Rosenbaum from "Smallville", Lucy Lawless and Michelle Trachtenberg. Check out the official website for info at www.dragonlance-movie.com. It's a blast to be in the studio laying down the vocals that will be featured in this film.
Just uploaded a new song, "Taylor, The Latte Boy" that I sang at a charity event last year. Enjoy!
The imminence of a new year forces us to reflect on the past. It's a clean slate where anything is possible. It's an opportunity to try new things, to do things we've always wanted to do, and to make changes. This year I am going to do something I've always wanted to do. Make a CD of music I like to sing. Over the next few months I will be collaborating with some of the most talented musicians I know. So many of you inspire me as an artist and this will be a tribute to that inspiration and your constant support. 2007 is the year to find your "voice!" Don't miss or surpress your calling to do the things that you know are going to make a difference in the world.
On December 13, Lisa will be singing for the over 800+ Disney Consumer Products cast members at their annual Quarterly Update. She is excited to be able to perform a new song for audiences.
I wanna give a shout out to my favorite fans Taylor, Kelsey and Hailey! They are all such great kids with bright futures! You guys are the best!
On Thursday, November 9, Lisa will be a part of an evening to raise money for charities Adopt-a-Family and Adopt-a-Party. The evening is being put on by Disney Consumer Products, Retail Sales & Marketing team. Shows are at 5:00pm and 7:30pm and the evening will also include an opportunity drawing. Lisa will be debuting a new song, and will also be reunited with Citrus Singer alums Diane Baker and Tracey Asa to sing an Andrews Sisters medley.
On Friday, July 21, Lisa will perform at the Los Angeles Team Mentoring annual charity gala. Lisa will be entertaining audiences with a shortened version of her one-woman musical extravaganza which includes pop, jazz, country and musical theatre tunes. This event will be attended by over 450 guests and will include entertainment industry executives from Disney, Sony, MGM, and Warner Bros. For more info on this charity, please visit: http://www.latm.org/
Lisa is featured singing "Danny Boy" in the Hallmark Channel's movie "Where There's a Will" starring Marion Ross and Frank Whaley. Film/TV Composer, Joe Kraemer, scored this movie where Marion Ross plays a septuagenarian who can no longer take care of her large home-or herself. Her long-lost grandson (Frank Whaley) comes to take care of his aging relative. Airs on the Hallmark Channel on Saturday, May 6, 9:00PM ET and Thursday, May 11, 9:00pm ET (Check your local listings for PST)
On April 18, Lisa will co-host this year's Disney VoluntEARS Appreciation Ceremony, "Dancing with the VoluntEARS" with comedy partner, Jim Babcock and Tom Bergeron, the host of ABC's hit TV show Dancing with the Stars.
Lisa is now offically on iTunes! Some of her work can be heard on a CD of music inspired by the film, Cruel Intentions by composer John Ottman. You can also hear her at Walt Disney World Resort on the in-room channel as she is the voice of DisneyShopping.com.
Happy 2006! It's already promising to be a busy year. I've been working with "Way of the Gun" composer, Joe Kraemer. He is scoring "Monday", a film written and directed by "Chi-Girl's" Heidi Van Lier. Joe and Heidi have asked me to sing lead on the score, 11 whole tracks! "Monday" will be shown as a special screening at Slam Dance, a film festival in Park City, UT this month. They are such a talented team! I wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous new year!
Hi Friends, What a year 2005 has been! Just mixed and uploaded a new track of a tender little song called "I Won't Mind". I hope you enjoy! Happy Holidays to all!
On Saturday, November 12 at 10am, Lisa Donahey will be co-hosting this year's Rosebud Parade in Pasadena, CA. She is delighted to be able to co-host with one of her favorite comedy partners, Jim Babcock. The Rosebud Parade is a colorful, pint-sized version of the Annual Tournament of Rose Parade. The event is put on by Kidspace and sparks children's imaginations by giving them the opportunity to decorate their favorite "set of wheels" with fresh flowers, ribbons and other decor and then parade their creations down South Lake Avenue. Over 1,500 people are expected to attend the event and Lisa is thrilled to commentate on the festivities!
Well, I have entered the world of "art". I created a piece for the new Disney film Chicken Little as part of "Chick Interpretations". November 7 - 17, you can go online to DisneyAuctions.com and bid on my creation titled "Chicken of the Sea" (see my masterpiece in my Photo Gallery). Proceeds go to charity and I will even autograph it for you if you'd like!
Hi friends! So many exciting things on the horizon for Fall 05. Went into the studio earlier this month to record some tunes for my upcoming CD (release date tbd), was the voice for an online "virtual tour" project for Disney and will record a voice over this week for a new sizzle video for Disney for their upcoming Fairies initiatives. Thanks for checking in. I plan to keep you up-to-date on all my creative ventures. -LD
On Tuesday, September 20, 2005, over 300 invited guests heard Lisa's pre-recorded vocals of "Just One Dream" accompanied by video footage at the Celebrate Mickey: 75 InspEARations Statue Preview Reception at Sotheby's in New York. Celeb guests included: Bob "The Bachelor" Guiney, Rebecca Buddig (Greenlee on AMC), Star Jones Reynolds and Michael D. Eisner. The event celebrated the Mickey statues, artists and charities as the two-year tour approaches its grand finale to be auctioned at Sotheby's in NY with proceeds benefitting 50 charities. She will reprise "Just One Dream" for the auction on Tuesday, September 27th at Sotheby's in NY.
What fun to sing for over 2500 people! I was asked to sing the National Anthem and defy Gravity for the Hacienda/La Puenet Unified School District kick off event on 9/1. I even talked to my third grade teacher Mrs. Hasselquist and Mr. first choir teach, Mrs. Sagehorn.
Thank you to all those who supported the Hillsides Charity concert on 7/9. It was a wonderful evening of music. With your help we were able to raise over $2000. I look forward to having you all join me next year!

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