Concert and Performance Biography
A busy concert artist, Dianne’s musical pedigree gives her a special place in the classical/crossover musical world.
Born on the north shore of Boston, Dianne grew up in a family that sang together around the piano. It was totally natural for her, from the age of six, to get up in front of her church, school, or town and sing for everyone. At a very young age, she felt the power of music connecting and healing people and knew that she was meant to be a singer.
She made her professional musical debut at age 12 in THE SOUND OF MUSIC and has been performing on stages and in outreach settings ever since.
She made her Broadway debut at 19 in MY FAIR LADY and has starred in numerous touring productions. Among her favorite roles are Hedy La Rue in HOW TO SUCCEED…, and Hannah in THE MERRY WIDOW, a role critics in Florida hailed as “ABSOLUTELY SCINTILLATING— she has the pure voice of an Angel!”
She attended New England Conservatory of Music and The Juilliard School, both on full scholarship. Her classical studies were further enhanced by The Bel Canto Foundation which awarded her a scholarship to live in Italy and study with the great soprano Renata Tebaldi and the master vocal coaches at La Scala, Carlo Bergonzi and Jan DeGaetani.
Dianne has won many other prizes and awards, including a Rockefeller Foundation Award, and Presser Music Publishers Award, a fellowship to The Aspen Music Festival.
Her love of Cabaret and the American Songbook repertoire led her to receive a fellowship to the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center to learn the craft of writing and performing in the sophisticated world of cabaret artistry. Dianne has written and performed several shows on stages in New York City. Of her most recent show, FAITH, HOPE, AND PARITY, Backstage newspaper critic Stu Hamstra wrote, “She is a critic’s delight! Her show is so well written and so much fun, I enjoyed myself every minute!”