Lisa is a writer of all things funny and musical.


Lisa is a lyricist in the legendary BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop and a contributing writer to some pretty great sites like Reductress, The Belladonna, and HelloGiggles. She is exactly one half of the musical theatre, comedy, and pop songwriting team Luke & Lisa (the other half is Luke Holloway). She lives physically in Manhattan and mentally in a meadow full of singing animals (although for some reason the animals only sing in German).

She has been a part of the creative teams for several recent shows, including The Radium Girls: A Jaw-Dropping New Musical (written with lyricist Sami Horneff and composer Amanda D'Archangelis), which won audience favorite in week three of the Players Theatre's Short Play & Musical Festival; and B*tch Carols (written with comedian Kate Villa), which was performed at 54 Below. Lisa collaborated with composer Jaime Lozano on the song-cycle A Never-Ending Line, which had its debut at Broadway au Carré in Paris, and premiered in NYC at the Metropolitan Room before an Off-Broadway run at the Players Theatre. Her piece "The Watson’s Rumpus Room," written with composer Joanna Burns, was featured in the 2017 BMI Workshop Showcase at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater. She is developing the musical Waiting On Ryan Reynolds, a comedy set in a children's hospital, with composer Jake Chapman.

She has performed stand-up, sketch, and improv comedy in venues throughout Chicago and NYC, including Subculture, the Annoyance, the PIT, Stage 773, the Public House Theatre, the Second City's de Maat and Skybox stages, the Playground Theater, and a whole lot of bars, back rooms, and basements. She learned her crafts at the College of William & Mary, the Second City Conservatory, the Annoyance, and Upright Citizens Brigade.

Photo by Joe Underbakke