Liz Turner is an accomplished performer, writer and educator who has captivated audiences and students across the globe. Liz obtained her M.M and B.M in Vocal Performance, from the Berklee College of Music, and has also studied Arts Administration at NYU.
Trained in classical, jazz and in musical theatre her warm voice, playful attitude, and vibrant inner beauty come alive on stage and in the classroom. With international and cabaret influences, she performs and writes deeply from the heart, and is never afraid to pour out heart felt emotions through music, acting and writing. Having performed on stage with pop artists such as Amy Grant to contemporary jazz performers such as Maggos Herrera and Javier Limon to filming with legendary directors such as Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, and Roman Coppola.
Performances at world class venues include: Carnegie Hall, The Vatican, Notre Dame Cathedral, Palau de les artes de Regina Sofia, and Symphony Space. Liz has also performed with the Amore Opera, NY Lyric Opera and Regina Opera companies of New York City.
Favorite theatrical credits include: The International Tour of Disney Live! (Feld Entertainment), Nickelodeon at Sea (Norwegian Cruise lines), Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (NBC), RWS and Associates, Carnival Cruise lines and legendary summer stock theaters including Ogunquit Playhouse, ME and the Granbury Opera house, TX .
Past NYC Music Venues include (Select): The Metropolitan Room, The Cutting Room, Ashford & Simpson's Sugar Bar, Toshi's Living Room, The Shrine, Silvana, The Bitter End, The Path Cafe.
Past TV/Film Credits Include (Select): Orange is the New Black, Elementary, Law and Order SVU, Mozart in the Jungle, Grown ups 2, Labor Day, The Makeover, Nurse Jackie, The Knick, Blue Bloods, The Following, Wonder Wheel, Madame Secretary, Mysteries of Laura, Royal Pains, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, The Heat, The Carrie Diaries, Vinyl, Public Morals,The Tap, The Only Boy in New York, Irreplaceable you ,The Leftovers, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Bull.
You can look for Liz on some of today’s hottest shows and movies!
Liz has a passion for singing jingles, and recording voice overs all around the world for clients in India, New Zealand, France, Israel, Philippines, and Russia to name a few, be on the lookout as you never know where you may hear Liz Turner's Voice!
Her writing has been published by the Vail Jazz Festival, Lessonface.com, Takelessons.com, NewMusicalTheatre.com, Onstageblog.com, New Victory Theater Blog and with Dance, Laugh, Learn LLC. Liz has also worked behind the scenes at the professional level in Arts Administration at Berklee College of Music, Radio Disney AM 1260, and the New Victory Theater (Off-Broadway).
Liz has had the pleasure of Musical Directing with various inner city schools with young, at risk students including Inside Broadway, Brooklyn Arts Council, Mainstages, The Queens Theater, Long Lake Camp for the Arts, Berklee City Music Program, Boston Bridge Charter School, and St. Joseph's Regional Catholic School. Past shows she has musical directed have included Annie, Legally Blonde, The Wizard of Oz, Seussical, Oliver, Shrek, and Chicago. Liz also serves on the Berklee Alumni Audition Committee, and was recently named Berklee Alumni Ambassador of the Year. (2017)
At the moment, Liz is working on her original musical Ciao Bambino, which debuted it's first staged reading at the Midtown International Theater Festival in the Fall of 2016! At MITF Ciao Bambino was recognized with an award for Best Staged Reading. "Give me the stage" an original song from the musical also won first place in competitions at the Bunol Symphony Orchestra in Spain and Hampton Beach talent show in New Hampshire. Check out www.CiaoBambinomusical.com to follow the development of this exciting new musical, as it heads Off-Off Broadway in 2018!
Liz is currently on the Board of Directors of International Women in Jazz, and a member of the following professional organizations: SAG-AFTRA, The Dramatists Guild, BMI, Society of Composers and Lyricists, The Drama League, The Manhattan Association of Cabaret Performers, AFM Local 802, Actor's Equity Membership Candidate, Theater Resources Unlimited, The Off-Broadway Alliance, Women in Music, National Italian American Foundation, National Organization of Italian American Women, International Women's Jazz Association and The League of Independent Theatre.