Lauren Newell, from Cody, Wyoming, has been performing locally with Missoula Children's Theatre and Cody Community Theatre, and as a solo country and jazz singer entertaining at many bars, dude ranches, county fairs, and country clubs across Wyoming from age 5. Although her background was based in country music, she soon found that her voice lent itself to opera and musical theatre. After high school, she received a scholarship to perform with the musical theatre touring troupe, Centennial Singers, at the University of Wyoming where she completed the BFA program in Theatre Performance, concentration in Musical Theatre. Throughout college, Lauren has received many honors such as winning the NWDC Musical Theatre Competition and competing in the Irene Ryan's final and semi-final rounds for the regional KC/ACTF Region 7. During her senior year, she originated the role of Zoe in the musical Rainy Day People written by Sean Stone (a graduate of the Masters program for playwriting and composition of musical theatre at NYU, now a NYC resident). She graduated from UW in Spring of 2012, got married that summer(!!), and spent the following year traveling with her husband, Patrick, from Washington State and Los Angeles to New York City and Pittsburgh studying with various professionals, performing with various companies, and auditioning for more performance opportunities. In 2014 and 2015, Lauren taught Musical Theatre voice for the Theatre Department at the University of Wyoming, and relocated to Los Angeles to start her performance career in January, 2016.