Lisa Franklin is a classically trained opera singer who has a passion for Musical Theatre, as well. She grew up singing and playing the piano. After completing her Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance at the Crane School of Music, Lisa moved to Germany, where she earned her Master’s Certificate in Opera at the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg. Lisa toured Germany as a concert and opera soloist. After Returning to the States, Lisa earned her Master of Music Degree in Binghamton, NY in Opera in Conjunction with the Tri-Cities Opera.
Lisa married her high school sweetheart, Paul Franklin and they have raised four incredibly talented performers, Julia Franklin, Charlie Franklin, Emily Louise Franklin and George Franklin. George was in the Original Broadway Cast of A Christmas Story and performed in the National tour of Elf the Broadway Musical. Charlie recently appeared in Jason Robert Brown’s Bridges of Madison County on Broadway. Julia has just returned from sailing around the world as a singer on Oceania Cruises and Emily Louise is starting her freshman year at Pace University after a summer filled with shows.
Lisa can be seen often performing on the stage in Off-Broadway and Regional theatre. When not performing, Lisa is busy teaching voice. Seven of her students have recently appeared in Broadway musicals, including title roles in Matilda and Billy Elliot.
With students at The Vocal Studios of Lisa Franklin (Left to Right: Jack Mastrianni, George Franklin)
(L to R) Julia, Emily Louise, George & Charlie. There's nothing I love more than watching my children perform. Every so often we get to work together, which is one of my favorite things. I'm so proud of each of them and the work they do on the stage.
With Emily and George, two of my four fabulous kids!
The Franklin family, at the Broadway Opening of "A CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL". I am so proud of my son George!
Lisa's son George (and family) at the 2013 TONY awards. George was a member of the Broadway company of the TONY Nominated show, A Christmas Story The Musical!
With Charlie and Julia during Thoroughly Modern Millie
That's me - as Velma Von Tussle in HAIRSPRAY at the Park Playhouse.
My children - Julia, Charlie, Emily Louise and George