About Tamara


Since she was a small child, Tamara has been studying music and performing in front of audiences. She began doing dance recitals and musical theater and fell in love with the stage. As she grew older she continued to study voice, drama, piano, percussion and other various instruments. She was also an avid dancer, studying ballet, jazz and tap with Gotta Dance Studios.

She has studied music at a university level with world-renowned musicians and has performed at venues all across the globe, including in Ireland, Germany, Prague and Carnegie Hall in New York City. 

She currently stays busy directing, vocal directing, choreographing, and performing with local groups such as Southgate Community Players, Downriver Youth Performing Arts Center and Downriver Actors Guild. She also sits on the board for Southgate Community Players as Publicity Chair, and fronts original band Scarlet Lies.



Acting and Production Experience

Frozen Jr., Vocal Director, SCP

Heathers, Vocal Director/Ensembke, SS

Barnum, Director/Vocal Director/Choreographer, SCP 

Disney's Aladdin Jr., Director/Vocal Director/Choreographer, DYPAC 

A Christmas Carol, Vocal Director, DAG 

Songs for a New World, Woman 2, SCP 

Into the Woods, Baker's Wife​, SCP

Tony & Tina's Wedding, Donna Marsala, DAG

Disney's Peter Pan Jr., Director/Vocal Director/Choreographer, DYPAC 

A Charlie Brown Christmas, Vocal Director, SCP 

Annie, Star-to-Be/Vocal Director, DAG 

Avenue Q, Christmas Eve/Vocal Director​, SCP

Nunsense, Sister Amnesia​, SCP

A Chorus Line, Diana/Vocal Director, SCP

Into the Woods Jr., Director/Vocal Director/Choreographer, DYPAC

Disney's The Little Mermaid, Aquata, SCP

Alice in Wonderland Jr., Vocal Director, SCP-YPT

King of Spain (World Premiere), Liz, Detroit Fringe Festival

Spring Awakening, Martha/Vocal Director, SCP

Guys and Dolls, Sarah Brown, SCP

Little Shop of Horrors, Vocal Director, WCT

Willy Wonka Jr., Director/Vocal Director/Choreographer, DYPAC
West Side Story, Anita, SCP
Miss Saigon, Gigi, SCP
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Logainne,WCT
Disney's Alice in Wonderland Jr., Director/Vocal Director/Choreographer, DYPAC
Honk!, Vocal Director, SCP-YPT
1940's Radiohour, Geneva, SCP
Grease, Choreographer, GRHS

Peter Pan Jr., Vocal Director, SCP-YPT
Les Miserable, Eponine, SCP
Jesus Christ Superstar, Choreographer, GRHS
High School Musical, Choreographer, FHMS
House of Shourdes (World Premiere), Kallista, DYPAC
School House Rock, Stage Director, DYPAC
A Grand Night for Singing, Alison, TVT
During Regular Business Hours(World Premiere), Christy Ann Iddy, TCP
A Chorusline, Bebe, MT
Les Miserables, Choreographer, DYPAC
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Narrator, DYPAC
Secret Garden, Martha, DYPAC
Godspell, Choreographer, GRHS
Guys and Dolls, Adelaide, TRHS
Pippin, Choreographer, GRHS
Cut, Shannon, TRHS
Godspell, “Day By Day" soloist, TRHS
The Odd Couple, Gwendolyn, TRHS
Peter Pan, Peter's Mother/Featured Dancer, DYPAC
Joseph and the AmazingTechnicolor Dreamcoat, Narrator, GRHS
Godspell, “Learn Your Lessons” soloist, DTP
Little Shop of Horrors, Chiffon, GRHS
Alice In Wonderland, Alice, DYPAC
A Christmas Portrait, Soloist, DYPAC
100 Years of Broadway, Soloist, TVT
Godspell, Assistant Director, DYPAC
Barnum, Jenny Lind, DYPAC
Leader of the Pack, Mickey, DYPAC
The Wizard of Oz, Glinda, DYPAC
George M., Chorus, SCP-YPT
Leader of the Pack, Mickey, SCP-YPT
Joseph and the AmazingTechnicolor Dreamcoat, Narrator, SCP-YPT
Once Upon a Mattress, Lady Larkin, SCP-YPT
Cinderella, Cinderella, SCP-YPT
Li'l Abner, Lillian, RS
Annie, Duffy, SCP
A Grand Night for Singing, Soloist, LP
The Wizard of Oz, Chorus, WCT
Give My Regards to Broadway, Mary, SCP-YPT
Broadway at the Copeland, Soloist, WCT
Bridagoon, Chorus, WCT
Annie, Molly, WCT

Competitions & Awards

2017-2018 SCP Best Actress Award (Baker's Wife, Into the Woods)

2017-2018 SCP Outstanding Performance Award (Sister Amnesia, Nunsense)

2014-2015 SCP Best Spotlight Award (Geneva, 1940's Radio Hour)
2014-2015 SCP Best Featured Actress Award (Gigi, Miss Saigon)
Wayne Idol, Finalist, Wayne State University

Rock Bands
Scarlet Lies, lead vocals, Detroit, MI

John Kay & Who's To Say, backup vocals, synth, percussion, Detroit, MI

The Detroit Riot, lead vocals, keyboard, Detroit, MI
Bride Stripped Bare, backup vocals, bass guitar, Detroit, MI
Love Disease, bass, backup vocals, Warren, MI
A Vision Too Far, lead vocals, Washington Township, MI
Nobody & the Dead Men, lead vocals, Ann Arbor, MI

Concert Bands
Jazz Band, Trombone, Vocalist, Roosevelt High School
Orchestra, Percussion, Trombone, Roosevelt High School
Varsity Band, Percussion, Gabriel Richard High School

Schubert Magnificat, Alto Soloist, Wayne State Chorale Union
Brahms’ Liebeslieder, Alto Soloist, Metropolitan Singers
Metropolitan United Methodist Church Services, Alto/Soloist, Metropolitan Singers
Cork International Festival, Alto, Wayne State Concert Chorale
Germany Tour, Soloist, Soprano, Alto, Roosevelt A Capella Choir
Jazz Concert Series, Soloist, Roosevelt Jazz Ensemble
Carnegie Hall Performance, Soprano, Roosevelt A Capella Choir
Wyandotte District Tour, Soprano, Wyandotte Academy Youth Choir

Rising Stars, singing guest, Wyandotte Cable
Rambunctious Rabbit, child extra, Wyandotte Cable

Scarlet Lies "Monster Coming Out" LP, lead vocals, Tapwater Productions

Bride Stripped Bare "With Ghosts" LP, bass/backup vocals, Tapwater Productions
Acoustic Jazz & a Little Christmas, Lead Vocals, Riot Recording
Love Disease EP, Vocals/piano/synth/bass guitar, Soundscapes Studio
Alex 'A1" Demo, Vocals, Recording Studio
A Vision Too Far EP, Lead Vocals, Aquarium Studio
MUMC Christmas Album, Lead Vocals, Metropolitan United Methodist Church Professional Recording

Voice Training
Rebecca Roberts

Professor Frances Brockington (Wayne State University)
Tom Kabala 
Kathleen Kane 

Dance Training
Gotta Dance Studio 
Ricardieu School of Dance 
Wayne State University Ballet, Jazz, World Dance
Roosevelt High School Dance Team (Captain)

Drama/Improvisation Training
RHS Drama Department courses
GRHS Drama Department courses
Private instruction with Carol Ann Black

Instrumental Training
Piano 20+ years

Professor Robert Conway (Detroit Symphony Orchestra/Wayne State University)

Introductory courses for trombone, percussion, classic guitar, trumpet and french horn while attending WSU

Special Skills
Basic Spanish, Basic German