ABOUT
 

Culver has had a diverse performance career, spanning the worlds of opera, musical theater and cabaret. She attended both Northwestern University in Chicago and The Juilliard School and was graduated from the prestigious William Esper Studio, a Meisner technique 2-year program in New York City.

 

Her many roles include performing the lead role of Jessica Gatewood in the acclaimed Off-Broadway musical SPLENDORA by Stephen Hoffman/Mark Campbell/ Peter Webb, a one-woman cabaret show, "Island Magic", to critical acclaim at Judy's and Don't Tell Mama in Manhattan and a second cabaret, "Heart and Home," at the Marion Anderson Studio's inaugural event in Danbury.  

 

Regional roles include Sophie in MASTER CLASS at Playmakers Rep, Johanna in SWEENEY TODD at Skylight Opera, Monica in THE MEDIUM at Bronx Opera, Rosabella in THE MOST HAPPY FELLA and Penelope in THE GOLDEN APPLE at Chicago’s Light Opera Works, Gretchen in THE STUDENT PRINCE at North Shore Music Theatre, Mary Turner in OF THEE I SING at Madison Opera, Anne Draper in STRIKE UP THE BAND at Lyric Opera Cleveland, Maria in WEST SIDE STORY with Chicago Sinfonietta which toured the Canary Islands as a part of the International Festival di Musica.

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OFF-OFF Broadway productions include Norma Aho in THE CRY PITCH CARROLLS at HERE Theatre, Monica Lewinsky in REWRITING LEWINSKY at New Dramatists, Linda Solo in THE MINISTER’S WIFE at The Women’s Project, Vampyre Harpie in Fred Ho’s vampyre opera NIGHTVISION at Cooperarts at Cooper Union, Isabella’s Number One Girl in THE RISE AND FALL OF ISABELLA RICO at The Director’s Company and Redwood Mother in FLORIDA by Randall Eng at the Public Theatre.

 

Favorite regional opera roles are Despina in COSI FAN TUTTE, Susanna in THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, Adele in DIE FLEDERMAUS, Papagena in THE MAGIC FLUTE, Susanna in SUSANNA’S SECRET, and Flora in THE TURN OF THE SCREW.

 

Culver spent two years as a performer for New Dramatist’s Nautilus Music Theater Program, performing in over 25 new works by upcoming composers from around the country, and partaking in readings of new plays and musicals by New York-based authors/composers/playwrights. She studied with WORKING /SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS composer/lyricist and teacher Craig Carnelia, acclaimed director/ Broadway performer Eric Michael Gillet, and Metropolitan Opera Lead Winifred Faix Brown.

 

Since relocating to Florida, Culver has directed several regional theatre shows including, GREASE, THE VELVETEEN RABBIT, PIPPIN and most recently at the Capitol Theatre, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE. She also wrote and directed an original 1980’s version of Cinderella, DA’ SHOES. Culver is a graduate of the American Stage Improvisational Comedy Education Program, completing four levels of Upright Citizen Brigade style improv comedy and is co-founder of the first American Stage Theatre music improv group, Definitely Not Murderers. Culver also recently performed with the St. Petersburg Opera Company and in The Carrollwood Theatre production of TONY & TINA'S WEDDING.

 

Culver also provides acting and voice lessons and vocal coaching to the public as well as teaches music and choir to grades 1-12.