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Lisa Howard (American actress)

Lisa Howard is an American actress and singer. Howard is most known for playing Siobhan in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 and Rona Lisa Peretti in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Spelling Bee went on to win many awards, including the Drama Desk Award for Best Ensemble.[1] She created the character of Jenny in the new Broadway musical It Shoulda Been You, receiving a nomination for the 2015 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical.

Lisa Howard
Lisa Howard at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con (by Gage Skidmore).jpg
Lisa Howard at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con
Born 1975 (age 42–43)
Akron, Ohio
Nationality American
Occupation actress
Years active 2003–present


Early lifeEdit

Howard was raised in Akron, Ohio, and graduated from Firestone High School. She played softball, soccer, volleyball, and a little basketball in her youth.[2] She went on to graduate from University of Cincinnati – College-Conservatory of Music with a BFA in musical theatre.[3]

TV and filmEdit

In 2009, she appeared in the TV series Ugly Betty in the episode Plus None as Dominatrix. In 2012, she was cast as Siobhan, a member of an Irish coven, in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2.

Stage rolesEdit

Howard originated the role of Jenny Steinberg in the Broadway production of David Hyde Pierce-directed It Shoulda Been You. Howard played the older sister of a Jewish bride, played by Sierra Boggess, whose wedding with David Burtka's character is disrupted when her ex-boyfriend shows up at the wedding. Additional cast members included Tyne Daly and Harriet Harris.[4] For her performance, Howard was nominated for the 2015 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical.[5] Playbill Online named her performance of Jenny's Blues at the 2015 Tony Awards one of the show's "greatest moments,"[6] and Rolling Stone called it one of the ceremony's best moments.[7]



  • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (2005) - Rona Lisa Peretti
  • Silence! The Musical (2005) - Catherine Martin

Regional/National toursEdit


  1. ^ "2005 Drama Desk Award Nominations Announced - Theater News", April 28, 2005
  2. ^ ACTRESS - SINGER - LISA HOWARD (part 3 of 5, made with Spreaker) - YouTube
  3. ^ Biography | Lisa Howard – Actress Singer Model Broadway Film
  4. ^ Creative" Archived 2015-04-07 at the Wayback Machine. official site
  5. ^ Viagas, Gordon (May 31, 2015), "'Hamilton,' 'Curious Incident' Top the 2015 Drama Desk Awards (FULL LIST)", Variety, retrieved July 26, 2015
  6. ^ Cox, Robert (June 9, 2015), "The Glorious, Surprising and Weirdest Moments of the 2015 Tony Awards", Playbill Online, retrieved July 28, 2015
  7. ^ Plitt, Amy (June 8, 2015), "Tony Awards 2015's 12 Best and Worst Moments", Rolling Stone, retrieved July 28, 2015
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-07. Retrieved 2015-04-04.
  9. ^ Hetrick, Adam (June 30, 2015). "Original Musical Comedy It Shoulda Been You Sets Summer Closing". Playbill Online. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  10. ^ "Paul Alexander Nolan, Alison Luff, Lisa Howard and More to Star in ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE on Broadway; Full Cast Announced!". Broadway World. August 8, 2017. Retrieved 13 November 2017.

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