Lonna Marie is a Musical Theatre actress & singer/songwriter from Hollywood Florida. She attended New World School of the arts for Musical Theatre and has been performing in New York City since 2005.
Her professional theatre credits include the first national tour of BKLYN The Musical starring Melba Moore and Diana Degarmo and both High School Musicals 1 & 2 performed in Fort Worth, TX and Beverly, MA.
At the end of 2009 she won her first songwriting competition, which won her a paid trip down to Nashville to record her winning song "Nothing Little About Her" at the highly acclaimed
Dark Horse Studios. There she worked under the guidance of Albert Lopez, the contest holder and professional songwriter, as well as Jordan Fann of Plaid Star Records. Also at the end of 2009, she was chosen to participate at the Miami Music Festival where she performed her music at the Transit Lounge in downtown Miami.
Also in 2009, she founded the live music event called the Underground Artists Live, which is based in NYC. UGA Live is a compilation of new and emerging artists from all over the city that come together on a monthly basis to showcase their talents and original music. The goal of UGA Live is to become a substantial platform for these new and emerging artists.
Lonna Marie released her debut single "Don't Forget" on January 13th (Friday the 13th!) which was recorded in NYC at Nightlife Studios under the direction of Sean Gill (The Passengerz). "Don't Forget" is currently a digital release and you can find it on iTunes, CD Baby and Amazon!
2012 brought new opportunities being able to expand the Underground Artists Live movement to the radio! UGA Live airs every Tuesday night at 10pm on WVIP 93.5 FM Radio. WVIP is broadcasted to over 2 million listeners through out the 5 boroughs, CT, PA and Jersey. Lonna Marie hosts the show and brings an exclusive listen to the underground artists circulating NYC as well as her very own tracks off of her debut album "Tear Me Apart".
Lonna Marie's debut album "Tear Me Apart", featuring 7 original songs, will be released Summer 2012! The album was recorded in South Florida under the direction of the multi talented Reggae Producer Zemroy Lewis of Zimma Entertainment Studios.