The Basics Tamra is a native of El Paso, Texas now residing in New York City and a critically acclaimed singer and actor. Her career began in the opera and has since expanded to include Musical Theatre, Straight Theatre, Film & TV.  As both singer and actor, Tamra has always stood firmly by her devoted commitment to story telling. Sing, Act, Sing & Act in front of live audience or camera – it all boils down to how well the story is told and whether or not it affected an audience. To accomplish this, Tamra has spent (and still spends) a great deal of time developing her craft. She is a recent graduate of the two-year Meisner program at the William Esper Studio and studied under William Esper. Tamra also holds a Masters Degree in Vocal Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

What’s the word on the street? People seem to like Tamra! She was recently reviewed by the New York Times as “finest among the singers” for her role in Fairy Queen with dell’Arte Ensemble and also had standout mentions in Broadway World, The Wallstreet Journal, Opera News, and Opera World among others. But, enough about that! You can read all about that HERE

Favorite Roles Rachel (Reckless), Isabella (The Years), Mrs. Juno (Overruled), Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Laetitia (The Old Maid and the Thief)

Dream Roles Francesca (Bridges of Madison County), Baker’s Wife (Into the Woods), Fantine (Les Miserables), Fosca (Passion), ALL THE SHAKESPEARE LEADING LADIES or perhaps a MALE, Suzanna (Becky Shaw), Blanche (Streetcar) and, well, we could be here a while. The list goes on and on … Tamra likes to act.

In Concert Tamra has been seen with orchestras both nationwide and internationally. Special memories include performing for Mark Rylance with the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra, being the “Somewhere” soloist at the San Francisco Ballet’s West Side Story Ballet Suite and her solo debut at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center with the Master Voices led by Ted Sperling.

Tamra the Human She loves buffalo wings, ice cream, volleyball, yoga, reading/journaling in coffee shops, salsa dancing, spending time with good friends and learning. Tamra is also a very proud aunt to 5 nieces and 3 nephews.