Amy’s first love was the theatre, and in June 2017, her rock musical BASTARD JONES (scored with co-lyricist/librettist Marc Acito of Broadway’s ALLEGIANCE) premieres at the cell theatre in New York. The show was a Finalist for the Richard Rodgers Award for New Musicals, the Eugene O’Neill Music Theater Conference and the Alec Baldwin Fellowship (strangest trifecta ever). Amy is also the lyricist of TESLA with Acito and Everclear keyboardist James Beaton. Other theatrical credits include lyrics/vocal arrangements for commissioned adaptations of Carl Sagan's CONTACT with Hungarian rocker Peter Sipos (2009 Puget Sound Theater Award – Best New Play), NICHOLAS NICKLEBY with electric violinist Eyvind Kang at Seattle’s CenterStage and music/lyrics for the Bobs/Flying Karamazov Brothers collaboration A COMEDY OF ERAS at ACT Seattle. Special music credits include MOTHER, MAY I at Baltimore’s Strand (dir. Rain Pryor). Amy was librettist/creative consultant for the PBS concert special Call Me Irresponsible (2011 Telly Award, Best Original Programming) featuring Ashley Brown (Broadway’s Mary Poppins).
As a session and concert singer, Amy’s diverse vocal credits include Jurassic World, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Real Steel, Jim Henson's Animal Jam (Discovery Kids/TLC), Harry Shearer & Judith Owen’s Holiday Show (2005-2016 tours/Disney Concert Hall/BAM), Barbra Streisand's Timeless, the LA Bach Festival, Neil Young's Living With War, Comedy Central’s Roast of Roseanne and Paul Provenza’s SATIRISTAS. As a singer/songwriter, she tours her solo show, My Own Devices ("Riotously funny!" - BroadwayWorld) in clubs and across the US in house concerts. Amy's solo CD, Not Gonna Be Pretty, hailed as the "unlikely and intriguing marriage of Nellie McKay and Meat Loaf," garnered multiple Just Plain Folks Awards Nominations.
Amy received the Burman Award for Songwriting from the Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC), and in December 2016, was a resident composer in the prestigious Nautilus Studio musical theatre collaboration intensive in Los Angeles. A semi-finalist for the inaugural Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award for composer/lyricists, she's also been nominated for three BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards. Amy is the Artistic Producer of TUNE IN TIME, New York City’s Musical Theater Game Show, which runs monthly at the York Theatre (“The BMI writers workshop on steroids...musical theater, cerebral fun and games pushed to 11… a joyous, hilarious romp.” - Stagebuddy)
A graduate of Syracuse University (Musical Theatre) and Berklee College of Music (Songwriting/Arranging), Amy co-founded the LA Berklee Songwriters Forum. A proud member of SAG/AFTRA, The Dramatists Guild and ASCAP, and the only honorary female member of the Vienna Boys Choir, she currently splits her time between Los Angeles and New York City… and is probably somewhere over Nebraska right now hunched over a New York Times crossword.