It all started with...
A record player. The Sound of Music. Julie Andrews.
Erin grew up in Cincinnati, OH and was a member of the CCM Children's Choir and The Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra, playing the oboe under the direction of Keith Lockhart. Her love for Julie Andrews and singing eventually won over reed making.
She later attended Miami University (in Oxford, OH) and then earned her masters in vocal performance at the Manhattan School of Music.
Upon graduating, she joined the Broadway national tour of The Phantom of the Opera as an ensemble member and then made her Broadway debut with Phantom the following year. Erin rejoined the tour and covered the role of Christine traveling across the U.S. and Canada.
Erin appeared as Christine Dae in the brand new Vegas production of Phantom: Phantom- The Las Vegas Spectacular.
Erin was an original cast member in the Tony nominated, Broadway revival of A Little Night Music starring Bernadette Peters, Elaine Stritch, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury directed by Trevor Nunn which ran from 2009-2011. She appeared as Mrs. Nordstrom and also performed the roles of Anne and Charlotte.
Erin sang in the premiere of the new Andrew Lloyd Webber revue, Now and Forever at the Marriott Theatre in Chicago in 2013 where she sang the North American premiere of the title song, Love Never Dies, as well as music from The Phantom of the Opera and The Woman in White. That same year Erin sang in a fundraising concert as the character Ruth for the Broadway show, Soul Doctor. Erin took part in a reading of the new musical Rebecca, as Clarice, directed by Francesca Zambello at Merkin Hall.
Regional credits include Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady with The Gretna Theatre, Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls with The New Harmony Theatre, Anne in A Little Night Music with Opera Cleveland, Guinevere in Camelot at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina and a regional premiere of Ed Dixon’s Fanny Hill as Phoebe with Kalliope Stage. Other regional musical theatre credits include Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance, Maria in West Side Story, and the title role in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella.
Erin has performed premieres, concerts, and recitals in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Symphony Space, Merkin Hall, Gould Hall, Steinway Hall, the Liederkranz, El Museo del Barrio, and Yamaha Studios. Erin was the soprano soloist in a world premiere presented by American Opera Projects at Zankel Hall. Erin has performed with the Omaha Symphony as their soprano soloist in their Christmas concert, 'Christmas with the Symphony.' She has been a frequent soloist with members of the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra performing at Carnegie Hall, The Finger Lakes Chamber Music Series, and The Young Soloists Chamber Society of New York. In Osaka, Japan Erin sang nightly as the featured soloist for audiences of over ten thousand in The Wonder Christmas Show for Universal Studios. Erin was also a featured soloist in a concert at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City hosted by Paul Gemingani with guest artists Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley.
Erin’s opera credits include Barbarina in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro at Metro Lyric Opera under the baton of Anton Coppola, Nora in Riders to the Sea, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, and Nancy in Albert Herring. She was also a member of the Caramoor Young Artist Festival under the direction of Will Crutchfield.
Erin is an adjunct faculty member at SUNY Dutchess and maintains a private voice studio. She currently lives in Ulster County with her husband, David DeWitt and son Finn.