Lisa Dennett is a native New Yorker who relishes creating new characters that help drive a story. Her passion, talent, and determination have led her to perform in NYC, regionally, and abroad. Most recently, she could be seen on season three of (HBO) Max’s The Other Two and on stage in her original cabaret featuring the songs of Jim Croce. She can also be seen in Donald Glover’s upcoming Amazon Prime limited series Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
Lisa’s work on film can be seen in The Price of Bones (Mother), Mirrors (Secretary), This is How the World Ends (Mother), Together but Separate(Mother), and The Fever and the Fret (Corrections Officer). On television, Lisa has brought artistry and professionalism to season 2 of (HBO) Max’s That Damn Michael Che, CBS’s Bull as an interpreter, NBC Universal’s I’d Kill for You as Leda Holder, and Biography Channel’s Celebrity Ghost Stories as Ms. Julia (ghost).
Lisa’s work has been appreciated by executives, casting directors, and stage directors who have created roles for her in multiple musicals. Some of these credits include the Mother in the musical Renewal, Grandma Fette in The Holy Cows of Credence, Coach Cobb in Closer Than you Think, and Irene Chessler in Soul Harmony. Lisa is especially proud of her work in the musical Working, interpreting the role of Grape Picker (soloist) at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and in the musical Company, in which she played Sarah at 68th Street Playhouse. On stage she has also played Elenor in The Show Choir Bag, Sister Beatrix in The Convent of St. Clare, Little Nun in The House of Blue Leaves, Rachel and Libbe in Diaspora, TX, Ghost of Xmas Past in A Christmas Carol, and Judith in Life Line. Lisa has also had solo cabaret shows at Don’t Tell Mama and the Laurie Beechman Theater. She holds a BA in theater from Hunter College, CUNY and an MA from NYU.
For nearly 25 years, Lisa nurtured a theater education company that she founded to bring creative theater arts to youths with disabilities and other disadvantages. Among other things, Lisa is proud to be a certified American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter. Her work as an ASL interpreter in the community has taken her many places, including medical, vocational, business, and performing arts settings. She has worked with and advocated for the vast community of artists and audiences with disabilities, who are too frequently left on the periphery of the entertainment industry.