Lisa Porter was born and raised in Wisconsin, and attended Northwestern University and has been singing professionally since she was 15. Over her 40 year residence on Maui, Lisa Porter's roles have been many and varied. She has been delighting audiences and garnering rave reviews in the local papers (" …magnificent voice…" The Haleakala Times, "… velvety contralto always a delight…" the Maui News) for her great comic timing and beautiful voice. She was for many years a soloist for the Maui Symphony Orchestra, and has gotten more standing ovations than she can count at the Iao Theater, The Castle Theater and McCoy Theater at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center and any other theater that has existed here over the years.

She began performing for weddings in 1996 and has been in over 3,000 weddings, either singing and playing harp or guitar, or officiating (she is an ordained minister).

She is very happy to announce she has a new harp, Songbird, which is a top of the line Triplett Harp, the best harp makers in America. This beautiful instrument has a Highlander pick up and a Bose sound system that that can plug into any sound system. Lisa's repertoire spans many different genres, she loves to sing Broadway, Country, Hawaiian and Classical.

She did a national Secret Deodorant television commercial and modeled in a nation wide ad campaign for the same in all major women's magazines.

  • Started and sang alto for the popular vocal quartet Christmas A Capella
  • Idaho Summer Stock;
    "Oliver!" as Nancy
    "The Wizard of Oz" as the Good Witch
    "A Catfish Moon"
  • Maui Academy of Performing Arts:
    "The Secret Garden" as Rose
    "Fame" as Mrs. Sherman, also was musical director
    Summer School Touring Group
    "A Little Night Music" as Charlotte
    "Into the Woods" as The Witch
  • Maui Community Theater and Maui Onstage:
    "Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street", as Mrs. Lovitt
    "The Rocky Horror Show"
    "Guys and Dolls"
    "How the Other Half Loves"
    "I Do, I Do"
    "California Suite"
  • Maui Symphony Orchestra and Chorus:
    "The Mikado" as Katisha
    "H.M.S. Pinafore" as Little Buttercup
    "The Messiah" - 12 times either soprano or alto soloist for
    plus many more
  • Two year run with Tihati Productions:
    "The Whaling Spree" at the Royal Lahaina, a dinner show
  • Two year run at The Westin's Villa Lounge:
    "A Splash of Broadway" a 4 person cabaret show
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