Cabaret artist ALYSA HAAS is a native New Yorker. She received her training in voice, musical theater and dance at Webster University and Fordham University and earned a Masters Degree in Speech Pathology at NYU. She studied voice and musical theater with Glenn Seven Allen, Luba Tcheresky, Don Jones, Ellen Bullinger and Jan Callner. Her ballet instructors included such prominent teachers as David Howard, Peter Martins, Jayne Hillyer, and Mimi Wallace. She also attended master classes with Lucie Arnaz, Betty Buckley, and Adam Arkin, and studied Comedy Improvisation with Jeremy Rowley at The Groundlings in Los Angeles. She loves to dance, and her new CD “SPASM” will have music that can be downloaded for both the West Coast Swing and the ballroom scene.
Alysa has appeared in theater productions of Evita, On Your Toes, Oklahoma, Anything Goes, Working, Runaways, and the WestCo Production of Cinderella. Her film credits include 100 Feet, Asylum, The Split Cherry Tree and short films The Notebook and The Birthday. She can be seen “around the scenes” in "Smash", "Law & Order SVU" and "Blue Bloods." She teaches cabaret, musical theater, jazz dance, and improvisation to children and teens, and has directed and choreographed numerous musical theater productions. She formed a cultural club, taking children and families to Broadway shows, the NYCB, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Avery Fisher and Carnegie Hall.
Alysa grew up in a family of professional classical musicians. Her early exposure to music, dance and the arts shaped her exquisite approach to cabaret singing and her unique theatrical expressiveness. She has delighted audiences at The Metropolitan Room, Don’t Tell Mama, Rose’s Turn, The Duplex, Cleopatra’s Needle, Brandy’s Piano Bar and the Lenox Lounge. She also appeared at the Cab Calloway Awards at the Westchester Broadway Theatre.
Alysa is grateful to the people she has been able to work with, including Tedd Firth and Jeffrey Klitz her music producer, and to the stellar jazz musicians in her band who contribute to the unique and harmonious jazz interpretations presented on this CD, “SPASM” is currently available on Amazon.com, CD Baby and all digital outlets.