Sierra has enjoyed bringing battleaxe spunk, high dramatic soprano notes, and tight-harmony alto skills to theater roles across the US and seas. She waved tentacles, wands, and other objects as Ursula, Fairy Godmother, a sword-wielding Pirate, and various high-strung Mom characters for three Disney Cruise Line ships, and recently performed at the Ogunquit Playhouse and Goodspeed Musicals. She has been compared to a young(ish) Judy Kaye, Mary Testa, and Anne Miller (well, without the machine-gun taps).
A Californian “Port-a-jew” (half Portuguese, half Jewish), Sierra applies her granola skillset of camping, fishing, and shooting tin cans in the desert to the urban jungle of the Big Apple. There, Sierra’s love of singing jazz harmony led to the development of the award-winning vocal group Marquee Five. Heralded as “The Manhattan Transfer for the new millennium*,” the group has been seen in tours around the country and can be heard on their album, “8-Track Throwback.”
A huge Jim Henson fan, she regularly appears in person and in online comedy videos with her puppet, Kay The Pal.
She lives with her husband, Pete, and together they practice their puppeteering skills, geek out over scifi movies, snuggle with their cats, and put tons of garlic in their stir-frys. Her favorite quote can be found in a New Yorker Cartoon.
Note: If you’ve ever said her name out loud, you probably mispronounced it – it’s spelled like “Reindeer,” but pronounced like “Rhinestone.”