Laura Sportiello is a Chicago-based actress, singer, dancer, and voice over artist.
She is a proud graduate of
Ball State University's Department of Theatre and Dance, where she earned a BFA in musical theatre.
Laura has performed across the Chicagoland area with many of the city's respected houses, including Porchlight Music Theatre, Music Theatre Works (formerly Light Opera Works), Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, Kokandy Productions, The Beautiful City Project, Metropolis Performing Arts Center, Citadel Theatre, Big Noise Theatre Company, and BrightSide Theatre. She has also appeared in three productions with Actors Theatre of Indiana, a regional house located in Indianapolis.
Below the surface...
Laura started playing piano at a young age and continues to find joy in songwriting, especially with her wildly talented peers, friends, and family. Her brother is a successful sound engineer in Chicago, who also happens to be a musician and the Technical Director of the DePaul Music School at DePaul University. As she always says, "He is just so much cooler than me." They collaborate on creative projects often. Lookout, Carpenters...!
You will find a shocking amount of house plants in her front room, soaking up the glorious sunshine one can only achieve with a third-floor flat.
On a night off, you will always find me cooking and baking. I would bet that there are few people on this Earth who can come up with an excuse to bake more often than I do. Some of my favorite creations include pies, cinnamon babka, cookies, and sticky buns.
Knitting is not only a practical hobby for me (although how many knit coasters does one girl need?), but it is calming as well. The perfect way to pass the time at a long tech rehearsal. Next stop - learning how to knit the perfect hat!