Leah grew up in Lynn Massachusetts. She holds a BA from Salem State University and an MFA from the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at New York University’s Tisch School Of The Arts. Currently, Leah lives in Brooklyn, New York where she works as a playwright, bookwriter, and lyricist. Her produced works include: Touching Loss with choreographer Clare Cook and composer Paul Castles, Entangled, Sunday Roaster Chicken with composer Donny Codden,Bronx Zoo with composer Donny Codden, Providence: A Musical Comedy with composer Donny Codden, Everyone’s Waiting with composer Donny Codden, Little Women: The Musical Journey of Jo March with bookwriter/lyricist Brent Sprague. Leah is a proud member of ASCAP, The Dramatists Guild of America, The Directory of Contemporary Theatre Writers, Three Act Theatre, and is a board member of the New Opera and Musical Theatre Initiative of Boston.
Leah currently works with several arts agencies in New York. At The Brooklyn Youth Chorus she teaches private piano lessons, directs the summer theatre program, and runs an audition workshop for students applying to performing arts middle schools. At The Metropolitan Opera Guild she works in the Students Compose Opera Program, The Urban Voices Program, and faciliatates professional development workshops for teachers. With ArtsConnection she teaches songwriting skills to middle school ESL students, works with the S.T.A.A.R.S. program which provides children with autism the opportunity to create an original musical or perform in a published musical, as production advisor with the Broadway Jr, Program, and facilitates professional development workshops for teachers. Leah is the proud recipient of the 2016 Linda LeRoy Janklow Teaching Artist Award through ArtsConnection.