Meet the Curves!

LISA SMITH Lisa is our fabulous soprano, a stunning performer and gorgeous babe who does some of our very best arrangements. Lisa moved to Las Vegas in 2002 with her husband, actor/singer Ron Smith. The couple met in California while starring in and co-hosting the famous Wild Bill’s Wild West Extravaganza Show in Buena Park. Prior to that, Lisa spent several years singing in clubs and performing in theatres throughout the Los Angeles/ Hollywood area, worked as a Lead Singer/ Dancer aboard Royal Caribbean’s “Song of America” ship, and appeared as a Featured Soloist in two separate production shows in Tokyo, Japan. Since relocating to Las Vegas, Lisa has enjoyed appearances at several well-known venues such as the Suncoast Hotel & Casino, South Point Event Center, Bootlegger Bistro, the Stirling Club, Upstairs Bar at Casino Montelago, Becker’s Steakhouse, and the Starbright Theatre in Summerlin. In addition to singing with Dangerous Curves, Lisa also appears monthly with her jazz trio at the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino, sings regularly at local jazz hot spot ‘The Dispensary Lounge’, performs with well-known tribute group “Shades of Sinatra” (www.ShadesOfSinatra.com), and is the co-writer/co-star of a Broadway Revue called “Back to Broadway” with her husband Ron (www.BeyondTalentProductions.com). Visit Lisa’s website to find out more about her and watch video clips from some of her performances here in Las Vegas: www.LisaSmithJazz.com.

KAREN MICHAELS Karen is the alto of the group and is the epitome of positive energy and enthusiasm.  She is a vivacious, curvy redhead — just try to keep up with her energy! Her sultry warm tones are currently captivating audiences in the Las Vegas area and beyond. Working in a group like Dangerous Curves has been a long-time dream for Karen.  Although she is the resident alto of the group, the girls sometimes make her venture into scary territory…like singing the melody!!! Karen has traveled the world singing for dignitaries and working with such celebrities as Toni Tennille and Diahann Carroll. Her education ranges from Citrus College for vocal performance to Berklee School of Music for piano and jazz studies (ongoing).  Privately, she studies voice and performance with Joanie Zajac, Vocal Power and Michael Chapman.She has truly begun to work on the art of Cabaret, most recently with Lina Koutrakos and Rick Jensen. Karen and her husband, Dennis, are writing her first ever solo cabaret show called “The Shoe Must Go On” (working title). However, her greatest joy is when she became a first time Mom to Skyler! Who knew that sleep was actually a luxury?!  If you want to know more about Karen, check her out on the web at www.KarenMichaelsMusic.com.

MARGARET MENZIES Gret is our amazing mezzo who brings her own style to everything she does. She is our resident Broadway goddess! Margaret (“Gret”) is originally from Woodbridge, CT, where she began her performance career at the age of 5. It was in Woodbridge where she began her formal music training, studying voice with Dr. Louis Negri, and piano with Nina Spacek. She continued her musical education at Boston University’s School for the Arts, where she studied voice with Penelope Bitzas, and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance. She earned accolades in the Greater Boston area theatre world, winning multiple awards for her work on stage, and appearing as a soloist with organizations such as the Marsh Chapel Choir and Boston University’s Symphonic Chorus. After a short time studying with David Testa, honing her musical theater skills, Gret followed her career path to New York City, where she appeared in various regional productions. It was in New York that she met and collaborated with Delisco, winner of E! Television’s “The Entertainer with Wayne Newton.” Delisco contracted her to co-write and serve as Assistant Musical Director for his headlining act, which opened to rave reviews at the Las Vegas Hilton. Gret played Tina (plus three other roles) in “Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding” at the Rio Hotel and Casino for three years.  In addition to performing with Dangerous Curves, Margaret also freelances, singing in various venues and appearing in numerous film and television projects, is the musical director (and original cast member) of Las Vegas’ most critically acclaimed sketch comedy ensemble, “Feed The Monkey” and currently stars as “Sister Mary Amnesia” in NUNSENSE several nights a week at LVH Hotel in Las Vegas! In addition to all her performing, Gret is a vocal coach for local schools and theatre companies, and teaches voice privately.. You can find out more about Margaret on her website www.MargaretMenzies.com!

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