I was born and raised in Texas, but before graduating with a BFA in Theater/ Musical Theater at Stephens College in Missouri, I was working & traveling throughout the US performing in Sondheim's “A Little Night Music” & “Into the Woods” as well as A.L.Webber's “Joseph...Dreamcoat”.
But my goal was Europe, & my dream came true through an engagement in Vienna with the European premiere of “Quilters”. My 4 month contract moved into 4 years with performances in “Children of a Lesser God”, “Crimes of the Heart”,“Arms & the Man”; with Mariahilfer Oper in “Orpheo” & “Hänsel & Gretel”; as moderator for Ö3's Blue Danube Radio & the ORF TV series “Hello Austria, Hello Vienna”.
I then moved on to Germany for the musicals “Shakespeare & Rock n Roll” & “Elvis”. A European tour of “Hair” followed.
I currently have ongoing returns to Stars-In-Concert's
"Abba-Thank You for the Music" as Anni-frid, and I am a
soloist & choreographer for the German gala touring company
“Musical Night in Concert”. I also keep busy as a studio singer/speaker (Ritter Rost Kinderbücher, Alphaville, Mercedes) and Vocal Coach, & can be seen singing with bands such as Disco Inferno, 55, Mr. Frizz, Brooklyn Bridge & the Berlin Smooth Jazz Project, as well as my own band:
The Townsend Wagner Band.