- Was exposed to recorded music by her mother, who didn't sing herself out of fear that she was tone deaf.
- Pursued opera in her youth, but gave it up in favor of theater.
- Made her Broadway debut as Glinda in the musical Wicked in 2005.
- Was a member of the original cast of the stage musical adaptation of 9 to 5 in 2008.
- Had her own coffee and tea line through Net Worth Coffee Brokers in 2009.