Playwright, Composer, Lyricist, Actress
DonnaD Lipari is an accomplished singer/songwriter and pianist who has entertained in the metropolitan area for the last 40 years. She wrote her own cabaret show which was performed in several Manhattan venues, had her own jazz trio and also was a featured singer with various club date orchestras. Another passion of Donna’s is teaching voice which she has done on Long Island for more than 29 years. One of her students recently starred on Broadway in School of Rock. Another was on the 2012 season of The Voice. Her CD of original songs entitled, “A Woman’s Own,” is available for sale on iTunes. Several songs are posted on social media including Facebook and YouTube.
Donna has written customized poems, songs, and parodies, for many throughout the country, using the name Specialty Serenades. She has written for Trish McEvoy, Adrienne Arpel, Judith Ripka to name a few… and even the National Bulldog Association…3 times, the bull dogs love her!
Donna is a well-known psychic medium giving private and group readings for more than 20 years. She was mentored for seven years by the famous British medium, Robert Brown, before beginning her own healing work here in the United States.
Early on, she was a special education teacher on Long Island with a master’s degree in special education. She wrote an original children’s musical that was published and sold throughout the U.S.
Donna launched her autobiographical musical The Medium…The Music…and ME! Off Broadway at the 2018 United Solo Theatre Festival and was selected to receive the award for “Best Premiere” at the festival. She was invited back to perform in 2019, United Solo’s tenth anniversary, as part of the “Best of 10 Years” category for the shows they considered highlights of their ten seasons. The Medium…The Music…and ME! was chosen for the United Solo London festival; this new festival scheduled for fall 2020 has been postponed due to the pandemic. Since then, the show has been performed on Long Island at the BACCA Arts Center in Lindenhurst. The show’s CD includes the 13 original songs plus 3 bonus tracks.