LEAH MARIE SESSA

Leah is thrilled to be part of the Victory Dolls and be among some of South Florida’s most talented singers and some of her dearest friends. Leah is a native of West Palm Beach, Florida.  She is a graduate of Wellington High School and of Palm Beach Atlantic University with a bachelors degree in Musical Theatre. Leah works full time as an actress performing anywhere from Miami to Jupiter at some of South Florida’s top theatre companies. She is a two-time Silver Palm recipient and a three-time Carbonell award winner.  Audiences may remember her as Ado Annie in the Wick Theatre’s “Oklahoma,” or As Heather Chandler from “Heathers “ the musical with Slow Burn Theatre Company, or as the Crazy Bride in MNM’s production of “Company.” When Leah is not on stage you can find her bartending at City Cellar wine bar and grille every Monday night for what she likes to call “Monday Funday!”  Leah feels very thankful and humbled to do what she loves for a living and to be surrounded by such wonderful, loving people in her life.  She is blessed to have her mother and father as her biggest fans and a sister who is her best friend and head cheerleader. “Choose a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life!” Some of Leah’s favorite things are: Chocolate chip cookies, cheese, Mounds candy bars, pumpkin spice, iced coffee, the color red, holidays, the Little Mermaid, Jessica Rabbit, and Marilyn Monroe.  Some fun facts people may not know about Leah: She lived in NYC for 6 months before moving back home to Florida to sing in a rock band. Leah has sung in a top hits cover band and a country band as well. Leah has sang the national anthem for the Orlando magic and for the XFL Rage ( points for anyone who remembers what this is!). Leah has sang at the Vatican in Italy with her high school choir.  Leah loves crafting her own earrings. She is known for her cherry earrings and holiday ornament earrings.

When I was approached about joining the Victory Dolls I didn’t even have to think about my answer. It was an instant YES! From a young age, choir was always my favorite. I loved singing in groups with my friends. So this chance to sing with the females who inspire me and a chance to sing the songs that I’ve always loved and songs that  touch peoples souls was an instant and excited YES!

A few FAQ’s about me:

Favorite song growing up “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion. Maybe because I saw Titanic 8 times in the movie theatre. “ Hero “ by Mariah Carey.  My first karaoke song. Anything from “Grease” the movie musical. This made me want to be an actress! And “Your The One That I Want”  was my first solo/duet in middle school choir.
Favorite cocktail Pina Colada (ironic for a bartender!)
Favorite artist Bette Midler! I have seen her in concert 2 times! The first at Caesar’s Palace which was a dream come true. I love her ability to tell a story! Billy Joel. I saw his concert and cried the entire time. I just love this man and his songs!
Favorite quote “ Don’t cry because it ended. Smile because it happened.” –Dr. Seuss