Lara Akal - Resume

Lara Akal

Soprano/Mezzo-soprano (Range E3-Eb6) 

Classical, Musical Theatre Mix and Belt

Height: 5’ 5.5”, Weight: 120 lbs, Hair: Brown, Eyes: Blue

Orpheus in the Underworld - Cupid - University of Minnesota Opera Theatre, Spring 2018

Anything Goes - Hope Harcourt - The Play's The Thing, Summer 2017

Suor Angelica - The Monitor - University of Minnesota Opera Theatre, Spring 2017

Lady in the Dark - Maggie Grant - UMN Opera Theatre, Spring 2016

Legally Blonde - Vivienne Kensington- Eastview High School, Winter 2013

Bravo! (x4) - Lead Soloist, Featured Dancer - EVHS, 2010-2014

Selected Musical Theatre and Opera

Selected Theatre

Good ‘n’ Plenty Glenda Dunlope, EVHS, Fall 2013

Almost, Maine - Marci, EVHS, Winter 2014

Selected Choral Experience

Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Soloist - EVHS 2010-2014

University Singers, Chamber Singers, Soloist - UMN School of Music 2014-2018

MN All State Honor Choir (x2) - MMEA 2012-2014



Kelley Sundin, Jeannine Robinett, UMN BA Vocal Music (Applied Emphasis) training under the tutelage of mezzo-soprano Adriana Zabala, Musical Theatre electives, UMN Opera Workshop 2016-2018


Guthrie & Children’s Theatre Company Camps (2008-2011), Scott Durocher (Eastview High School), University of Minnesota acting courses 2014-2018


Musical Theatre (7 years), Tap (6 years), Classical Ballet (5 years, including performances in The Classic Nutcracker with Ballet Minnesota all five years), Pointe (3 years). 

Selected Honors and Accomplishments

Sang “Part of Your World” from Disney’s The Little Mermaid at the main stage of Carnegie Hall, in collaboration with Paramount Pictures and Laura Osnes, July 2016. Interviews and stories by Playbill, Theatermania, Broadway Style Guide, and Broadway World.

Won Broadway World Minneapolis 2016 Award for Best Actress in a Musical for Lady in the Dark in January 2017.

ACDA National Choral Award 2014 (EVHS Award sponsored by ACDA)

Hennepin Theatre Trust SpotLight Award for Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role for Legally Blonde, Triple Threat Top 30, June 2014.

Special Skills

Driver’s License, 17 years of Piano (winner of MMTA State Piano Contests 2011-2013), Ukulele, Flute, Spanish (intermediate), Turkish (native/bilingual proficiency), ASL (beginner), Great with kids, Theatre Camp Instructor, Professional Party Princess Performer, National anthem singer, Absolute/Perfect Pitch, Musical theatre/belt, Bel canto/classical, Vocal range up to soprano Eb6, Patter singer/rap, Skilled skier, Knowledge of several computer science languages, Skating/Heelys, has all of Disney’s The Little Mermaid film memorized.