Lizzie Steelheart Taubeneck joined the church in May of 2003 and is incredibly grateful to have found such an unbelievably fun, humorous, inspired and joyful way to instigate social change through performance (with this fascinating, generous, intelligent and kooky family!).
She received her Theater BFA from NYU in 2001, and while there she studied at Playwrights Horizons Theater School, Trinity University in Dublin and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She is lucky to have worked with directors such as Liz Swados, David LaChapelle, and of course the fierce and luminous Savitri D! With Billy and the choir, she has performed on many stages large, small and unexpected: the Castro and Victoria Theaters in San Francisco, Conway Hall in London, the Highline Ballroom in New York City, the Old South Meeting House in Boston, the Burningman Festival in Nevada, churches, community centers, big box parking lots, Wal-Mart aisles, Starbucks counters, malls and various public spaces from coast to coast! She also plays guitar and writes music and has sweat, bled and spit whiskey on many of NYC's dive bar rock and roll stages, including Arlene's Grocery, the Continental, the Mercury Lounge and CBGB. She loves swimming, riding her bike, reading, Burning Man, the beach, cheese, wine, and chocolate. Aside from being a devoted Choir girl, Lizzie is a hair stylist at an independently-owned, neighborhood salon on the Lower East Side. Change-a-lujah!