Ms. Otis has been singing since the early ’80’s when she toured with such groups as Kool and the Gang, and Shirley Allston and the New Shirelles. Among her stage appearances are principal roles in: Steel (Galt McDermot of Hair) by the American Repertory Theater, and Jerusalem (Liz Swados) produced by New York’s Public Theater. She also appeared at the Supper Club in Manhattan. She performs classical, pop, jazz, dance, R&B, and gospel music and has sung with Grover Washington, Webster Lewis, and Arthur Prysock.
Featured on two gold records (Dana Dane, Profile) and Reed Seed (Grover Washington, Motown), her single, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” went to the Top Ten in Germany, Italy, and England.
A graduate of Wellesley College (B.A. in Music and Sociology) and Emerson College (M.A. in Theatre), when Ms. Otis is not performing or recording, she is Director of Music at Saint Marks Church in New York City.