At the age of 16, Lyn left her life of public high school in Madison, to attend the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. She graduated from Interlochen with majors in Voice and Theater and moved onto a four year Musical Theater program at a University in St. Louis, MO where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.
After graduation, Lyn headed for New York to begin the next phase of her life. Living in mid town Manhattan, Lyn began the difficult task of auditioning for shows. At long last, the audition that would change the course of the rest of her life came through. Lyn auditioned at Radio City Music Hall for a European production of “Miss Saigon” and got the part of Ellen. Perhaps the frustration and the fight for years in NY to even be seen was what fueled her motivation to let nothing stop her now that she had been offered a leading role in a big production. It was a good thing, because, not only would Lyn be moving to another country for the job, but, ‘oh by the way, the show will not be done in English; you’ll have to learn German if you want the role.
Lyn’s career in Europe took off quickly. Even with the challenges of being a non native speaker, Lyn beat the odds and continued to get leading roles in other German and Austrian productions. She went from “Miss Saigon” in Stuttgart, Germany to the World Première of “Dance Of The Vampires” in Vienna, Austria. There she worked with Jim Steinman and Roman Polanski, as well as the late great Mr. Steve Barton.
Lyn’s performance in ‘Vampires’
While continuing her work on stage in “Jekyll & Hyde,” Lyn was approached to record and perform a duet with Italian singer Pierro Mozzocchetti. The duo were chosen to perform the song “L’Eternita”
Whether it was pure luck or alignment of the stars is unknown, but one simple flick of the TV changed the course of Lyn’s path yet again. Klaus Meine of the world famous rock group the Scorpions, happened to be flipping through the channels and saw Lyn Performing with Pierro. Shortly after that performance aired, Rudolph Schenker, Klaus and their manager Peter Amend met with Lyn after attending one of her performances as Lucy in Jekyll & Hyde. The instant chemistry and desire to try something new paved the way for “Here In My Heart.” Lyn recorded the Diane Warren song with the group in Austria and debuted the tune at the Expo 2000 in Hanover, Germany.
While juggling a stage production, an Italian duet and an amazing opportunity with the Scorpions, Lyn had yet another miracle on the way. Lionel Richie. Lyn and Lionel were both on their own publicity tours; Lionel with his song “Angel”, and Lyn & The Scorpions with “Here In My Heart.” They kept crossing paths in the same green rooms and TV shows and the two got along very well exchanging phone numbers and keeping in touch. Lionel asked Lyn to join him on stage at the Bremen Arena to perform “We Are The World” with him as well as Kevin and Howie from the Backstreet Boys. Needless to say, Lyn said yes and performed in the arena that holds over 14,000 people.
Lyn’s work in both the musical Theater world and the pop/rock world caught the attention of an entertainment company based out of Germany. Approaching Lyn with an exclusive artist agreement, including promises of work in movies, TV and music, Lyn took the deal. The decision required Lyn to discontinue her performances in Jekyll & Hyde and other stage productions so she could concentrate full time on recording and releasing her solo album. Unfortunately, Lyn got trapped in a deal that was not living up to it’s promises. Due to their own internal problems, Lyn’s album was never released, she was offered no work through the company, and she was not allowed to work for anyone else. Seeing no other alternative, Lyn began a very long and very difficult legal battle to free herself from the binds of the company. The emotional trauma of losing what she had worked so hard for was very trying, but Lyn did not cave under the stress of it all. She took the time she needed, got out of the bad deal and freed herself from the negative team she had around her.
After suffering through the legal battles with her record company, and surviving some very trying personal tragedies as well, the dust finally began to settle and Lyn found herself free to begin again. Lyn was approached about an Austrian production of Frank Wildhorn’s “Dracula” that was to include original music that had not been part of the production in New York. Blown away by the power of the music and the depth of the character, Lyn accepted the leading role of Mina and took to the stage again in a blaze of theatrical passion with her costars Uwe Kröger and Thomas Bouchart.
After so many years of working in-between the two worlds of rock and theater, Lyn has found a way to combine both worlds into one. She has put together an extraordinary band, has found an amazing co-producer and brought together some incredible talents in the music industry. This new team of people she has around her now has resulted in the power behind her upcoming album “At Last” to be released in 2012. Lyn and her co-writer have created an epic sound that bridges the world of theatrical passion and the heat of Rock. The Theatrical/Rock sound is funky, sexy, tough and beautiful. Lyn is coming out strong, powerful and better then ever. Keep your eyes out for her new album and her upcoming sure fire single “CaveMan!”
Be sure to catch this sensation talent this Friday night LIVE 7:30pm EST on MNN (Manhattan Neighborhood Network) Channel 56 Time Warner Cable Manhattan and on our website www.thesissygamacheshow.com
For more information on Lyn Liechty such as public appearances and performances go to http://www.lynliechtymusic.com/