Lea DeLaria seems to have achieved overnight stardom with her stand-out role as ‘Big Boo’ in the Netflix hit series 'Orange is the New Black.' However, DeLaria’s multi- faceted career as a comedian, actress and jazz musician has in fact spanned decades.
DeLaria was the featured vocalist at the 50th
Anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival, and has performed in some of the most prestigious houses in the world including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Chicago Symphony, Hollywood Bowl, The Royal Albert Hall and the Sydney Opera House.
Lea has five records on the Warner Jazz label and her sixth record, House Of David: delaria+bowie=jazz, was released to critical acclaim.