Deidre Donovan began her relationship with Disney at the age of five when she performed the opening number from Beauty and the Beast for her kindergarten class during show and tell. Awed by Deidre's passion, her teacher told her mom she should do musical theatre and now she gets to live out her own fairy tale singing this music with the Symphony! A San Diego native, she graduated from UC Irvine with Honors in Musical Theatre. Shortly thereafter, she moved to NYC where she has had the privilege of performing in The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Hairspray at the Paper Mill Playhouse, Fingers and Toes at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, S’Wonderful at Westchester Broadway Theatre and as Jo in Little Women at Sierra Rep. Deidre has also traveled extensively as a performer with the USO Show Troupe, making appearances everywhere from military bases to national television. Other highlights include tap dancing with the Honey Taps ensemble located in the tri-state area and a handful of commercials appearances. She resides in New York City with her husband Mike and their four children.