Amy Decker has always been captivated by music and theater. After almost 20 years of pounding the pavement of New York City she now resides with her family in Central Pennsylvania. She was mostly recently seen as Velma Von Tussle in Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre's production of Hairspray in Indianapolis. Previously she returned to the role of Donna in Mamma Mia! in NYC with Spotlight Repertory Theater following a sold out run at the Totem Pole Playhouse, and in Ogunquit Playhouse's critically acclaimed production of Ragtime. She also recently toured the country with the 25th Anniversary Tour of The Phantom of the Opera.
Before she joined the tour in the fall of 2013, she was thrilled to spend the summer performing in two great shows at the Totem Pole Playhouse in beautiful Caldonia, PA - Boeing, Boeing and Barnum. She returned to Allenberry Playhouse where she ‘made the hills alive’ as Maria in the iconic musical The Sound of Music. In 2011 Ms. Decker made her Barrington Stage Company debut in The Game in the role Madame de Tourvel. The sexy, heart-pounding musical, based on the novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses, returned to Barrington Stage where it received its world premiere in 2003 to critical raves.
Ms. Decker received critical acclaim for her portrayal of Betty Blake in Phoenix Entertainment’s National Tour of The Will Rogers Follies starring Larry Gatlin. Directed by Steven Minning, it was the third tour recreating the Tony Award winning, original Tommy Tune production.
After receiving her bachelor degree in Music, Ms. Decker started pounding the pavement of New York City. Since then she has been working steadily not only in regional theaters throughout the country but also in New York. She originated the title role in the Off-off Broadway production of Ophelia at the Wings Theater. She was honored to recreate the role of Betty Haynes, originated by the legendary Rosemary Clooney, in the stage version of Irving Berlin’s 1954 holiday classic White Christmas. Her favorite regional credits include: The King and I (Anna), I Do! I Do! (Agnes), Oklahoma! (Laurey), Steel Magnolias (Shelby), Crazy for You (Irene), The Pirates of Penzance (Mabel), The Fantasticks (Luisa), Guys and Dolls (Sarah Brown), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Milly) and Hello, Dolly! (Irene Molloy). Ms. Decker has also performed internationally with Phoenix Entertainment’s tour of Fame!, The Musical in South Korea and in Europe while on Cunard’s ocean liner the Queen Elizabeth II with the Broadway Bound Theater Company.
After graduating high school with honors, she moved to New York City to attend the Manhattan School of Music. Majoring in Music with a specialization in Classical Vocal Performance, Ms. Decker was one of two undergraduate students accepted into Cynthia Hoffman’s voice studio.
Born and raised in Southern California, she started singing early on in life. Ms. Decker competed in local and statewide voice competitions sponsored by Opera Pacific, the Music Teachers Association of California, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing. She was accepted into the Young Artists Guild of the M.T.A.C. while a junior in high school. One of her most prestigious honors is placing first in the Los Angeles Artists of the Future competition with a concert at the California Plaza at the L.A. Music Center.