Piper grew up in rural New Hampshire, the daughter of an accountant and a teacher, with a younger sister, a horse, three cats, and a black lab named Curly who carried logs from the woodpile into the house on cold winter nights so the humans didn't have to. Piper started acting at the age of 6 at the American Stage Festival and Andy's Summer Playhouse. She also studied extensively in her living room with teachers like Lily Tomlin, Betty Buckley, Carol Burnett, Cher, and the movie Beaches.
Now, Piper is an actress, teacher, and Audie Award-winning audiobook narrator. She has recorded over 200 titles for major publishers including Audible Studios, Audible Theater, Harper Audio, MacMillan, Simon & Schuster, Dreamscape, Tantor Media, Highbridge, and Podium Audio. Some recent favorites include Letters to an Astrophysicist by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Camp Red Moon by R.L Stine, Creatures by Crissy Van Meter, The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica, and No Judgements by Meg Cabot. Passionate about the craft of narration, Piper has taught audiobook narration at The Museum of the Moving Image, Syracuse University, Marymount Manhattan, the Weston Playhouse, ACX University, and currently guest teaches at Stonestreet Studios at NYU/Tisch School of the Arts. She produced and directed #SOBLESSED by Annoying Actor Friend to benefit BC/EFA, read by Broadway stars Alan Cumming, Megan Hilty, and Brian Dennehy, among others.
As an actress, Piper has performed Off-Broadway and in regional theaters across the country, London and Canada, and earned a Drama League Award nomination for Distinguished Performance for Anne in Anne of Green Gables. She holds an MFA from Brown University/Trinity Rep.
Proud member of SAG-AFTRA & Actors Equity. #unionstrong
*2016 Audie Award Finalist
*2015 Audie Award Winner
*2008 Top Ten Cast Recording from Talkinbroadway.com
*Drama League Award Nomination for Distinguished Performance as Anne in Anne of Green Gables.
*Syracuse Area Live Theatre Award Nomination for Best Actress of the Season as Sheila in HAIR
It was a thrill to recently play Cleopatra in the first recording of the epistolary novel The Ides of March by Thornton Wilder for Cademon & Harper Collins. Check out this great article in Broadway World here!
On June 21st, The End of My Heart by Gayle Forman releases from Audible Studios, with main narration by Diane Kruger (Troy fans unite!) and 1940's radio drama scenes by a full cast, including myself & my husband, playing Katharine Hepburn & Cary Grant inspired roles. Check out this great behind-the-scenes video from Audible Studios!
I'm currently recording upcoming titles for HarperAudio, Blackstone, Tantor, and HighBridge.