LEONIA, N.J. -- Happy birthday to Christiane Noll, former resident of Leonia.
The singer and actress was born Oct. 5, 1968 and turns 48 on Wednesday.
Noll was born in New York City and was raised in Leonia. She attended Leonia High School, class of 1986, and graduated from Carnegie Mellon University.
She is known for originating the role of Emma Carew in Frank Wildhorn's "Jekyll & Hyde," as well as for her roles in "Urinetown" and "Ragtime."
Noll also appeared as Sister Margaretta in the 2013 NBC Broadcast of "The Sound of Music."
She was nominated in 2010 for a Tony Award for her work nominated in "Ragtime."
She performs nationwide and has released four solo CDs, as well as other recordings.
Noll lives in Maplewood with her husband, actor Jamie LaVerdiere, and their daughter.