ABOUT THE SHOW
Produced by Lisa Dawn Miller
Music Director Ryan Rose
Art Director Jeanne Quinn
Publicist Chrissy Mrowczynski
About Lisa Dawn Miller
After working hard for over 16 years to win back the intellectual property rights to her father’s vast legacy song catalogue (rights which had been assigned away under unfavorable terms), Lisa Dawn Miller now turns her attention to the development of multiple creative projects to share the story of her father’s remarkable journey and his contribution to music history. “For Once in My Life – the Songs of Ron Miller” celebrates the music and genius of this prolific songwriter. Inviting special guests in every city, Lisa hosts, performs, and shares anecdotes and stories that inspired the hits while introducing never-before-heard song gems discovered after Ron’s death in 2007.
“People think it’s easy to cement the legacy of a songwriter who, in this case, has so many cherished songs in his catalogue. It’s not. In fact, it’s quite the contrary,” Lisa said. “I think there’s an assumption made that the songs speak for themselves, but it takes an enormous amount of time, resources, focus and dedication to cultivate, expose and brand a legacy song catalogue. Most people don’t associate my father’s name with the songs he wrote or his poignant lyrics which are more profound today than ever before — songs that continue to be reimagined by artists in every generation, in every genre. My mother, Aurora Miller, always said, ‘Someday the world will discover Ron Miller,’ – I hope to make that happen during my lifetime,” Lisa continued.
In 2023, Lisa, a singer, songwriter, and producer, released new music, including her own original songs, “I Need Your Love,” “Rhythm of Me,” and a new EDM dance record, “I’ve Been to Paradise,” an interpolation of her father’s classic, “I’ve Never Been to Me” (lyrics by Ron Miller, music by Ken Hirsch). She also released a 7-song holiday EP, “My Favorite Time of Year,” which includes her father’s classic “Someday at Christmas” (lyrics by Ron Miller, music by Bryan Wells).
Lisa produces the critically acclaimed hit musical, “Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show,” currently in its 15th season. Of the show, Broadway World writes, “The Best Show of the Year!” for its performance run on the Broadway Series at the prestigious Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City. Lisa portrays “Frank’s One Love,” a character based on Frank Sinatra’s relationship with Ava Gardner. In the show, Lisa introduces some of the songs from her father’s catalogue which have never been released including, “Wasn’t I a Good Time” (lyrics by Ron Miller, music by Ken Hirsch) and “The Things I Should Have Said” (lyrics by Ron Miller, music by Ken Hirsch). “It always amazes me when people come up to me after the show at the meet-and-greet and express how moved they are by these songs,” Lisa said. “To them, these are new songs even though my dad wrote them decades ago. I’m so grateful that I’ve been able to introduce more of my dad’s catalogue to the hundreds of thousands of fans of our show at major performing arts centers and concert venues around the globe. It creates an emotional, lasting, and meaningful narrative that sets our show apart while bringing awareness to the Ron Miller brand,” Lisa said. “We’re just getting started,” Lisa continued.
Of her debut recording release, “Fly Away,” Jeff Rossen, Chicago Editor/Recordings Reviewer, Cabaret Scenes Magazine writes, "Take a collection of songs of exceptional quality and breadth, set them in striking arrangements and then turn the lyrics and melodies over to a singer whose voice can cut straight through the heart, and you've got one heck of a dazzling debut."
As a singer and entertainer, New York Cabaret Scenes writes, "Lisa Dawn Miller's show was one of the best shows we have ever seen. Very rarely do you get to see a singer cast a magic spell on stage and have the audience in the palm of her hand."
Broadway World writes, “The gold is in Lisa’s voice…” for her premiere performance in “For Once in My Life – The Songs of Ron Miller” at 54 Below in New York.
Lisa served as First Vice-President of Investments at Morgan Stanley. She is the President of LDM Worldwide and J-Wall Records which produces, licenses and markets intellectual properties owned by LDM Publishing. She also serves as the President of Hackett Miller, Inc. which produces live theatrical musical productions that tour throughout the U.S. Lisa is also the Managing Partner of the Ron Miller Legacy Songtrust LLC, and the Aurora Miller Legacy Songtrust LLC which manage, license, and produce master song recordings from the Ron and Aurora Miller Legacy Song Catalogues.
Lisa’s son, Oliver Richman, a recent graduate of New York University Tisch School of the Arts, is a singer, songwriter, actor, and filmmaker. Her daughter, Ashleigh Hackett, is a dancer, choreographer, model, actress, and singer. Lisa is married to comedian and actor, Sandy Hackett, son of legendary comedian, Buddy Hackett.